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Friday, July 25, 2014


     There is a good chance of afternoon and evening thunderstorms today and through the weekend.  A 40 percent of storms for the valley and thunderstorms are likely in the high country at 60 percent.    


     A Texas woman has died after a rafting accident 13-miles north of Buena Vista on the Pine Creek Rapid, the seventh fatality this year on the upper Arkansas River.

     57-year-old Mary Johnson of Dallas was on a trip run by Vail-based Timberline Tours when the guide fell from the boat in the Class V rapids.  The raft continued downstream, throwing several occupants into the river.  All were able to swim to shore with the exception of Johnson.

     Seventh Street from G to I Streets in Salida will be closed to all traffic today as work to install a new sewer line continues.

     No water shutoffs are anticipated.

     If you plan on driving after dark this weekend, buckle up.

     In an effort to encourage greater nighttime seat belt use, the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement are joining forces for the annual nighttime seat belt Click It or Ticket campaign running through Sunday.

     Last year, Colorado’s nighttime seat belt enforcement resulted in 2,370 citations at $65 per ticket.

     Boathouse owner Ray Kitson donated just over $5,000 to Salida Mountain Trails from the restaurant’s 1-percent donation program.  The donation represents money raised by the program from May and June.

     The 11th Annual FYI “For Kids Sake” silent auction takes place tonight at the Salida SteamPlant. Admission is free, and auction proceeds benefit Family and Youth Initiatives.

     The 66th Annual Burro Days takes place this weekend in Fairplay.  Burro Days features Llama races, a barbecue and barn dance at the Legion Hut, and of course, the first leg of the World Championship Pack Burro Race. 

     The Chaffee County Fair and Rodeo kicks off this weekend with the Ranch Horse Spectacular today, tomorrow and Sunday and the Chaffee County Fairgrounds.

     Chaffee County Democrats will honor outgoing Democratic elected officials at the group’s annual barbecue Sunday at Rivers Edge restaurant beginning at 5 pm.  Tickets are $25 and are available at the door.

     The Salida Recreation Department is hosting a carwash today from 3 to 5 pm in the Walmart Parking lot.  Suggested donation is $10, benefiting the Salida Rec Scholarship Fund.

     Tomorrow marks the beginning of the week-long Salida Scavenger Hunt.  Anyone can play, but you must register at the Salida Aquatic Center to be eligible for prizes.

In Sports—

The Rockies begin a 3-game series with the Pirates today at Coors Field.  First pitch is at 6:30 pm.      

































































































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