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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 […]

Labor Day Picnic in the Park Apple Pie Baking Rules!

Picnic in the Park Apple Pie Baking Contest The Contest is open to anyone wishing to bake an APPLE PIE. Pie MUST be checked in by 4:30 p.m.. on contest day (9/2/12) No other fruits may be added (juices OK). Pies that need special handling, refrigeration or heating elements are not allowed. The finished pie […]

Labor Day Picnic in the Park!

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 […]

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 […]

Salida Fire Department – Promotion and New Hire

The Salida Fire Department announced the promotion of Dave McCann and the hiring of Brian Jefferson.

Recycling Services

Angel of Shavano Recycling will replace collection containers behind the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center Tuesday, August 28. While recycling operations will continue Tuesday, the City recommends not recycling that day in order to make for a smooth transition. All Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments recycling containers will be removed by August 31. Overall, […]

Harriet Alexander Field Hosts Soaring Camp

Harriet Alexander Field Hosts Soaring Camp

The Soaring Society of Boulder will hold their annual soaring camp over Labor Day weekend at Harriet Alexander Field Airport. This annual camp has been held at Harriet Alexander Field for at least the past 11 years. Members will begin arriving on Thursday, August 30th and will leave Sept. 2 or 3, depending on weather […]

Community Funding Requests Due August 31st

Now is also the time for organizations seeking financial support from the City in 2013 to submit their Community Funding Requests. The City supports the community by providing resources to non-governmental organizations for projects that supplement municipal government operations and enhance the quality of life in our community. It is usually not possible to … more […]

BikeFest – Celebrating Bikes of All Kinds!

The City of Salida will host the first ever Salida BikeFest from September 12 – 16.  BikeFest has several goals, which include promoting safe bicycling, getting more people on bikes, helping local bicycling/trail organizations with awareness and fundraising, and of course just having fun in Salida celebrating bikes!  Many different organizations in Salida, including the […]

Fire Services Study Available

The agency evaluation and feasibility study for Buena Vista and Salida Fire Departments, Chaffee County and South Arkansas Fire Protection Districts and Chaffee County EMS Colorado is available by following this link. The study was conducted by Emergency Services Consulting International.   more »