Lights Off Downtown

The stars may seem a little brighter in downtown Salida for the next few nights.  Xcel Energy has temporarily turned off the cobra lights in downtown at the request of the City.  This has been done in order to test the level of lighting in the downtown area.  The cobra lights will be turned back ... more »

Mayor’s Letter on the Pro Cycling Challenge

by Chuck Rose The USA Pro Cycling Challenge has come and gone.  I would like to voice my appreciation to all the spectators and especially locals that came out to support this event.  From the start, the number of people and the enthusiasm exhibited was an amazing thing to witness.  Once again, thanks for showing up. As ... more »

No Building Inspections August 23rd

Due to the Pro Challenge Bike Race the Building Department will not be performing inspections in the South end of the County on Tuesday August 23, 2011 but will reschedule those inspections for Wednesday August 24th. Contractos needing inspections on the 23rd are advised to plan ahead and to schedule for Monday or plan ... more »

Nomination Petitions for Mayor and Council are Available

The November 1, 2011 municipal election will be a coordinated mail ballot election with Chaffee County. Petitions for City Council and Mayor Candidates are now available for potential candidates to begin circulating for signatures. Persons interested in running for office can pick up nomination petitions from the Deputy City Clerk at 448 E 1st St., ... more »

Mayor’s Monthly Article-Water is Precious

I thought I would share a letter I received from a Salida resident. "I am 82 years old and grew up on a dry land farm during the dust bowl.  Water was carried into and out of the house.  What was unpalatable for humans and cattle was fed to the pigs.  When I got a bath ... more »

Presentation Regarding Salida’s Deer Population

Calls regarding problems caused by our urban deer population have become increasingly common at City Hall. Some residents want to see the deer gone from city limits. Others love the deer and encourage them with food and water in their yards. At the next city council meeting, a Department of Wildlife representative will present information about ... more »

Public Forums Scheduled to Discuss Possible Sales Tax Revenue Ballot Initiatives

The Chaffee County Commissioners will be holding two Town Forums to discuss the Sales Tax Revenue Ballot Initiative. These forums will be held at the Chaffee County Fair Grounds on July 25 at 6:30 p.m. and the Buena Vista Community Center in the Pinon Room on July 27 at 6:30 p.m. more »

Utility Code Questions and Recent Changes Explained

The recent increase in water rates is a hot topic of discussion. The reasons for the increase were explained in articles over the past several months. This post covers some other changes to the utility code and fee schedule. I would also like to address a few of the questions that customers frequently ... more »

City Adopts 2008 National Electrical Code

The City of Salida has adopted the National Electrical Code, 2008 Edition. The current regulation, effective January 1, 2008 is the National Electrical Code, 2005 Edition. The NEC 2008 Edition will be effective on August 21, 2011. A copy of the National Electrical Code, 2008 Edition is available for review at the office of the ... more »

2010 Census Sheds Light on Population Shifts in Salida

As more details are released from the 2010 Census we can reflect on what has (or has not) changed in Salida’s population over the last decade. The decennial census provides us with a snapshot of our population every ten years. It is the most complete population information that most communities have and it provides a ... more »

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