Holiday Safety

Is Your Home Safe and Ready for Winter? As Santa welcomed another holiday season by lighting the Christmas tree last Friday evening, it should remind all of us of the upcoming cold and winter season. As the Christmas tree lights up the city every evening, use this as a reminder of simple things each of ... more »

City Administrator Search

Thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself and describe the process of recruiting and selecting Salida’s next City Administrator. As many of you know, our previous Adminstrator, Jack Lewis, left to assume a comparable position for the City of Blackhawk. My name is Harry Brull, and my wife and I relocated to Salida in 2009 ... more »

Budget Update

Following numerous work sessions with staff and elected officials, a revised draft of the  2012 budget is now available. The “budget message” – a narrative that describing important information about the budget and services delivered by the City – continues to be revised as various changes are made up until the point the budget ... more »

Salida Wins Starburst Award

The City of Salida received a Colorado Lottery Starburst Community Award Nov. 15 for its excellent use of lottery funds in completing the Arkansas River Whitewater Park and Greenway project. Dara MacDonald, interim city administrator, said riverside improvements include four whitewater ‘play holes’, a climbing wall, public restrooms, improved access to the river, an outdoor amphitheater ... more »

Sounds of the Season at the SteamPlant!

Sounds of the Season are coming to the SteamPlant! The Alpine Orchestra presents its fall concert this Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the SteamPlant Theater. Selected performances include Overture by William Tell, “March of the Toys” from Babes in Toyland and “Prelude” from Hansel and Gretel. The concert is free and open to the ... more »

Want to Make a Difference?

Become a Board Member! The city currently has vacancies for the Airport Board, Recreation Advisory Board, Board of Appeals and Planning Commission. We are seeking a number of Salida residents to volunteer their time, energy, and enthusiasm to serve on these boards. Applications are available at City Hall or on the City's website at www.cityofsalida.com. Interested ... more »

Chuck Rose Thanks Salida Citizens

I would like to thank citizens of the City of Salida for the honor of being their Mayor for the past four years.  As my final term comes to a close,  the belief that our form of government does allow one  to  make a difference at a local level remains.  I feel that democracy is a ... more »

Striker Trail Completion

Construction of the Striker Trail was recently completed north of the Ben Oswald Soccer Fields.  This trail completes a long-planned connection between neighborhoods east of the soccer fields and the Monarch Spur Trail.   This trail is the result of cooperation between Salida School District R-32-J and the City of Salida.  Funding was provided by Salida-area Parks ... more »

Mayor’s Monthly Article

'DO UNTO OTHERS AS WE WOULD  WISH OTHERS TO DO UNTO US'   “If I am not for myself, who will be for me?  If I am only for myself, what am I?”  These are the words of the Hebraic scholar Hillel.  He lived from 70 BC to about 10 AD. His aforementioned statement can be read ... more »

Improvements to the Salida Hot Springs Pool

Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center is proud to announce that we have remodeled three of our famous private soaking pools and re-opened them on October 16th. Enjoy soaking in privacy in our hot mineral spring water, collected underground and piped 8 miles from the source high in the majestic Rocky Mountains. This sparkling clear and odorless ... more »

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