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City Administrator Finalists Public Forum hosted by League of Women Voters

A public forum for the Salida City Administrator Finalists will be held at 7 p.m. April 5 in Salida City Council Chambers, 448 East First Street.  The forum is hosted by the League of Women Voters Chaffee County. The candidates are Richard Bellis of Taos, New Mexico, Scott Hahn of Salida, Mark Heller of Golden […]

The City Welcomes Wright as Administrative Assistant

The City of Salida welcomes new administrative assistant Heather Wright to City Hall. A long-time Salida resident, Heather worked for the Bureau of Land Management and Colorado State Parks for about 12 years. During her tenure, she served as recreation technician, administrative assistant and contact representative. She brings immense experience working within the public sector […]

City Clerk Update: Liquor Server Training and Special Events

By Audrey Gilpin, Deputy City Clerk A free liquor server training class will be held from 1-3:30 p.m. March 28 at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds, 10165 CR 120. Brian Osterhouse with the Colorado Department of Revenue, Liquor Enforcement Division, will conduct the class. The class is sponsored by the City of Salida and Chaffee County. […]

Audit of City Draws to a Close

Today wraps up the week long audit by an independent accounting firm hired by the City. The auditors review agreements, read minutes from meetings, and conduct a variety of detail and analytical testing procedures on the city’s financial records in order to express their opinion as to whether the City’s financial statements and supplemental information […]

City Announces Finalists for Administrator Position

The City of Salida announced Thursday four finalists for the City Administrator position. Finalists are Dara MacDonald of Salida, Mark Heller of Golden, Richard Bellis of Taos, New Mexico and Scott Hahn of Salida. MacDonald is Salida Interim City Administrator and has been with the City since 2005 serving as City Planner and Community Development […]

Chief Gives Spring Fire Safety Tips

By Don Taylor, Salida Fire Chief The mountains are getting snow, but the Salida area has not seen a significant amount of snow this winter.  These early spring-like days are great for getting out and enjoying the city and its many amenities, but it does bring the potential for a … more »

Headed in a “good direction” on the Local Level

By Don Stephens, Mayor of Salida Independent. It’s difficult finding a party that represents me at the federal level – so I’m a registered independent. One or the other covers most of my ideals, but neither party can muster enough of them to sway me to sign on. I have a friend who occasionally writes […]

2011 Sales Tax Collections Set Record

During the February 21st council meeting, Treasurer Rogers reported 2011 was a record year for sales tax. Salida collected $3,678,962 from sales within the City. This figure equates to taxable sales within the city of $122.6 million. Previously, the record for taxable sales was $122.1 million set in 2008. For sales within the City, tax […]

In Progress: Land Use Code Update

The City Council has been diligently working to update the Salida Municipal Code over the past year.  The final chapter remaining is Chapter 16, “Land Use and Development”.  The Council will be reviewing a number of policy questions during their morning work session beginning at 8:30 on Tuesday, February 21st at the City Council Chambers […]

City Designates Creative District

By: Michael Varnum, Salida SteamPlant Director The creativity of Salida’s community drew me to the city, first as a visitor, and later as a permanent resident. Our small Colorado municipality is recognized as a state leader in the arts. This is greatly due to our community’s commitment to emphasizing our existing historic downtown as a […]

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