Community Development

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 […]

2010 Census Sheds Light on Population Shifts in Salida

As more details are released from the 2010 Census we can reflect on what has (or has not) changed in Salida’s population over the last decade. The decennial census provides us with a snapshot of our population every ten years. It is the most complete population information that most communities have and it provides a […]

Denver & Rio Grande Western Hospital Rehabilitation Nears Completion

The Denver & Rio Grande Western Hospital is one of the last surviving structure in Salida that was constructed by the railroad.  The structure at 448 E. First Street now makes up the eastern end of the Touber Building and houses City Hall.  The City received grant funding in 2010 from the Colorado Historical Society’s […]

City to begin Property Maintenance Code Enforcement in C-1 zone

A good way to avoid major, expensive repairs to your property is to perform routine maintenance. Well maintained properties provide a safe and welcoming atmosphere for residents and visitors alike. In October of 2008 the City embarked on a systematic enforcement of the property maintenance code for commercial and multi-family buildings. At … more »

Advertisement for Boards and Commissions

THE CITY OF SALIDA IS SEEKING BOARD MEMBERS The City currently has vacancies for the Board of Adjustment, Board of Appeals and the Historic Preservation Commission. We are seeking a number of Salida residents to volunteer their time, energy, and enthusiasm to serve on these boards. Applications are available at City Hall or on the […]

Zoning in the Salida Municipal Planning Area

As many people are aware Chaffee County has been working on revisions to the zoning code for several years. As that work progresses, a necessary step is to examine the zoning throughout the County. Each of the municipalities in the county has been asked to make recommendations on the zoning in the areas surrounding their […]

Comprehensive Plan Workshop

Mark your calendars and plan to join us on Thursday, October 14th. On this evening there will be a public workshop to discuss the draft Salida Comprehensive Plan and the results of the recent priorities survey. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the SteamPlant Ballroom, 220 W. Sackett Ave. Public participation is … more […]