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Bess Talks Fireworks & Fire Safety

By Doug Bess, Interim Salida Fire Chief As most of you are aware by now, the Salida Fire Department will not be shooting fireworks off “S” Mountain on the 4th of July.  With high temps, lack of moisture and no relief in sight, postponing the show is the right choice. With 13 wildfires currently burning […]

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

Due to current fire conditions in Colorado, the City of Salida wants to assure citizens that our emergency operations staff and those in Chaffee County are prepared for emergencies. Staff has taken federally required National Incident Management Systems courses, participated in mock emergency situations and established Emergency Operation Centers (EOC) in the county. Chaffee County […]

Fire Personnel Respond to Smoke on Methodist Mountain

June 27, 2012 Salida Fire, Chaffee County Fire, and Chaffee County Sheriff’s Department personnel have responded to reports of smoke on Methodist Mountain. Interim Salida Fire Chief Doug Bess said, “At this point, nothing is confirmed. We are currently patrolling the subdivisions along Methodist Mountain. We are also working the U.S. Forest Service. They have […]

Fire Ban In Effect

The following are banned within the City of Salida: Sale and use of ALL fireworks. Any outdoor flame or fire, including, but not limited to: campfires, warming fires, charcoal grills including use of constructed, permanent fire pits or fire grates within developed picnic grounds or recreation sites. Fused explosives. Welding or operating an acetylene or […]

Mayor Addresses Fire Ban

By Don Stephens, Mayor of Salida Monday evening City Council enacted an emergency ordinance restricting any use or sales of fireworks, and any open fires within the city limits, including but not limited to charcoal fires and cigarette smoking.  Basically, anything other than propane grills are simply not to be used outdoors. Extremely dry conditions […]

Council Will Discuss Fire Ban Ordinance at Special Meeting Monday

Salida City Council will consider an emergency ordinance banning the sale and use of fireworks and outdoor flames and burning in the city limits during a special meeting at 5:15 p.m. Monday, June 25 in council chambers. “Fire Danger in the valley floor is extreme,” Interim Salida Fire Chief Doug Bess said Friday. Simple actions […]

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 […]

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