Thanks for the 4th of July Support

The City of Salida Fire Department wishes to say thank you for your support as we continue to bring the residents of the city and Chaffee County a 4th of July fireworks celebration that displays our community’s patriotism and spirit. After viewing the show, I believe we accomplished our goal. Many do not realize the time ... more »

Arbor Day Tree Planting

Students from Michelle Ludwig's 4th grade class at Longfellow helped Curtis Milstein of Colorado Sticks and Stones to plant the Arbor Day tree this year. Two hackberries were purchased and planted in Alpine Park with generous Arbor Day donations from community members and organizations.

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City Employees Defeat County Employees in Step Competition

The City kicked off its first year of its wellness program in June of 2010. The City's program was funded by our insurance carrier, CEBT, and by LiveWell Chaffee County, a privately funded organization. One of the highlights of the program was a 4 week "10K-A-Day" competition in April.   Each participating employee received a pedometer ... more »

Sales Tax Information for Local Businesses

If you have a business in Salida registered through the State of Colorado, you should have recently received a letter from the City regarding sales tax. The City Council repealed the 3-1/3% vendor fee for businesses collecting sales tax in the City of Salida. The change goes into effect in July 2011. Beginning with any ... more »

4th of July Festivities and Fireworks Safety

It is hard to believe but summer is officially here and the 4th of July Fireworks show is just around the corner. After receiving great comments regarding last year’s show, we will continue with the expanded display. The show should begin around 9:30pm, weather permitting of course. We look forward to another ... more »

Mayor Warns Citizens of Upcoming Water Bills

We have just ended the first quarter of 2011.  During this quarter our water rates have significantly increased.  The residential water bill you will receive in the first week of July will reflect a price hike of about 50%.  This increase of water rates was passed at the end of 2010. The decision to increase ... more »

City Receives Clean Audit Opinion

The City’s independent accounting firm recently presented an unqualified or “clean” audit opinion on Salida’s 2010 financial statements. The City’s financial position improved during 2010 despite overall weak economic conditions and a 1.3% decrease in taxable sales reported within the City. The sales tax trend improved in the later part of the year, and a ... more »

Police Department and Summer Events Update

Greetings from the Salida Police Department. Summer is here and the great Colorado weather has finally arrived. A quick update on our police department and summer time events in Salida. Our new police department in the Touber building has worked out great. We have been in the building just a little over a year now ... more »

City Requests Bids for Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

The City of Salida will accept separate sealed bids at City Hall through 10:00 AM on July 15, 2011 for the upgrade of the regional wastewater treatment facility. At that time, such sealed bids will be opened and read aloud. City Hall is located at 448 E 1st Street, Suite 112. This project consists of construction ... more »

Denver & Rio Grande Western Hospital Rehabilitation Nears Completion

The Denver & Rio Grande Western Hospital is one of 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.  The City received grant funding in 2010 from the Colorado Historical Society’s State ... more »