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 »

Chief Gives Spring Fire Safety Tips

By Don Taylor, Salida Fire Chief

The mountains are getting snow, but the Salida area has not seen a significant amount of snow this winter.  These early spring-like days are great for getting out and enjoying the city and its many amenities, but it does bring the potential for a ... more »

Headed in a “good direction” on the Local Level

By Don Stephens, Mayor of Salida Independent. It’s difficult finding a party that represents me at the federal level – so I’m a registered independent. One or the other covers most of my ideals, but neither party can muster enough of them to sway me to sign on. I have a friend who occasionally writes me to tell ... more »

Bids Requested for Water System Improvements

The City of Salida will be accepting separate sealed bids for the 2012 General Water System Improvements Project which will provide several water system improvements for the City of Salida. The work includes sealing a leaking concrete water tank, removing and replacing a valve vault access hatch, removing and replacing a water tank access ladder and ... more »

2011 Sales Tax Collections Set Record

During the February 21st council meeting, Treasurer Rogers reported 2011 was a record year for sales tax. Salida collected $3,678,962 from sales within the City. This figure equates to taxable sales within the city of $122.6 million. Previously, the record for taxable sales was $122.1 million set in 2008. For sales within the City, tax ... more »

In Progress: Land Use Code Update

The City Council has been diligently working to update the Salida Municipal Code over the past year.  The final chapter remaining is Chapter 16, “Land Use and Development”.  The Council will be reviewing a number of policy questions during their morning work session beginning at 8:30 on Tuesday, February 21st at the City Council Chambers ... more »

City Designates Creative District

By: Michael Varnum, Salida SteamPlant Director The creativity of Salida’s community drew me to the city, first as a visitor, and later as a permanent resident. Our small Colorado municipality is recognized as a state leader in the arts. This is greatly due to our community’s commitment to emphasizing our existing historic downtown as a center ... more »

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