New Technology at Salida WWTP

Exciting things are happening at the Salida Wastewater Treatment Plant. Recently, wastewater treatment plant staff tested the blowers and air headers in the newly constructed Activated Sludge Basins. Randy Sack, plant manager, said they ran 700,000 gallons of water through the  tanks to make sure the tanks are holding water and that the aeration system works ... more »

First Apple Pie Baking Contest a Tasty Success!

by Theresa Casey, Pool and Recreation Manager Eight pie bakers entered the Apple Pie Contest held in Riverside Park on September 2nd. Six very eager judges sampled the pies and rated them based on appearance, crust & filling and overall flavor. Chrissy and Mike Cainin baked a very visually appealing pie and apparently very tasty as they ... more »

Police Chief Talks Back to School Safety

by Terry Clark, Salida Police Chief Greetings from the Salida Police Department. With  school  back in session and summer traffic still fairly heavy, I wanted to take the opportunity to discuss some safety issues concerning vehicles, pedestrian and bike traffic on the roads. I also wanted to give an update on our department. We have been very ... more »

Labor Day Picnic in the Park Apple Pie Baking Rules!

Picnic in the Park Apple Pie Baking Contest

  1. The Contest is open to anyone wishing to bake an APPLE PIE.
  2. Pie MUST be checked in by 4:30 p.m.. on contest day (9/2/12)
  3. No other fruits may be added (juices OK).
  4. Pies that need special handling, refrigeration or heating elements are not allowed.
  5. The finished pie cannot contain raw/uncooked eggs (white ... more »

Labor Day Picnic in the Park!

Don't miss the "Hometown Picnic in the Park" featuring live music, fireworks, food and free popcorn Sunday, Sept. 2, starting at 4 p.m. in Riverside Park! The San Luis Valley Big Band will play from 4-6 p.m. and J. Fitty Smith, a rock and roll band from Colorado Springs, will play from 6-8 p.m. Hot dogs and ... more »

Land Use Code Update

By Michael Yerman, Community Development Director This is my first column as the Community Development Director.  I am excited to be back in Salida and the opportunity to continue to work with the residents, business owners, builders, and developers on their projects in the City. Over the past year, the Planning Commission has been working on updates ... more »

Salida Fire Department – Promotion and New Hire

The Salida Fire Department announced the promotion of Dave McCann and the hiring of Brian Jefferson.

Recycling Services

Angel of Shavano Recycling will replace collection containers behind the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center Tuesday, August 28. While recycling operations will continue Tuesday, the City recommends not recycling that day in order to make for a smooth transition. All Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments recycling containers will be removed by August 31. Overall, there ... more »

Harriet Alexander Field Hosts Soaring Camp

The Soaring Society of Boulder will hold their annual soaring camp over Labor Day weekend at Harriet Alexander Field Airport. This annual camp has been held at Harriet Alexander Field for at least the past 11 years. Members will begin arriving on Thursday, August 30th and will leave Sept. 2 or 3, depending on weather related ... more »

Community Funding Requests Due August 31st

Now is also the time for organizations seeking financial support from the City in 2013 to submit their Community Funding Requests. The City supports the community by providing resources to non-governmental organizations for projects that supplement municipal government operations and enhance the quality of life in our community. It is usually not possible to ... more »

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