Community Funding Requests Due August 31st

Now is also the time for organizations seeking financial support from the City in 2013 to submit their Community Funding Requests. The City supports the community by providing resources to non-governmental organizations for projects that supplement municipal government operations and enhance the quality of life in our community. It is usually not possible to … more […]

BikeFest – Celebrating Bikes of All Kinds!

The City of Salida will host the first ever Salida BikeFest from September 12 – 16.  BikeFest has several goals, which include promoting safe bicycling, getting more people on bikes, helping local bicycling/trail organizations with awareness and fundraising, and of course just having fun in Salida celebrating bikes!  Many different organizations in Salida, including the […]

Fire Services Study Available

The agency evaluation and feasibility study for Buena Vista and Salida Fire Departments, Chaffee County and South Arkansas Fire Protection Districts and Chaffee County EMS Colorado is available by following this link. The study was conducted by Emergency Services Consulting International.   more »

City and local businesses raised over $3,000 for the Red Cross

The City of Salida, in collaboration with several local businesses, collected $3,278.63 for the American Red Cross. Money collected will benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Relief, which assists people affected by disasters like the Waldo Canyon and High Park Fires. We’d like to thank Doug Constance, local Red Cross representative, for all of his […]

2013 Budget Process Begins

The annual budget process is now getting started at the City. Department heads are beginning to review 2012 mid-year accomplishments and determining priorities to recommend for City Council approval in the upcoming 2013 budget cycle. Staff will meet with City Council on August 24th to discuss our vision, goals and priorities. Then, over the next two weeks, […]

City Seeks Creative Ideas for Bridge/Crossing

The City of Salida is looking for an artist/artists, contractors, architects, or designers to design and construct a pedestrian bridge or crossing to connect the existing sidewalk in front of the SteamPlant across Ditch Creek.  The City will install a stamped concrete brick crosswalk to connect the new crossing to the existing sidewalk to the […]

Salida Artwalk Featured on PBS

Rocky Mountain PBS featured Salida Artwalk! Congrats to all the artists, organizers and community members for putting on this wonderful event 20 years running. Follow this link to view the video! Rocky Mountain PBS Summer Arts Festival more »

Ordinance Banning Open Flames & Burning Rescinded

Interim Salida Fire Chief Doug Bess rescinded the city-wide ordinance which banned fireworks and outdoor flames and burning Monday afternoon due to recent weather conditions in Chaffee County and after consulting with area fire officials. The use of charcoal grills and legal fireworks are permitted within city limits. Legal fireworks under the Salida Municipal Code […]

July is Parks and Rec Month – Take Part!

By Maggie Murdoch, City of Salida Recreation Supervisor I have had the pleasure of running the City’s recreation programming for the past year. On June 1st, I welcomed my son into this world, so I am taking the summer off but look forward to returning to the job in the fall with even more motivation […]

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

Due to current fire conditions in Colorado, the City of Salida wants to assure citizens that our emergency operations staff and those in Chaffee County are prepared for emergencies. Staff has taken federally required National Incident Management Systems courses, participated in mock emergency situations and established Emergency Operation Centers (EOC) in the county. Chaffee County […]

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