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Petitions Available October 8

Petitions for Home Rule Charter Commission Candidates will be available and may be circulated for the first time on Monday, October 8, 2012. Persons interested in running can pick up nomination petitions from the Deputy City Clerk at 448 East First Street, Suite 112, Salida, CO 81201. The signed petitions must be returned to the […]

Clerk Provides Home Rule Information

By Audrey Gilpin, Deputy City Clerk After years of hearing citizens and previous city councils inquire about home rule, the current Salida City Council made it a priority to explore the possibility of Salida adopting a home rule charter. On September 18, council passed, upon second reading, Ordinance 2012-12, initiating the adoption of a home […]

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New Technology at Salida WWTP

Exciting things are happening at the Salida Wastewater Treatment Plant. Recently, wastewater treatment plant staff tested the blowers and air headers in the newly constructed Activated Sludge Basins. Randy Sack, plant manager, said they ran 700,000 gallons of water through the  tanks to make sure the tanks are holding water and that the aeration system works […]

BikeFest – Celebrating Bikes of All Kinds!

The City of Salida will host the first ever Salida BikeFest from September 12 – 16.  BikeFest has several goals, which include promoting safe bicycling, getting more people on bikes, helping local bicycling/trail organizations with awareness and fundraising, and of course just having fun in Salida celebrating bikes!  Many different organizations in Salida, including the […]

U.S. Forest Service Groundbreaking

U.S. Forest Service Groundbreaking

Sen. Gail Schwartz (D-Snowmass) and representatives from Salida and Chaffee County attended the U.S. Forest Service Groundbreaking at the Salida Natural Resource Center July 13.  more »

Salida Artwalk Featured on PBS

Rocky Mountain PBS featured Salida Artwalk! Congrats to all the artists, organizers and community members for putting on this wonderful event 20 years running. Follow this link to view the video! Rocky Mountain PBS Summer Arts Festival more »

Salida Hot Springs Will Not Open Sunday, May 13

The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center will not be open Sunday, May 13 as planned. Theresa Casey, Salida Recreation Director, said the snow on Monday set the pool staff behind as well as an unplanned valve replacement that took several days to replace. Casey said staff has not begun to fill the pools, which takes […]

Salida Hot Springs Pool Closed May 7 through May 12

by Theresa Casey, Salida Recreation Manager Spring is arriving early this year, and it is time for the Salida Hot Springs Pool to do our semi-annual deep cleaning. Twice a year we drain the pool and power wash the decks, pool and locker rooms. At the same time, we shut down the mechanical system, take […]

Open House to Discuss NRC Development

REGen LLC would like to invite any interested members of the public to learn more about the first phase of development at the Salida Natural Resource Center, including plans for the U.S. Forest Service building. A public open house has been scheduled from 4:00 – 6:00 pm on Thursday, March 22nd at the Salida SteamPlant. […]

Salida Wins Starburst Award

The City of Salida received a Colorado Lottery Starburst Community Award Nov. 15 for its excellent use of lottery funds in completing the Arkansas River Whitewater Park and Greenway project. Dara MacDonald, interim city administrator, said riverside improvements include four whitewater ‘play holes’, a climbing wall, public restrooms, improved access to the river, an outdoor […]