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Retire in Salida

Retire in Salida

Want to retire in Salida?  A recent study by Smart-Asset listed Salida in the top three places to retire in Colorado.  The New York financial and technology company based the information on tax friendliness, recreational and social opportunities for seniors, and availability of medical care. Littleton and Englewood ranked first and second respectively. Numbers that […]

Skills That You Can Learn In The Real Estate Market

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Learn The Truth About Real Estate Industry

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Local Winery

Our local winery, Mountain Spirit Winery opened in 1995 and is a family-owned and operated boutique winery nestled in the high country of the Upper Arkansas River Valley. They produce premium wines on five acres of farmland with apple orchards and an old homestead, surrounded by 14,000-foot mountain vistas. Owners Terry and Michael Barkett, wine-maker and son-in-law […]

Salida Vandaveer Ranch Plan

The Salida Vandaveer Ranch has a plan.  The Salida Natural Resource Center Development Corp. board has a draft master plan for the Salida Vandaveer Ranch. The draft master plan includes a housing development of 191 lots on 57.87 acres, a large recreational area and space set aside for workforce housing on the 190.44 acre ranch. […]

Wolf in Chaffee County

In Mesa Antero, a Chaffee County subdivision,  residents reported possible wolf sightings this week. Colorado Parks and Wildlife believes the creatures are actually coyotes.  Both are canines and have a similar look and habits.  Further, there are no known wolf populations in Chaffee County.  Wolves were officially eradicated from the State in the early 1930s.  Wolves […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! Colorado is home to two subspecies of wild turkey: the native Merriam’s and the Rio Grande, which was introduced to the state in 1980.  The Merriam’s wild turkey is primarily found in open meadows and in ponderosa, oak brush and pinion juniper stands in mountainous zones west of […]

Rules of the Road

The rules of the road for bikers and motorists are defined. A Western State Colorado University master’s program student is launching a campaign in Salida to encourage cyclist and drivers to learn the rules of the road.  This work fits into the nationwide program to “share the road.” Most bikeable roads in Salida are shared roads: Cyclists […]

Salida Teacher Nationally Recognized!

Salida Teacher, Kate Madden Nationally Recognized! ARLINGTON, Va.—October 26, 2015—The National Science Teachers Association, in partnership with Lockheed Martin, today announced that five out of the 30 science teachers chosen as Lockheed Martin-NSTA Fellows in the 2015-2016 NSTA New Science Teacher Academy are from Colorado. Selected from hundreds of applications nationwide, the Fellows will participate […]

Fall colors in Salida

The beautiful fall colors in Salida are are a gradual progression.  I will take a photo every few days to actually see the progression.  The first photo is from September 18, 2015. Today there is a hint of yellow on the trees but the Arkansas River is spectacular. Mt. Princeton is in background. Notice the […]