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‘Thank You to Friends of the SteamPlant’

I encourage you to say a hearty thank you to members of the Friends of the SteamPlant. This group of dedicated supporters from our community provides much needed support to the SteamPlant throughout the year. Thanks to their efforts, the SteamPlant presents cultural  and special events that benefit many causes in our community. The Friends […]

Outside Magazine selects AHRA as One of the Top Parks in the Nation

Outside Magazine selects AHRA as One of the Top Parks in the Nation

SALIDA, Colo. – Outside magazine selected the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA) as one of the top five state parks in the nation. The AHRA is a 152-mile Colorado State Park that features one of the nation’s best whitewater boating locations as well as one of the state’s premier brown trout fisheries. The popular outdoor […]

Lights Off Downtown

The stars may seem a little brighter in downtown Salida for the next few nights.  Xcel Energy has temporarily turned off the cobra lights in downtown at the request of the City.  This has been done in order to test the level of lighting in the downtown area.  The cobra lights will be turned back […]

Mayor’s Letter on the Pro Cycling Challenge

by Chuck Rose The USA Pro Cycling Challenge has come and gone.  I would like to voice my appreciation to all the spectators and especially locals that came out to support this event.  From the start, the number of people and the enthusiasm exhibited was an amazing thing to witness.  Once again, thanks for showing […]

No Building Inspections August 23rd

Due to the Pro Challenge Bike Race the Building Department will not be performing inspections in the South end of the County on Tuesday August 23, 2011 but will reschedule those inspections for Wednesday August 24th. Contractos needing inspections on the 23rd are advised to plan ahead and to schedule for Monday or plan … more […]

Mayor’s Monthly Article-Water is Precious

I thought I would share a letter I received from a Salida resident. “I am 82 years old and grew up on a dry land farm during the dust bowl.  Water was carried into and out of the house.  What was unpalatable for humans and cattle was fed to the pigs.  When I got a […]

City Adopts 2008 National Electrical Code

The City of Salida has adopted the National Electrical Code, 2008 Edition. The current regulation, effective January 1, 2008 is the National Electrical Code, 2005 Edition. The NEC 2008 Edition will be effective on August 21, 2011. A copy of the National Electrical Code, 2008 Edition is available for review at the office of the […]

2010 Census Sheds Light on Population Shifts in Salida

As more details are released from the 2010 Census we can reflect on what has (or has not) changed in Salida’s population over the last decade. The decennial census provides us with a snapshot of our population every ten years. It is the most complete population information that most communities have and it provides a […]

Thanks for the 4th of July Support

The City of Salida Fire Department wishes to say thank you for your support as we continue to bring the residents of the city and Chaffee County a 4th of July fireworks celebration that displays our community’s patriotism and spirit. After viewing the show, I believe we accomplished our goal. Many do not realize the […]

City Employees Defeat County Employees in Step Competition

The City kicked off its first year of its wellness program in June of 2010. The City’s program was funded by our insurance carrier, CEBT, and by LiveWell Chaffee County, a privately funded organization. One of the highlights of the program was a 4 week “10K-A-Day” competition in April.   Each participating employee received a pedometer […]