Salida High School swimmers placed second in a tri-meet Wednesday with a score of 74, while host Manitou Springs took first with 114 points and St. Mary’s finished third with 31.

The Alliance will receive a portion of the proceeds from a women’s self-defense class offered from noon-1:30 p.m. Saturday at Kim’s Gym, 144 CR 105, Suite C, in Salida.

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Due to an increase in facility fees at Salida High School, the Salida Men’s Town Team Basketball League won’t be shooting any hoops this winter.

“It’s because of the money,” league director Dave Granzella said about why the league canceled its season. “We couldn’t afford it at all.”

In previous years, Granzella said it cost the league around $1,500 to use the school’s facilities. This year, the price tag increased to $10,000.


Salida Parks and Recreation Department announced Wednesday that twice-weekly round-trip bus service to Monarch Mountain will begin Friday.

The shadows lengthened, drawing forth from the mountains the last of the day’s rich color. I picked my way along a trail that led through a tangle of head-high willows toward the river.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife cautioned anglers Tuesday to avoid purchasing fishing licenses on fraudulent websites.

The agency recently learned of fraudulent third-party sites claiming to offer deals on CPW products, according to a press release.

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The Lake County high school alpine ski team, which includes skiers from Lake and Chaffee counties, overcame snowy conditions, a lift malfunction and a truncated race and still had a strong day of racing Friday at Loveland.

Salida Parks and Recreation Department will unveil its Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails (PROST) Master Plan at a public meeting from 6-7 p.m. today in the Salida SteamPlant ballroom, 220 W. Sackett Ave.

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Monarch Mountain will wrap up its January Safety Month Saturday with an emphasis on being “SMART” in terrain parks.


The Salida High School boys’ basketball team scored a commanding victory over the Trinidad Miners Saturday at home. Even with junior Myles Godina hurt on the sidelines, the Spartans beat Trinidad by 40 points, 60-20.


On the strength of several school-record swims, Salida High School had its highest team finish ever at the Pueblo County Hornet Invitational Friday and Saturday in Pueblo.


After a strong first half, the Salida High School girls’ basketball team fell to the Trinidad Lady Miners 59-36 Saturday at home.

The Salida High School wrestling team had a tough go at the Mel Smith Husky Invitational tournament Friday and Saturday in Florence.

Before guns and before bows and arrows, people used to hunt using a primitive weapon called an atlatl.

A steady wind blew from the high country while the sun fingered its way down the spruce across the far side of the valley. Only during an occasional calm did the sound of the stream below rise up to where I sat.


Six basketball players representing Salida Elks Lodge No. 808 competed in Colorado Elks Mountain District Hoop Shoot competition Saturday in Glenwood Springs.

Monarch Mountain will host a race on Saturday with an unusual twist: Since Monarch is celebrating its 80th anniversary, the ages of the two-person teams must add up to 80 or more.


Records were deceiving for the Salida High School girls’ basketball team during weekend home games.

The Salida High School Lady Spartan swimmers have been putting in a lot of hard miles while practicing lately. That work, however, hasn’t slowed them down during competitions.

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The Salida High School boys’ basketball team started the new year right where it left off in 2019 – beating La Junta 62-49 Saturday at home to improve to 2-0 in the 3A Tri-Peaks League.

“It was really good to get a win coming off of the break and start off right,” Salida head coach Donnie Kaess said.

The Spartans improved to 5-3 overall with the win while La Junta slipped to 4-7, 2-2.

The morning sun at my back, I made my way slowly along the high bank, the soft crunch of dried grass, snow lying in its shaded crevices, beneath my boots. The summer flow’s high tide mark was clearly visible a good foot further up the bank from the stream’s current level, and a fine layer of…

Online registration is open for the 15th annual Run Through Time Trail Marathon, Half Marathon and 2-Mile Fun Run, which will take place March 14 on the Arkansas Hills Trail System, public lands and local roads.

In a press release, organizers urged participants to register early because prices for the marathon and half marathon will increase on Jan. 16, and both races are expected to sell out. 

Two members of the Salida High School boys’ wrestling team competed Saturday in the Pueblo South Tournament, where they went up against some big 5A and 4A teams.

Anyone who wants to get into skiing or snowboarding will have a chance to learn the fundamentals of the sports this month.

Monarch Mountain will offer discounted lift tickets and free introductory clinics to veterans Jan. 16 as part of the mountain’s second annual Veterans Appreciation Day.

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Salida High School cross-country coach Kenny Wilcox was the first of 135 runners to cross the finish line Wednesday morning in the annual New Year’s Day 5K.

Wilcox ran the course, which was mostly on city streets and the Monarch Spur Trail, in 18 minutes, 10 seconds.

Next to finish were Jared Knappe at 19:33 and Finley Petit at 19:56. The remaining top 10 male finishers were Jason Joslin (20:05), David Remington (21:14), Nik Rowell (22:16), Steve Chambers (22:42), Dolan Potts (22:50), Todd Tipton (23:14) and Jimmy Bisese (23:22).

Time flies. Two decades ago, the world stood at the precipice of uncertainty, in the form of Y2K. For those short of memory or young of years, the new millennium was supposed to be heralded by a series of man-made disasters as computers went into meltdown, unable to make the timekeeping tran…

Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds antler collectors that collecting shed antlers on all public land west of I-25 is prohibited from Jan. 1 through April 30 in an effort to protect wintering big-game animals and sage grouse species.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds antler collectors that collecting shed antlers on all public land west of I-25 is prohibited from Jan. 1 through April 30 in an effort to protect wintering big-game animals and sage grouse species.

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Throughout the season on Fridays, skiers and snowboarders have an opportunity to learn more about the environment where they’re riding at Monarch Mountain.

The U.S. Forest Service and the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association are cosponsoring Ski with a Naturalist this season, teaching visitors about the area and answering any questions they might have.

After meeting at the base area, the tour group reconvenes at the top of the Garfield lift and then rides a green trail, Roundabout, stopping several times along the way to discuss different topics.

For the first time in its history, Monarch Mountain is putting together a women’s social ski club, giving women a chance to make new friends to hit the slopes with.

A gold-tinged disk of a sun hung low in a flat silver sky, contrasting neither brightness nor shadow upon the ground, rather presenting the countryside through which we walked as a world of soft transitions between shades of white, blue and black.

The Salida High School girls’ basketball team had an up-and-down end to the first portion of its season Friday and Saturday, playing some of its best basketball at times and struggling during other stretches.


The Salida High School girls’ swimming team competed in its biggest meet of the first half of the season Friday and Saturday – the Cheyenne Mountain Invite.


Salida High School senior Zayne Walker recently was honored with a Class 2A All-State honorable mention for his performance on the football field this past fall.

The Salida High School boys’ basketball ended the first part of its season strong, beating Weld Central 53-44 Friday and Florence 57-21 Saturday in the Florence tournament.

Paula Linhares vividly remembers the first time she hunted, harvested and field-dressed a wild turkey, describing it as a spiritual experience.

The Salida High School boys’ basketball team struggled Thursday, dropping to 2-3 for the season with a 62-42 loss to the Gunnison Cowboys (5-1) at the Florence Tournament.

The Salida High School girls’ basketball team pulled down their first win of the season, 49-24, as they roped in the Lady Cowboys of Gunnison with their strong half-court defense Thursday during a three-day tournament in Florence.

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