Common Sense, Common Courtesy

By Sue Mick, Salida Municipal Court Clerk  I would like to provide you with some food for thought, specifically about parking tickets. What about them annoys you the most?  First of all, with a little common sense, they are totally avoidable.  Drivers just need to pay attention to what’s going on around them and look for parking ... more »

City Council Agenda and Packet for September 18th

The agenda, packet and Chapter 16 Revision for the September 18th City Council meeting are now available here, here and heremore »

Ride Right Cycle Safe 4th Grade Helmet Program – Tomorrow!

The annual Ride Right Cycle Safe 4th grade helmet program will take place Thursday, September 13 at Longfellow Elementary. Absolute Bikes and the City of Salida Fire and Police Departments help to educate 4th graders about bike safety. The program not only practices ideas such as making eye contact with drivers of vehicles, but it ... more »

Are You Prepared?

By Doug Bess, Salida Fire Chief This summer the state of Colorado suffered catastrophic losses from wildfires.  With September being declared “Emergency Preparedness Month” by FEMA, I would like to provide some important information regarding preparedness and evacuation in the event of a large wildfire or other natural disaster. Preparedness begins with your property and your home.  ... more »

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 »

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