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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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Robert Dale Lane Roberts, 26, appeared in Chaffee County Court Monday for a hearing on advisement on charges of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault, which allegedly took place Sunday morning in Poncha Springs.

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Salida City Council will conduct a public hearing before considering the 2022 budget during its regular session at 6 p.m. today.

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It was a real heartbreaker at home Saturday as the Salida High School Spartans football team fell to the Pagosa Springs Pirates 36-28, knocking Salida to 0-7 this season.

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About 60 artists displayed their work for the return of the annual Valley Visions art exhibition, hosted by Salida Council for the Arts over the weekend at the Salida SteamPlant ballroom.

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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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Salida City Council considered options for restrictions to short-term rental units during a work session Monday. 

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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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In between events, members of the 1971 2A State Football Championship team and associates managed to get in a few rounds of golf at the Salida Golf Club Friday after braving a chilly morning. 

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The Salida Hospital District board of directors will consider a consent agenda at its meeting today that includes capital purchase requests for equipment and a remodel of the hospital’s pharmacy.

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The Salida High School Lady Spartans lost a competitive five-set volleyball match Friday to James Irwin High School in Colorado Springs, wrapping up a stretch of three games in four days.

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Major indexes, coming off a winning streak, ended mixed Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average lagging the Standard & Poor’s 500 and Nasdaq.

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A collection of textile collages from Poncha Springs artist Carolyn Nelson is on display through Dec. 31 at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center.

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Jenna Janisch shares a set of watercolors with daughter Jewell at the William E. Boddy Arts Festival Saturday at the Salida Boys & Girls Club. The event featured music, arts demonstrations and jewelry making. The festival celebrates the late William Boddy’s contributions to the arts, mus…

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Salida City Council will review two items regarding the 2022 budget during their work session at 6 p.m. Monday. 

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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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Chaffee County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the  amendment of Section 1.3.5 A2 of the Land Use Code, Notice to Adjacent Property Owners Applicants, by Chaffee County staff request. 

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Equities are trading higher today with earnings smashing expectations and retail sales surprising to the upside. Financials are leading, the early winners of this earnings season. 

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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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Dec. 4, 1971, was a cold day in Monte Vista, snow plowed off the field, with the temperature close to zero, or as high school senior Gus Argys described it,  “San Luis Valley cold,” as the Salida Spartans prepared to face off against the favored Monte Vista Pirates in the 1971 2A State Footb…

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Chaffee County commissioners voted 2-1 to uphold an administrative decision to deny an address permit for permanent access across the Union Pacific Railroad at CR 102, following more than an hour of discussion Tuesday. 

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A project that began as a way of keeping track of personal licensing and certifications for Erick Miller and two coworkers has turned into a small business.

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Markets ended notably higher Thursday, with the Standard & Poor’s 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq all up more than 1.5 percent. 

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Chaffee County and the Salida Council for the Arts, with the help of Kent Davidson and Barbara Ewing, will host the William E. Boddy Arts Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Salida club, 709 Palmer St. 

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Eleventh Judicial District Chief Judge Patrick Murphy on Wednesday transferred the trespassing case of Shoshona Darke, 51, from District Court to County Court. 

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The ninth annual Valley Visions Art Show, sponsored by Salida Council for the Arts and Salida SteamPlant, will open with an artist reception from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the SteamPlant ballroom, 220 W. Sackett Ave. 

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Chaffee County sheriff’s deputies arrested Clayton Walker Benesch, 26, of Penrose Oct. 3 on charges of failure to dim high beams, driving under the influence and driving under the influence of alcohol per se. He was held in lieu of $1,000 bail.

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Salida Board of Education President Joe Smith addressed community concerns Tuesday about the Sept. 23 incident at Salida High School that resulted in a 20-minute lockdown and four misdemeanor charges against SHS Principal Talmage Trujillo.

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Eleventh Judicial District Deputy District Attorney Wendy Hickey denied on Tuesday a request from The Mountain Mail to view additional documents and other information regarding the actions of Salida School District staff and Salida law enforcement and fire department personnel on Sept. 23.

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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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Incumbent Jeanie Peters is running unopposed for the at-large seat on the Salida Board of Education. 

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Carrie Coscarella-Mattix, running unopposed for the District 1 seat on the Salida Board of Education, was appointed to that seat two years ago.

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Salida High School boys’ soccer coach Ben Oswald had warned his team that Manitou Springs was “always a handful” – brutal on the field with raucous fans in the stands. 

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