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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 […]

Thursdays @ Six Concerts Start Tonight!

Don’t forget that the Thursdays @ Six concerts begin tonight in Riverside Park with the Gumbo Jets playing traditional Cajun music! All of the concerts are free, with donations going to the Salida Recreation Scholarship Fund. See the link for the full schedule of performers! http://salidarec.com/music/ more »

Agenda and Packet for June 19

The City Council Agenda and Packet for the June 19 meeting are available by following these links: Agenda – June 19. Packet – June 19. A limited number of printed agendas will be available at the meeting. If you’d like a printed packet, please contact Audrey Gilpin at audrey.gilpin@cityofsalida.com. more »

64th Annual FIBArk – Summer Kickoff Event

by Dara MacDonald, City Administrator Whether you enjoy slalom races, carnival rides, a parade or Saturday afternoon music in the park, there is a way for everyone to enjoy the free activities this weekend has to offer.  FIBArk is the first big event of the summer in Salida and the City staff is pleased to […]

Governor Issues Executive Order Banning Open Burning

Governor John Hickenlooper issued an executive order banning open burning in all Colorado counties effective  at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 14. Open burning is prohibited in all counties in the State. Open burning means any outdoor fire, including but not limited to campfires, warming fires, charcoal grill fires, fused explosives, fireworks, and any other activity […]

Chaffee County Sheriff Declares Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Chaffee County Sheriff Pete Palmer announced Wednesday, June 13 at 6:20 p.m. that Stage I fire restrictions will be in effect as of Thursday, June 14. No open fires are allowed, with the following exceptions: 1) Campfires, warming fires and charcoal fires within a permanent constructed fire grate in a developed public campground or picnic […]

Fire Services Study Presentation, May 30

A presentation of the results from the fire services study conducted by Emergency Services Consulting, Inc. will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 30 in Salida City Council Chambers, 448 East 1st Street. The study includes review of all fire agencies in Chaffee County, including EMS. ESCI Vice President Martin Goughnour will present report findings. more […]

City Launches Facebook Page

By Audrey Gilpin, Deputy City Clerk Mark Zuckerberg, creator of the social media phenomenon Facebook, once said, “By giving people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent.” At the City, we hear the word “transparency” often, and we are making daily strides to improve our communication with the public. In an effort […]

Yerman Accepts Community Development Director Position

Yerman Accepts Community Development Director Position

The City of Salida is pleased to announce Michael Yerman has accepted the position of Community Development Director and will start June 25. Yerman served as Salida city planner from July 2008 to July 2011 and, most recently, served as Buena Vista town planner. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in […]

Bess promoted to Interim Fire Chief

Doug Bess, 18-year career firefighter with the City of Salida, is the Interim Fire Chief following the resignation of Don Taylor. Taylor is the new fire chief for the City of Black Hawk. Bess was promoted to interim fire chief May 16, and he will begin his day schedule May 30. Hired in 1994 with […]