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Court Clerk Addresses Issue of Responsibility

Hello again from Municipal Court.  Today, I’d like to address the issue of responsibility. We’ve all had a bad day when nothing went right, and then, you get stopped by a police officer for a traffic violation. Just when you’d finally worked out issues in your mind as to what you need to do or […]

Chief Gives Advice on Scams and Theft

By Terry Clark, Salida Police Chief Hello to all from the Salida Police Department. I hope everyone’s Holidays went well. As I know most everyone from Salida is hoping we see much more snow, as we need the moisture. Our department has been busy so far well into winter. Currently, we are in the … more […]

Chief addresses safety issues

Chief Terry Clark, Salida Police Department Greetings from the Salida Police Department. We hope everyone has enjoyed the Holiday Season so far. I know we are all thankful for the fresh snow in the mountains, hoping there will be a lot more to come over the winter.  My message for this article is about … more […]

Common Sense, Common Courtesy

By Sue Mick, Salida Municipal Court Clerk  I would like to provide you with some food for thought, specifically about parking tickets. What about them annoys you the most?  First of all, with a little common sense, they are totally avoidable.  Drivers just need to pay attention to what’s going on around them and look […]

Ride Right Cycle Safe 4th Grade Helmet Program - Tomorrow!

Ride Right Cycle Safe 4th Grade Helmet Program – Tomorrow!

The annual Ride Right Cycle Safe 4th grade helmet program will take place Thursday, September 13 at Longfellow Elementary. Absolute Bikes and the City of Salida Fire and Police Departments help to educate 4th graders about bike safety. The program not only practices ideas such as making eye contact with drivers of vehicles, but it […]

Police Chief Talks Back to School Safety

by Terry Clark, Salida Police Chief Greetings from the Salida Police Department. With  school  back in session and summer traffic still fairly heavy, I wanted to take the opportunity to discuss some safety issues concerning vehicles, pedestrian and bike traffic on the roads. I also wanted to give an update on our department. We have […]

Mayor Addresses Fire Ban

By Don Stephens, Mayor of Salida Monday evening City Council enacted an emergency ordinance restricting any use or sales of fireworks, and any open fires within the city limits, including but not limited to charcoal fires and cigarette smoking.  Basically, anything other than propane grills are simply not to be used outdoors. Extremely dry conditions […]

In Retrospect: Haz Mat Disposal & Code Red

By Audrey Gilpin, Deputy City Clerk Salida Fire Department personnel responded to a hazardous materials spill at about 9 p.m. June 7 in the alley area of 11th and D Streets after a resident dumped a gallon of undiluted malathion, an organophosphate insecticide, in the alley. A total of 18 city employees were at the […]

Police Chief Talks Summer Safety

by Terry Clark, Chief of Police Greetings from the Salida Police Department. I am glad summer is officially here, and like most everyone, I am hoping for an eventful, fun and safe season. Salida has many events planned for this year, and I wanted to touch upon a few issues that I see during this […]

Prescription Drug Take-Back Planned

Chaffee County Build A Generation, with support and cooperation of the Sheriff’s office and the Buena Vista and Salida police departments, is promoting National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Prescription drugs are being misused and abused at alarming rates throughout the United States. As part of the effort to address this problem, the U.S. Drug Enforcement […]

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