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Prescribed Burn in Chaffee County set for Tuesday, March 13

The South Arkansas Fire Protection District will be conducting a 17 acre prescribed burn on Tuesday, March 13 at 7021 CR 104, (Hwy 50 & CR 104). The burn is designed to mitigate potential fire hazards by removing fuel including dead grass and dead and down trees. The burn process will begin … more »

Chief Gives Spring Fire Safety Tips

By Don Taylor, Salida Fire Chief The mountains are getting snow, but the Salida area has not seen a significant amount of snow this winter.  These early spring-like days are great for getting out and enjoying the city and its many amenities, but it does bring the potential for a … more »

Headed in a “good direction” on the Local Level

By Don Stephens, Mayor of Salida Independent. It’s difficult finding a party that represents me at the federal level – so I’m a registered independent. One or the other covers most of my ideals, but neither party can muster enough of them to sway me to sign on. I have a friend who occasionally writes […]

Bids Requested for Water System Improvements

The City of Salida will be accepting separate sealed bids for the 2012 General Water System Improvements Project which will provide several water system improvements for the City of Salida. The work includes sealing a leaking concrete water tank, removing and replacing a valve vault access hatch, removing and replacing a water tank access ladder and […]

2011 Sales Tax Collections Set Record

During the February 21st council meeting, Treasurer Rogers reported 2011 was a record year for sales tax. Salida collected $3,678,962 from sales within the City. This figure equates to taxable sales within the city of $122.6 million. Previously, the record for taxable sales was $122.1 million set in 2008. For sales within the City, tax […]

In Progress: Land Use Code Update

The City Council has been diligently working to update the Salida Municipal Code over the past year.  The final chapter remaining is Chapter 16, “Land Use and Development”.  The Council will be reviewing a number of policy questions during their morning work session beginning at 8:30 on Tuesday, February 21st at the City Council Chambers […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]