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Updates from the Pool

By Theresa Casey The Salida Recreation Department is a small department with big dreams. Our dreams include expanding our recreational opportunities, classes and events, and delivering hotter water from the source in Poncha Springs. We have made many improvements to the Aquatics Center in the past year, and we hope to see some old regulars […]

City Hall Has Moved

The Salida City Hall, Police Department, Council Chambers and Municipal Court are now located in the Touber Building at 448 East First Street (the old hospital).

New White Water Park features and Hot Water Line Updates

If you have been near the F St. bridge over the past two days you should have noticed the improvements to the river park is underway. This is a continuation of a project started in 2000 largely driven by the energy of Mike Harvey with the support of many private and public groups. … more »

Planning Hosts Public workshop Thursday, March 4th

Dara MacDonald Community Development Director February 26, 2010 Think the City is out of touch? Looking for ways to tell your local government where they should be focusing their efforts and your tax dollars? Help us better understand citizen desires and develop the comprehensive plan for the community! Join us for a public workshop Thursday, […]

Household Hazards

As we end the winter season and begin to look forward to warmer weather of spring many of us are planning household projects and spring cleaning. As we complete these projects there is the question of how to dispose of many of the leftover cleaners and paints. Improper disposal of household hazardous wastes can include […]

Changes to the Planning IGA

Changes to the Planning IGA by Dara MacDonald In the Spring of 2008, the City of Salida and Chaffee County entered into an Intergovernmental Agreement (“IGA”) that allowed for coordinated land use planning for lands outside of the City of Salida’s boundaries. The purpose of the agreement is to direct growth in a manner that […]

We cannot be a nation ignorant and free

The fathers of the United States of America understood that the government they were creating was an experiment.

Upcoming Community Development Events

Dara MacDonald Community Development Director January 8, 2010 In order to offer education and encourage participation, the City is hosting two upcoming free events that citizens are encouraged to attend. The first is a workshop on the Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation. Steve Turner, Director of the State Historic Fund, will be the keynote speaker […]

Water and sewer bills have a new look

Water and sewer customers of the City of Salida will notice their latest bill looks a little different. The City’s fourth quarter billing was prepared using a new “press and seal” machine that eliminated over thirty hours of manual folding, envelope stuffing and sealing. Customers fold and tear off three edges of the bill to […]

Sales tax challenges

The City encourages residents to support local businesses. The City of Salida depends on sales tax. When business is down for our local vendors, the city’s budget for capital investments and operations suffers. This is a major challenge in our financial structure.