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The Salida High School volleyball team fell to Manitou Springs in three sets Tuesday, 25-16, 25-18 and 25-12. 

“We didn’t play our best,” said Salida head coach Haley Huffman. “We just struggled to move the ball.”

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Salida Mountain Trails will host its fall community update meeting at 6 p.m. today at Boathouse Cantina, 228 N. F St. 

SMT officials will talk about the local trails while giving like-minded folks an opportunity to socialize at the event.

Arapahoe Basin became the first ski area in Colorado to open for the season Friday. The ski area was open from 3:30-5:30 p.m., beating Keystone to the punch by a day.

The Salida High School boys’ soccer team started a little slowly against Ellicott Monday, but the team erupted for eight goals in the second half to take down the Thunderhawks, 11-1.

The Salida High School football team continued showing signs of improvement during its homecoming contest Friday against Pagosa Springs.

With Salida High School’s varsity cross-country runners preparing for regional championships, the rest of the team got a chance to compete on their own and finish their seasons strong Friday at Monte Vista’s Eric Wolff Invitational.

The Salida High School boys’ soccer team scored its most lopsided victory of the season Saturday, shutting out the James Irwin Jaguars 5-0 during its homecoming contest at the SHS stadium.

Salida Mountain Trails will return to the Arkansas Hills Saturday to continue working on trails damaged last month by flash floods.

Smoke, inclement weather and a lack of officials have resulted in several changes to the Salida High School boys’ soccer schedule.

The Bureau of Land Management Royal Gorge Field Office, U.S. Forest Service Pike-San Isabel National Forests and Comanche-Cimarron National Grasslands recently released the draft plan for managing the Browns Canyon National Monument. They are seeking public comment on the three management sc…

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The Salida boys' soccer game against Manitou Springs has been postponed. Salida was scheduled to host the Mustangs at 4 p.m. today. The game, however, has been postponed because of inclement weather in Manitou Springs, Salida Athletic Director Jim Coscarella said.

She doesn’t have much patience for fly fishing. There’s far too much inactivity, too many periods of standing around staring into the existential void for her liking. She’d rather be off exploring, following her whim up hill and down dale, than deciding which fly to tie on or what strength o…

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With blood (maybe), tears (probably not) and dreams left out on the football field Wednesday, the senior/sophomore team in black found a way to beat the junior/freshman team in white, 27-21 in overtime at the Salida High School Homecoming Powder Puff football game.


The Lady Spartans started off strong against James Irwin Tuesday at their home volleyball court, but Salida just couldn’t overcome the Lady Jaguars, losing in four 25-19, 22-25, 12- 25, 19-25. 

Western Colorado University’s Taylor Stack was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s Division II National Runner of the Week after finishing as the top Division II runner at the Chile Pepper Invite on Saturday.

The Salida Racing high school mountain bike team competed in the Colorado High School Cycling League’s South conference championships Sunday in Eagle.

With the Decker Fire taxing the county’s emergency medical services, the Monarch Crest Enduro was changed from a race to a tour on Saturday.

The Salida Golf Club and Buena Vista’s Collegiate Peaks Golf Club joined forces to host their final golf tournament of the season over the weekend, the Aspen Leaf Two Person Fall Classic.

The Salida girls’ volleyball team was neck and neck with the Vanguard School for most of their contest on Saturday. Vanguard, however, was able to escape with the win and hand Salida its fifth straight loss, taking the match three sets to one, 25-19, 15-25, 25-22 and 25-22.

The Salida boys and girls’ cross country teams both ran away with team titles Friday at the 3A Tri-Peaks League meet at Colorado Springs’ Monument Valley Park.

The Sawatch Mountain Range is the setting for some of what I think is the greatest fall color found anywhere in the Rocky Mountains. 

This is, of course, debatable, but follow The Mountain Mail’s patented fall color tour this year and the argument will be pretty well made. 

Two of the three remaining undefeated boys’ soccer teams in Class 3A squared off Tuesday when Salida High School visited Atlas Prep.

After 100 minutes of action, however, both teams are still without a loss. Salida tied Atlas, 0-0. 

Friends of Browns Canyon is seeking volunteers for a work project from 9 a.m. to about 1 p.m. Saturday at Hecla Junction.

The group needs 10-12 volunteers to help restore some erosion that occurred at Hecla Junction from storm runoff, according to a press release.


The Salida High School cross-country team hosted its home race Saturday at Vandaveer Ranch, challenging the runners with a difficult course and plenty of competition.

The No. 2-ranked Salida High School boys’ soccer team traveled to No. 5 Delta Saturday. After a tight contest in double overtime, the Spartans returned home with yet another quality win, 2-1.

The Salida High School football team found the end zone four times against Cedaredge Friday at home. The Bruins, however, were able to respond to the scores with big plays of their own, grabbing the momentum back and eventually winning the game 61-24.

The Buena Vista Singletrack Coalition released the new 2019 trails naming results.

Despite losing to the St. Mary’s Lady Pirates in four sets Thursday in Colorado Springs, Salida High School volleyball coach Haley Huffman said she thought the Lady Spartans “played the best I have ever seem them play.”

The Salida High School boys’ golf team had a tough day of golf on a beautiful course Wednesday, when they failed to qualify for state at the 3A regionals at Aspen Golf Club.

Grasshoppers live approximately 12 months from egg to expiring adult, only the last two months spent in maturity, reproducing, destroying gardens and laying eggs.


The Salida High School volleyball team dominated the Trinidad Lady Miners at times Tuesday. At other times, everything they hit either found a blue jersey or landed just out of bounds. 

Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area will celebrate Bike Your Park Day a day earlier than the rest of the state, offering a free, public group ride on Friday. 


Dragons, superheroes, princesses, unicorns and other mythological creatures all took part in this year’s Soulride, helping kick off the Salida Bike Fest with a party Friday at Soulcraft Brewing.

The Salida High School boys’ soccer team beat another No. 1-ranked team Saturday in Colorado Springs.

Nearly 100 bikers competed in the 25-plus-mile Banana Belt mountain bike race Saturday. No one, however, could keep Taylor Shelden in sight.


The Salida High School boys’ soccer team continued its unbeaten start to the season Thursday, topping the Coal Ridge Titans 3-0 at Salida High School.

Pike and San Isabel National Forest officials announced Thursday they have released a draft environmental impact statement for public motor vehicle use in the forest and will seek public comments until Nov. 4.

The Office Wave, the most upstream feature at the Salida Whitewater Park, will be closed for construction from Monday to Oct. 18, Salida city officials announced Thursday.

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