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The Bureau of Land Management has released a preliminary environmental assessment that analyzes if there are any significant environmental impacts of a proposed action to transfer approximately 17,200 acres of federal surface and minerals and an additional 6,000 acres of federal mineral esta…

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The Salida City Council will address the annexation of the Upchurch property with two public hearings during their regular meeting 6 p.m. today.

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Sue Ann Hum, representing the Salida Public Art Commission Board, addressed city council Monday during their work session, regarding turning the Salida Skate Park, at the northwest corner of First and G streets, into a public art project entitled “The Spirit of Salida.”

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The Lady Spartan’s varsity volleyball game against the Colorado Springs Christian Lady Lions Tuesday was cancelled after the CSC team was quarantined due to a positive COVID-19 test. 

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The Colorado Mountain College Culinary Institute dinner is back – with a twist. This year, the annual fundraising event, which supports the institute’s culinary apprentice program at CMC Breckenridge, will be held in your kitchen.

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Salida author, Carol Samson, has added another book to a long list of published works with the publication of “Goose Summer” by Owl Canyon Press.

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Equities finished lower Monday, with the S&P 500 shedding 0.5 percent and the Dow  dropping more than 120 points, following gains last week that saw stocks reach new highs. 

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Even though we are witnessing a strong seller’s market, there are still many steps a seller can take prior to listing their home for sale that will increase appeal, encourage offers, and reduce the likelihood of negative issues arising both during the contract process, and after closing. Thi…

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Cynthia Johnson, a former competitive gymnast and current gymnastics coach at Durango Gymnastics Academy, will be available May 31 to June 5 and July 26 – 31 for private and semi private lessons in aerial silks, trapeze, lyra, hand-balancing, tumbling and contortion, Salida Circus announced …

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Salida Museum, 406½ U.S. 50 (behind the Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce) is reopening to the public from 1-5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning May 7. The museum has been closed because of COVID-19 restrictions since March of 2020.

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Although the Spartan football team lost 42-6 Friday at home against the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers, coach Matt Luttrell said the second half of the game was the best football Salida High School has played all year, with junior Brewer Matthews scoring the team’s second touchdown of the season.

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The Lady Spartans’ volleyball team dominated the James Irwin Lady Jaguars, winning in three sets Saturday, 25-17, 25-22 and 25-23.

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Kaylynn Shaffer, left, and Rachel Pelino hug one another as they celebrate being named the Salida High School Spring Court. The two were named Friday during halftime of the Salida versus Montezuma-Cortez football game. Also nominated were Lief Gislason, Max Furguson, Jackson Law and Elijah Roberts.

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Equities trended higher through the week as positive economic readings and the start of first-quarter earnings announcements bolstered investor sentiment.

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Chaffee County Commissioners will convene as the 1041 board during their meeting 9 a.m. Tuesday, as they continue the review of the Nestlé Waters North America Inc. permit renewal.

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Gov. Jared Polis ordered flags lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide Friday until sunset Tuesday, in honor and remembrance of the victims of the tragedy in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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A semitractor-trailer driver missed a curve and lost control of his vehicle on U.S. 285 on Poncha Pass Thursday morning.

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After nearly ten years with Colorado Mountain College, Rachel Pokrandt, vice president and campus dean of the Leadville and Salida campuses, has accepted the role of President at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.

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How can you help the next generation of young wildlife? Leave them alone! If you see an injured animal, call the Salida office of Colorado Parks and Wildlife at 719-530-5520. Do not approach, move or feed the animal.

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Wyatt Martin, Longfellow Elementary School kindergartner, loves to see rainbows on the east side of Salida. Today will be mostly cloudy with a southwest wind 5-10 mph, 30 percent chance of precipitation (and rainbows), high around 46 and low of 29.

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Angel of Shavano Recycling completed its final day of service for Chaffee County’s recycling on April 8. 

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Salida High School held its first assembly of the year Wednesday to introduce the Spring Royalty Court including from left:  Leif Gislason, Max Ferguson, Kaylynn Shaffer, Jackson Law, Elijah Roberts, and Rachel Pelino. The school will honor the court and name two of them as Spring Royalty du…

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What started in Chaffee County has made its way to Lake County, forest mitigation efforts through nongovernmental entities, that is.

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Salida Rotary donated a check for $500 to Guidestone recently. There for the presentation are from left:  April Franklin, president Rotary Club of Salida, Gary Bishop, Scarlett Massine, David Wood, Guidestone Executive Director Andrea Coen, and Scout Franklin.

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The Salida football team had a tough battle at home not only against the Montezuma-Coretz Panthers, but against the elements themselves on a cold, snowy night Friday, losing 42-6.

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County-level Public Health orders will be given precedence as state public health restrictions tied to the state’s COVID-19 dial framework change, as stated by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

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A semitractor-trailer driver missed a curve and lost control of his vehicle on U.S. 285 on Poncha Pass Thursday morning.

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Quilts of Valor presented a quilt to Ray Zabloudil. Managing editor made the error.

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After extending its 2020-21 season by a week, Monarch Mountain closed its season Sunday, setting a record for visitor numbers despite the coronavirus pandemic.

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