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2010 Census Sheds Light on Population Shifts in Salida

As more details are released from the 2010 Census we can reflect on what has (or has not) changed in Salida’s population over the last decade. The decennial census provides us with a snapshot of our population every ten years. It is the most complete population information that most communities have and it provides a […]

Thanks for the 4th of July Support

The City of Salida Fire Department wishes to say thank you for your support as we continue to bring the residents of the city and Chaffee County a 4th of July fireworks celebration that displays our community’s patriotism and spirit. After viewing the show, I believe we accomplished our goal. Many do not realize the […]

City Employees Defeat County Employees in Step Competition

The City kicked off its first year of its wellness program in June of 2010. The City’s program was funded by our insurance carrier, CEBT, and by LiveWell Chaffee County, a privately funded organization. One of the highlights of the program was a 4 week “10K-A-Day” competition in April.   Each participating employee received a pedometer […]

Sales Tax Information for Local Businesses

If you have a business in Salida registered through the State of Colorado, you should have recently received a letter from the City regarding sales tax. The City Council repealed the 3-1/3% vendor fee for businesses collecting sales tax in the City of Salida. The change goes into effect in July 2011. Beginning with any […]

4th of July Festivities and Fireworks Safety

It is hard to believe but summer is officially here and the 4th of July Fireworks show is just around the corner. After receiving great comments regarding last year’s show, we will continue with the expanded display. The show should begin around 9:30pm, weather permitting of course. We look forward to another … more »

Mayor Warns Citizens of Upcoming Water Bills

We have just ended the first quarter of 2011.  During this quarter our water rates have significantly increased.  The residential water bill you will receive in the first week of July will reflect a price hike of about 50%.  This increase of water rates was passed at the end of 2010. The decision to increase […]

City Receives Clean Audit Opinion

The City’s independent accounting firm recently presented an unqualified or “clean” audit opinion on Salida’s 2010 financial statements. The City’s financial position improved during 2010 despite overall weak economic conditions and a 1.3% decrease in taxable sales reported within the City. The sales tax trend improved in the later part of the year, and a […]

Denver & Rio Grande Western Hospital Rehabilitation Nears Completion

The Denver & Rio Grande Western Hospital is one of the last surviving structure in Salida that was constructed by the railroad.  The structure at 448 E. First Street now makes up the eastern end of the Touber Building and houses City Hall.  The City received grant funding in 2010 from the Colorado Historical Society’s […]

Mayor Answers Questions about NRC

Over the past eight months there have been a lot of questions regarding the Natural Resource Center 63-20 proposal. This monologue has been typically speculative. Until about 2 weeks ago the 63-20 was under a Forest Service imposed non disclosure agreement as were all the other developers that offered proposals for the Forest Service office […]

The Pool is Open!

The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center will re-open Thursday, May 26 at 6 am for lap swim. The pool is full and the water is warm! We will open at noon for our FREE School’s Out Summer Kick-off party. Come join the fun. Again, please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience of the past […]