Thursdays @ Six Concerts Start Tonight!

Don't forget that the Thursdays @ Six concerts begin tonight in Riverside Park with the Gumbo Jets playing traditional Cajun music! All of the concerts are free, with donations going to the Salida Recreation Scholarship Fund.
See the link for the full schedule of performers! http://salidarec.com/music/
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Agenda and Packet for June 19

The City Council Agenda and Packet for the June 19 meeting are available by following these links: Agenda - June 19. Packet - June 19. A limited number of printed agendas will be available at the meeting. If you'd like a printed packet, please contact Audrey Gilpin at audrey.gilpin@cityofsalida.com. more »

64th Annual FIBArk – Summer Kickoff Event

by Dara MacDonald, City Administrator Whether you enjoy slalom races, carnival rides, a parade or Saturday afternoon music in the park, there is a way for everyone to enjoy the free activities this weekend has to offer.  FIBArk is the first big event of the summer in Salida and the City staff is pleased to support ... more »

Governor Issues Executive Order Banning Open Burning

Governor John Hickenlooper issued an executive order banning open burning in all Colorado counties effective  at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 14. Open burning is prohibited in all counties in the State. Open burning means any outdoor fire, including but not limited to campfires, warming fires, charcoal grill fires, fused explosives, fireworks, and any other activity that ... more »

Chaffee County Sheriff Declares Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Chaffee County Sheriff Pete Palmer announced Wednesday, June 13 at 6:20 p.m. that Stage I fire restrictions will be in effect as of Thursday, June 14. No open fires are allowed, with the following exceptions: 1) Campfires, warming fires and charcoal fires within a permanent constructed fire grate in a developed public campground or picnic ground ... more »

Police Chief Talks Summer Safety

by Terry Clark, Chief of Police Greetings from the Salida Police Department. I am glad summer is officially here, and like most everyone, I am hoping for an eventful, fun and safe season. Salida has many events planned for this year, and I wanted to touch upon a few issues that I see during this season. Next ... more »

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 »

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