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Sales Tax Information for Local Businesses

If you have a business in Salida registered through the State of Colorado, you should have recently received a letter from the City regarding sales tax. The City Council repealed the 3-1/3% vendor fee for businesses collecting sales tax in the City of Salida. The change goes into effect in July 2011. Beginning with any […]

4th of July Festivities and Fireworks Safety

It is hard to believe but summer is officially here and the 4th of July Fireworks show is just around the corner. After receiving great comments regarding last year’s show, we will continue with the expanded display. The show should begin around 9:30pm, weather permitting of course. We look forward to another … more »

Mayor Warns Citizens of Upcoming Water Bills

We have just ended the first quarter of 2011.  During this quarter our water rates have significantly increased.  The residential water bill you will receive in the first week of July will reflect a price hike of about 50%.  This increase of water rates was passed at the end of 2010. The decision to increase […]

City Receives Clean Audit Opinion

The City’s independent accounting firm recently presented an unqualified or “clean” audit opinion on Salida’s 2010 financial statements. The City’s financial position improved during 2010 despite overall weak economic conditions and a 1.3% decrease in taxable sales reported within the City. The sales tax trend improved in the later part of the year, and 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 […]

Mayor Answers Questions about NRC

Over the past eight months there have been a lot of questions regarding the Natural Resource Center 63-20 proposal. This monologue has been typically speculative. Until about 2 weeks ago the 63-20 was under a Forest Service imposed non disclosure agreement as were all the other developers that offered proposals for the Forest Service office […]

The Pool is Open!

The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center will re-open Thursday, May 26 at 6 am for lap swim. The pool is full and the water is warm! We will open at noon for our FREE School’s Out Summer Kick-off party. Come join the fun. Again, please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience of the past […]

Seeking Board and Commission Members

The City of Salida is seeking volunteers for the Planning Commission, Recreation Advisory Board and Board of Appeals. All active members of City boards and commissions are entitled to an individual pass to the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center. The Planning Commission hears applications related to land use in the City and advises the City […]

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 »

Salida Hot Springs to Remain Closed through Wednesday, May 25

Due to unforeseen difficulty in the testing process for the newest water line connection, we will remain closed Wednesday, May 25th. We hope to have the tests complete and the pool back up to temperature sometime Wednesday so that we may re-open Thursday, May 26, for Lap Swim at 6am. Please continue to call for […]

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