Salida Artwalk Featured on PBS

Rocky Mountain PBS featured Salida Artwalk! Congrats to all the artists, organizers and community members for putting on this wonderful event 20 years running. Follow this link to view the video! Rocky Mountain PBS Summer Arts Festival more »

Ordinance Banning Open Flames & Burning Rescinded

Interim Salida Fire Chief Doug Bess rescinded the city-wide ordinance which banned fireworks and outdoor flames and burning Monday afternoon due to recent weather conditions in Chaffee County and after consulting with area fire officials. The use of charcoal grills and legal fireworks are permitted within city limits. Legal fireworks under the Salida Municipal Code include ... more »

July is Parks and Rec Month – Take Part!

By Maggie Murdoch, City of Salida Recreation Supervisor I have had the pleasure of running the City's recreation programming for the past year. On June 1st, I welcomed my son into this world, so I am taking the summer off but look forward to returning to the job in the fall with even more motivation now ... more »

Special Meeting July 2, 2012

Salida City Councilmen will meet at 5:30 p.m. July 2 for a special meeting followed by an executive session. Please follow this link for the agenda: http://cityofsalida.com/_site/wp-content/uploads/CityCouncilAgenda20120702_Special-Meeting.pdf more »

Fire Ban Clarification

To clarify, the City of Salida Fire Ban allows for operating a lawn mower, chainsaw, weed trimmer, leaf blower or similar gas powered device WITH AN APPROVED SPARK ARRESTOR. Interim Fire Chief Doug Bess said most devices are equipped with spark arrestors. For information on the City of Salida fire ban, please visit: http://cityofsalida.com/2012/06/fire-ban-in-effect/ ... more »

Bess Talks Fireworks & Fire Safety

By Doug Bess, Interim Salida Fire Chief As most of you are aware by now, the Salida Fire Department will not be shooting fireworks off “S” Mountain on the 4th of July.  With high temps, lack of moisture and no relief in sight, postponing the show is the right choice. With 13 wildfires currently burning in Colorado, ... more »

Emergency Preparedness

Due to current fire conditions in Colorado, the City of Salida wants to assure citizens that our emergency operations staff and those in Chaffee County are prepared for emergencies. Staff has taken federally required National Incident Management Systems courses, participated in mock emergency situations and established Emergency Operation Centers (EOC) in the county. Chaffee County has ... more »

Fire Personnel Respond to Smoke on Methodist Mountain

June 27, 2012 Salida Fire, Chaffee County Fire, and Chaffee County Sheriff’s Department personnel have responded to reports of smoke on Methodist Mountain. Interim Salida Fire Chief Doug Bess said, “At this point, nothing is confirmed. We are currently patrolling the subdivisions along Methodist Mountain. We are also working the U.S. Forest Service. They have a ... more »

What can we do to help? Make a donation!

The City of Salida is collecting donations for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief to help people affected by the many wildfires throughout the state. Donation cans are currently located at the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center, Salida Fire Department and City Hall. The fundraising effort ends July 25, so we ask that you please ... more »

Fire Ban In Effect

The following are banned within the City of Salida:

  • Sale and use of ALL fireworks.
  • Any outdoor flame or fire, including, but not limited to: campfires, warming fires, charcoal grills including use of constructed, permanent fire pits or fire grates within developed picnic grounds or recreation sites.
  • Fused explosives.
  • Welding or operating an acetylene or other torch with open ... more »

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