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What can we do to help? Make a donation!

The City of Salida is collecting donations for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief to help people affected by the many wildfires throughout the state. Donation cans are currently located at the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center, Salida Fire Department and City Hall. The fundraising effort ends July 25, so we ask that you please […]

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 […]

Council Will Discuss Fire Ban Ordinance at Special Meeting Monday

Salida City Council will consider an emergency ordinance banning the sale and use of fireworks and outdoor flames and burning in the city limits during a special meeting at 5:15 p.m. Monday, June 25 in council chambers. “Fire Danger in the valley floor is extreme,” Interim Salida Fire Chief Doug Bess said Friday. Simple actions […]

In Retrospect: Haz Mat Disposal & Code Red

By Audrey Gilpin, Deputy City Clerk Salida Fire Department personnel responded to a hazardous materials spill at about 9 p.m. June 7 in the alley area of 11th and D Streets after a resident dumped a gallon of undiluted malathion, an organophosphate insecticide, in the alley. A total of 18 city employees were at the […]

64th Annual FIBArk – Summer Kickoff Event

by Dara MacDonald, City Administrator Whether you enjoy slalom races, carnival rides, a parade or Saturday afternoon music in the park, there is a way for everyone to enjoy the free activities this weekend has to offer.  FIBArk is the first big event of the summer in Salida and the City staff is pleased to […]

Police Chief Talks Summer Safety

by Terry Clark, Chief of Police Greetings from the Salida Police Department. I am glad summer is officially here, and like most everyone, I am hoping for an eventful, fun and safe season. Salida has many events planned for this year, and I wanted to touch upon a few issues that I see during this […]

School’s Out. Now What?

by Theresa Casey, Recreation Manager There’s nothing to do. Do you hear this complaint from your kids? If you do, you haven’t seen our summer recreation guide. Swimming, rock climbing, teen duckie trip, ping pong tournament, youth tennis clinic, fly fishing, picnic in the park and mini golf, farmers market kids, W is for Wolf, […]

City Launches Facebook Page

By Audrey Gilpin, Deputy City Clerk Mark Zuckerberg, creator of the social media phenomenon Facebook, once said, “By giving people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent.” At the City, we hear the word “transparency” often, and we are making daily strides to improve our communication with the public. In an effort […]

City Redeems Golden Shoe Trophy

City Redeems Golden Shoe Trophy

After a month long 10k-a-day challenge, City of Salida employees redeemed the Golden Shoe trophy May 22 for averaging more steps a day than Chaffee County employees. Participating City employees averaged 9,434 steps a day for a four-week period beginning April 9. County employees averaged 8,448 steps. Kevin Nelson, public works inspector, took first place […]

Locals Only Project - Vote for Salida!

Locals Only Project – Vote for Salida!

Show your love for our City! Go to this page (Here!) and comment on why you live in Salida. You can post pictures and videos or “like” Salida on their Facebook page. If we get more likes than the other 4 mountain town finalists, Native Eyewear will shoot their next catalog here, using local talent and labor! Native […]