Education


Colorado Firecamp, Inc.

Colorado Firecamp, Inc.

Phone: 719- 539-9329 | 9008 CR 240 Salida, CO 81201
Email: kmaxwell@coloradofirecamp.com
Website: www.coloradofirecamp.com

Colorado Firecamp, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, wildland firefighter school trains about 900 students annually, based at the Ponderosa Lodge north of Maysville. Founded in 2002 by volunteer firefighter Kent Maxwell in response to that summer's destructive wildfire season in Colorado and other western states. Colorado Firecamp has become a nationally recognized advocate for firefighter safety and the country's largest chainsaw tree faller training program.


Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Mountain College

Phone: 719-395-8419 | 349 East 9th Salida, CO 81201
Website: www.coloradomtn.edu

Colorado Mountain College now offers Baccalaureate degrees in Business Administration and Sustainability Studies, Elementary Education and Nursing, in addition to our two-year Associate Degree programs. Students can also earn certificates in such programs as EMS, Medical Assistant, Early Childhood Education, Paralegal, Accounting and more.


Salida Regional Library

Salida Regional Library

Phone: 719-539-4826 | 405 E Street Salida, CO
Email: smatthews@salidalibrary.org
Website: www.salidalibrary.org

Public library honoring the Colorado CLC card. Visitor card available. In addition to a good collection of books, newspapers, magazines, and other media, services include public Internet computers, Wi-Fi access, programs for children and adults, helpful staff. Nine holiday closures per year: New Year's Eve & Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day.