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Draft Budget Presented to Council

A preliminary 2013 budget was submitted to the city council last week. This article provides an overview of the 2013 budget timeline and the process for considering public comment. We follow rules in the Colorado Revised Statutes regarding budget deadlines and the public hearing process. Council must be presented with a budget by October 15. […]

Fire Department Hosts Open House Saturday

The Salida Fire Department will be hosting a Fire Prevention Open House on Saturday, Oct. 13th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM as part of their Fire Prevention Week activities. Burgers and hot dogs will be served from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and there will be fire truck rides, a dunk tank, a bounce […]

Home Rule Presentation Tuesday, October 9

Sam Mamet, director of the Colorado Municipal League, will present information on Home Rule at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 9 at the Salida High School Auditorium. Mamet will speak of both the pros and cons of home rule, answer questions and explain how home rule may or may not be the preferred direction for Salida’s […]

Salida Hot Springs Pool Maintenance Closure

By Theresa Casey, Recreation Manager The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center will be closed from October 8 through October 27 for annual maintenance and renovation of the warm pool. We apologize for any inconveniences to your schedule during this annual shut-down. We have several major projects to complete as well as in depth cleaning to […]

Petitions Available October 8

Petitions for Home Rule Charter Commission Candidates will be available and may be circulated for the first time on Monday, October 8, 2012. Persons interested in running can pick up nomination petitions from the Deputy City Clerk at 448 East First Street, Suite 112, Salida, CO 81201. The signed petitions must be returned to the […]

Notice of Budget

Notice is hereby given that a proposed 2013 budget was submitted to the Salida City Council on October 2, 2012. A copy of the proposed budget is available for public inspection at City Hall, located in the Touber Building at 448 E. 1st Street, Suite 112 in Salida. The proposed budget will be discussed … more […]

Salida Fire Department Urges Residents to “Have Two Ways Out!” During Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13, 2012

If you woke up to a fire in your home, how much time do you think you would have to get to safety?  According to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), one-third of American households estimated they thought their family would have at least 6 minutes before a fire in their home would become […]

Oct. 2 Council Meeting Materials Available

The October 2nd City Council regular meeting agenda and packet are available. Agenda Packet 2013 Budget Presentation by Jan Schmidt more »

Clerk Provides Home Rule Information

By Audrey Gilpin, Deputy City Clerk After years of hearing citizens and previous city councils inquire about home rule, the current Salida City Council made it a priority to explore the possibility of Salida adopting a home rule charter. On September 18, council passed, upon second reading, Ordinance 2012-12, initiating the adoption of a home […]

Emergency Training Exercise Sept. 28

South Central All Hazards Region and Chaffee County Office of Emergency Management are hosting a training exercise on September 28, 2012 at the Buena Vista Rodeo Grounds from 9:00am-5:00pm. Gregg Drive will remain open during the training exercise, but traffic could minimally be impacted in the area. The hands-on scenario based training is designed to […]