String of Disturbing Incidents involve Armed White Supremacist, and Arrest of an Unarmed Counter Protestor
September 5, 2023, marked a significant milestone in the pursuit of justice against those who organized and led the January 6, 2021 insurrection. Enrique Tarrio, the leader of one of the largest and most violent extremist groups, the Proud Boys, was convicted of seditious conspiracy to overthrow the government of The United States.
Chaffee BoCC Approves Letters of Support for Broadband Grant Applications
During the September 19 Chaffee Board of County Commissioner (BoCC) session, the county commissioners addressed the prospect of attracting significant broadband dollars to the county to complete the great need for the buildout of broadband access. A decision to make this a broader conversation because of multiple requests meant that the BoCC pulled the request from Maverick Communications out of the consent agenda so it could be part of the larger discussion.
Chaffee County Community Foundation Announces 30 Recipients in Fall Grant Cycle
The Chaffee County Community Foundation (CCCF) today announced it has awarded 30 local nonprofit organizations with $49,000 in funding from the Fall grant cycle, which was open July 1 through July 31, 2023. These grants are made possible through a partnership with the Sangre de Cristo Electric Association (SDCEA) and the Chaffee County Community Foundation.
BLM Prepping Multiple Prescribed Burns in Deer Haven and Waugh Mountain Areas
The Bureau of Land Management is preparing two prescribed burns. The annually scheduled burns will take place as weather conditions permit. The Deer Haven area is slated for a prescribed burn 15 miles northwest of Canon City. Another burn is planned on the north side of Waugh Mountain 20 miles northeast of Salida.
HRRMC Board of Directors to Focus on The Hospitalist Program Spotlight
The Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (HRRMC) Board of Directors regular meeting is set for 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 26. The focus topic for the meeting is The Hospitalist Program Spotlight to be delivered by Vice President of Nursing April Asbury. The Consent Agenda includes the approval of...
Fremont County Sheriff says methadone opioid treatment for jails ‘keeps people addicted’
FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- One element of a 2022 Colorado bill to address the fentanyl crisis was how people who enter county jails across the state are treated for their opioid addiction. Fremont County Sheriff Allen Cooper says the method the state wants the sheriff to use isn't the best and actually keeps people The post Fremont County Sheriff says methadone opioid treatment for jails ‘keeps people addicted’ appeared first on KRDO.
Buena Vista Trustees to Consider Intergovernmental Agreement to Create a Collective SWAT Team
Buena Vista Trustees will conduct a regular meeting tonight, Sep. 26th, beginning at 7pm. Trustees will consider an intergovernmental agreement with Chaffee County, the City of Salida and the Town of Buena Vista for a Collective Special Weapons and Tactics Team and will vote on amending the municipal code related to trees on public property.
Poncha Springs Trustees Appointed Leslie Klusmire Interim Town Administrator
Poncha Springs Trustees last night appointed Leslie Klusmire to the position of Interim Town Administrator. Poncha Trustees also discussed amendments to the lease of the old schoolhouse to Chaffee County Childcare, secured the town attorney’s services in drafting an agreement with Chaffee County Amateur Hockey, and held a discussion on how passage of Proposition HH this November would affect municipal budgets.
Forest Service Preps Environmental Assessment to Review Projects on Monarch Mountain
The U.S. Forest Service is preparing an environmental assessment to review the proposed No Name Basin Projects at Monarch Mountain. The projects are located immediately adjacent to Monarch’s existing special use permit area. The proposal includes the expansion of Monarch’s special use permit area from 769 acres to 1,146,...
Monday, September 25th Weather
Sunny and warm will be the rule for the first full week of fall. Salida and Buena Vista will see a sunny high of 79. A low of 43. The San Luis Valley can expect a high of 73, a low of 39. Leadville and Fairplay look for a high...
Weekly Safety Report: Concerns over AR-15 Presence and School Lockdown in Salida, Colorado
This week in Salida, Colorado, two incidents have raised concerns among the community. The first incident involves a man openly carrying an AR-15 on F St., causing alarm among business owners, residents, and visitors. The city sought legal advice regarding disorderly conduct laws. The second incident resulted in a school lockdown, although there was no substantiated threat on campus. Reports suggest a person with a weapon was present near Salida High School. The Salida School District responded to ensure the safety of students and staff.
Tuesday, September 26th Weather
Sunny, warm and dry conditions continue. Salida and Buena Vista will see a high of 79. A low of 45. The San Luis Valley can expect a high of 73, a low of 43. Leadville and Fairplay look for a high of 65 with a low of 35. Danny “Dan...
Expect Smoke from Mt. Shavano Prescribed Burn
The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office notified residents that the Forest Service is conducting a prescribed burn this week in the Mt. Shavano area and smoke will be visible. The project involves burning up to 915 acres near Droney Gulch, six miles northwest of Poncha Springs. Temporary road closures of portions of Forest Service Roads 250, 250A, 250B, 251 and 255 will be necessary to provide for public safety. Other roads in the area will be open to provide alternate access options.
Arrested Car Thief in Pueblo Possibly Tied to Fremont County Home Burglaries
Pueblo County Sheriff's office apprehended a suspected car thief, Nathan Maxwell, on Sunday, Sept. 17. There are allegations that Maxwell may also be linked to several burglaries in Fremont County on the same day. A Fremont County family who were affected by the burglary claims to have encountered Maxwell on their property earlier that day. They found broken windows and heirloom items missing shortly after Maxwell left.
Billy Strings Welcomes Collaborations During Renewal Festival in Buena Vista
This past weekend, Billy Strings commenced the third edition of his Renewal Festival in Buena Vista, Colo. The multi-day gathering boasted a slew of memorable performances from the billed headliner, in addition to fellow guests such as members of Leftover Salmon’s Vince Herman and Drew Emmitt, and bands like Della Mae, Shadowgrass, East Nash Grass and other ensembles that lean toward the bluegrass canon.
Savor Salida: A Tour of the Town's Best 3 Pizza Spots
This article presents a guide to three pizza joints in Salida. Have you had the chance to taste their offerings yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
Chaffee County Public Health Hosting Flu Vaccination Clinics
Chaffee County Public Health is sponsoring an influenza vaccination clinic Wednesday, Sep. 27th, at the Buena Vista Community Center and October 3rd in Salida at the Touber Building. Insurance will be billed. You must bring your insurance card with you. At this time, Public Health does not have influenza vaccine...
BLM Royal Gorge Office Planning Annual Prescribed Burns
Fire crews prepare two sites northwest of Cañon City. The Bureau of Land Management for the Royal Gorge Region is preparing two prescribed burns, scheduled to take place between October, 2023 and April, 2024. Prescribed burns help preserve the health of forests and wildlife by removing materials that contribute to the severity of wildfires.
Chickenstock Celebration Set for Saturday at Salida’s Riverside P ark
For all “Free Range Radio” listeners, the 2023 Chickenstock2 is coming up from 12:00 noon to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday 9/23 at Riverside Park. Salida’s own low voumne FM station, KHEN radio is celebrating 20 years of KHEN. This free event is an afternoon of fun and...
County Agreed to Ambulance Subsidy Amendment Monday Morning
The Fremont County Commissioners held a special meeting Monday morning in executive session for potential litigation after which a news release was issued indicating they had agreed to an amendment in contract negotiations with the county ambulance contractor. The one sentence-long news release, in its entirety, read: “Amendment three to...