The Salida Standard

Skatepark Project Begins to Take Shape

In early 2020, Salida adopted a Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails Master Plan to ensure the City is best serving the recreation needs and interests of the community – now, and in the future.   Why a Skatepark? The Master Plan process involved extensive community input and participation from residents, including public meetings, focus […]

Planning for 2021

Salida’s budget outlook   The City of Salida’s annual budget aligns with the goals set by Council and provides a funding plan for City services. The budget not only serves as a financial roadmap, but also as an accountability tool. The budget reflects City Council’s objectives to continue to provide high-quality services to the community […]

Oak Street’s Face Lift

A new multi-modal corridor for Salida   Project overview Oak Street (CO 291) is a popular roadway at the eastern edge of the City that is an important gateway to businesses along Rainbow Boulevard (US 50) and Salida’s historic downtown. In addition to vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists frequently use Oak Street as a favorite route […]

Sustainability pays off in Salida

Environmental stewardship is a priority for the community Thanks to the photo-voltaic “community solar garden” at the northwest corner of US Highway 285 and CR 140 (Airport Road), the City of Salida has made a substantial reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and saved the City and taxpayers significant money. In 2019, the City … more »

Have you responded to the 2020 Census?

Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 11, the U.S. Census Bureau will start knocking on the doors of households that have not completed their Census form. For those who have not responded yet, please don’t delay. Self-responses help save taxpayer dollars. Census takers will wear masks and follow local public health guidelines when they visit your home. All Census […]

Take Your Business Outside

Two blocks of downtown will close to vehicles and allow for expanded outdoor dining and retail   On Thursday, June 4, two blocks of F Street – between Sackett Avenue and 2nd Street – will transform into a pedestrian-only restaurant and retail hub. This change is intended to support local businesses while also ensuring that […]

G Street’s Facelift

Smoother road and more parking on G Street is complete   Downtown Salida received some much-needed additional parking when improvements to the roadway were completed in mid-May.   The reconfiguration of G Street between Sackett Avenue and 1st Street added new, angled parking, addressed future safety concerns at G Street and 1st Street by eliminating […]

Join Our Dedicated Team

Apply now to serve the City of Salida   Join our team of committed utility workers as a water or wastewater operator. Qualified applicants should have experience in treatment plant operations or a Colorado Operator Certification Class D or higher. Both positions are full time with full benefits including medical, dental and retirement plan options. […]

Housing For All

New low-income housing development awarded $1.2 million in tax credits   Salida has grown nearly 30% over the last 20 years as home prices have outpaced wages and inflation. To help meet the demand for affordable housing, Commonwealth Development Corporation was recently awarded the competitive Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) of $1.2 million for […]