Voluntary Water Restrictions

By Lonnie Oversole, Water Plant Manager Water restrictions for the 2012 irrigation season will again be on a voluntary basis. Citizens are encouraged to follow the same restrictions that had been in place in past years, which includes even/odd day watering and no watering between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Should you choose not to follow ... more »

Chief Gives Bicycle Safety Tips & Rules of the Road

By Terry Clark, Salida Police Chief Greetings from the Salida Police Department. I hope everyone is enjoying this summer-like weather we have had lately. I have been, but I am concerned about the overly dry conditions coming into the summer months. Given the weather conditions most of the winter, I have seen a lot of the ... more »

Water and Sewer Bills Mailed Out Today

Once every three months, that dreaded bill arrives! This post addresses a few details about the water and sewer billing process. Bills are mailed on the last day of each quarter and payment is due one month later. Charges are for a three-month period but are often compared to monthly rates in other places. Salida’s more »

City Administrator Finalists Public Forum hosted by League of Women Voters

A public forum for the Salida City Administrator Finalists will be held at 7 p.m. April 5 in Salida City Council Chambers, 448 East First Street.  The forum is hosted by the League of Women Voters Chaffee County. The candidates are Richard Bellis of Taos, New Mexico, Scott Hahn of Salida, Mark Heller of Golden ... more »

The City Welcomes Wright as Administrative Assistant

The City of Salida welcomes new administrative assistant Heather Wright to City Hall. A long-time Salida resident, Heather worked for the Bureau of Land Management and Colorado State Parks for about 12 years. During her tenure, she served as recreation technician, administrative assistant and contact representative. She brings immense experience working within the public sector ... more »

City Clerk Update: Liquor Server Training and Special Events

By Audrey Gilpin, Deputy City Clerk A free liquor server training class will be held from 1-3:30 p.m. March 28 at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds, 10165 CR 120. Brian Osterhouse with the Colorado Department of Revenue, Liquor Enforcement Division, will conduct the class. The class is sponsored by the City of Salida and Chaffee County. A written ... more »

Open House to Discuss NRC Development

REGen LLC would like to invite any interested members of the public to learn more about the first phase of development at the Salida Natural Resource Center, including plans for the U.S. Forest Service building. A public open house has been scheduled from 4:00 – 6:00 pm on Thursday, March 22nd at the Salida SteamPlant. ... more »

Audit of City Draws to a Close

Today wraps up the week long audit by an independent accounting firm hired by the City. The auditors review agreements, read minutes from meetings, and conduct a variety of detail and analytical testing procedures on the city’s financial records in order to express their opinion as to whether the City’s financial statements and supplemental information ... more »

City Announces Finalists for Administrator Position

The City of Salida announced Thursday four finalists for the City Administrator position. Finalists are Dara MacDonald of Salida, Mark Heller of Golden, Richard Bellis of Taos, New Mexico and Scott Hahn of Salida. MacDonald is Salida Interim City Administrator and has been with the City since 2005 serving as City Planner and Community Development Director. Heller ... more »

Prescribed Burn in Chaffee County set for Tuesday, March 13

The South Arkansas Fire Protection District will be conducting a 17 acre prescribed burn on Tuesday, March 13 at 7021 CR 104, (Hwy 50 & CR 104). The burn is designed to mitigate potential fire hazards by removing fuel including dead grass and dead and down trees. The burn process will begin ... more »