Police Chief issues reminder about Leash Laws

Recent attacks prompted this reminder from Police Chief Terry Clark. The law requires people to keep dogs leashed while out in public at all times. The reason for the leash law is to protect people and the other dogs from attacks. Over the last three years our numbers of vicious dog calls have increased by thirty percent. Dog bites can be very dangerous to people and other animals, so please put the leash on when you take your dog for walks or rides.

Historic Preservation Commission Unveils Revised Design Guidelines for Downtown

The Salida Historic Preservation Commission (“HPC”) has been in existence since July, 2002. The Commission was created by the City Council to protect the historic integrity of the Downtown Salida Historic District. In order to accomplish this goal, the HPC undertakes a variety of duties including reviewing development applications for exterior changes, providing ... more »

City Finance Update

Requests for funding community projects are being accepted for the 2011 budget process although little, if any, funding will be available. The City has been accused of doing nothing to “tighten the belt” on spending during the current economic times. This simply is not true. Community projects are just one area likely to be affected next year.

City of Salida Receives Favorable Decision on Lawsuit

City of Salida receives favorable decision on the Plaintiffs’ First Claim for Relief in the lawsuit with the Salida Visitor Group, Don Jackson and Elizabeth Kudasik: The City of Salida received very good news that it has prevailed on the First Claim for Relief in the suit filed against it by Don Jackson, Elizabeth Kudasik and ... more »

Never Take Counsel of your Fears

General Stonewall Jackson said, “Never take counsel of your fears” (From, “On Strategy, A Critical Analysis of the Vietnam War” by Colonel Harry G. Summers). We live in “the home of the brave and the land of the free” Yet, it seems to me, the instillation of fear is the aim ... more »

Request for Bids: Touber Building Drainage & Paving Project

The City of Salida and Chaffee County are soliciting proposals for a drainage and paving project at the Touber Building. The work generally consists of the installation of trench drain, ribbon gutter, rain gardens & asphalt paving.

Railroad Hospital Gets a Facelift

The Denver & Rio Grande Western Hospital is the last surviving structure in Salida that was constructed by the railroad. The structure at 448 E. First Street now makes up the eastern end of the Touber Building and houses City Hall. As part of the recent remodel from hospital to City and County offices the ... more »

Is bottled water better than tap water?

Tap water is subject to stricter federal standards and testing. Water used for bottling is required to be analyzed for bacteria only once a week. However, 70% of the bottled water sold in the U.S. is packaged and sold in the same state, making it exempt from this federal regulation. more »

City offers reminders about local licenses required

At this time the City of Salida does not have a general business license, but we do have Liquor Licenses, Special Events Liquor Permits, Peddlers, Solicitors, and Transient Merchants licenses, Arborist licenses, and Animal licenses. This article provides guidance for compliance with local licensing requirements.

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