City Designates Creative District

By: Michael Varnum, Salida SteamPlant Director The creativity of Salida’s community drew me to the city, first as a visitor, and later as a permanent resident. Our small Colorado municipality is recognized as a state leader in the arts. This is greatly due to our community’s commitment to emphasizing our existing historic downtown as a center ... more »

New Faces at the City

The City of Salida welcomes three new employees. John Oliver Williams from Eagle, Colorado started Wednesday, February 8, as the new Salida Police Officer. A graduate of Colorado Mountain College Colorado Law Enforcement Academy, Williams said, “I’m excited to be here and meet community members. I’m ready to get started on the job.” On having Williams join ... more »

Salida Siding Trail Project Public Meeting

The City of Salida invites you to a public meeting February 9th, 2012 at 5:30 pm at the Salida SteamPlant to discuss the Salida Siding Trail Project and the River Corridors Initiative Project grant with Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO).  The project and grant process will be described, a power point presentation will show the project ... more »

City Announces New Deputy City Clerk

Audrey Gilpin has been selected to serve as the new Deputy City Clerk for the City of Salida, Interim City Administrator Dara MacDonald announced Friday. Starting with the City in November 2011, Gilpin has served as the administrative assistant as well as acting deputy city clerk. Previously, Gilpin was a reporter for The Mountain Mail. “I look ... more »

Local Participation Leads to Change

The most common question I get asked is, “Why did you want to be Mayor?”  It’s not a simple question to answer at first, but with a little rumination, I realized I ran for Mayor because I learned that a person could most affect their world when they participate at the local level.  In five ... more »

Salida Celebrates Change and Success in 2011

The citizens of Salida have much to celebrate this holiday season.  Despite the sluggish economy, the City has continued to provide a high level of basic services and to complete a number of exciting projects and improvements around the City in 2011. In addition to the routine maintenance of streets, parks and facilities that the Public ... more »

Keep the Cheer Here – Shop Locally!

Keep the Cheer Here! It is not the Canon City Home Depot who sponsored this year's Parade of Lights.  Downtown merchants of Colorado Springs are not paying for Santa to be available to delight young children on F Street during the holiday season.  The businesses and individuals who sponsor and actively support these types of events ... more »

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 »

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