Salida, CO

Eastbound Truck Ramp Closed on Highway 50 over Monarch Pass

Commercial truckers are urged to use extreme caution on Highway 50 over Monarch Pass as the only existing eastbound truck ramp is closed through October. The Colorado Department of Transportation is performing repairs on the emergency truck ramp four miles east of the summit. The runaway truck ramp will not be operable during the entire construction phase.
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Thursday, September 29th Weather

Isolated thunderstorms will be possible again this afternoon and evening. Thunderstorm activity will become more widespread tomorrow into Saturday. The higher peaks could see some light snow accumulations. Salida and Buena Vista can expect a high of 75. Look for an overnight low of 45. The San Luis Valley will...

Buena Vista scores major victory in battle with USPS

After six years of persistent pestering of Colorado politicians and the United States Post Office, Buena Vista is now going to get free P.O. Boxes. This is a fight the community says they shouldn't have had to fight in the first place, referencing USPS guidelines saying everyone is entitled to free mail delivery. CBS News Colorado was there in July as the community fought for their right to free mail delivery.   Now one of the citizen advocates, Grace Garret, says she will have to find something else to worry about for five hours a day now that they've accomplished their goal."We...

‘Moonlight Monday’ Benefits The Alliance October 3rd

Another ‘Moonlight Monday’ is almost upon us! On Monday, October 3rd, Moonlight Pizza in downtown Salida will be donating 10% of their total sale to The Alliance. The Alliance is a local, non-profit organization providing crisis intervention, support and emergency shelter for women, men, and children suffering from domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Central Colorado Conservancy “Homegrown Spirit” Annual Fundraiser is Sept. 29

For those who care about conservation, tonight’s Central Colorado Conservancy Annual Gathering and fundraiser is an important moment to make your values known. Called “Homegrown spirit” the event is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. and goes through 8:30 p.m. on September 29 at the Hutchinson Ranch in Poncha springs. All remaining tickets are $65 at the door.

Back to School Transition Requires Two-way communications

The fall season is an exciting time for both parents and children. A new school year launches, which means new teachers, new expectations, and—if they’re making the leap from middle to high school—a different school. Kids can experience a lot of mixed emotions when a new school...

BV School Board decides against four-day school week

After reviewing data and research around four-day school weeks, the Buena Vista Board of Education has announced that they will no longer consider switching to a four-day week at this time. “The Board considered research-backed impacts on student achievement primarily, and also considered impacts to student health and safety, student...

Scout Wave under construction to enhance surfing experience

Here's a look at construction at the "Scout Wave" in the Arkansas River in Salida.Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the goal is to create a better wave for surfing, safer eddies and a tuber takeout.Residents are asked to avoid the area, especially because the excavator is in the river.Crews say the river banks are so steep and narrow, it's the only place to park that large equipment.The project should be done by Oct. 1.

Chaffee Planning Commission to Review Two More Major Subdivision Sketch Plans

The Chaffee Planning Commisison meets in regular session beginning at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 27 in the Commissioners meeting room at 104 Crestone Avenue, Salida. The meeting will be in person, and will also be available to view via Zoom at Join Meeting (ID# 423 829 0633) or as posted in the calendar link.

Bennet Staff to Hold Nine More Farm Bill Listening Sessions in Colorado, Including Salida

Farm Bill Listening Sessions Scheduled for Central Colorado, Southwestern Colorado, the San Luis Valley, and the Denver Metro Area. Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced that his agriculture policy staff and his regional staff will host nine more Farm Bill listening sessions in Central Colorado, Southwestern Colorado, the San Luis Valley, and the Denver Metro area from October 3 through October 5.

Public Health Flu Vaccine Clinic October 5th

Chaffee County Public Health is holding a Flu Vaccination Clinic next Wednesday, October 5th. The clinic will take place at the Touber Building from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. The flu vaccination clinic is open to anyone 6 months or older, with or without insurance. Appointments are necessary. To make...

Dates Set for the 2022 LGBTQ+ Health Fair in Buena Vista and Salida

Two days have been set for the 2022 LGBTQ+ Health Fair in Chaffee county; one on each end of the county. The Buena Vista date is October 26, and the Salida event is November 2. The health fair events will feature health-related Questionn and Answer sessions, free medical and dental...
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Fremont County, Colo., in ‘Recovery Phase’ After Cyber Attack

(TNS) — Now going into the seventh week of mitigation and restoration, Fremont County government is now in a recovery phase from the Aug. 17 BlackCat ransomware cyber attack. An extension of a declaration of a local disaster due to the cybersecurity attack expired Tuesday, and the Fremont County...
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Fremont Center for the Arts’ Brew Ha Ha returns Saturday

October heralds the return of one of Fremont County’s highly anticipated events — the Fremont Center for the Arts’ Brew Ha Ha. The event has been a Cañon City staple since the early 2000s and, as COVID’s grip loosens bit by bit, organizers look forward to bringing fun, food, and beer to their loyal patrons.

BV School Board hears property update, CCHS grad requirement revisions

At their regular meeting on Monday, September 26, the Buena Vista Board of Education welcomed newly-appointed School Board member Olivia Bartlett and swore her into office. Bartlett, Director for District D, is filling the position left by Nancy Best. Abe Hachmann of Hachmann Design and Engineering, who does facilities and...

Chaffee BoCC Set to Finalize Land Use Code Module I

The Chaffee Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) will hold a special meeting beginning at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 28, primarily focused on moving the first module of the county’s new land use code ahead. The long-awaited step is welcome progress to county residents. The meeting includes a public hearing,...

Bobbie & Harvee McKnight Sipes

Twins Bobbie and Harvee McKnight Sipes were born at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center’s Family Birthing Center in Salida on September 14, 2022. Harvee was born at 9:45 am. She weighed 4 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 17.5 inches long. Bobbie was born at 10:02 am. She weighed 5 pounds and measured 20.5 inches long.