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Wednesday, October 15, 2014


     Another warm day today with high’s in the mid 70’s for the valley, mid 50’s for the high country and plenty of sunshine.  A cold front arrives tomorrow, bringing more seasonal temperatures.  Look for highs to be in the 60’s for the weekend.


     The resurfacing project for H Street in Salida has been on again/off again as work was to begin Monday, then yesterday, now work is scheduled to get underway tomorrow.  Changing weather has been the problem.  Y&K Excavation will install asphalt on H Street between 3rd and 8th Streets tomorrow and Friday.  Third and 9th Streets will remain open throughout each day to allow easy access to Longfellow Elementary.  All vehicles will need to remain off H Street between 3rd and 8th until further notice.

     Chaffee County Commissioners have reached an agreement with new Chaffee County Visitors Bureau marketing director Scott Peterson.  Peterson will earn $75,000 annually.  Peterson’s company, Colorado Standard LLC, will serve the visitors bureau as an independent contractor, allowing him to perform services for other companies, such as Mount Princeton Hot Springs.  Peterson will begin his new duties November 1st.

     A Monte Vista policeman has made one of the biggest drug busts in recent history.  Corporal Evan Lopez arrested two men from Mexico and confiscated 11 pounds of methamphetamines valued at over $500,000 after stopping them for suspected DUI.  The drugs were found inside a spare tire. 

     Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the ATV Safety Institute are looking for six volunteers who want to improve their skill and safety on ATV’s by attending the ATV Rider Course, Thursday, October 30th at Big Bend Motocross Track.  The course is being offered free of charge to the first six people who call to reserve a spot.  Participants must be 18 or older and provide their own ATV.  To register, call Russ Hanson at 719-227-5259.

     The Salida Recreation Department is looking for programs, classes and seminars for the 2015 Fitness Challenge.  Programs for adults, teens and kids are welcome and encouraged.  The challenge will run in January and February with the intention of supporting and encouraging Chaffee County residents in their pursuit of health and fitness goals.  If you would like to offer a class or program, contact Kristy at Salida Rec.      

     Pencil drawings, paintings and a duct-tape quilt created by students from the Salida Boys and Girls Club are on exhibit at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center.  The display is located near the entrance to the Emergency Department and is open to the public. 

In Sports— 

     Last night on the volleyball court, in a match heard on Eagle Country 104, Salida swept Cotopaxi 25-12, 25-18, 25-11.  

     The Avalanche lost their first back to back of the season, 3-2 to the Maple Leafs.

     And America’s new favorite team is….The Denver Broncos!  In a new Harris Poll, the Broncos replaced the Dallas Cowboys who have held the top spot for the past 6 years.




































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