City Redeems Golden Shoe Trophy

After a month long 10k-a-day challenge, City of Salida employees redeemed the Golden Shoe trophy May 22 for averaging more steps a day than Chaffee County employees. Participating City employees averaged 9,434 steps a day for a four-week period beginning April 9. County employees averaged 8,448 steps. Kevin Nelson, public works inspector, took first place for ... more »

Yerman Accepts Community Development Director Position

The City of Salida is pleased to announce Michael Yerman has accepted the position of Community Development Director and will start June 25. Yerman served as Salida city planner from July 2008 to July 2011 and, most recently, served as Buena Vista town planner. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in ... more »

Bess promoted to Interim Fire Chief

Doug Bess, 18-year career firefighter with the City of Salida, is the Interim Fire Chief following the resignation of Don Taylor. Taylor is the new fire chief for the City of Black Hawk. Bess was promoted to interim fire chief May 16, and he will begin his day schedule May 30. Hired in 1994 with ... more »

Locals Only Project – Vote for Salida!

Show your love for our City! Go to this page (Here!) and comment on why you live in Salida. You can post pictures and videos or "like" Salida on their Facebook page. If we get more likes than the other 4 mountain town finalists, Native Eyewear will shoot their next catalog here, using local talent and labor! Native ... more »

Software Request for Information

The City of Salida is seeking information from software vendors for the licensing, installation, training and maintenance of a system to perform the functionality described below. All responses must be submitted prior to 2:00 PM on Friday, June 22, 2012 to the Finance Director, City of Salida, 448 East First Street, Suite 112, Salida, CO 81201. Background The City of ... more »

Salida Hot Springs Will Not Open Sunday, May 13

The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center will not be open Sunday, May 13 as planned. Theresa Casey, Salida Recreation Director, said the snow on Monday set the pool staff behind as well as an unplanned valve replacement that took several days to replace. Casey said staff has not begun to fill the pools, which takes ... more »

Salida City Codes and Property Maintenance

by Terry Clark, Police Chief I wanted to give an update on our department and the activities for this summer. I would like to introduce our newest member of the police department, Oliver Williams. He started in February of this year. Oliver comes to us from Eagle, Colorado, and we are very glad to welcome Oliver ... more »

City Responds to Water Bill Questions

A group of citizens attended the May 1st City Council meeting and brought with them a list of questions about Salida’s water bills and funds. We are posting these questions along with the City’s responses for all members of the community to read in an effort toward greater transparency about the billing methodology. In addition, ... more »

Salida Celebrates Arbor Day & 25th Tree City USA Award

by Marilyn Moore, Tree Board President & Secretary The Salida Tree Board is pleased to announce that for the 25th consecutive year, Salida has received the Tree City USA award from the National Arbor Day Foundation. This award recognizes those communities that have a tree board or forestry department, a tree-care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry ... more »

MacDonald named City Administrator

The Salida City Council is pleased to announce Interim City Administrator and Community Development Director Dara MacDonald has accepted the position of City Administrator, pending approval of the employment agreement. The agreement will be reviewed at the regular City Council meeting May ... more »

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