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Chaffee County commissioners unanimously approved at their Tuesday meeting a waiver for an annexation impact analysis report from Buena Vista for the Sangre de Cristo Electric Association property north of town on U.S. 24.

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Chaffee County commissioners unanimously approved at their Tuesday meeting a waiver for an annexation impact analysis report from Buena Vista for the Sangre de Cristo Electric Association property north of town on U.S. 24.

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In the past, Summerdaze kicked off summer celebrations in Salida. This year, it helped locals celebrate the end of the summer season.

“We like being the party to close out the summer rather than kicking it off,” said the event’s co-producer, Lindsey Sutton. “I think it was a really good choice.”

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U.S. Forest Service public affairs officer Suzanne Flory said Tuesday the Forest Service expects the Decker Fire to burn in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Area until the end of the fire season.

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A public meeting regarding the Decker fire will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at Poncha Springs Town Hall, 330 Burnett Ave.

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The Salida Hospital District board met Tuesday in Buena Vista, where Tom Eve gave the directors a timeline for the Buena Vista Health Center addition.

Eve said Colarelli Construction of Colorado Springs, the same contractor that built the Outpatient Pavilion at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center, had the low bid for the job. The firm is in the process of hiring subcontractors, and the work should begin in a few weeks.

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Salida Scout Elijah Wilcox recently led 16 volunteers in constructing a solar system scale model on the grounds of Longfellow Elementary School. 

The project was Wilcox’s Eagle Scout project, so named because it is the major project that a scout must plan, coordinate and lead to qualify to be an Eagle Scout. 

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U.S. stocks closed mostly higher Tuesday ahead of today’s widely expected Federal Reserve rate cut. 

Interest-rate-sensitive sectors performed well, while energy and industrials sectors lagged. 

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The Barn at Howard Creek Farm is a new wedding venue on 11 acres owned by Aly and Orlin Camerlo just south of U.S. 50 in Howard. 

The Camerlos have had the property for about five years. Aly is originally from Denver and Orlin is from Florence. They said they moved to Howard because they love the area, were tired of the rat race and want to raise their kids here.

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Waterstone Mortgage loan originator Michael Hall said he moved to Salida to take care of family.

Hall said he has been in his new space, 123 G St., Suite 2, since Aug. 1. Prior to that, he was working from home. 

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Salida attorney Dustin Hughes said he is returning to his roots as he joins his brother-in-law, broker Walt Harder, and Casey Bennett, associate broker, as an associate broker with Harder Real Estate and Development at 130 W. Second St.

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