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Museums are known to have some pretty strange objects, so when looking for a Halloween story I checked with the Salida Museum to see if any “spooky” items might be among the vast collections of local memorabilia.

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An unintentional fire damaged the front porch of a Nathrop home in Chateau Chaparral Monday, Chaffee County Fire Protection District Chief Robert Bertram said.

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In the “spirit” of the Halloween season, a trio of shady ladies on Sackett Avenue wave to passersby from the top of a building with an equally shady past. Once known as Front Street, the area was at one time the red-light district of Salida.

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The U.S. Forest Service Salida Ranger District continues prescribed burns Monday on Mount Shavano. The fire project involves burning 434 acres, 5-7 miles west-northwest of Poncha Springs. The Forest Service is also working on a prescribed fire project in the northern part of the county, the …

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Salida Rotary Club President Stacy Osborne speaks during a presentation in which the club donated $1,000 to Central Colorado UAS for the Drone Flying Park at Central Colorado Regional Airport in Buena Vista. From left are Dennis Heap, Dave Wood, Scarlett Massine, Osborne, Honora Roberts, Tay…

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Ensign Shepard Petit of Salida, stands junior officer of the deck watch, aboard Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston, during routine operations in the South China Sea. Charleston, part of Destroyer Squadron 7, is on a rotational deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of op…

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Ark-Valley Humane Society will host its largest fundraiser of the year, the Cause for the Paws live radio auction, from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday. 

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Salidan Anita Kudasik was awarded the Metropolitan State University of Denver Alumni Association’s 10 Under 10 Award in an Oct. 2 ceremony.

The award honors MSU’s outstanding recent graduates who have achieved major professional success, acted as difference makers in their local communities and have served MSU Denver in various ways.

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Smoke from burning slash piles near Mount Shavano drifts along the foothills Thursday. The U.S. Forest Service is conducting prescribed burns in the area to reduce fuel as  a wildfire mitigation measure.

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Rebekah Earhart of Salida was among more than 550 cadets and students from the Class of 2022 who participated in a ring presentation ceremony Oct. 1 at The Citadel.

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Alpha Omicron Chapter 770 of Epsilon Sigma Alpha recently participated in the inaugural St. Jude’s National Run/Walk virtual event. The chapter walked the Monarch Spur Trail and raised $1,145 for the children and families of St. Jude’s. From left front are Adi Mazza, Jenniffer Mazza, Vivian …

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Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center will partner with Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to offer a free mobile community vaccination clinic from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today.

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After spending a year underground (even zombies are afraid of COVID-19), the F Street Gang zombies will rise again on Halloween night, giving performances every 15 minutes from 5:30 to 8 p.m. to the tune of Michael Jackson’s famous song and dance, “Thriller.”

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Art 4 Mark, a fundraising art sale to benefit Poncha Springs resident Mark Teague, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 6 at Box of Bubbles, 135 E. Second St.

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The cast of “Sleepy Hollow” rehearses Monday for the Halloween weekend production of Washington Irving’s classic American tale. Tickets are available at bvhsco.booktix.com for the shows Oct. 29, 30 and 31 at Buena Vista High School.

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The classes from 1954 through 1974 held an all-school reunion at the new Buena Vista Middle/High School Sept. 18. At least 150 people attended. The event was catered by Scratch Kitchen with Sharon Woolmington and her crew. Shawna Kincaid gave tours of the new school. Attendees said they were…

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Chaffee County Community Foundation announced today that Kyle Clark on Channel 9 News Denver’s next program would include joint housing project Jane’s Place at 6 p.m. today. 

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Due to a quickly developing COVID-19 situation, Salida School District has implemented a masking requirement for all staff and students on all campuses through Oct. 28.

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Colorado Department of Transportation will repair a bridge on U.S. 50 between Howard and Coaldale at mile post 238.5. Work will begin on Oct. 25 and is expected to take one week to complete.

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Snow frosts the peak of Mount Antero and lower elevations Friday morning. A fast-moving front Thursday deepened the layer of snow left by a storm earlier in the week. High temperatures in the valley are predicted to return to the high 50s and mid-60s through the week, with lows in the 30s.

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Stocks rallied today on strong company earnings performance. Utilities and communication services led the way, while the consumer discretionary sector lagged.

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Members of the 1971 Salida 2A Colorado State Football Championship team wave as they are presented the trophy by Anna Martellaro, daughter of head coach Joe Hergert, at the Salida vs. Pagosa Springs football game Saturday. The Spartans lost in their closest game of the season, 36-28. From le…

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As part of an ongoing hazardous fuels reduction project, the U.S. Forest Service’s Salida Ranger District will conduct prescribed burns in Chaffee County, beginning as early as today and continuing through December, conditions permitting.

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Dave Reekers, a member of the Salida 1971 2A Colorado State football championship team, signs the trophy Saturday, while Marc Martellaro holds it. Photos and interviews with members of the team will be in Tuesday’s Mountain Mail.

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Monday

Daily AA meetings – Visit https://aasalidabvleadville.com/ for information on daily Zoom meetings at several different times, some with passwords. 24-hour hotline: 888-333-9649.

7:15 a.m. – AA “Let Go and Let God” at First Christian Church, Fourth and D streets (lower level back). 

9 a.m.-4 p.m. – Caring and Sharing, 220 W. Fourth St., accepts donations. Shopping is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 719-539-3686.

10 a.m.-1 p.m. – Chaffee County Resource Center, next to Caring and Sharing, 220 W. Fourth St., is open for food boxes and light medical equipment. Call Mel Hickman, 719-539-4849, with questions.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. – Salida Pregnancy Resource Center is open at 215 E. Third St. Call or email first. 719-539-7436.  

10:a.m.-3:30 p.m. – Grainery Ministries food pantry, 1348 E St., is open. 719-530-9060. 

11 a.m.-7 p.m. – Planned Parenthood clinic at 233 E. Second St. 719-539-7291.

Noon – Daily AA meeting on Zoom: https://www.zoom.us/j/8680321228. Call Lori, 303-210-5012, for password. 

6-8 p.m. – Celebrate Recovery at Cornerstone Church, 205 S. San Juan, Buena Vista. For more info go to celebraterecovery.com.

7 p.m. – AA “Book Study” at First Lutheran Church (basement), 13th and F streets. 

7:30 p.m. – Rocky Mountain Rejects Group of Narcotics Anonymous meetings are Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 1140 I St. 719-221-5847 for info.

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The Salida High School concert and jazz bands were back in their element Wednesday night as they performed their first concert since before the beginning of COVID-19 in the high school auditorium.

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District 3 representative Cheri Post and District 5 representative Greg Reed likely attended their last full meeting on the Salida school board Tuesday. Post has served for 7½ years and Reed has served for two years. 

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Thursday

Daily AA meetings – Visit www.aasalidabvleadville.com for information on daily Zoom meetings at several different times, some with passwords. 24-hour hotline: 888-333-9649. Some small group meetings are also reopening. Check website for details.

9 a.m.-4 p.m. – Caring and Sharing, 220 W. Fourth St., accepts donations. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for shopping. 719-539-3686.

10 a.m.-1 p.m. – Chaffee County Resource Center, next to Caring and Sharing, 220 W. Fourth St., open for food boxes and light medical equipment.  Call Mel Hickman, 719-539-4849, with questions.

Noon – Meals on Wheels: Call 719-539-3341 to sign up for delivery.

Noon – Daily AA meeting on Zoom: https://www.zoom.us/j/8680321228. Call Lori at 303-210-5012 for password.

Noon-5 p.m. – Salida Pregnancy Resource Center, 215 E. Third St. Call or email first. 719-539-7436.

6 p.m. – Al-Anon: for information on virtual meetings call 719-221-3025.

6 p.m. – AA “Serenity Seekers AFG” on Zoom only. ID: 861 1502 2550. Password: 472277. 719-221-3025.

7 p.m. – AA “Big Book Action Group” intensive big book study at First Presbyterian Church, 7 Poncha Blvd., upper level in the back.

7 p.m. – Bingo at Salida Elks Lodge. Doors open at 6 p.m. Snack bar available. COVID-19 restrictions will be observed. Masks are required, temperatures will be taken, and a roster will be signed.

7:30 p.m. – Rocky Mountain Rejects Group of Narcotics Anonymous meetings are Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 1140 I St. Call 719-221-5847 for info.

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The Lady Spartans volleyball team put up a hard fight against Manitou Springs, but were just unable to overcome the 13-3 Lady Mustangs, who currently sit in second place in the 3A Tri-Peaks league at 6-1.

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Salida Spartan football players play a practice scrimmage Tuesday at Salida High School against a fall backdrop of golden trees and snow-dusted mountains. A cold front brought snow to the high country and cooler temperatures to Chaffee County Monday and Tuesday.

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Each fall, brown trout spawn in the mountain creeks and rivers across Colorado. It is also when aquatic biologists, hatchery staff, wildlife officers and volunteers for Colorado Parks and Wildlife come together to conduct its annual brown trout spawning operation at North Delaney Butte Lake …

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Letter writer Bret Collyer wrote that he inadvertently failed to mention the Marine Corps League Lt. Harry T. Ostrum Jr., Detachment 1420 in his thank you letter published in the Sept. 17 edition of The Mountain Mail.

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Salida High School Band’s fall concert is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday and will feature the school’s concert and jazz bands. 

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Salida skateboarders rolled to a strong showing of stylish moves on Saturday at the Monarch Skateboard Jam, held at the new Salida Skatepark in Centennial Park.

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Guidestone Colorado’s 15th Annual Pumpkin Patch and Harvest Festival is bringing in sold-out crowds, with more than 600 people visiting over the weekend to pick out pumpkins. Tickets for next weekend, are available online for purchase, $10 per person. See Tuesday’s Mountain Mail for a story …

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Note: While The Mail has not received cancellation notices, some events listed as occurring may be canceled. Call before attending.

Monday

Daily AA meetings – Visit https://aasalidabvleadville.com/ for information on daily Zoom meetings at several different times, some with passwords. 24-hour hotline: 888-333-9649.

7:15 a.m. – AA “Let Go and Let God” at First Christian Church, Fourth and D streets (lower level back). 

9 a.m.-4 p.m. – Caring and Sharing, 220 W. Fourth St., accepts donations. Shopping is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 719-539-3686.

10 a.m.-1 p.m. – Chaffee County Resource Center, next to Caring and Sharing, 220 W. Fourth St., is open for food boxes and light medical equipment. Call Mel Hickman, 719-539-4849, with questions.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. – Salida Pregnancy Resource Center is open at 215 E. Third St. Call or email first. 719-539-7436.  

10:a.m.-3:30 p.m. – Grainery Ministries food pantry, 1348 E St., is open. 719-530-9060. 

11 a.m.-7 p.m. – Planned Parenthood clinic at 233 E. Second St. 719-539-7291.

Noon – Daily AA meeting on Zoom: https://www.zoom.us/j/8680321228. Call Lori, 303-210-5012, for password. 

6-8 p.m. – Celebrate Recovery at Cornerstone Church, 205 S. San Juan, Buena Vista. For more info go to celebraterecovery.com.

7 p.m. – AA “Book Study” at First Lutheran Church (basement), 13th and F streets. 

7:30 p.m. – Rocky Mountain Rejects Group of Narcotics Anonymous meetings are Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 1140 I St. 719-221-5847 for info.

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The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Billie Love Chapter 2286, will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday, at Rooster’s Crow, 527 U.S. 24 North, Buena Vista.

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Central Colorado Conservancy will celebrate its 20th year of protecting lands and waters in Central Colorado at its annual event and fundraiser from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 14 at Hutchinson Ranch, a conserved ranch in Poncha Springs.

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