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Salida On The Move Again

Salida is once again on the move. A proposed master plan has been submitted for major renovations to Centennial Park and Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center. Salida has always enjoyed the luxury of the hot springs pool. Now, there is a proposed major expansion. It would include an outdoor water park with slide, shallow pools […]

Why Salida, Colorado?

Yes, there is lots of awesome real estate available here in Salida, Colorado and, yes, I would be happy to help you find the house, acreage, or business to make your dreams come true. That being said, there are lots of places with lots of desirable real estate, so, why Salida? I confess that as […]

BLM approves ‘Over the River’

By way of background, Over the River, is a large-scale, environmentally interactive, temporary, artwork proposed by artist, Christo and his late wife, Jeanne-Claude. The project will suspend eight silvery translucent fabric panels, totalling 5.9 miles, along a 42 mile stretch of the Arkansas River between Salida and Canon City, in what is known as Bighorn […]

Recreation around Salida

One gem in the Salida community is our Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center. It is a year-round facility, offering recreation and relaxation in natural mineral water. The hot springs water is collected underground and piped about 8 miles from the source, high in the majestic Rocky Mountains. This sparkling, clear and odorless water was enjoyed […]

Colorado Fall Colors

There is nothing quite like a Colorado indian summer day. Yesterday I spent some time on Monarch Pass and took a few photographs of the changing aspen. There is noting quite like Colorado fall.  The colors this year range from brilliant yellow to reds and oranges. I recommend getting into the high country this weekend. […]

Mortgage Rates “WOW”

When the local Mortgage Loan Officer sends you an updated residential mortgage rate sheet with the tagline, “WOW!” you know the rates are something special. If you are thinking about buying a home, the time is NOW! Check these out: 40 year fixed: 4.25%, 30 year fixed: 3.75%, 15 year fixed: 3.00%. For more information […]

Cottonwood Meadows: Absolute Auction 9/30/11

The court ordered Absolute Auction of Cottonwood Meadows will be held at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Buena Vista on September 30th at 4:00 p.m. Don’t miss your chance to purchase a 274 acre ranch, or a portion thereof, bordering one of the last great Colorado Rocky Mountain towns. This property had extensive planning for […]

USA Pro Cycling Challenge

On Tuesday, the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge began in Salida. The world’s top male cyclists rode from Salida to Mount Crested Butte in a scant 4 hours, 29 minutes, and change. A first time event, as well as, a first for Salida in terms of an event of this magnitude, and I didn’t kow […]

Consensus Among Salida REALTORS: It’s a Buyer’s Market

New data out after the first quarter of 2011 have Salida Realtors all saying the same thing, “it’s a Buyer’s Market.” The average sales value of commercial, residential and land properties in Chaffee County decreased during the first quarter of 2011. The average price for any conveyance in the first quarter of 2011 was $187,961, […]

ARKANSAS RIVER CADDIS HATCH:Big Week Ahead for Anglers

The week ahead promises to be a big one for anglers on the Arkansas River. Why? The Annual Caddis Hatch. The annual hatch was waylaid by cool temperatures at the lower end of Big Horn Sheep Canyon, which stretches from Salida to Canon City, but was anticipated to arrive in Cotopaxi early this week. The […]