School’s Out. Now What?

by Theresa Casey, Recreation Manager There’s nothing to do. Do you hear this complaint from your kids? If you do, you haven’t seen our summer recreation guide. Swimming, rock climbing, teen duckie trip, ping pong tournament, youth tennis clinic, fly fishing, picnic in the park and mini golf, farmers market kids, W is for Wolf, Dog ... more »

Fire Services Study Presentation, May 30

A presentation of the results from the fire services study conducted by Emergency Services Consulting, Inc. will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 30 in Salida City Council Chambers, 448 East 1st Street. The study includes review of all fire agencies in Chaffee County, including EMS. ESCI Vice President Martin Goughnour will present report findings. more »

City Launches Facebook Page

By Audrey Gilpin, Deputy City Clerk Mark Zuckerberg, creator of the social media phenomenon Facebook, once said, “By giving people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent.” At the City, we hear the word “transparency” often, and we are making daily strides to improve our communication with the public. In an effort to ... more »

Quarterly Billing Will Remain; Summer Sewer Usage Charge May Change

As was recently reported in the Mountain Mail, staff spoke to the City Council during the May 15 work session about the pros and cons of a switch from quarterly to monthly utility billing. This topic has been dropped due to a lack of direction from Council to pursue the change. The second topic, also discussed at ... more »

Additional Water Bill Questions Addressed

This article is a follow up to one posted May 8th to address questions from a citizen about water bills. After responding to the initial six questions City staff received another five questions, which are addressed below. Readers may need to refer back to that May 8th post for the context of some of ... more »

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 »

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