City Council Materials Available July 14 and 15

Salida City Council will meet at 6:00 p.m. Monday, July 14th for their work session and at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 15th for their regular meeting. Work Session Regular Meeting more »

June 3rd City Council Meeting Materials Available

The Salida City Council will meet at 6:00 p.m. June 3rd for a work session. Their regular meeting will follow at 7:00 p.m. All meetings take place at the City Council Chambers. Work Session Regular Meeting more »

Office of the Mayor Clarifies City Departments

From the Office of the Mayor: This press release is being issued to clear up an unfortunate misunderstanding about the organization of City departments. On April 3, the City issued a press release that stated, “The Salida SteamPlant and Hot Springs Pool/Recreation Departments have merged to create the Arts and Recreation Department.” That statement was […]

Mayor Jim Dickson would like to hear from you

Mayor Jim Dickson would like to hear from you

Salida’s new Mayor Jim Dickson has an office in City Hall, 448 East 1st Street. He would love to meet with you! Call him at 719-530-2624 or email him at to set up an appointment.  more »

Jim McCormick honored with commemorative plaque for service to community

Jim McCormick honored with commemorative plaque for service to community

During last night’s Council meeting Former Ward One City Councilman Jim McCormick received a plaque commemorating his service to the community as a Councilman.   Jim McCormick resigned from his position as Salida City Councilman June 7. McCormick served for almost eight … more »

City Council Info Sessions will be held July 17th at 5pm & July 18th at Noon

The City of Salida is hosting Council member information sessions on Wednesday, July 17th and Thursday, July 18th for those interested in running for City Council or Mayor. Mayor Don Stephens will be at River’s Edge, 300 W. Sackett Ave., starting at 5pm Wednesday, July 17th and Councilman Steven Stewart will be at Café Dawn, […]

Holiday Message from Mayor Stephens

If you are reading this, perhaps we made it through the Mayan Apocalypse.  But you never know as guessing one day a couple thousand years into the future may be an inexact science.  However after seeing Mayan architecture, engineering, and how they tie it into the natural world, I wouldn’t put it past them to […]

Mayor Addresses Fire Ban

By Don Stephens, Mayor of Salida Monday evening City Council enacted an emergency ordinance restricting any use or sales of fireworks, and any open fires within the city limits, including but not limited to charcoal fires and cigarette smoking.  Basically, anything other than propane grills are simply not to be used outdoors. Extremely dry conditions […]

Local Participation Leads to Change

The most common question I get asked is, “Why did you want to be Mayor?”  It’s not a simple question to answer at first, but with a little rumination, I realized I ran for Mayor because I learned that a person could most affect their world when they participate at the local level.  In five […]