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Local Participation Leads to Change

The most common question I get asked is, “Why did you want to be Mayor?”  It’s not a simple question to answer at first, but with a little rumination, I realized I ran for Mayor because I learned that a person could most affect their world when they participate at the local level.  In five […]

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 […]

Keep the Cheer Here – Shop Locally!

Keep the Cheer Here! It is not the Canon City Home Depot who sponsored this year’s Parade of Lights.  Downtown merchants of Colorado Springs are not paying for Santa to be available to delight young children on F Street during the holiday season.  The businesses and individuals who sponsor and actively support these types of […]

Holiday Safety

Is Your Home Safe and Ready for Winter? As Santa welcomed another holiday season by lighting the Christmas tree last Friday evening, it should remind all of us of the upcoming cold and winter season. As the Christmas tree lights up the city every evening, use this as a reminder of simple things each of […]

City Administrator Search

Thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself and describe the process of recruiting and selecting Salida’s next City Administrator. As many of you know, our previous Adminstrator, Jack Lewis, left to assume a comparable position for the City of Blackhawk. My name is Harry Brull, and my wife and I relocated to Salida in […]

Budget Update

Following numerous work sessions with staff and elected officials, a revised draft of the  2012 budget is now available. The “budget message” – a narrative that describing important information about the budget and services delivered by the City – continues to be revised as various changes are made up until the point the budget … more […]

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 […]

Sounds of the Season at the SteamPlant!

Sounds of the Season are coming to the SteamPlant! The Alpine Orchestra presents its fall concert this Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the SteamPlant Theater. Selected performances include Overture by William Tell, “March of the Toys” from Babes in Toyland and “Prelude” from Hansel and Gretel. The concert is free and open to […]

Chuck Rose Thanks Salida Citizens

I would like to thank citizens of the City of Salida for the honor of being their Mayor for the past four years.  As my final term comes to a close,  the belief that our form of government does allow one  to  make a difference at a local level remains.  I feel that democracy is […]

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 […]

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