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 other torch with open ... more »

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 have led ... more »

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 are ... more »

Minutes 06-05-2012

Minutes from the June 5 City Council Regular Meeting have been approved. Follow this link to see them: Minutes more »

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 scene ... more »

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/
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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 support ... more »

Governor Issues Executive Order Banning Open Burning

Governor John Hickenlooper issued an executive order banning open burning in all Colorado counties effective  at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 14. Open burning is prohibited in all counties in the State. Open burning means any outdoor fire, including but not limited to campfires, warming fires, charcoal grill fires, fused explosives, fireworks, and any other activity that ... more »

Chaffee County Sheriff Declares Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Chaffee County Sheriff Pete Palmer announced Wednesday, June 13 at 6:20 p.m. that Stage I fire restrictions will be in effect as of Thursday, June 14. No open fires are allowed, with the following exceptions: 1) Campfires, warming fires and charcoal fires within a permanent constructed fire grate in a developed public campground or picnic ground ... more »

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