Community Development

2012 Community Survey

Michael K. Yerman, Community Development Director As part of ongoing efforts to obtain feedback about the status of our community and priorities for the future, the City will be conducting a Community Survey over the next 2 months.  This survey will be very similar to the community survey conducted in 2009 and will allow the […]

Land Use Code Update

By Michael Yerman, Community Development Director This is my first column as the Community Development Director.  I am excited to be back in Salida and the opportunity to continue to work with the residents, business owners, builders, and developers on their projects in the City. Over the past year, the Planning Commission has been working […]

Yerman Accepts Community Development Director Position

Yerman Accepts Community Development Director Position

The City of Salida is pleased to announce Michael Yerman has accepted the position of Community Development Director and will start June 25. Yerman served as Salida city planner from July 2008 to July 2011 and, most recently, served as Buena Vista town planner. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in […]

City Designates Creative District

By: Michael Varnum, Salida SteamPlant Director The creativity of Salida’s community drew me to the city, first as a visitor, and later as a permanent resident. Our small Colorado municipality is recognized as a state leader in the arts. This is greatly due to our community’s commitment to emphasizing our existing historic downtown as a […]

Salida Celebrates Change and Success in 2011

The citizens of Salida have much to celebrate this holiday season.  Despite the sluggish economy, the City has continued to provide a high level of basic services and to complete a number of exciting projects and improvements around the City in 2011. In addition to the routine maintenance of streets, parks and facilities that the […]

Salida Wins Starburst Award

The City of Salida received a Colorado Lottery Starburst Community Award Nov. 15 for its excellent use of lottery funds in completing the Arkansas River Whitewater Park and Greenway project. Dara MacDonald, interim city administrator, said riverside improvements include four whitewater ‘play holes’, a climbing wall, public restrooms, improved access to the river, an outdoor […]

Striker Trail Completion

Construction of the Striker Trail was recently completed north of the Ben Oswald Soccer Fields.  This trail completes a long-planned connection between neighborhoods east of the soccer fields and the Monarch Spur Trail.   This trail is the result of cooperation between Salida School District R-32-J and the City of Salida.  Funding was provided by Salida-area […]

Lights Off Downtown

The stars may seem a little brighter in downtown Salida for the next few nights.  Xcel Energy has temporarily turned off the cobra lights in downtown at the request of the City.  This has been done in order to test the level of lighting in the downtown area.  The cobra lights will be turned back […]

No Building Inspections August 23rd

Due to the Pro Challenge Bike Race the Building Department will not be performing inspections in the South end of the County on Tuesday August 23, 2011 but will reschedule those inspections for Wednesday August 24th. Contractos needing inspections on the 23rd are advised to plan ahead and to schedule for Monday or plan … more […]

City Adopts 2008 National Electrical Code

The City of Salida has adopted the National Electrical Code, 2008 Edition. The current regulation, effective January 1, 2008 is the National Electrical Code, 2005 Edition. The NEC 2008 Edition will be effective on August 21, 2011. A copy of the National Electrical Code, 2008 Edition is available for review at the office of the […]

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