Sunday, December 10th Weather
Look for mostly sunny skies and breezy conditions today. Winds will be gusting to 30 mph. Salida and Buena Vista will see a high of 47. A low of 21. The San Luis Valley can expect a high of 37, a low of 17. Leadville and Fairplay look for a...
St. Elmo Invites Chaffee Residents to a “Winter Wonderland” Visit
The St. Elmo General Store has issued a special invitation from now through Sunday afternoon, December 10, for residents to make the trip to St. Elmo. Our historic mining town at the end of CR 162 up Chalk Creek Canyon is a tourist mecca at all times of the year (especially in summertime) but it is beautiful in winter.
Friday, December 8th Weather
Snow will develop over the area today with 5 to 7 inches possible along the Divide and 1 to 3 inches possible in in the lower elevations. Snow will diminish late tonight. Salida and Buena Vista will see a high of 37. A low of 11. The San Luis Valley...
Is the American Birthright effort dead at Garfield Re-2? Time will tell for the district’s new board
This past year was tumultuous for the Garfield Re-2 School District. Community members, parents and staff wrangled for months over Board President Tony May’s effort to establish a conservative social studies program, American Birthright Standards, into the school system. The proposal to incorporate ABS into the school system also prompted a local ongoing effort to recall May from the board.
Ski Report: A better ski weekend even while tracking another winter storm
Ski conditions this weekend will be the best so far this season, but you’ll need to brave another winter storm to visit. The good news: this storm won’t stick around as long as last weekend’s!
Saturday, December 9th Weather
Clearing skies and cold temperatures can be expected this weekend. Salida and Buena Vista will see a high of 35. A low of 9. The San Luis Valley can expect a high of 29, a low of 5. Leadville and Fairplay look for a high of 17 with a low...
Letter to the Community: Property Taxes in Chaffee County Government
On December 8, the Chaffee Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) issued the letter below to the community regarding Chaffee County Property Taxes:. Dear Chaffee County Residents, Businesses, and Property Owners – Chaffee County Board of County Commissioners and Administration recognizes that the significant property value increases in our community have...
Public input sought for Thompson Divide withdrawal proposal
The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management on Friday jointly released a draft environmental assessment for the requested Thompson Divide withdrawal in Pitkin as well as Garfield and Gunnison counties for a 30-day public comment period. “This comment period offers the public an important opportunity to participate in...
Monarch Mountain opens for the season Wednesday thanks to a weekend snow storm
SALIDA, Colo. (KKTV) - Monarch Mountain announced Wednesday as their opening day for the winter season. Monarch Mountain’s Marketing Director, Dan Bender, was anxiously waiting for a snowstorm to hit so they could officially open the mountain for the winter season. from Dec. 2 through the 4 saw a total accumulation of 24 inches of snow. That number is expected to grow by six more inches this Friday.
Today the gas price is close to $3.4 in Nathrop as of 2023-12-09. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Saturday is $3.167, a week ago the price is $3.247 , according to AAA.
Colorado High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Chaffee County Today - December 9
Clear your schedule for the high school basketball action happening in Chaffee County, Colorado today. For a complete list of the local high school games and how to watch them, keep reading. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater...
Brady’s West Hosting Holiday Party and Business After Hours Tonight
The Salida Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours will take place tonight, Dec. 8th, at Brady’s West during their annual Holiday Party. Business After Hours is from 5 to 7 pm at Brady’s West on County Road 107 just off Highway 50. The public is invited. Admission is $10.
Salida City Council Considers F Street Plaza Survey, Open-Carry Ordinance at Work Session
There was a lengthy agenda for the Salida City Council (SCC) work session held on December 4. Easily the most intensely discussed topics of the evening were the results of the F Street Plaza survey and an item ambiguously titled “Second Amendment Rights”, which turned out to be a debate on a possible ordinance aimed at banning open carry within certain city limits.
The Noteables to Perform Winter Concert in Buena Vista and Salida
The Noteables women’s chorus will perform their winter concert, “The Winter Gift”, at Clearview Community Church in Buena Vista tonight, Dec. 8th. The Noteables will also perform at Salida’s United Methodist Church Saturday, Dec. 9th, and Sunday, Dec. 10th, at the SteamPlant. All performances begin at...
Lady Spartans Fall to Centauri
The #4 ranked Falcons handed Salida their second road loss on the year by a score of 45-27. The Lady Spartans drop to 2-2 on the season. Catch the highlights from tonight’s game here. I have been blessed to work in TV and Radio for the past 14 years...
Our Voice: This Romance with Guns Has Got to Stop
Fear and Avoidance are not Strategies for Governance. America is in the midst of a gun violence epidemic and everywhere — from the local Salida City Council meetings this week to the Department of Justice — there is the wringing of hands over “what can be done?”
Salida Seeking Volunteers for the Airport Board
The City of Salida is seeking residents to volunteer their time to serve on the Airport Board. Interested persons are encouraged to submit an electronic application to the City Clerk. Applications must be received by the end of business December 27th. Danny “Dan R” Ridenour has been in radio and...
Uphilling Closed at Monarch (For Now)
According to an announcement Sunday from Monarch Mountain, "all uphill access will be closed beginning Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023 until further notice." The reason? Monarch got 2 feet of snow in this latest storm and is trying to manage all the white stuff. "Heavy equipment will be operating throughout ...
Join Us Today at Salida Stove & Spa
Whether you’re shopping for the naughty or nice on your list, Salida Stove & Spa in Poncha Springs has you covered!. You know Salida Stove & Spa for their great selection of fireplaces, inserts, accessories, hot tubs, saunas, and grills, but they also have a huge selection of holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list! Stop in today starting at 11 am for holiday treats, cider, and to check out Salida Stove & Spa’s amazing holiday gift selection.
Chaffee County Women Who care Announces Financial Award to elevateHER
Chaffee County Women Who Care (CCWWC) has announced its final financial award recipient for 2023. On Tuesday, October 10, 2023, local women across Chaffee County gathered at A Church in Salida to hear funding proposals from three local organizations, including ElevateHER, Salida Circus, and Haven for Hope. After each nonprofit representative gave her pitch on how funding would be used and the potential impact of the group’s support, the CCWWC membership voted for the winning finalist.