Join Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center for their 2023 Artist Reception! This event will take place Wednesday, December 6th, from 5-7pm at the Steamplant Ballroom. This is a free event that is open to the public. Appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Wine and beer will be available for purchase.
David Arkenstone returns to Colorado with his captivating holiday concert as part of the 3-state “A Winter’s Eve with David Arkenstone & Friends” tour. David and his band of virtuoso musicians bring a lively candlelit concert of beloved holiday classics reimagined, blending neo-classical crossover, new age, Celtic, orchestral, and world music. Wednesday, December 6 at 7pm at the Salida SteamPlant.
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Click HERE to see updates about Aristata’s recent Affordable Connectivity Program approval and a quick note about our fiber campaign in Chaffee County.
Ark Valley Helping Hands (AVHH) helps older adults age in place by connecting them with volunteers who provide friendly visits, yard clean up, rides, and grocery shopping. With all of the rain this year, the weeds have been challenging to keep up with. Older adults who can’t keep up with the physical demand of weeding are faced with fines or risk injury when trying to do it themselves. AVHH volunteers are working hard to keep up with the requests and we have gotten support from organizations outside the county, but we need support from local organizations to help Chaffee County’s older residents!
Ark-Valley Humane Society (AVHS) is hosting a Home for the Holidays Adoption promotion from Wednesday November 15th through Saturday December 23rd.
During this promotion all adult animals (8 months and older) will have ‘Name your price’ adoption fees. All puppies and kittens will have ½ off adoption fees.
Great news! We have an additional private treatment room so that our clients can rehabilitate in a safe environment with one on one care from my staff!
We have a great NEWSLETTER and it is free….. Just go to Website: www. arkansasvalleyPT.com to sign up today!
Buena Vista Mountain Adventures (BVMA) guides have spent years exploring the Arkansas Valley and remain excited about sharing unique outdoor experiences with our students and guests. Our strength as a team comes from our diverse backgrounds, which include guiding, ski patrolling, AIARE avalanche instruction, outdoor education, and military mountain training programs. We are confident that when you choose BVMA, you’ll have as much fun as we do exploring the Continental Divide of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
The dream of a new recycling center and waste transfer station in Chaffee County is a major step closer to reality following today’s announcement of a $4 million grant award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Chaffee County Public Health (CCPH) is excited to announce that it is launching The Happiness Project, an initiative to foster more happiness, optimism, and hope in light of today’s societal challenges. After observing great distress, turnover, and burnout in many of the nation’s public serving sectors, in which Chaffee County is no stranger, CCPH sees this as an opportunity to turn a concerning situation around, embracing gratitude, appreciation, and positivity in both our personal and professional environments. Research by the Harvard School of Public Health indicates that happiness, optimism, and hope are all qualities that have an impact on overall physical health. CCPH intends for this initiative to give our community a boost in its health and wellness over the next year.
For the full press release, CLICK HERE!
The Chaffee Housing Authority, in cooperation with the City of Salida, is asking short term rental owners and vacation home owners within the City of Salida and the surrounding area to transition their short-term rentals, rarely-used vacation homes, unoccupied accessory dwelling units, or other under-used houses to a long-term rental for local workforce. If you or someone you know has a housing unit that is generally empty or generally hosts out-of-town visitors, the Chaffee Housing Authority would happily match your home with members of the local workforce who are unable to find rental homes in this unprecedented rental market. More information can be found by visiting the Chaffee Housing Authority’s website at www.chaffeehousingauthority.org and select the Open Doors Program for more information and to apply to participate in the program.
The Chaffee Shuttle is continuing to offer FREE rides! The Zero Fare Campaign that started this summer has been extended for the foreseeable future.
Expanded services include extended hours for on-demand, door-to-door service; a new Monday route between Howard and Salida; and extended hours for the bus route between Buena Vista and Salida on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Join experienced cheesemaker Gina Marcell of the Mountain Goat Lodge (9582 US HWY 285) every Tuesday and Saturday at 10am-12:30pm.
Gina just returned from an extensive Artisanal Cheese Making course in Italy, and offers authentic Mozzarella and Burrata classes during the next few months.
Classes are 75.00 each, and include generous samples to take home. 719-626-4441.
Elk Raven Photography has graciously donated a beautiful photo of Christmas Mountain to be auctioned off. The photo titled, “All is Calm,” is a light-weight 12×18 metal print that comes ready to hang, with an easy-mount feature. The photo is valued at $250 and is the perfect complement to your holiday decor or an excellent gift for a lover of Salida who does not live nearby. All proceeds will go towards the maintenance and up-keep of Christmas Mountain. Bidding ends 12/28 at 4pm! Place your bids HERE!
Giving Season is Here! Donate NOW through Dec. 5th at ChaffeeGIVES.org to support local organizations for Colorado Gives Day!
Community Grant Cycle is Open! Deadline: January 7th, 2024 The Salida Council for the Arts invites all Salida artists and creatives to apply for the upcoming Community Grants. Grants of up to $500 each are open to applicants seeking funding for local arts and culture based projects. Grants will be awarded quarterly, as funding permits. These grants are for a specific creative project and not for an artist’s or organization’s operating budget. Use your imagination to create a project that will inspire, edify, and/or entertain the Salida community!
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Has generously donated an “All is Calm” 12×18 light-weight metal print of Christmas Mountain for a raffle! The photo is valued at $250 and comes ready to hang, with an easy-mount feature. The photo is valued at $250 and is the perfect complement to your holiday décor or an excellent gift for a lover of Salida who does not live nearby. 100% of the proceeds from the auction will go towards the maintenance and up-keep of Christmas Mountain. Post your bid here! Bidding ends on December 28th, at 4pm.
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At Guidestone we believe that early and repeated exposure to growing food and being on a ranch or farm can have a profound affect on our future leaders…the children of today.
Commit to living well! Wellness U’s all access membership gives you the tools and support you need to start or continue your wellness Journey $99/month Registration is required. Call HRRMC Wellness U at 719.530.2057 HRRMC Wellness U Gym, Outpatient Pavilion, 1000 Rush Drive, Second Floor
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Kim’s Gym aims to be a healthy, supportive community for all ages. Whether you’re just starting your fitness journey or have years of experience.
Enjoy a variety of group fitness classes and workout in a fun, friendly, group environment. Classes include HIIT, Senior Circuit, Mat Pilates, Yoga and Strength. Check out our full schedule HERE!
Do you have friends or family coming to visit? Book online with Monarch Spur RV Park & Campground and use this Coupon Code: SALIDACHAMBER23. For more information visit their website at msrvpark.com.
SAVE 30% OFF REGULAR PRICE of the punch cards reserved for Chaffee, Lake & Park county residents (proof of residency required). In person sales only, two names printed on the pass at the time of purchase, not transferable and cannot be resold, expires 1 year from date of purchase, 20 visits total.
Must purchase between December 11-17, 2023 At The Front Desk at the Main Lodge.
Nature’s Medicine, the premier dispensary in Chaffee County, is proud to introduce “Chaffee County Grown,” a collaboration program that highlights locally grown cannabis products and encourages people to support local businesses. Buying locally grown products has far-reaching impacts that go beyond supporting the local economy. Thanks to the Marijuana Excise Tax Advisory Board (METAB) Grant Program, local non-profits can apply for grants that are funded by the excise tax.
Chaffee County non-profits are welcome to apply for grant funding eligibility during METAB’s pre-application period from November 20th through December 15th. The official grant period goes from December 15-January 31 and money will be awarded to approved recipients in March of 2024. For more information about the grant or to apply, visit https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=ccgrants.
To support the Chaffee County Grown program, look for the green and silver Chaffee County Grown emblem at Nature’s Medicine to help these local companies continue to cultivate the Salida community.
A year of delectable journeys, memorable flavors, and community connections – Osaké Steak and Sushi Bar (Osaké) proudly announced its one-year anniversary on October 16, 2023. This milestone marks a year of delighting palates and creating a unique dining experience in Salida. Co-owned by culinary powerhouses Kirk Coult and Chef Paula Rungsawang Coult, Osaké has quickly become a gem in the region, offering Japanese steakhouse fare and a diverse array of Asian cuisines.
Roxy’s Bottle Shop has 10% off wine and champagne every Wednesday for Wino Wednesday!
They also have case discounts all the time!
The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park is open 10:00am-4:00pm daily. General admission tickets include Bridge, Gondola, Theater, and Playland. For more information, visit their website at https://royalgorgebridge.com/
Tumbling and Parkour Classes with the Salida Circus are starting! There will be a 12 week session from Oct. 26th-Jan. 11th. Sign up today by calling (719) 398-3060.
We are currently offering the Flu, *RSV, and the 2023 **Covid vaccines.
To better serve you, we recommend you schedule your vaccines at www.salidapf.com
Select the Flu Vaccine + more button to complete the registration.
*RSV vaccines are approved for individuals 60 and older.
The Shavano Academic Booster Club is a local non-profit organization that recognizes and rewards amazing students in Salida School District. We have new faces on our Board of Directors this year and look forward to serving students and our community. Our only funding comes from your generous donations.
Click HERE for the donation form and more details!
Central Mountain SBDC, is thrilled to invite you to our upcoming series of FREE live virtual workshops designed to empower you and supercharge your business growth.
Our immersive workshops are tailored to help you elevate your skills, broaden your horizons, and scale your business to new heights. By attending, you’ll gain access to expert insights, connect with industry leaders, and discover practical strategies to enhance your expertise—all at no cost to you! Plus, these workshops are not just live sessions; you can revisit the content at your convenience with our on-demand options.
Is offering an abundance of knowledge to the community! Consider preparing for the upcoming tax season by taking advantage of a few important end-of-year tax strategies. To view entire press release click here!
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Chaffee Chips recently wrapped up its fourth year by removing 290 piles of slash from the Mesa Antero neighborhood near Nathrop — our largest event yet. Everyone working to decrease the threat of wildfire and become more fire-ready deserves a huge pat on the back!
More than 300 homeowners participated in Chaffee Chips wildfire mitigation events this year. Since the program’s inception, 750 landowners have spent 8,600 hours creating 2,300 slash piles. Thank you to each resident who did the hard work of felling trees, trimming branches and piling slash neatly near their curbs.
On Saturday, December 16th, there will be a family-friendly holiday performance from Believe Dance Academy and the Salida Starlettes, Salida High School’s Varsity Singers, along with a short film about Jane Whitmer and her legacy project, followed by hot cocoa and sweet treats from Salida’s sweetest Sugar Plum Fairy, Sarah Gartzman.
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses economically impacted by the Colorado Highway 133 sinkhole and road closure that occurred May 2 – June 19, SBA’s Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster following a request received from Gov. Jared Polis on July 24.
The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Hinsdale, Garfield, Gunnison, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt and Saguache counties in Colorado; and Grand and Uintah counties in Utah.
The deadline to apply for economic injury is April 25, 2024.
Small nonfarm businesses in 16 Colorado counties and neighboring counties in Utah are now eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business
Administration, announced Associate Administrator Francisco Sánchez of SBA’s Office of Disaster Recovery & Resilience. These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by drought in the following primary counties that began Oct. 3.
The deadline to apply for economic injury is Aug. 5, 2024.
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Congratulations to Woodland Motel for joining the Sustainable Salida program in 2023. Thanks to the Mountain Mail for the article on November 14 that details Woodland’s efforts in making changes to implement more sustainability practices in their business and trying to educate and encourage their guests to start thinking more about recycling and water conservation when they return home.