The Salida Standard

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 […]

We’re Always Working for You

Despite the crisis, maintenance projects and new initiatives keep our city moving forward Even though City offices except for City Hall are closed to the public, that hasn’t stopped our dedicated staff from staying busy behind the scenes. Over the last month and a half, we’ve modified how we do business, but we haven’t slowed […]

What does “Safer at Home” look like for Salida?

What does “Safer at Home” look like for Salida? Phase 1 Businesses Began Slow Reopening May 1   On April 27 Governor Jared Polis issued a new Public Health Order known as “Safer at Home”, which lifts some restrictions originally put in place by the state’s “Stay at Home” rules. This new, slow reopening of […]

Help Shape the Future of Recreation in Salida

Apply for the Recreation Advisory Board by May 22 City Council appoints members to the Recreation Advisory Board who serve in an advisory capacity to the City and make recommendations related to parks, trails, recreation and open space. In the coming months, Board members will provide valuable input for the design and features of the […]

Don’t Get Left Out

Got a few minutes? Filling out the census will improve your community. A good count for Chaffee County can lead to federal funding for healthcare, public safety and emergency preparedness  (including wildfire prevention and management), business development grants, training for public school teachers, highway maintenance and construction, home financing for low-income older adults, homelessness, waste disposal and […]

A Message from Mayor Wood

Connecting and supporting the Salida Community We’re excited to introduce the City’s monthly newsletter, The Salida Standard. It’s important to us that we share timely information with you, especially during these challenging times. In our City’s 129-year history, we’ve weathered many storms together. I know we’ll continue to lift each other up and find new, […]