February 10, 2016

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Episcopal Church flips pancakes for traditional Shrove Tuesday

The Episcopal Church of the Ascension’s annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper attracted 225 patrons who arrived from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to partake of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and juice.The event has been a tradition at the church for about 50 years. No one seems to know exactly when it started, but Bob Finck, busily flipping gluten-free pancakes, said he had been helping with the event since about 1966.Shrove Tuesday is an English tradition that called for clearing the house of grease, fats and sugars the evening before Ash Wednesday so no one would be tempted to eat rich meals during Lent. The “shrove” part comes from the early Christian practice of being “shriven” or having one’s confession heard before Lent.

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Wednesday 02/10/2016
Family comedy should appeal to broad audience
Updated: February 10, 2016 - 10:41 am

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School board OKs two new buses
Updated: February 10, 2016 - 9:25 am

Salida School District R-32-J will add two new route buses to its transportation department after the school board’s monthly meeting Tuesday.

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Sarah Green takes on program manager for Nurturing Parenting
Updated: February 10, 2016 - 10:45 am

Sarah Green is taking the position of Nurturing Parenting program manager, replacing Jane Whitmer, who is moving to another position after serving as the program manager for the past 12 years.

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Realtor receives accreditation
Posted: February 10, 2016

Barbara Pearson-Sawyer, a Realtor with First Colorado Land Office, recently received the designation “Accredited Buyer’s Representative” by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council of the National Association of Realtors.

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Stocks little changed as oil prices continue to fluctuate
Posted: February 10, 2016

U.S. stocks were little changed Tuesday as oil prices continued to fluctuate and investors looked ahead to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s comments today and Thursday.

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HRRMC purchases GeneXpert system
Posted: February 10, 2016

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Public Health hosts priorities meeting
Posted: February 10, 2016

Chaffee County Public Health will host a meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at Salida SteamPlant at which health care stakeholders, community members and Chaffee County Health Coalition leaders will aim to narrow down from 25 to 10 the health priorities that are relevant to Chaffee County.

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ArtWalk accepts catalog submissions
Posted: February 10, 2016

Salida Art Walk is accepting submissions from artists until April 1 for mini artworks to be included in the 2016 Mini-Masterpiece Auction Commemorative Catalog.

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Wednesday 02/10/2016
Calendar fro February 9th - 10th, 2016
Posted: February 10, 2016

Today: February 10th, 2016

  • 7:15 a.m. – AA meets at First Christian Church basement, 302 E. Fourth St. 239-1377.
  • 7:30-8:30 a.m. – Rotary Club of Salida Sunrise meets at Wallbangers, 720 E. U.S. 50. 221-3850.
  • 9 a.m. – Salida Sangha’s insight meditation group at 248 D St.
  • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. – Veterans Service Office, 448 E. First St., Suite 134, assists veterans with benefits and transportation to VA medical appointments. 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 & Family Center, 215 E. Third St., offers pregnancy and parenting information, free pregnancy testing, ultrasound and STD testing. 539-7436.
  • 3-7 p.m. – Buena Vista Boys & Girls Club is open for elementary and middle school age children. 221-2095.
  • 4-7 p.m. – Salida Boys & Girls Club for elementary and middle school ages. 539-9500.
  • 5:30-7 p.m. – Free support group meets for current or past victims of domestic abuse. 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. – Marine Corps League meets at Salida Elks Lodge. All Marines welcome. Bring a copy of discharge notice.
  • 7 p.m. – VFW Post 3820 progressive bingo at Masonic Lodge, Third and G streets.
  • 7 p.m. – Open AA meeting at First Lutheran Church basement, 1237 F St. 221-4364.

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Thursday 02/04/2016
Mardis Gras weekend proves varied for music lovers
Updated: February 04, 2016 - 2:43 pm

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Larsen announces candidacy

Cañon City attorney Roger Larsen announced Friday he is running as a Republican candidate for district attorney in the 11th Judicial District. Comments (0)