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USDA Rural Development Awards Funding for Wastewater Treatment Plant

Colorado Rural Development State Director Jim Isgar will be in Salida September 9 to award the City with a $14,719,000 loan and grant combination for their wastewater treatment plant.  “This system will provide a long term solution for both Poncha Springs and Salida and allow the two communities to create a more economical and efficient system,” […]

School is Open-Drive Carefully

Greetings from the Salida Police Department. Fall is on its way in and school is back in session. With this I wanted to take the opportunity to discuss some safety issues concerning pedestrian- bike traffic on the roads. I want to take this opportunity to give an update on our department. We have been very […]

City Seeks Community Input

The City of Salida wants citizen help in identifying priorities for the community. “As the Planning Commission finalizes the draft of the Comprehensive Plan, we want to include an implementation plan that reflects the priorities of the community and fits within a realistic budget. We want to hear from the community what they … more »

Mutual Respect Needed

Column by Mayor Rose- It is not amusing that it takes children or young adults to point out our folly. In a Mountain Mail article titled “BLM hears comments on OTR” a Salida High School student, Mariah Mendicino, said she was “Saddened by lack of respect she has witnessed between supporters … more »

Police Chief issues reminder about Leash Laws

Recent attacks prompted this reminder from Police Chief Terry Clark. The law requires people to keep dogs leashed while out in public at all times. The reason for the leash law is to protect people and the other dogs from attacks. Over the last three years our numbers of vicious dog calls have increased by thirty percent. Dog bites can be very dangerous to people and other animals, so please put the leash on when you take your dog for walks or rides.

Historic Preservation Commission Unveils Revised Design Guidelines for Downtown

The Salida Historic Preservation Commission (“HPC”) has been in existence since July, 2002. The Commission was created by the City Council to protect the historic integrity of the Downtown Salida Historic District. In order to accomplish this goal, the HPC undertakes a variety of duties including reviewing development applications for exterior changes, providing … more »

City Finance Update

Requests for funding community projects are being accepted for the 2011 budget process although little, if any, funding will be available. The City has been accused of doing nothing to “tighten the belt” on spending during the current economic times. This simply is not true. Community projects are just one area likely to be affected next year.

City of Salida Receives Favorable Decision on Lawsuit

City of Salida receives favorable decision on the Plaintiffs’ First Claim for Relief in the lawsuit with the Salida Visitor Group, Don Jackson and Elizabeth Kudasik: The City of Salida received very good news that it has prevailed on the First Claim for Relief in the suit filed against it by Don Jackson, Elizabeth Kudasik […]

Never Take Counsel of your Fears

General Stonewall Jackson said, “Never take counsel of your fears” (From, “On Strategy, A Critical Analysis of the Vietnam War” by Colonel Harry G. Summers). We live in “the home of the brave and the land of the free” Yet, it seems to me, the instillation of fear is the aim … more »

Request for Bids: Touber Building Drainage & Paving Project

The City of Salida and Chaffee County are soliciting proposals for a drainage and paving project at the Touber Building. The work generally consists of the installation of trench drain, ribbon gutter, rain gardens & asphalt paving.

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