Welcome to Salida!
Warm days, cool nights and golden leaves! They’re irresistible to leaf-peepers this time of year. But Salida’s charm entices visitors year-round, with plenty of winter and summer activities, restaurants, boutique shopping and Colorado’s first Creative District.
Snow already tops nearby mountains, inspiring winter sports enthusiasts. Fantastic natural snow attracts thousands to Monarch Mountain for skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and dog sled riding. The beautiful views of wildlife, 14ers and national forests also create a paradise for hunters and anglers.
Salida is also a great place to relax, with spas and natural hot springs such as the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center, and nearby Mount Princeton Resort. Stay in town for easy access to lively entertainment and dining, or find tranquility in a secluded mountain cabin or cozy bed and breakfast.
The Arkansas River flows year-round alongside downtown Salida, and not even the cold temperatures prevent world-class kayakers from practicing their skills in the river’s playhole.
In summertime, the Arkansas River is dotted with rafters, kayakers, paddle-boarders and “beach lovers.” FESTIVALS dot the calendar, from FIBArk, the nation’s longest-running whitewater competition, to the downtown Christmas parade and lighting of “Christmas Mountain” annually on the Friday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 28, 2014)
Friday Enrichment Programs For Students
On behalf of the City of Salida Recreation Department, I am happy to welcome you to the 2014-2015 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential through our Friday Enrichment Programs!
To be successful, children need support not just from home and school, but also from the community. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s outcome. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities.
This year we will continue promoting Friday programming, not just provided by the City of Salida, but also through private providers, on our calendar, www.salidarec.com/fridays. We are just starting to build the calendar for the school year, and look forward to providers sending us their listings. You will also be reminded of Friday happenings on Facebook. “Like” Salida schools or Salida Recreation, and we will update Friday activities regularly. Please email us at email@example.com to list a Friday activity or to offer a Friday Enrichment activity through the Recreation Department.
This fall you can look forward to Hula Hooping, Camp Fridays, Rowdy at Riverside, Tumbling from the Rec Department. Check out the flyers on www.salidarec.com and keep your eyes out for a special insert in the Mountain Mail and Mountain Guide!
Remember that the Salida Rec department has youth scholarships, supported by donations from High Country Bank, for any Friday activity operated through the Rec department.
Other Friday programs include: Absolute Bikes Two Wheel Adventure Fridays, a host of activities from our local Boys and Girls Clubs, numerous dance opportunities at Tenderfoot Dance Co-Op and Salida Dance Studio, hands-on educational activities through Guidestone and the Salida School Garden, and much more!
Thank you to our friends at High Country Bank. Their support for Friday Enrichment allows you to consistently find out all the happenings for children on any Friday during the school year.
This commitment to education is a partnership that should be commended, because like I mentioned before … “We recognize that in order to be successful, our children need support from not just home and school, but also from the community.” Thank you HCB for contributing to the success of our children!
Robin NeJame is outreach coordinator for the Salida Friday Enrichment program.
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Please Support the Salida Community Blood Drive
Salida Community Blood Drive 2014:Tuesday, May 20; Tuesday, July 15 (at SteamPlant Event Center); Tuesday, September 16; Tuesday, November 11; from 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Held at the Salida Masonic Lodge at 140 W. 3rd Street (except at the SteamPlant on July 15) To schedule your appointment, call the Bonfils Appointment Center at 800-365-0006, Ext. 2.