Local lender Collegiate Peaks Bank
is closing on a loan to Salida Natural Resource Center Development Corp
for $4.3 million this week. Construction of the U.S. Forest Service building will commence in May. Infrastructure improvements will include extension of water and sewer to the Vandaveer Ranch and adjacent property. The devleopment corporation board is continuing conversations with Colorado Parks and Wildlife personnel as well as Colorado State University for a satillite campus. These are all welcome additions to our city.On another subject, the City is negotiating with Union Pacific Railroad to purchase land along the north side of the Arkansas River. The City is proposing the Salida Siding Trail project on the land. Pending grant applications involve Great Outdoors Colorado, Fishing Is Fun, Colorado State Trails, Nestle Waters, Gates Family Foundation, Arkansas River Outfitters Association and Xcel Energy. This trail would make a valuable connection to the Arkansas Hill Trail System
already in place.With all of this positive news, now is the time to look for your own piece of Salida, Colorado real estate.