Never Take Counsel of your Fears

General Stonewall Jackson said, “Never take counsel of your fears” (From, “On Strategy, A Critical Analysis of the Vietnam War” by Colonel Harry G. Summers). We live in “the home of the brave and the land of the free” Yet, it seems to me, the instillation of fear is the aim ... more »

Request for Bids: Touber Building Drainage & Paving Project

The City of Salida and Chaffee County are soliciting proposals for a drainage and paving project at the Touber Building. The work generally consists of the installation of trench drain, ribbon gutter, rain gardens & asphalt paving.

Railroad Hospital Gets a Facelift

The Denver & Rio Grande Western Hospital is the last surviving structure in Salida that was constructed by the railroad. The structure at 448 E. First Street now makes up the eastern end of the Touber Building and houses City Hall. As part of the recent remodel from hospital to City and County offices the ... more »

Is bottled water better than tap water?

Tap water is subject to stricter federal standards and testing. Water used for bottling is required to be analyzed for bacteria only once a week. However, 70% of the bottled water sold in the U.S. is packaged and sold in the same state, making it exempt from this federal regulation. more »

City offers reminders about local licenses required

At this time the City of Salida does not have a general business license, but we do have Liquor Licenses, Special Events Liquor Permits, Peddlers, Solicitors, and Transient Merchants licenses, Arborist licenses, and Animal licenses. This article provides guidance for compliance with local licensing requirements.

Notice of a Finding of No Significant Impact

The USDA has determined that the City’s proposal for upgrading the wastewater treatment facility will not have a significant effect on the environment.

City Council Work Session June 30th

PUBLIC POSTING UPCOMING COUNCIL SESSIONS: All Regular City Council Meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of the month, 6:00 p.m., (All meetings and work sessions are held at this address unless otherwise noted.) City Council Chambers 448 E. 1st Street, Suite 190, Salida, CO 81201 City Council members ... more »

Is open burning allowed in the city?

No, with the exception of a small contained campfire that is being tended to. more »

Does Salida have watering restrictions?

Outside watering between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm is strongly discouraged. Watering during the heat of the day is less efficient than at cooler times. You will lose up to 50% of the water to evaporation watering in the middle of the day. The City adopted a Water Conservation Plan in ... more »