July 8, 2015

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Neighbor charged in Gunsmoke robbery

Buena Vista – James Sheard, 62, Johnson Village, is in custody after allegedly robbing the Gunsmoke Truck Stop July 5, according to a press release from the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office.

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Tuesday 07/07/2015
BV woman injured in crash early on Monday
Updated: July 07, 2015 - 9:39 am

BUENA VISTA – A Buena Vista woman was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash north of town early Monday morning.

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Cottonwood to remain closed through Wednesday
Posted: July 07, 2015

Popular local recreation sites Cottonwood Lake and Cottonwood Campground will remain closed through Wednesday, Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze announced in a press release dated 3 p.m. Monday.

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Chamber names The Mountain Mail business of the month
Updated: July 07, 2015 - 10:07 am

Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce members honored The Mountain Mail Friday as the chamber’s July Business of the Month.

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Greece rejects creditors’ proposals
Posted: July 07, 2015

U.S. stocks fell Monday after Greece voted to reject its creditors’ proposals in a public referendum Sunday.

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Colorado State Patrol reports wrecks, citations, arrests
Posted: July 07, 2015

Colorado State Patrol troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash June 22 at the intersection of U.S. 285 and U.S. 50 in Poncha Springs.

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County to consider Salida Classic request
Posted: July 07, 2015

Chaffee County commissioners will consider a request from the 2015 Salida Classic for a special-event permit during their regular meeting at 9 a.m. today in the commissioners meeting room, 104 Crestone Ave.

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Council considers surcharge on utility bills
Posted: July 07, 2015

Salida City Council will consider the second reading and hear public comments about establishing a surcharge on utility bills to pay for operation of streetlights during its meeting at 7 p.m. today in council chambers, 448 E. First St.

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NRCDC meets today
Posted: July 07, 2015

Salida Natural Resource Center Development Corp. board members will hear a proposal by the Salida school district to hold its annual Salida Invitational cross-country meet on Vandaveer Ranch property during their meeting at 11 a.m. today in city council chambers.

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Tuesday 07/07/2015
Calendar for July 7th & 8th, 2015
Updated: July 07, 2015 - 3:50 am


Today: July 7, 2015

7:15 a.m. – AA meeting at Church of the Ascension, 218 E. Fourth St. 239-1377.

8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. – Boys & Girls Clubs of Chaffee County for elementary and middle school ages. 539-9500 in Salida, 221-2095 in Buena Vista.

9 a.m.-5 p.m. – Planned Parenthood clinic at 233 E. Second St. 539-7291.

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. – County commissioners at Chaffee County Courthouse, Salida.

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 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. 530-8980 for Chaffee Shuttle. 539-3341 for Meals on Wheels.

Noon – Salida Sangha’s insight meditation group at 248 D St.

Noon – Al-Anon Family Group meeting at First Presbyterian Church, 7 Poncha Blvd. 539-5055.

1:30 p.m. – Jigsaw puzzle group meets at First United Methodist Church, 228 E. Fourth St. Everyone welcome. 530-9911.

2 p.m. – Miriam Rebekah Lodge meets. 539-2054.

4-5 p.m. – General Cancer Support Group meets at First United Methodist Church in Century Hall, 228 E. Fourth St.

5:30 p.m. – Women in Sobriety at Episcopal Church of the Ascension annex, 218 E. Fourth St. 221-4364.

6 p.m. – Salida City Council in city council chambers, 448 E. First St.

7 p.m. – Christian Science Bible Study meets at 1548 G St., Suite 2C. All are welcome to come pray for Salida.

7:30 p.m. – AA closed men’s group meets at First Christian Church, 302 E. Fourth St. 221-4364.

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Thursday 07/02/2015
Independence Day explodes with colorful music
Updated: July 02, 2015 - 11:11 am

Salida’s music scene heats up for the first weekend in July with performances from local favorites and out-of-town acts.

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Central Colorado Humanists present ‘The Drone Revolution’

Retired electrical engineer Steven Sarns will give a presentation on “The Drone Revolution” at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Salida Community Center, 305 F St. Comments (0)

Colorado State Patrol reports wrecks, citations, arrests

Colorado State Patrol troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash June 22 at the intersection of U.S. 285 and U.S. 50 in Poncha Springs. Comments (0)