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City Council Agenda and Packet for September 18th

The agenda, packet and Chapter 16 Revision for the September 18th City Council meeting are now available here, here and here. more »

Are You Prepared?

By Doug Bess, Salida Fire Chief This summer the state of Colorado suffered catastrophic losses from wildfires.  With September being declared “Emergency Preparedness Month” by FEMA, I would like to provide some important information regarding preparedness and evacuation in the event of a large wildfire or other natural disaster. Preparedness begins with your property and […]

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New Technology at Salida WWTP

Exciting things are happening at the Salida Wastewater Treatment Plant. Recently, wastewater treatment plant staff tested the blowers and air headers in the newly constructed Activated Sludge Basins. Randy Sack, plant manager, said they ran 700,000 gallons of water through the  tanks to make sure the tanks are holding water and that the aeration system works […]

First Apple Pie Baking Contest a Tasty Success!

by Theresa Casey, Pool and Recreation Manager Eight pie bakers entered the Apple Pie Contest held in Riverside Park on September 2nd. Six very eager judges sampled the pies and rated them based on appearance, crust & filling and overall flavor. Chrissy and Mike Cainin baked a very visually appealing pie and apparently very tasty […]

Labor Day Picnic in the Park Apple Pie Baking Rules!

Picnic in the Park Apple Pie Baking Contest The Contest is open to anyone wishing to bake an APPLE PIE. Pie MUST be checked in by 4:30 p.m.. on contest day (9/2/12) No other fruits may be added (juices OK). Pies that need special handling, refrigeration or heating elements are not allowed. The finished pie […]

Labor Day Picnic in the Park!

Labor Day Picnic in the Park!

Don’t miss the “Hometown Picnic in the Park” featuring live music, fireworks, food and free popcorn Sunday, Sept. 2, starting at 4 p.m. in Riverside Park! The San Luis Valley Big Band will play from 4-6 p.m. and J. Fitty Smith, a rock and roll band from Colorado Springs, will play from 6-8 p.m. Hot […]

Land Use Code Update

By Michael Yerman, Community Development Director This is my first column as the Community Development Director.  I am excited to be back in Salida and the opportunity to continue to work with the residents, business owners, builders, and developers on their projects in the City. Over the past year, the Planning Commission has been working […]

Salida Fire Department – Promotion and New Hire

The Salida Fire Department announced the promotion of Dave McCann and the hiring of Brian Jefferson.

Community Funding Requests Due August 31st

Now is also the time for organizations seeking financial support from the City in 2013 to submit their Community Funding Requests. The City supports the community by providing resources to non-governmental organizations for projects that supplement municipal government operations and enhance the quality of life in our community. It is usually not possible to … more […]

BikeFest – Celebrating Bikes of All Kinds!

The City of Salida will host the first ever Salida BikeFest from September 12 – 16.  BikeFest has several goals, which include promoting safe bicycling, getting more people on bikes, helping local bicycling/trail organizations with awareness and fundraising, and of course just having fun in Salida celebrating bikes!  Many different organizations in Salida, including the […]

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