County-Wide Sales Tax Informational Meeting Scheduled

An informational meeting regarding the proposed county-wide sales tax is scheduled for Tuesday, June 22nd, from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the SteamPlant Ballroom.

Police Department Prepares for FIBArk

Greetings from the Salida Police Department. Summer is here and the temperatures outside definitely are on the rise.

New Website

Welcome to the new website for the municipal government of Salida, Colorado. This article provides some tips for navigating the site and finding the information you need.

Public Hearing – Approval of Funding for Water Facilities Improvements

A public hearing is scheduled for July 6th as part of the second reading of an ordinance to approve a loan through the state's revolving fund. The public hearing will be a scheduled agenda item during the city council meeting, which starts at 6:00 PM. more »

Who do you recommend to trim the trees in my yard?

The Tree Board cannot recommend a particular business. The City Clerk’s office maintains a list of Tree Services licensed to work within the city. See the pruning section of the Tree Pamphlet for pruning tips. more »

If I get a street tree will it lift the side walk as many of the older trees have done?

The Tree Board attempts to pick trees that are less prone to this behavior. Tree roots, however, need oxygen and if the soil is compacted the roots must stay very close to the surface to be able to “breathe.” more »

Why hasn’t the city cut down the dead tree at my residence?

Trees are removed as funds and manpower become available. If you think you have a dead or hazardous street tree at your home call the Salida Public Works Department. more »

Why did the city cut down the tree at my house?

Many street trees in Salida were planted one hundred or more years ago. Some of these trees have outlived their normal lifespan. Such trees often described as overmature start to drop large branches. Some rot from the inside. Those trees that have been identified as potential hazards are slated for removal. If a tree is ... more »

Do even large trees need to be watered?

Yes. Although requirements vary by species (see Salida Trees for additional information) almost all of our trees will require supplemental water. Trees send out their roots over quite a large area. Most of Salida’s mature street trees get their water when you water your lawn. If you reduce water to your lawn do so gradually ... more »

How much water does my new street tree need?

For the first THREE years, young trees need weekly water of about 15 to 20 gallons in summer. In WINTER your trees need monthly watering when the ground is not frozen. To check for frozen ground use a screw driver, if its blade can penetrate the ground so can water. If you fail to water ... more »

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