Whom do I call to report a street light that is not working?

719-539-5128 is the number to call to report a non-functioning streetlight to Xcel Energy. Their office hours are 7AM to 4PM. You may leave a message at that number if you are calling when the office is not open. Xcel Energy services street lights in town under a franchise agreement with the City. They will generally ... more »

Are landscaping permits still required?

Yes. You do need to apply for a permit with Public Works to landscape the parkway in front of your property. The permit is free. The parkway provides a buffer area between motorists driving on the streets and the pedestrian walkways. Water meter pits are often located in this area and need to be accessed by ... more »

The Benefits of Recreation-Things to do in the Fall

By Theresa Casey, Recreation Manager As the seasons change so do our physical activity habits. Don’t let the chill in the air and the earlier sunset keep you from recreating this winter. The benefits of recreation are abundant: recreation reduces stress and depression, promotes creative play and rejuvenates your body and mind. Wikipedia defines recreation as ... more »

What Are Your Priorities?

We want to hear from you. Please take a few minutes to fill out the online survey and tell the City of Salida what you think should be the priorities in the coming years. Paper copies can be filled out at the Salida Regional Library, Salida Café, Simmering Cup, Café Dawn, ... more »

Public Hearing: Amendment to 2003 Enterprise Fund Loan

A public hearing will be held during the City Council meeting on September 21, 2010 regarding an amendment to a 2003 Water Loan. The City submitted a letter to the Colorado Water Resources & Power Development Authority requesting an amendment to the terms of the 2003 Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund Loan Agreement. Specifically, the City ... more »

Public Hearing: Debt Issuance for Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade

A public hearing will be held during the City Council Meeting on September 21, 2010 regarding the financing of a major upgrade to the wastewater treatment facility. Please see more information under the "Projects" section of this website. more »

USDA Rural Development Awards Funding for Wastewater Treatment Plant

Colorado Rural Development State Director Jim Isgar will be in Salida September 9 to award the City with a $14,719,000 loan and grant combination for their wastewater treatment plant.  “This system will provide a long term solution for both Poncha Springs and Salida and allow the two communities to create a more economical and efficient system,” ... more »

School is Open-Drive Carefully

Greetings from the Salida Police Department. Fall is on its way in and school is back in session. With this I wanted to take the opportunity to discuss some safety issues concerning pedestrian- bike traffic on the roads. I want to take this opportunity to give an update on our department. We have been very busy ... more »

What requires a cut permit?

You are required to apply for a cut permit with the Public Works Department anytime you are going to be doing work in the City right-of-way. This process can be done at the Public Works Department located at 340 W Hwy 291 or by calling (719)539-6257. more »

City Seeks Community Input

The City of Salida wants citizen help in identifying priorities for the community. “As the Planning Commission finalizes the draft of the Comprehensive Plan, we want to include an implementation plan that reflects the priorities of the community and fits within a realistic budget. We want to hear from the community what they ... more »