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Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA) and Salida Area Parks Open Space & Trails (SPOT) partnered to replace signs along Monarch Spur Trail

Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA) and Salida Area Parks Open Space & Trails (SPOT) partnered to replace signs along Monarch Spur Trail

You may have noticed along the Monarch Spur Trail that the worn and weathered signs have recently been replaced. Originally installed in May 2008, the sign content was developed by Suzanne Ward (a SPOT founder and now involved in Foodshed Alliance). After 5 years … more »

Congratulations to Salida Area Parks Open Space & Trails (SPOT) for Josephine H. Miles Award Honorable Mention

The Miles and Bancroft Awards Committee at History Colorado has given the Salida Area Parks Open Space and Trails (SPOT) an honorable mention for this year’s Miles Award for the Hutchinson Homestead Preservation Project. The committee mentioned in their award letter that the competition was stiff but they felt that the project did a good […]

Salida Recreation Is Looking For Your Input!

Salida Recreation will be conducting a brief survey regarding the Hot Springs Aquatic Center and recreation programming through November 10. Surveys can be taken online or paper copies may be picked up at the pool. The survey will be used by the recreation department and the City of Salida to determine what programs and services […]

The Salida Creative District presents second Creative Mondays discussion November 4

The Salida Creative District presents the second class in its Creative Mondays series on Monday, November 4, 2013 from 6:00-7:30pm at the SteamPlant Annex, 220 W. Sackett. Lyle Latvala, Small Business Development Business Development (SBDC) Counselor and Cotopaxi High School teacher will lead an interactive discussion titled “Real World Steps to Make Your Creative Business […]

City’s “Document Library” has Financial Information Available

According to our website statistics, very few people access the financial information that is available. But, people do talk about it! For the past several years, details about the budget, actual revenues and disbursements have been published on the City’s website. Anyone interested in City finances can find a great deal of current and historical information including monthly disbursement […]

Salida’s Whitewater Park featured for Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO)’s 20th Anniversary

The City of Salida’s Whitewater Park, which was partially funded via a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), is featured in a 20th Anniversary “20 for Our 20th Anniversary” feature on the organization’s website: The selected projects have been featured for being great projects that “represent some of the best Colorado has to offer.” […]

Mayor Proclaims Friday as Spartan Day

Don Stephens, Mayor of Salida, proclaimed that Friday, October 25, is Spartan Day in Salida in recognition of Spartan athletes’ stellar performances this year in many sports. Stephens encourages everyone in the community to put on their colors, attend the Spartan Soccer game at 1 p.m. Friday at Salida High School Turf Field and show strong support for […]

Colorado Department of Local Affairs finds Salida’s Budgets to be in Compliance

As the local newspaper reported on Monday, Jeff Auxier filed a lawsuit (which still has not been served) alleging the City of Salida’s budgets do not comply with Colorado Budget Law. The City would like to share the following email received from the Department of Local Affairs. On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 10:57 AM, Biggs – DOLA, Jarrod <> wrote: Jan, I […]

CDOT Public Meeting Set for December 10

Mayor Don Stephens convened a meeting on Tuesday, October 22nd between representatives from the City of Salida, Chaffee County and Colorado Department of Transportation.  The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the results of a speed study conducted last summer on Hwy 50 in Salida.  Kerrie Neet, Regional Transportation Director for Region 5, Mike […]

City of Salida Q3 financial report posted

Have you looked at the financial information available on the City of Salida website? Details about the budget and actual revenues and disbursements have been published on the City’s website as soon as available for the past several years. Anyone with an interest in City finances can find a lot of detail about the City’s […]