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Happy Camper F.Y.I. Fundraiser – June 10

Happy Camper F.Y.I. Fundraiser – June 10

May 23, 2017

  Get ready for one of the most impressive fundraising events in the Central Rockies, FYI For Kids Sake HAPPY CAMPER Beer Sampling and Silent Auction. The 14th annual fundraiser will take place the second weekend in June at Chaffee County Fairgrounds. Whether a seasoned craft beer aficionado or a...

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Ark Valley Pride Celebration – June 3

Ark Valley Pride Celebration – June 3

May 23, 2017

Join the celebration! The Ark Valley Pride Celebration supports and celebrates the diversity of the Upper Arkansas River Valley. Sellars Project Space’s PfCA Program is actively involved in addressing the needs of many under-served sectors in our growing community, by providing an environment where diverse perspectives, cultures and values are...

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19th Annual Monarch Crest Crank – September 17

19th Annual Monarch Crest Crank – September 17

May 23, 2017

Join us for the 19th Annual Monarch Crest Crank on Sunday, September 17, 2017. This historic fundraiser benefits the Alliance Against Domestic Abuse (AADA). Here are the top 10 reasons you should ride this year: #10: Ride one of the best mountain bike trails http://monarchcrestcrank.com/monarch-crest-trail/ in the country – with...

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Conservancy protects 86 acres on the South Arkansas River

Conservancy protects 86 acres on the South Arkansas River

May 09, 2017

  Conservancy protects 86 acres on the South Arkansas River   Central Colorado Conservancy furthered its 10-year plan to protect an additional 20,000 acres in the region by working with Poncha Springs landowner Lillian Bender to place 86 acres under conservation easement this spring.   Conservation easements limit future development...

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Ark-Valley Humane Society Humane Education Program

May 09, 2017

  Ark-Valley Humane Society Humane Education Program Ark-Valley Humane Society is excited to launch a humane education program geared towards kids in a classroom-like setting. The AVHS Humane Education Program’s purpose is to educate the younger generations on multiple types of animal-related subjects. Click here for details!!   Through this...

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Creekside Chalets – May

Apr 28, 2017

If you haven’t made your summer vacation plans yet, we’ve got good news – When you book 5 nights at Creekside Chalets and Cabins between June 1st and October 1st, you’ll get your 6th night free!   We also have a spring special available – from April 17th to May 25th, you can...

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Walden Chamber Music Society – May 7

Walden Chamber Music Society – May 7

Apr 27, 2017

Walden Chamber Music Society Final concert of the 2016-2017 Season Sunday May 7, 3:00pm Zack Reaves, cellist with the Altius String Quartet, now String Quartet in Residence at University of Colorado, will be joining Emanuel Borok, Concertmaster Emeritus of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Jo Boatright, pianist for the last...

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Salida Museum Open House – May 13

Salida Museum Open House – May 13

Apr 26, 2017

Come to the second annual Salida Museum Open House, featuring new exhibits under all new lighting, a special presentation on railroad history and a salute to the smelter smokestack, Chaffee County’s tallest landmark constructed 100 years ago. Admission will be FREE all day. The museum is located Centennial Park next to the Chamber of Commerce visitor center and Hot Springs Pool.


Arkansas River Clean up Day / Colorado Public Lands Day – May 20th

Arkansas River Clean up Day / Colorado Public Lands Day – May 20th

Apr 25, 2017

Please save the date on May 20th to celebrate the first ever Colorado Public Lands Day. GARNA, SPOT, and the Conservancy will once again be teaming up with Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area for their annual Clean Up Green Up event. Volunteer sign-up will take place Saturday, May 20 at the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area building at 307 West Sackett Ave in Salida from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Volunteers will receive trash bags and a collectible CUGU button. Starting at noon there will be a Volunteer Picnic at Riverside Park with food and fun for all!


Mountain Spirit Events Center – Now in Operation

Mountain Spirit Events Center – Now in Operation

Apr 24, 2017

The new Riverside Mountain Spirit Events Center is now in operation and will be sharing space with the Mountain Spirit Wine Shop and the Twisted Cork Grill  as both are reorganized to make room for hosting events, including weddings, graduation, celebrations, parties of all types (Christmas, New Years, other holidays,...

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GARNA – May

Apr 24, 2017

  GARNA Bloomin’ Fundraiser now through May 9 GARNA is partnering with Salida Greenhouse to sell annual flower bowls, hanging tomato plants and vegetable and herb starters to help welcome spring and celebrate Mother’s Day. With every purchase of these colorful arrangements, Salida Greenhouse is graciously donating a generous portion...

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Out With the Old, In With the New

Out With the Old, In With the New

Apr 24, 2017

Hubbub Brewing, only four months old, is on the receiving end of a trademark dispute and will need to change their name. In the coming weeks, Hubbub Brewing will transition over to Soulcraft Brewing. The trademark has been applied for and rebranding is moving forward. Business owner Mike LaCroix states, “The name is something I’ve been thinking about for a while now, years in fact. The name initially came from a Bad Brains song, Soul Craft. To me the song and lyrics represents a way of life, being grateful, and striving to be your best.” Indeed, the crew at Soulcraft has a lot of passion and works tirelessly to provide the best product possible. It was a group decision and the name fits the goals and desires of the company. Hubbub may be getting a new name and look, but one thing that won’t change is the quality of the beer.


Ark-Valley Humane Society Presents D.O.G. Campaign

Ark-Valley Humane Society Presents D.O.G. Campaign

Apr 24, 2017

Ark-Valley Humane Society has a new and exciting opportunity to join forces with our local restaurants in town. D.O.G. stands for Dining Out for Good. Our goal is to have one restaurant each month host D.O.G. for homeless pets at Ark-Valley Humane Society. We promote them, they give back to us-it's a win-win!


Ark Anglers – May

Ark Anglers – May

Apr 24, 2017

As we near the end of April, it's hard to believe how far into spring we've traveled. And what a spring it has been. With more temperate weather than normal, the river has offered us great fishing opportunities since mid-February. Successful winter water management has yielded low flows this spring that have greatly benefited the health of our brown trout population as well as a provided a consistent environment for our spring hatches. This weekend's cold front looks to be short-lived, as we see warm temperatures and sunshine return next week. Considering all forecasts, nothing suggests that our high-elevation snowpack will begin melting until the second half of May, which gives us at least another two and a half weeks of excellent spring fishing conditions before the runoff begins. We are blessed to be located on a river than runs clear through the spring, when other rivers are already blown out and unfishable. On top of that, the opportunity to fish dry flies...



Salida Dance Studio Schedule for May

Apr 24, 2017

SALIDA FITNESS STUDIO SPRING SCHEDULE (April & May) 108 F St. 719.221.0515 www.dancesalida.com   Monday     ZUMBA @ 8:15 AM BARRE @ 9:30 AM BARRE @ NOON   Tuesday      BARRE @ 8:30 AM ZUMBA GOLD @ 9:45 AM   Wednesday   ZUMBA @ 8:15 AM BARRE @ 9:30...

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High Country Bank – May

High Country Bank – May

Apr 24, 2017

May is Older Americans Month Dear Friends, The next time you receive a frantic call from someone saying they are your grandchild and asking for money, make sure it’s actually your grandchild who’s calling. According to the Federal Trade Commission, between 2012 and 2014, consumers reported more than $42 million...

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Alpha Dog Care – May

Alpha Dog Care – May

Apr 24, 2017

Here at Alpha Dog Care, canines are our passion! We give your pet a safe place to socialize, play, and release their energy while you are busy or away. Our supervised open-play daycare gives dogs an environment to just be dogs at their own pace. 719.539.5481 or email us at...

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Arkansas River Tours – Job Openings

Apr 24, 2017

Come have a Summer you will never forget on the Arkansas River in beautiful Colorado! Arkansas River Tours (ART) has been a whitewater rafting outfitter since 1973 and has much history on the river. We focus on safety, adventure, leadership, equality and the environment. Our team is very tight knit....

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9th Annual Riverside Fine Arts & Music Festival – Special Announcement

9th Annual Riverside Fine Arts & Music Festival – Special Announcement

Mar 20, 2017

A Premier Festival in Riverside Park! National & Local Juried Fine Artists Live Music Stage . Creation Station For All Ages Phat Fahitas . Big Daddy Dogs Community Biz Booths Free Admission Family Friendly ~ Community Oriented Inspired Events Since 2009 Colorado Event Design is proud to announce our partnership with the Non Profit Organization Colorado School of rock and Wounded Warrior music Program. A music curriculum program for military men and women to reconnect with their families, through a hands on music program that restores relationships and facilitates the return to domestic life. A portion of Sponsorship funds from our 7 Colorado festivals and events is donated to CSR. Call us for info about how your organization can sponsor CSR’s Wounded Warrior Music Program in your community. 303.916.5711


ReCreate Kids Showcase

ReCreate Kids Showcase

Jan 21, 2017

Fri., June 23rd & Sat., June 24th (start creating now) ReCreate is a kids art contest showcasing the amazing artistic talents of the youth in our community utilizing material provided from Serving Slabs. Serving Slabs works with the remnants from countertop installations. We encourage the children of the community to express themselves with all the cool materials that we have. Start Creating Now! Stop by Mountain Made (9996 W Hwy 50) and pick up FREE material and an entry form.



Kent Haruf Literary Celebration 2017

Sep 20, 2016

Kent Haruf Literary Celebration September 22 – 24, 2017 Salida SteamPlant Event Center Salida, CO  81201 *** !!! SAVE THE DATE !!! *** Formal Registration will begin in January, 2017. Cost of Celebration is $100 per person. Space is limited to 200 attendees. Preliminary Schedule: Friday, September 22   3:00 –...

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21st Annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous – July 8, 2017

21st Annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous – July 8, 2017

Jun 20, 2016

The 21st Annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous takes place on Saturday, July 8th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Riverside Park in historic downtown Salida, Colorado, surrounded by soaring mountains and hugged by the Arkansas River.  You will enjoy live music throughout the event with great food vendors offering up tasty...

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