Salida collected $159,888 more in taxes this October compared to October 2019, an increase of 29.6 percent.
Chaffee County Community Foundation is looking for two Salidans and two Buena Vistans to serve on the 2021 Community Grants Review Committee.
The Chaffee County Office of Housing, and the Multijurisdictional Housing Authority Steering Committee, seek to fill vacant positions on the newly formed Chaffee Housing Authority’s Board of Directors.
Tres Litros Beer Company is requesting conditional use approval for a downtown street patio to be placed on E Street in front of the establishment.
The Chaffee County Multi-Jurisdictional Housing Authority Intergovernmental Agreement received unanimous approval by commissioners during the Chaffee County meeting Tuesday.
The Chaffee County Fairgrounds will be the site for the Nestlé Waters North America 1041 application, scheduled for 5 p.m. Oct. 20 and 9 a.m. Oct. 22, Chaffee County commissioners unanimously decided Tuesday.
Nestlé Waters North America will pay for a hydrologist and water court expert attorney to review Nestlé’s 1041 application renewal for Chaffee County. Chaffee County commissioners unanimously approved use of funds Tuesday and the county will select these experts.
During this time of COVID, the Extraordinary Teen Council felt it was important to promote their Teen Wellness Voucher, as many teens are experiencing mental health issues related to stress and feelings of isolation.
The Poncha Springs Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to table the vote on possible annexation and zoning of the Moltz property north of Little River Ranch and east of the Tailwind subdivision.
Salida City Council members will consider candidates for the new seven-member Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails (PROST) Advisory Board during their virtual work session at 6 p.m. today.
Buena Vista – The Buena Vista Recreation Department will host a volunteer event to rehabilitate the pump track facility at the river park, just east of the BV Community Center, from noon to 4 p.m. June 19 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 20.
With Salida Mountain Trails’ ShinDig trail workdays paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization turned to a local professional trail builder to help keep the trails in tiptop shape.
About 86 percent of Chaffee County households that receive their mail via post office box have had U.S. census self-responding material hand delivered to them by field operation personnel.
Chaffee County commissioners agreed during a Monday work session to consider and vote on a request for $1,500 from Salida-area Parks, Open-space and Trails and Eagle Scout candidate Jackson Karls for landscaping and a bench cover at Mimi’s Corner at CRs 144 and 160.
Ark Valley Equality Network hosted its second annual Pride Awards online Saturday, honoring community members for their contributions and work for the LGBTQ+ community.
Colorado and Chaffee County law enforcement officials have responded to the unreasonable use of force by police of the type that resulted in the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
by Henry Netherland
Mail Staff Writer
Salidans gathered for a “sit-in for solidarity” Tuesday in Alpine Park and then walked down F Street to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Ark Valley Equality Network provided an online version to those unable to attend in person.
The Salida Community Center, Ark-Valley Humane Society and Central Colorado Humanists are working together on food distribution for local residents in need at 10 a.m. today at the center, 305 F St.
Salida City Council members will discuss how summer events and activities will take place in the era of COVID-19 during their virtual work session at 6 p.m. today.
Many residents of Salida, Poncha Springs, Buena Vista and unincorporated Chaffee County will soon get their chance to participate in the U.S. census as the U.S. Census Bureau resumes 2020 census field operations in Colorado this week.
In a letter to Salida City Council, Family & Youth Initiatives cited reasons why it is opposed to Salida’s proposed Ordinance 2020-09, which would allow alcohol consumption in public parks.
Chaffee County Clerk and Recorder Lori Mitchell released copies of the preliminary ballots that county residents will receive in the mail for the June 30 primary election.
Collegiate Peaks Forum Series has invited Switch Energy Alliance Chairman Dr. Scott Tinker to present his new movie, “Switch On,” for free online viewing from now until May 21.
Aaron Kindle is replacing Cindy Williams as Central Colorado Conservancy’s new board president as Williams steps down to focus on co-leading Envision Chaffee County.
Interim City Clerk Erin Kelley said today’s Salida City Council work session has been canceled, but its regular meeting Tuesday will still take place virtually at 6 p.m.
Chaffee County commissioners will conduct a public hearing to consider renewal of the Nestlé Waters North America 1041 permit during their meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, which will take place online.
State Sen. Kerry Donovan will host a virtual town hall from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday to answer COVID-19 related questions in Senate District 5 – Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Lake and Pitkin counties.
The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public comment in the approval process of a placer gold mine on the Arkansas River north of The Numbers rapids.
by D.J. DeJong
Mail Staff Writer
The Alliance is preparing for an increase in sexual and domestic violence due to the impact of the stay at home order and economic hardship on vulnerable populations in the community in the coming months.
The Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees will select a Salida board liaison to provide input on Salida’s needs as a campus and as part of CMC’s tax district at its meeting at 2 p.m. today via Webex.
Salida City Council and Salida Planning Commission will conduct a joint work session to discuss Clarion Associates’ land use code assessment at 6 p.m. today, using the GoToMeeting platform to participate via phone or internet.
Chaffee County commissioners will conduct a virtual meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday to vote on several resolutions and hold two public hearings on land use code issues.
by Henry Netherland
Mail Staff Writer
Salida Community Center’s monthly food distribution event will take place at 10 a.m. today at 305 F St.
The event will distribute through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).
Chaffee County Democrats voted for their preferred candidates for U.S. senator and 5th Congressional District representative Saturday during a virtual County Assembly and Convention.