A fire in Moffat engulfed an entire city block Tuesday, Chaffee County Fire Protection Distr…
The KHEN board of directors and Fall Fund Drive Committee announced that because of the Decker Fire, they have postponed the community radio station’s fall fund drive.
Chaffee County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to extend their declaration of a local disaster emergency dealing with the Decker Fire until Nov. 6, their next scheduled meeting.
In the long term, the Decker Fire will enhance animals’ habitat and benefit them. Right now, however, they’re fleeing the burning area.
“The main thing is the fire will temporarily displace animals,” said Kim Woodruff, Colorado Parks and Wildlife area wildlife manager. “They’ve adapted with fire so they’re used to it.”
Decker Fire in photographs
Firefighting activity on the Decker Fire was high Tuesday, with improvements to fire lines, more aircraft assistance and public communication all in high gear.
The Salida High School volleyball team fell to Manitou Springs in three sets Tuesday, 25-16, 25-18 and 25-12.
“We didn’t play our best,” said Salida head coach Haley Huffman. “We just struggled to move the ball.”
Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center will offer a four-week water safety instructor (WSI) course from Oct. 21 through Nov. 15.
Two course options will be offered: Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a press release stated.
Additional time will be required for hands-on teaching.
Salida business owner Dave Armstrong supports the proposed annexation of Salida School District R-32-J by Colorado Mountain College.
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Arts & Entertainment
The first book in a new series documenting Salida history will be released at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at a book-signing event hosted by The Book Haven, 109 N. F St.
“Blood, Booze, and Whores, the History of Salida, Colorado, Volume 1: 1880-1881” is written by Steve Chapman, historian for Salida Walking Tours.
- 7:15 a.m. – AA at First Christian Church, 302 E. Fourth St. 24-hour hotline: 888-333-9649.
- 7:30 a.m. – Salida Sunrise Rotary at Robin’s Restaurant, 8046 U.S. 50. 719-221-9991.
- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. – Veterans Service Office, 448 E. First St., assists with benefits and transportation to VA medical appointments. 719-539-3803.
- 9:30 a.m. – Bible study at United Methodist Church, 228 E. Fourth St.
- 10-10:30 a.m. – Story time at Salida Regional Library for infants through kindergarten.
- Noon-5 p.m. – Salida Pregnancy Resource Center, 215 E. Third St., offers pregnancy and parenting information, free pregnancy testing, ultrasound and STD testing. 719-539-7436.
- 12:30 p.m. – Chaffee Green meets at Buena Vista Public Library, 131 Linderman Ave.
- 3-7 p.m. – Buena Vista Boys & Girls Club is open for elementary and middle school age children. 719-221-2095.
- 4-7 p.m. – Salida Boys & Girls Club for elementary and middle school age children. 719-539-9500.
- 5:30-7 p.m. – Women’s Empowerment Program for survivors of trauma. Kids welcome. 539-7347 pager/crisis line and information.
- 6:30 p.m. – Adult Bible study at Living Waters Church, 5300 E. U.S. 50. .
- 7 p.m. – VFW Post 3820 bingo at Masonic Lodge, Third and G streets. Progressive bingo featured.
- 7 p.m. – Open AA at First Lutheran Church, 1237 F St. 24-hour hotline: 888-333-9649.
- 7-8 p.m. – Mindful Recovery, a Buddhist-based addiction recovery program, at Salida Sangha, 248 D St.
U.S. stocks rose Tuesday as investors processed corporate earnings reports.
Bank stocks were higher, led by strong results from JPMorgan Chase.
Shares of health care companies Johnson & Johnson and UnitedHealth Group were also lifted by quarterly earnings results.
Police & Courts
Chaffee County sheriff’s deputies arrested Alicia Maria Velasquez, 43, of Salida Oct. 11 on charges of driving under the influence, driving under the influence of alcohol and driving a vehicle without a valid license. She was held in lieu of $4,000 bail.
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