City Government

Election Information

As a follow up post to Mayor Rose’s column last week I would like to encourage citizens to attend the upcoming forums sponsored by the League of Women Voters in Salida and Buena Vista over the next three weeks. All forums are from 7-9 PM. Also, the statewide ballot issues affecting local finances are also of utmost interest … more […]

Be an informed voter

Fall remains my favorite time of year.  The beauty that is Chaffee County grabs the eye and the heart as the light makes its seasonal change.   Fall is also the season for elections.  Locally the most important issue on the ballot is 3A.  3A asks voters in the Salida R 32 J School District to approve a bond […]

Mutual Respect Needed

Column by Mayor Rose- It is not amusing that it takes children or young adults to point out our folly. In a Mountain Mail article titled “BLM hears comments on OTR” a Salida High School student, Mariah Mendicino, said she was “Saddened by lack of respect she has witnessed between supporters … more »

Never Take Counsel of your Fears

General Stonewall Jackson said, “Never take counsel of your fears” (From, “On Strategy, A Critical Analysis of the Vietnam War” by Colonel Harry G. Summers). We live in “the home of the brave and the land of the free” Yet, it seems to me, the instillation of fear is the aim … more »

County-Wide Sales Tax Informational Meeting Scheduled

An informational meeting regarding the proposed county-wide sales tax is scheduled for Tuesday, June 22nd, from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the SteamPlant Ballroom.

Mayor Rose’s Commentary on Recent Budget Cuts

The financial blow up has resulted in two years of budget cuts. At this time the cuts total about $700,000. Financial forecasters lead many of us in the city to conclude revenue will continue to decline and there might be a need to cut the 2010 budget further.

Touber Building Grand Opening

The Grand Opening of The Touber Building and the signing, by Poncha Springs and Salida, of the Sewer Services Agreement are examples of challenging issues brought to a positive place through collaboration and cooperation.

Avalanches and Being Mayor

As an elected official I rarely hear from the public. This is especially true in the early formative stages of policy creation.

New White Water Park features and Hot Water Line Updates

If you have been near the F St. bridge over the past two days you should have noticed the improvements to the river park is underway. This is a continuation of a project started in 2000 largely driven by the energy of Mike Harvey with the support of many private and public groups. … more »

We cannot be a nation ignorant and free

The fathers of the United States of America understood that the government they were creating was an experiment.

Page 11 of 11« First...7891011