April 19, 2015

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School board opens search for district superintendent

Salida school board members approved by a 6-1 vote a proposal to open the search for a new district superintendent to external candidates from the outset.Lori Isenberger cast the sole dissenting vote on the proposal at the board’s Tuesday meeting.The search to replace Darryl Webb, who is retiring, will be open to external as well as internal candidates starting the middle of July and ending in October.

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Friday 04/17/2015
First-graders perform music
Posted: April 17, 2015

Longfellow Elementary School first-graders finished 4 days of performances Thursday, giving each class a chance to show off what they’ve learned in their music lessons over the year.

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NWS predicts snow through late tonight
Posted: April 17, 2015

Salidans awoke Thursday to approximately an inch of snow, with up to another 6 inches expected to fall through tonight.

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Tales and experiences from travels in Cuba
Posted: April 17, 2015

I entered Cuba March 24, barefoot in leather flip-flops, my toes still covered in sand from the remote Mexican beach where I’d spent the morning earlier that day.

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Salida High School hosts job fair
Updated: April 17, 2015 - 9:36 am

A poster hanging in the front office of Salida High School reads, “Dream the impossible. Seek the unknown. Achieve greatness.”

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Positive earnings news offsets economic reports
Posted: April 17, 2015

U.S. stocks were little changed Thursday as positive earnings news offset disappointing economic reports.

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Colorado Firecamp
Posted: April 17, 2015

Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Colorado Firecamp to its membership with a ribbon cutting at the Salida chamber.

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Shopko to occupy former Alco store in Leadville
Posted: April 17, 2015

Shopko recently announced it will occupy the former Alco store at 401 U.S. 24 in Leadville.

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American Cancer Society
Posted: April 17, 2015

Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce recently recognized the American Cancer Society as a new member at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Friday 04/17/2015
Calander for April 17 thru 19, 2015
Posted: April 17, 2015


Today: April 17, 2015


8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. – Salida Boys & Girls Club for elementary and middle school age children. For information call  539-9500.

9-11 a.m. — Colorado Legal Services staff member available for case intake interviews at Chaffee County Combined Courts, 142 Crestone Ave. For more information call 800-395-2465.

9 a.m.-4 p.m. – Planned Parenthood clinic at 233 E. Second St. 539-7291.

11:45 a.m. – Community meals at Salida Community Center, 305 F St. $4 suggested contribution for 60 and older; $6 for others. Call 530-8980 for transportation by Chaffee Shuttle.

Noon – Congregate meals at Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Fourth and E streets. Voluntary donation for 60 and older; $6.50 for guests. Call 539-3342 before 9:30 a.m. for reservations. Call 530-8980 for Chaffee Shuttle. Call 539-3341 for Meals on Wheels.

12:15 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church downstairs, 7 Poncha Blvd. 221-4364.

1-5 p.m. – Heart of the Rockies Chess Club at First Christian Church, 302 E. Fourth St. 539-7686.

3-7 p.m. – Buena Vista Boys & Girls Club is open for elementary and middle school age children. For information call 221-2095.

5-7 p.m. – Friday night dinner at Salida Elks Lodge for members and guests. 539-6976.

6 p.m. – Al-Anon at First Presbyterian Church, 7 Poncha Blvd. 207-2695.

7:30 p.m. – Open Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at First Presbyterian Church, 7 Poncha Blvd. 221-5157.

7:30 p.m. – Narcotics Anonymous meets at White Horse Arena meeting room, 13155 CR 280, Nathrop. Call 293-0114.

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Wednesday 04/08/2015
Haunted Windchimes perform in Salida Friday
Posted: April 08, 2015

Honeyed harmonies, spirited pickin’ and music found in passing a jug of moonshine will kick off the weekend as Clark Roberts Productions presents The Haunted Windchimes at Salida SteamPlant, 220 W. Sackett Ave.

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First-graders perform music

Longfellow Elementary School first-graders finished 4 days of performances Thursday, giving each class a chance to show off what they’ve learned in their music lessons over the year. Comments (0)

Sheriff reports several arrests

Chaffee County sheriff’s deputies arrested Lori Santillanez, 52, Buena Vista, April 12 on charges of driving under the influence of drugs and failure to stop at a designated traffic control device. She was held in lieu of $1,000 bail. Comments (0)