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Unique Theatre Headline Misleading

RE: Clarification of the City of Salida’s position and response to the ownership of the Unique Theater regarding the abatement of the unsafe condition. The headline in the Mountain Mail on Wednesday December 8th was inaccurate and misleading regarding the City’s position on the abatement of the unsafe condition of the Unique Theater.  The City […]

Get Active in 2011

Did you know the average person gains 7 to 10 pounds during the holiday season? There are tricks to avoiding this unwanted gain; don’t go to social engagements on an empty stomach, drink plenty of water, don’t forget those fruits and vegetables, and make time to keep up your physical activity. Resist that after meal […]

Unique Theater Stabilization Moves Forward

The City of Salida has entered into a construction agreement with Diesslin Structures, Inc. (“DSI”) for stabilization of the Unique Theater. Work is expected to begin as early as December 7, 2010 and will last approximately 4 weeks. Stabilization work will include only the minimum work necessary to abate the dangerous conditions identified by the […]

Thanksgiving closure of City Hall

City Hall will close at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, November 24th and remain closed Thursday and Friday in observation of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will re-open for business at 8:00 AM on Monday, November 29th. Please contact Chaffee County Dispatch at 719-539-2596 should you need to reach someone for an urgent matter over the long weekend.  Call […]

Wastewater Safety Award, Project Update

The City of Salida Wastewater Treatment Plant Project has been advertised for bids. A mandatory pre-bid meeting was held at 10:00 A.M. on November 5, 2010 at City Hall and then at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.  There were 7 contractors in attendance, with a total of 24 people.  Bids will be received by the City […]

Zoning in the Salida Municipal Planning Area

As many people are aware Chaffee County has been working on revisions to the zoning code for several years. As that work progresses, a necessary step is to examine the zoning throughout the County. Each of the municipalities in the county has been asked to make recommendations on the zoning in the areas surrounding their […]

Budget Constraints Challenge City Staff to Review Services Provided

The annual budget process is nearing completion. Earlier this week the public hearing for the proposed 2011 budget was continued until the November 16th council meeting. At that time we expect City Council to finalize the document that essentially becomes our operating plan for the coming year. Even without the severe reduction in revenue faced in this election, the City has difficult choices on how to allocate available funds. Over the next several months, staff will evaluate services provided to residents and visitors and will propose changes.

Expectations for the level of basic public services and quality of life amenities are not the same for all citizens. As we continue to evaluate what services we provide and where we spend taxpayer dollars, we welcome your input.

Come learn about economic development, jobs, and the Chaffee County economy

Chaffee County undergoes an assessment approximately every five years to determine economic development projects and priorities. The Southern Colorado Economic Development District (SCEDDS), which is a part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is required to formulate a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for each of the twelve counties within the District. The process, known as […]

Election Season

My wife and I have done a fair bit of travel in Colorado over the past month.  Turning on the television in the hotel reminded me of the benefits our family derives from not having a television in the house.  It also reinforced the absurdity of our election process. Juxtaposed with the viewing of election […]

Fall events at the SteamPlant

An Evening of Movies & Inspiration…tonight from 7-10 p.m. Telluride MountainFilm on Tour and dZi Foundation presents films from the Telluride Mountainfilm festival, featuring outdoor adventure, mountaineering and environmental and social messages. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Salida Mountain Sports and the SteamPlant box office. This year the ArtWorks Registry Show, Valley […]

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