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Salida ArtWalk will celebrate its 28th year June 25-27 with free interactive art experiences, artist demonstrations, displays at downtown galleries and pop-up exhibits, a Mini  Masterpiece Auction and theater and dance performances.

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The Meet Me at the Creek music event planned for The Meadows in Buena Vista, is one step closer to approval by Chaffee County Board of Commissioners following a special meeting held Thursday.

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The Collegiate Peaks Stampede Rodeo will continue a 100-year-long tradition on Saturday and Sunday.  Events will include bull and bronc riding, steer wrestling, mutton bustin’, multiple roping events, a ladies barrel race, and a calf scramble.

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Steve Chapman, historian for Salida Walking Tours and author of “Salida Sam” books, launched a new series of Salida history books Thursday.  

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Poncha Springs artist Judy Sprague recently learned that her new oil painting, “Crimson,” has been selected from among artists across the United States, to be exhibited in the Breckenridge, Texas, 30th annual National Art Exhibition to be held July 6 through Aug. 27.

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The cultureclash Gallery Final Exhibit opens with a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 5 at the SteamPlant Paquette Gallery on West Sackett Avenue. Works include those of several artists who showed at cultureclash Gallery. Owner Geraldine Alexander regretted that because of the pandemic sh…

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The Sagebrush Quilters will present their quilt show 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 12 at the Road and Bridge Conference Room at Third and Denver streets in Saguache. 

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Cultureclash Gallery, which closed in March 2020 after 24 years in Salida, will have one final showing of its artists’ work in June at Salida SteamPlant’s Paquette Gallery, 220 W. Sackett Ave.

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Buena Vista author Cary Unkelbach will meet the public and autograph copies of her book, “Heartbreak Kennel: The True Story of Max and His Breeders,” from 4-6 p.m. Saturday at The Book Haven, 109 N. F St. in Salida

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Dr. Mitch Wagener will speak on “Earth’s Future: More Fire and Less Ice,” the dynamic study of climate change, for the Central Colorado Humanists Science Sunday presentation at 10 a.m. June 6 on Zoom.

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Graduation parties and Father’s Day are fast approaching, and as promised a couple of weeks ago I am going to share a few barbecue recipes.

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An end-of-the-school-year tradition will continue Thursday and Friday as Salida’s youth musicians take the stage at Riverside Park for SunFest.

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Coletrain Music Academy, in partnership with the Surf Hotel and the South Main Arts & Parks Trust, announced the summer lineup of their lawn concerts, which kick off July 11 and run through Aug. 29.

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COVID-19 has made music making difficult for the past year but the Salida High School Music Department is pleased now to be able to offer an open air concert at 7 p.m. May 12 at the Salida High School football stadium featuring the Concert Choir, Concert Band and Jazz Band.

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Four of eight Salida High School students in Janine Frazee’s art classes placed  in the 5th Congressional District Arts Competition with Rep. Doug Lamborn’s office in Colorado Springs.

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Local author, John DiGirolamo, has a passion for policing and was inspired to tell the officers stories after listening to a summer full of negative portrayals of police officers in the media in 2020.

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Like many musicians Patsy O’Brien, Minneapolis, Minnesota, has been challenged by COVID-19. A little over a year ago the almost impossible happened. Musicians were limited to virtual appearances or faced with wearing masks and drastically limiting the size of audiences.

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The 29th annual Salida Art Walk 2021 is set for June 25 – 27 and the Salida Council for the Arts is looking for businesses in the Salida Creative District to host an artist or artists for the weekend. 

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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 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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Paintings by local artist, Judy Sprague, have been selected into three national and international exhibitions during March, April and May. They include the “Pastels In Paradise” International Online in Venice, Florida; the Faces & Figures National Online in Palm Coast, Florida; and the A…

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A Netflix original documentary from 2019, “Birders” is the story of birdwatchers on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border and their shared enthusiasm for protecting and preserving some of the world’s most beautiful bird species. 

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Editor’s note: Most social events have been canceled due to precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following events, most of which are online, were scheduled as of press time but are subject to change.

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Editor’s note: Most social events have been canceled due to precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following events, most of which are online, were scheduled as of press time but are subject to change.

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A Netflix original documentary from 2020, “Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution” is the story of Camp Jened, a summer camp in Upstate New York described as a “loose, free-spirited camp designed for teens with disabilities.”

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Editor’s note: Most social events have been canceled due to precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following events, most of which are online, were scheduled as of press time but are subject to change.

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Haley Walker is a single mom with a teenage daughter, who runs a successful New York City restaurant owned by Romanian mobsters and is trying to get back into the dating game.

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The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t keeping the Salida Creativity Lab from celebrating the 2021 Lunar New Year.

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Salida artist Patti Vincent’s work will be on display until Feb. 28, at Salida Regional Library, 405 E St.

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Changing the Narrative recently launched an anti-ageist birthday card campaign, seeking to limit some  negative connotations of ageing often included in cards. 

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Davalynn Spencer, a best-selling inspirational Western romance author, announced the Feb. 4 release of her latest book “A Change of Scenery”, book four in the Cañon City Chronicles series. 

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Editor’s note: Most social events have been canceled due to precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following events, most of which are online, were scheduled as of press time but are subject to change.

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