Fall Fire Safety and Fire Prevention Week

Fall Fire Safety and Fire Prevention Week The Salida Fire Department and the South Arkansas Fire Protection District are joining forces to deliver the 2011 Fire Prevention Message to “Protect Your Family From Fire” and to celebrate Fire Prevention Week October 9-15, 2011. The departments are joining the National Fire Prevention Agency and communities across the United ... more »

‘Thank You to Friends of the SteamPlant’

I encourage you to say a hearty thank you to members of the Friends of the SteamPlant. This group of dedicated supporters from our community provides much needed support to the SteamPlant throughout the year. Thanks to their efforts, the SteamPlant presents cultural  and special events that benefit many causes in our community. The Friends ... more »

Disconnecting from the City’s Utility Service

When City Council repealed and reenacted Chapter 13, Municipal Utilities, of the Salida Municipal Code earlier this year, a provision was added regarding the disconnection of service. Section 13-2-210 provides that “any property owner who desires to disconnect a water or wastewater service line must give written notice to the City.” We developed a form ... more »

Accessory Structure Fee Deferral and Fee Suspension Agreements Available

In May of this year, City Council repealed and reenacted Chapter 13 of the Salida Municipal Code, which governs water and sewer service. The new code provided for a change in the treatment of residential properties that include both a primary and accessory structure. To reduce quarterly service charges for the account, the owners of ... more »

Outside Magazine selects AHRA as One of the Top Parks in the Nation

SALIDA, Colo. – Outside magazine selected the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA) as one of the top five state parks in the nation. The AHRA is a 152-mile Colorado State Park that features one of the nation’s best whitewater boating locations as well as one of the state’s premier brown trout fisheries. The popular outdoor magazine ... more »

Lights Off Downtown

The stars may seem a little brighter in downtown Salida for the next few nights.  Xcel Energy has temporarily turned off the cobra lights in downtown at the request of the City.  This has been done in order to test the level of lighting in the downtown area.  The cobra lights will be turned back ... more »

Mayor’s Letter on the Pro Cycling Challenge

by Chuck Rose The USA Pro Cycling Challenge has come and gone.  I would like to voice my appreciation to all the spectators and especially locals that came out to support this event.  From the start, the number of people and the enthusiasm exhibited was an amazing thing to witness.  Once again, thanks for showing up. As ... more »

No Building Inspections August 23rd

Due to the Pro Challenge Bike Race the Building Department will not be performing inspections in the South end of the County on Tuesday August 23, 2011 but will reschedule those inspections for Wednesday August 24th. Contractos needing inspections on the 23rd are advised to plan ahead and to schedule for Monday or plan ... more »

Nomination Petitions for Mayor and Council are Available

The November 1, 2011 municipal election will be a coordinated mail ballot election with Chaffee County. Petitions for City Council and Mayor Candidates are now available for potential candidates to begin circulating for signatures. Persons interested in running for office can pick up nomination petitions from the Deputy City Clerk at 448 E 1st St., ... more »

Mayor’s Monthly Article-Water is Precious

I thought I would share a letter I received from a Salida resident. "I am 82 years old and grew up on a dry land farm during the dust bowl.  Water was carried into and out of the house.  What was unpalatable for humans and cattle was fed to the pigs.  When I got a bath ... more »