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6th Annual Salida BikeFest

Aug 22, 2017

SALIDA IS HOME TO THE 6th ANNUAL SALIDA BIKEFEST!  BikeFest will take place September 14-17, 2017 with some exciting ways to celebrate bikes and participate in some great races and rides. Thursday, September 14 we will kick off with the 9am BAM ride sponsored by the Salida Cycling Club. Later...

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Photo of the Smelter Smokestack taken in 1974, the year it was rescued from demolition by the citizen Save Our Stack Committee.

Smokestack Centennial Celebration – August 26

Jul 28, 2017

10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 26   Saturday, August 26 is the day for the public to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 365-foot-tall Smelter Smokestack near Salida, according to a proclamation signed recently by the Board of Chaffee County Commissioners.   A centennial birthday celebration, sponsored by...

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Salida Rec – August

Jul 27, 2017

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION FOR AUGUST! For  August we will be offering our Raft & Swim discount. Bring in your receipt within 1 week of a guided raft trip with ANY Arkansas Valley raft company for $2 off adult/$1 off regular youth daily admission.   COMMUNITY DISC GOLF! Join Salida Recreation and TOPS...

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Yoga Olas – August

Yoga Olas – August

Jul 27, 2017

  We’ve moved!   Come check out our beautiful and peaceful new studio space at 229 F St!  For a limited time, new students can enjoy 30 days of yoga for $30!  Sign up at www.yogaolas.com   We offer 22 classes every week – see schedule at www.yogaolas.com/schedule   Upcoming Events:...

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19th Annual Monarch Crest Crank – September 17

19th Annual Monarch Crest Crank – September 17

May 20, 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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Kent Haruf Literary Celebration – September 22-24

Kent Haruf Literary Celebration – September 22-24

May 19, 2017

Registration deadline is Sept. 1 for the first Kent Haruf Literary Celebration, to be held September 22-24 at the SteamPlant Event Center in Salida CO. The event honors the charismatic, award-winning novelist who made his home in Salida until his death in 2014. Haruf's novels include Plainsong, a National Book Award finalist; Eventide, Benediction, The Tie That Binds, Where You Once Belonged, and most recently Our Souls at Night, published in 2015. Our Souls at Night has been produced as a film starring Jane Fonda and Robert Redford, and will be released on Thanksgiving Day. The Kent Haruf Literary Celebration will open with a breakfast buffet, and welcoming remarks by Chris Outcalt, journalist, former editor of Denver's 5280 Magazine, and author of "The Precious Ordinary," a story about the life of Kent Haruf that was named top city magazine profile of 2015.