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Historic Salida

Salida is home to the largest “Historic District” in the State of Colorado. Historic Salida has been preserved beautifully.  The following photos are of Salida’s downtown area. Salida Downtown Historic District is Bounded by Arkansas River, former narrow gauge railroad right-of-way, 3rd & D Sts., National Register 6/14/1984, 5CF.406                   […]

Salida Spartan Football

The Upper Arkansas Valley rivalry between the Salida Spartan and Buena Vista Demon Football is continuing on Friday night.  Kickoff is at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy a tailgate dinner from 5:00 to 6:30. The menu is pulled pork sandwich, chips and a drink for $7.00.  Can’t attend?  You are in luck, the game will be broadcast […]

Shoulder Season in the Upper Arkansas River Valley

  The Upper Arkansas River Valley has received a significant snow storm before mid-October.  The grass is still green and the trees are changing in town, but woke up to snow covered peaks on Saturday.  Even had a few flakes in town over the weekend.  The shoulder season in Chaffee County is full of activities. We […]

Monarch Vacation Rental

Monarch Vacation Rental are a great way to travel in the winter.  We have listed this gem just 5 minutes from Monarch Ski and Snowboard Area. The Colorado Secluded Mountain Home has beautiful mountain views of the San Isabel National Forest, this spacious, secluded three-bedroom-plus-loft/two-bath home sleeps ten in comfort and luxury. Located 15 miles […]

10 Reasons to Stay another Day in Salida

I was perusing and found the following 10 reasons to stay another day in Salida.  This list includes some simple daily pleasures the locals can take for granted. 10.  Bicycle or drive the Collegiate Peaks Scenic Byway that runs for miles, north, south, east and west. This is one of the best ways to […]

Rocky Mountain Fall Colors

  Today is a marvelous day in the Rocky Mountains. It is perfect indian summer weather with clear blue skies and changing leaves. We wanted to share some photos from Marshall Pass just outside Salida in the Heart of the Rockies!  

Salida featured in 5280 Magazine

Salida is getting some love from 5280 Magazine.  It states that there really is not a bad time to visit centrally located Salida.  The publication featured a list of things to do in Salida in its October edition. Among the many activities and eateries recommended, visiting the Ploughboy Market made the top of the list […]

Salida Spartan Booster

  Wes Hill & Associates is proud to be a Salida Spartan Booster.  We support our local scholars and athletes through the Spartan Booster Club.  Salida School District has a full slate of activities for our youth.  We have a new stadium for football with an all weather track for the runners.  The Ben Oswald soccer […]

Salida, CO in Sunset Magazine

The September 2014 edition of Sunset Magazine names Salida, CO in the Travel Section.  They describe a perfect day in Salida, CO. An Arkansas River town with a serious art bend delivers fresh air, funky galleries, and a host of homegrown businesses. The article names some of our local establishments including Sub-Culture Cyclery, the Palace […]

Salida School of Distinction

  Congratulations to Salida School District R-32-J, to administrators, teachers and staff, to parents and students, to the entire community on being “accredited with Distinction” by the Colorado Department of Education for the second consecutive year. The ranking is the highest performance accreditation awarded by the state measuring academic achievement, academic growth, academic growth gaps […]