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City Announces Finalists for Administrator Position

The City of Salida announced Thursday four finalists for the City Administrator position. Finalists are Dara MacDonald of Salida, Mark Heller of Golden, Richard Bellis of Taos, New Mexico and Scott Hahn of Salida. MacDonald is Salida Interim City Administrator and has been with the City since 2005 serving as City Planner and Community Development […]

Chief Gives Spring Fire Safety Tips

By Don Taylor, Salida Fire Chief The mountains are getting snow, but the Salida area has not seen a significant amount of snow this winter.  These early spring-like days are great for getting out and enjoying the city and its many amenities, but it does bring the potential for a … more »

Headed in a “good direction” on the Local Level

By Don Stephens, Mayor of Salida Independent. It’s difficult finding a party that represents me at the federal level – so I’m a registered independent. One or the other covers most of my ideals, but neither party can muster enough of them to sway me to sign on. I have a friend who occasionally writes […]

2011 Sales Tax Collections Set Record

During the February 21st council meeting, Treasurer Rogers reported 2011 was a record year for sales tax. Salida collected $3,678,962 from sales within the City. This figure equates to taxable sales within the city of $122.6 million. Previously, the record for taxable sales was $122.1 million set in 2008. For sales within the City, tax […]

In Progress: Land Use Code Update

The City Council has been diligently working to update the Salida Municipal Code over the past year.  The final chapter remaining is Chapter 16, “Land Use and Development”.  The Council will be reviewing a number of policy questions during their morning work session beginning at 8:30 on Tuesday, February 21st at the City Council Chambers […]

City Designates Creative District

By: Michael Varnum, Salida SteamPlant Director The creativity of Salida’s community drew me to the city, first as a visitor, and later as a permanent resident. Our small Colorado municipality is recognized as a state leader in the arts. This is greatly due to our community’s commitment to emphasizing our existing historic downtown as a […]

Salida Siding Trail Project Public Meeting

The City of Salida invites you to a public meeting February 9th, 2012 at 5:30 pm at the Salida SteamPlant to discuss the Salida Siding Trail Project and the River Corridors Initiative Project grant with Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO).  The project and grant process will be described, a power point presentation will show the project […]

City Announces New Deputy City Clerk

Audrey Gilpin has been selected to serve as the new Deputy City Clerk for the City of Salida, Interim City Administrator Dara MacDonald announced Friday. Starting with the City in November 2011, Gilpin has served as the administrative assistant as well as acting deputy city clerk. Previously, Gilpin was a reporter for The Mountain Mail. […]

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 […]

Salida Celebrates Change and Success in 2011

The citizens of Salida have much to celebrate this holiday season.  Despite the sluggish economy, the City has continued to provide a high level of basic services and to complete a number of exciting projects and improvements around the City in 2011. In addition to the routine maintenance of streets, parks and facilities that the […]