Land Use Code Community Meeting – Sept. 25

A public input meeting regarding the revised Land Use Code will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 25 in Council Chambers at the Touber Building, 448 East First Street. During the September 18 city council meeting, council directed staff to focus the discussion and take public comment on two recommendations from the Planning Commission that ... more »

Bridge as Art Proposals – What do YOU like?

Salida City Council will meet on Friday, September 21 at 8:45 a.m. at the Bridge Art project site (220 West Sackett Ave.) to continue their discussion on the SteamPlant & Sackett Avenue Bridge as Art project proposals. Council will then walk to council chambers (448 East First Street) to consider Resolution 2012-55, awarding the Bridge ... more »

Home Rule Information

Sam Mamet with the Colorado Municipal League will be in Salida to present information on home rule at 6 p.m. October 9 at the Salida High School Auditorium. Please plan to attend this presentation that will discuss both pros and cons of home rule. Get informed!

City of Salida Recreation Seeks Front Desk Clerk

City of Salida Recreation seeks a friendly and dependable individual for a part time position as Front Desk Clerk.  Hours/shifts vary and include mornings, evenings and weekends. Duties include customer service and light cleaning; good computer skills are required. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs, stand for periods of time and work ... more »

City Council Work Session Agenda

The agenda for tomorrow morning's City Council work session is now available heremore »

Common Sense, Common Courtesy

By Sue Mick, Salida Municipal Court Clerk  I would like to provide you with some food for thought, specifically about parking tickets. What about them annoys you the most?  First of all, with a little common sense, they are totally avoidable.  Drivers just need to pay attention to what’s going on around them and look for parking ... more »

City Council Agenda and Packet for September 18th

The agenda, packet and Chapter 16 Revision for the September 18th City Council meeting are now available here, here and heremore »

Ride Right Cycle Safe 4th Grade Helmet Program – Tomorrow!

The annual Ride Right Cycle Safe 4th grade helmet program will take place Thursday, September 13 at Longfellow Elementary. Absolute Bikes and the City of Salida Fire and Police Departments help to educate 4th graders about bike safety. The program not only practices ideas such as making eye contact with drivers of vehicles, but it ... more »

Are You Prepared?

By Doug Bess, Salida Fire Chief This summer the state of Colorado suffered catastrophic losses from wildfires.  With September being declared “Emergency Preparedness Month” by FEMA, I would like to provide some important information regarding preparedness and evacuation in the event of a large wildfire or other natural disaster. Preparedness begins with your property and your home.  ... more »

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 ... more »