Salida Colorado Clubs and Organizations

Salida is an active community.

Everyone participates in clubs, groups and volunteer activities. Here is a list with contact info and meeting details. If you are part of any of these clubs, and note any errors, please email us and we will make updates.

4-H Council/Chaffee County
10165 CR 120
Salida, Colorado 81201
Karin Niedeldt
Work Phone (719) 539-6447
Fax: (719) 539-6151
Email Address:
Other Contacts: Anita Miller
Meetings on 3rd Monday of each month, alternating between Salida and Buena Vista.

AARP- Heart of the Rockies Chapter
105A M & M Lane
Salida, Colorado 81201
Gerald Knowles Work Phone (719) 239-1055
Email Address:
Meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at Noon at the Senior Center – Pot Luck

Academic Booster Club/Shavano
PO Box 145
Salida, Colorado 81201
Janet Burkart/ President (719) 539-2102
Work Phone (719) 539-2102
Email Address:
Meet monthly September to May. Our purpose is to honor the academic achievements of Salida School District students. Two times a year we organize an Awards Ceremony.

Adult Outdoor Recreational Volleyball
1012 E Street
Salida, Colorado 81201
Cheri Schleicher
Work Phone (719) 539-2487
Every Wednesday night starting in May. Lasts all summer, weather permitting, and stops at dark or when the weather gets cold. Co-ed Volleyball play in Centennial Park. 6:00 PM

Salida, Colorado 81201
Mari Gray
Work Phone 719-539-4411
Other Contacts:
1st Presbyterian Church
(719) 539-6422
Meets at 12:00 noon on Tuesdays or 6 pm Fridays at the 1st Presbyterian Church, #7 Poncha Blvd (across from the Safeway)

Alcoholics Anonymous
Work Phone (719) 395-5102 (hotline pager)
Input your phone number when you call the pager, the hot line will call you back. Meets at 12 a.m on Fridays at Bongo Billy’s

Alliance Against Domestic Abuse (AADA)
PO Box 173
234 E St.
Salida, Colorado 81201-0173
Mandy Trollip
Work Phone (719) 539-7347
Email Address:
24-Hour Crisis Number – 719-395-5010
Weekly support groups from 6 to 7:30 pm for women and children.

Alpine Orchestra Inc
PO Box 4305
Buena Vista, Colorado 81211
Teclia Cunningham
Work Phone (719) 395-8021
Other Contacts: Cheryl Tischer – President – 719-539-7555
Rehearsals: Thursdays 7:00 pm, Mtn. View Church of Christ, BV.
Three concert series per year: Salida, Leadville, BV during August, December and April.

Alzheimer’s Group
1157 W. Abriendo, the cottage
Pueblo, Colorado 81004
Pueblo Office Work Phone
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-864-4404
Contacts: Denver Office-Helpline
455 Sherman St., STE 500
Denver, CO 80203 ”

American Legion Durable Medical Equipment
Buena Vista, Colorado 81211
Ed Lambert – (719) 395-8062
Work Phone (719) 395-8062
Loan program for wheelchairs, hospital beds, crutches, canes, etc. If anyone would care to donate appropriate items to this organization, they would gladly except items in good condition.

American Legion Ray Lines Post #64
PO Box 1101
Salida, Colorado 81201
Tommy Bauman 539-4462
Other Contacts: Bud Myers = 539-9857
Meeting dates are 3rd Tuesday each month at 7:30 at American Legion Hall, 10th and H Streets
Hall available for rental. Seats 70 for meals, more for meetings -100.
Non members $100 per day Members $50 per day
Long term rentals open for negotiation. Catering available with outside caterers. Call 539-4376.

American Red Cross – S. E. Colorado Chapter 4104
Outlook Blvd, Suite 135 D
Pueblo, Colorado 81008
Judy Garcia Navarro Work Phone (719) 561-2614
Fax: (719) 561-2615
Toll Free Phone: (866) 561-2614- 24 hours
Email Address:
Provides assistance to military and their families. Also provides disaster assistance to the general public. Open Monday – Thursday 9 – 4 p.m.

Angel of Shavano Hospice
P.O. Box 1168
303 Oak St, Unit E
Salida, Colorado 81201
C/O Upper Arkansas Home Health Care
(719) 539-7638
Work Phone (719) 539-7638
Fax: 719-530-0166
Salida Hospice program administered by the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center serving Chaffee County, Western Fremont County, & Lake County.

Area Agency on Aging
139 E 3rd
Salida, Colorado 81201
Stephen Holland – Director Work Phone – (719) 539-3341
Fax: 719-539-7431
Toll Free Phone: 877-610-3341
Email Address:
Website: &
Other Contacts: Wendy Chanden, Senior Services Coordinator – 719-539-3341
Agency dedicated to assisting the elderly citizens of Fremont, Chaffee, Custer and Lake Counties. Information, insurance assistance, legal assistance, referrals, meals and advocacy are some of the services offered.

Ark Valley Humane Society, Inc
PO Box 1335
701 Gregg Drive
Buena Vista, Colorado 81211
Michele Wayland – director – (719) 395-2737
Work Phone (719) 395-2737
Fax: 719-395-4644
Email Address:
Private non-profit that offers pet adoption services, lost & found, pet cremation services, and also provides education resources to pet owners. Serves Chaffee County area by caring for unwanted pets until placed in permanent loving homes.

Arkansas River Outfitters Association
PO Box 1168
Salida, Colorado 81201
Andy Neinas – President Work Phone – (719) 275-3154
Email Address:
Other Contacts: Bob Hamel – 719-942-4362
Official organization that represents over half of the outfitters on the Arkansas River, & represents over 70% of the commercial user days on the Arkansas River.
This a non-profit, benevolent organization that benefits the entire river outfitters, not just members . The organization is an advocate of policies that affect the industry and works closely with State Parks and AHRA.

Arkansas River Trust
332 1/2 West Sackett, Suite 600
Salida, Colorado 81201
Mike Harvey – (719) 530-0360
Work Phone (719) 530-0360
Email Address:
Conservation of the Arkansas River corridor.

Arkansas Valley Art Center
27900 County Rd 319
PO Box 1154
Buena Vista, Colorado 81211
Karen Smith Work Phone – (719) 395-8372
Email Address:
Physical location is in the CMC building in BV. Help visual artists pursue careers and contribute to art education/enrichment. Gallery open M – F 12 – 5 pm. Saturday 10 – 2 pm..”

Art of The Rockies
PO Box 265
Salida, Colorado 81201
Karen Lawrence – President Work Phone – (719) 539-7033
Email Address:
Other Contacts:
Pat Brooks-Treasurer – (719) 942-4268
Meet 1st Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm at First Colorado Land Office. Area Artists organization, annual membership fee is $20. Classes are offered & art shows. Annual Open Awards Show in July.

Babe Ruth Baseball League of Salida
PO Box 1325
Salida, Colorado 81201
Rusty Granzella – President – Work Phone (719) 539-7309
Fax: 719-539-6711
Email Address:
Participant ages: 5 – 15
Season dates: May 15 through July 25
Registration Dates: through April 20

Basketball – Salida Men’s Town Team League
9692 County Road 163
Salida, Colorado 81201
Dave Granzella
Work Phone (719) 539-7537
Participant ages: 18+
Season dates: Sundays & Wednesday: Nov. 1 – April 15

Beta Sigma Phi, Chaffee County Council
1435 Holman
Salida, Colorado 81201
Marcia Veltri
Work Phone (719) 539-2758
Other Contacts: Annette Stolba – 395-2017
Women’s organization that does fundraisers and gives money back to the community.

Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado
25 N. Wasatch
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
Carol Odell – CEO
Work Phone (719)636-5076 Ex-111
Fax: (719) 636-5078
Toll Free Phone: (866) 206-1094 Ex: 111
Email Address:
Handles complaints regarding businesses in the Southern Colorado area”

Bonfils Blood Center
3676 Parker Blvd. Suite 380
Pueblo, Colorado 81008
Work Phone (800) 750-4483
Fax: (719) 296 1129
Blood donations and drives

Boys & Girls Club
P O Box 1430
Salida, Colorado 81201
Work Phone (719) 539-9500
Fax: 719-539-9600
Email Address:  director@bgcchaffee
Youth development programs for ages 6-14. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on school days, 8-5:30 for many school holidays and during the summer.
Physical location – 340 E. 5th St.

Buena Vista Harmonizers
13000 CR 261 D
Nathrop, Colorado 81236
Marv Ebel – (719) 530-0082
Work Phone (719) 530-0082
Other Contacts: Farrell Coy – 719-395-9105 Barbershop group

Buena Vista Heritage
PO Box 1414
Buena Vista, Colorado 81211
Casa Russell – Work Phone (719) 395-8458
Email Address:
Other Contacts: Melanie Roth – 719-395-6082
To preserve and share the history of Buena Vista and Chaffee County for education and enjoyment of the public.

Calliope, Inc.
PO Box 384
Poncha Springs,Colorado 81242
Jerri and Jack Lines – (719) 539-5110
Work Phone (719) 539-5110
Email Address:
Children’s workshops, acting, music, dance

Caring & Sharing
348 G Street
PO Box 1461
Salida, Colorado 81201
Bonnie McDonald, Secretary – (719) 539-3686
Work Phone – (719) 539-3686
Fax: 719-539-6719
Email Address:
Other Contacts: Ernie Luna, Vice President – 719-539-6840
To clothe and provide household needs and basic foods to needy in our area. Board meetings held 1st Monday of each month.

Central Mountain Options to Long Term Care
555 East First St
Salida, Colorado 81201
(719) 539-2184
Case management, functional assessments and eligibility for Medicaid billed services

Chaffee County Board of Realtors
PO Box 129
145 Sabeta Ave.
Poncha Springs, Colorado 81242
Jeff Post – President –
Work Phone 719-539-6682
Fax: 719-539-7221
Email Address:

Chaffee County Cattlemen’s Association
PO Box 43
Nathrop, Colorado 81236
Ken McMurry – President
Work Phone (719) 395-4073
Organization focuses on livestock production within the Chaffee County region. Livestock production focus is on beef cattle. They have an annual banquet in the winter & host workshops in the summer. Membership is $15 a year.”

Chaffee County Citizens for Recycling
PO Box 4833
Buena Vista, Colorado 81211
Charlie Goode – Vice President & Treasurer – 719-539-3483
Fax: 719-539-3483
Email Address:
Council of Governments (COG) manages the fiberglass pods (like behind the pool).
Contact is, Beth Linz @ 719-275-8350.
The Landfill handles the Metal Units (like @ Safeway w/ cardboard & magazines). Contact Landfill 539-3738 w/ questions Call the Salida Chamber of Commerce with questions at, 719-539-2068″

Chaffee County Classical Guitar Society
301 Ouray
Salida, Colorado 81201
Ed Lambert
Work Phone (719) 539-3709
Other Contacts: Secretary: Mel Strawn – 719-539-2637
Meets 3rd Thursdays of the Month 7 pm to 9 pm at the Salida Regional Library meeting room.

Chaffee County Democrats
Email Address:

Chaffee County Department of Health & Human Services
641 West 3rd St.
Salida, Colorado 81201
Phil Maes, Director – (719) 539-6627
Work Phone (719) 539-6627
County Agency with public assistance for adult and child welfare.

Chaffee County EMS
PO Box 699 Salida, Colorado 81201
Poncha Springs, CO
Business Office 719-539-1914
Chaffee County E.M.S. provides 911 response and inter-facility transfer services for all of Chaffee County. The service coverage area is approximately 1000 square miles.

Chaffee County Fair Board
10165 CR 120
Salida, Colorado 81201
Harold Dewalt – Chairman – (719) 539-6151
Work Phone (719) 539-6151
Other Contacts: Dave Potts – Vice Chairman
Chaffee County Fair occurs annually, end of July first part of August.
Messages only at the phone number, they will call back, or call the Colo. State Univ. Extension office at (719) 539-6447

Chaffee County Friends of NRA
512 Maxwell Street
Salida, Colorado 81201
Carlo Martinez – (719) 539-6526
Other Contacts: Jim Brooks (719) 539-6080
Guns, shooting range & safety education

Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity
PO Box 4936
Buena Vista, Colorado 81211
Tina Darrah – (719) 395-0482
Work Phone (719) 395-0482
Email Address:
Meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 pm, alternating between Buena Vista and Salida. Need: Board Members, Volunteers and Donors.

Chaffee County Head Start Salida Early Childhood Center
516 Teller Street
Salida, Colorado 81201
Ilona Witty, Director Work Phone – (719) 539-1184
Other Contacts: Kim Bouldin – 719-539-1184
Head Start is a federally funded preschool program that serves low income families.

Chaffee County Home Builders Association
P O Box 1033
Salida, Colorado 81201
Greg Follet, President – (719) 539-7099
Work Phone (719) 539-5286
Toll Free Phone: (800) 539-5286
Email Address:
Other Contacts: Cari Rohr – 719-539-5286
Non-profit organization that lists builder/developer members and those associated with the building industry.

Chaffee County Mentors
Elanore Work Phone 719-395-7006
Social services agency for youth funded with federal grants.

Chaffee County Public Health
209 East 3rd St
Salida, Colorado 81201
(719) 539-4510
Work Phone (719) 539-4510

Chaffee County Running Club
P.O. Box 1441
Salida, Colorado 81201
Tom Sobel – 719-539-4112
Email Address:
Promotes running for health, recreation and competition for runners of all ages and abilities. Conducts races, group training opportunities and social runs.

Chaffee County United Soccer Club
412 E. 3rd St.
Salida, Colorado 81201
Ben Oswald – Director of Coaching – (719) 539-2494
Work Phone (719) 539-2494 E
Countywide competitive soccer, boys and girls, ages 12-18. Team, small group, and individual professional training. Fall and spring schedule. Compete in statewide league.

Chaffee County Visitors Bureau
April – 970-692-9453
This is a County organization whose mission is to market and promote Chaffee County with the 1.9% lodging tax.

Chaffee Search & Rescue South
PO Box 313
Poncha Springs, Colorado 81242
Si Gonzales, President – (719) 539-3506
Work Phone (719) 539-6137
Other Contacts: Mike Bondurant – (719) 539-6137
Emergency aid organization meeting the third Monday of every month, 7:00 pm at Chaffee County EMS Bldg. on County Rd. 120.

Co-ed Pick- up Basketball
Marvin Christiansen – 719-539-7408
Participant ages: All ages (teens and older). Season dates: Mondays and Thursdays at 8 pm year-round. Registration dates: drop-in, on going registration

Colorado Legal Services
1604 H St.
Salida, Colorado 81201
Jeana Baitlon
Work Phone (719) 539-4251
Provides civil legal services to low income and vulnerable populations.

Colorado Mountain College
27900 County Rd. 319
P. O. Box 897
Buena Vista, Colorado 81211
Work Phone (719) 395-8419
Buena Vista, CO 81211 Community college

Colorado Workforce Center
141 East 3rd Street
Salida, Colorado 81201
Work Phone (719) 539-6523
Fax: (719) 539-1173
Job Service center for training & employment

Columbine Gem & Mineral Society
PO Box 122
Poncha Springs, Colorado 81242
Lori Denoyer – 719-539-4668
Other Contacts: Cindy Peratt – (719) 539-2019
Meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Meeting locations change from month to month. Please call for location or notice is in the newspaper. Visitors welcome.

Concerts Plus
11025 Hwy 291
Salida, Colorado 81201
Jeanne Kostelic – (719) 539-6086
Work Phone (719) 539-6086
Email Address:
Raises money for the arts.

CSU Extension Office of Chaffee County
10165 County Road 120
Salida, Colorado 81201
Kurt Jones
Karin Niedfeldt
Work Phone (719) 539-6447
Fax: (719) 539-6151
Email Address:
Off-Campus educational branch of CSU providing information about agriculture, consumer and family issues, 4-H/Youth programs, horticulture and natural resources.

Cub Scouts of America
Pack 60 PO Box 255
Poncha Springs, Colorado 81242
Shawna Martinez
Work Phone (719) 239-0431
Email Address:
6 to 10 year olds. Pack meetings on the last Monday of every month at 7 pm. at Elk’s Lodge during school year. Den meetings on Wednesdays during school year. Boys 1st – 4th grades are eligible.

Daughters of the American Revolution
546 G St.
Salida, Colorado 81201
Seana Troutman- Regent
Work Phone (719) 539-7134
Document history of family that served in the Revolution. Meetings second Saturdays of the month from September through June. Wonderful programs.

Early Childhood Connections Head Start Building
516 Teller St. Salida, Colorado 81201 Samantha Barron
719-221-0001 Work Phone
Addresses concerns and questions about any areas of child development. No Charge.

EarlyIntervention Colorado
516 Teller St.
Salida, Colorado 81201
Samantha Barron – 719-221-0001
Email Address:
Evaluations and services with kids of special needs of kids 0 – 3. Concern about a kid? Based on needs, contact Samantha and they will do an evaluation or screening to see if they can assist. Covers all of Chaffee County and Western Fremont. Free program

Education Association of Salida
PO Box 1212
Salida, Colorado 81201
LaDonna Short Work Phone (719) 539-2915
Email Address: lshort@salida.k12
Organization of teachers for R 32-J. Can help with information from the Colorado Education, National Education Association, and San Luis University.

Elks Lodge of Salida – #808
148 E. 2nd St.
PO Box 967
Salida, Colorado 81201
Jerry Wassell – 719-539-2645
Work Phone (719) 539-6976
Dawn Wassel, Jack Shaw
Meet 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Meeting and party facilities available by appointment to 250 capacity. Reunions, weddings and dinners welcome. Bingo: Every Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

Epsilon Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma
619 Chilcott Street
Salida, CO 81201
Theresa Ann Cortese – Treasurer Work Phone (719) 539-6759
Group meets 3rd Tuesdays of the month Sept. through April, alternating locations between Salida and Buena Vista

Family & Youth Initiatives
124 E. 2nd
Salida, Colorado 81201
Arden Trewartha
Work Phone 719-539-9193 F
ax: 719-539-3537
Email Address:
A division within Chaffee Health & Human Services that provides support to over 170 local youth and families a year.

FIBArk Boat Races, Inc.
PO Box 762
Salida, Colorado 81201
Jamie Keating Klco – (719) 539-6918
Work Phone 719-539-6918
Hosts & organizes annual FIBArk boat races on Father’s Day weekend.

Friends of Browns Canyon Wilderness
528 West 1st Street
Salida, Colorado 81201
Michael Kunkel – (719) 530-9177
Work Phone (719) 530-9177
Advocates preservation of Browns Canyon wilderness area in its natural non-disturbed state.

Garden Club of Salida
Kathy Steffa
Work Phone 719-539-5306
Meets at the Salida Regional Library – 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30.

Girl Scouts of Colorado
21 Montbello Road
Pueblo, Colorado 81001
Work Phone (800) 287-9252
Wanita Heyn
Daisies, Brownies, Cadets From kindergarten up.

Girl’s Softball Association
Jodi Weiss – 719-239-0232
Participant ages: 7 – 16
Season dates: June – August. Registration dates: Late April-early May

Good Sam Recreational Vehicle Club – Heart of the Rockies Chapter
9875 Piute Dr.
Salida, Colorado 81201
Larry or Lois Walrath – (719) 539-4652
Work Phone (719) 539-4652
Call for meeting times and places and/or camping dates.

Grainery Ministries
P O Box 303
1348 E Street
Salida, Colorado 81201
Dave Erbsen – (719) 530-9050
Work Phone (719) 530-9050
Other Contacts: Darlene Dow – 539-7079
Donation supported, tax-exempt, non-profit organization. Food Pantry – Open Fridays from 10am – 5pm. Hot meals served the last Sunday of every month @ 2:00 pm.

Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA)
PO Box 1522
332 1/2 W. Sackett
Suite 600
Salida, Colorado 81201
Alison Ramsey
Work Phone (719) 539-5106
Fax: (719) 539-5106
Email Address:
A non-profit membership driven organization whose mission is to develop awareness of and appreciation for the resources of the Greater Arkansas River Area through educational activities, volunteer projects, community involvement and partnerships.

Head Start
516 Teller
Salida, Colorado 81201
Work Phone 719-539-1184

Heart of the Rockies Chess Club
446 D St.
Salida, Colorado 81201
Howard Grant
Work Phone (719) 539-7686
Email Address:
meets Thursdays at 6pm, @ 1st Christian Church

Heart of the Rockies Disabled American Vets
217 East Third Street
Salida, Colorado 81201
Ron Sheller
Work Phone (719) 539-3681
Other Contacts: Veterans Office # (719) 539-3803
Primary goal to furnish transportation to Medical Centers and appointments for Veterans.

Heart of the Rockies Hospital Auxiliary
1000 Rush Drive
P. O. Box 429
Salida, Colorado 81201
HRRMC Salida (Hospital) – Margie Smith – (719) 395-8743
Work Phone (719) 539-6661
Meets first Monday of each month at the Hospital, except for the months of June, July and August.

Heart of the Rockies Snowmobile Club
PO Box 241
Poncha Springs, Colorado 81242
Paula Bullington
Work Phone (719) 539-6168
Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of the month from September through April at 7 pm at the Golf Course restaurant (Sandbaggers).

High Country Fine Arts Association
Box 4541
Buena Vista, Colorado 81211
Troy Kelly – (719) 395-3379
Work Phone (719) 395-4147
Email Address:
A non-profit organization that supports the performing arts in Chaffee County. Hosts a Spring Musical each year. Meetings third Monday of each month, alternating between Salida and Buena Vista – open meetings.

Historic Salida, Inc.
PO Box 70
Salida, Colorado 81201
Earle Kittleman – President – (719) 539-6153
Work Phone (719) 539-6153
Email Address:
Other Contacts: Beth Smith, Secretary, Judith Kinzie, Treasurer
Historic Salida Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to historic preservation of the Salida Downtown National Historic District, the historic neighborhoods of Salida; and other historic resources in Chaffee County.

Intermountain Youth Sports Association
Rusty Granzella, President – (719) 539-6696 (work)
Work Phone 719-539-1147
Other Contacts: Julie O’Neil – (719) 719-539-9291 (home)
Youth football, beginning in early summer for organization and season late August through September for ages 6-12, two leagues.

International Order of Rocky Mountain Goats
P O Box 401
Salida, Colorado 81201
Will Thomas Work Phone (719) 539-2193
Other Contacts: World-wide conservation organization.

KHEN 106.9 FM
PO Box 596
Salida, Colorado 81201
Jane Carpenter – (719) 539-1069
Work Phone (719) 539-1069
Email Address:
Low-power, grassroots, non-commercial, community radio station.

Kiwanis Club of Mount Shavano
PO Box 1312
Salida, Colorado 81201
Connie Deluca – President – 719-539-6682
Meet on Thursdays at Noon at Bongo Billy’s Community Room, 300 West Sackett. Everyone welcome.

Knights of Columbus
512 Maxwell
Salida, Colorado 81201
Carlo Martinez – (719) 539-6526
Work Phone (719) 539-5309
Email Address:
St. Joseph’s Parish for more information.
340 E. 5th St.
Salida, CO 81201
Meets second & fourth Thursday every month at St. Joseph Center at 7 PM–cash bar, liquor license

La Leche League of Salida
Lorraine Redmond – 719-539-3087
Other Contacts: Kym Mellsop – 719-539-3770
Monthly meetings for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, and babies. Meets on second Monday of the month, 10 a.m. at Bongo Billy’s Café, 300 W. Sackett Ave., lower mtg .room.

Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas
PO Box 942
Salida, Colorado 81201
Brita Sugaski – (719) 539-7700
Work Phone (719) 539-7700
Email Address:
Conserve, restore and preserve land, water, scenes, recreation, habitat, ranches, and historic resources.

League of Women Voters – Upper Arkansas Valley
247 Shavano
Salida, Colorado 81201
Beth Smith – 719-539-4246
Other Contacts: Jackie Powell – 539-1826 –
Marjie Gray 395-8948 re: membership
Voter education and non-partisan election information, men and women welcome. Meets 2nd Monday of each month alternating between Buena Vista and Salida.

Lifeline Program
Work Phone 800-543-3546
24 hour monitoring service in client homes.

Lions Club of Salida
PO Box 476
Salida, Colorado 81201
Vern Hayward, Secretary – (719) 539-3953
Work Phone (719) 539-4716
Email Address:
Other Contacts: Yvonne Stromberg (719) 942-4213
Meetings: Bongo Billy’s Salida Café at 7 pm on the first and third Tuesday of each month Purpose is to provide eye care and eyeware to people who need financial assistance.

Los Amigos
PO Box 644
Salida, Colorado 81201
Leroy Quintana Work Phone 719-539-7169
Email Address:
Other Contacts: Tony Vigil – VP 719-539-4329
Donna Talbert – Secretary 719-539-7082
Beth Jehle – Treasurer – 719-539-2294
meets at St. Joseph’s 2nd Sunday of each month.

Monarch Quilters
PO Box 544
Poncha Springs, Colorado 81242
Barb Leesley – 719-539-2035
Meet the 2nd Monday of every month, alternating between Salida and Buena Vista

Mon-Ark Shrine Club
PO Box 533
129 W Sackett
Salida, Colorado 81201
Other Contacts: Robert McCormick 719-539-2682
Monthly business meeting 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. Monthly socials last Friday of each month at 5:30 pm.

Neighbor to Neighbor – The Chaffee Shuttle
213 E. 3rd Street
Salida, Colorado 81201
Connie Cole, Director – (719) 530-0223
Work Phone (719) 530-0223
Volunteer organization that assists the elderly or disabled in numerous ways, such as meals, visits, handyman work, transportation, etc.

Linda Foster, Event Coordinator – (719) 539-3802

Order Sons of Italy in America
Bernard Post – (719) 539-3557
A fraternal organization of people with Italian ancestry and who have an interest in the Italian culture. Meet the 2nd Wednesday @ 7pm at Granzella Hall.

Poncha Springs Visitor’s Center
P O Box 1522
Salida, Colorado 81201
Work Phone (719) 539-7055
G.A.R.N.A. Staffed by GARNA volunteers throughout the Summer.

Pregnancy Center of Salida
P O Box 1363
Salida, Colorado 81201
Ray Ann Gillespie, Director – (719) 539-7436
Work Phone 24 hr. 719- 539-7436
Providing information, counseling and support pertaining to: All pregnancy options, sexual lifestyle, free pregnancy tests. All services free and confidential.

Quiet Use Coalition
P. O. Box 164
Buena Vista, Colorado 81211
Work Phone 719-207-4130
Email Address:
Non-profit organization working to create, protect, preserve and promote quiet use areas and opportunities on public lands and waters.

Rocky Mountain Racquet Club – Tennis Club
PO Box 4327
Buena Vista, Colorado 81211
Stephen Dras – 719-395-8044

Rotary Club of Salida
PO Box 155
Salida, Colorado 81201
Jim Wilson, President
Other Contacts: Paul Poser – Treasurer – 539-6999
Club meets every Monday at Noon at the Salida Golf Course.

Saddle Strings – Western Music
Howard, Colorado
David White
Work Phone 719-942-3811
Email Address:
Western music – House band called the Saddle Strings.

Salida Area Parks, Open Space & Trails
P O Box 748
Salida, Colorado 81201
Donna Rhoads – President – (719) 539-2992
Work Phone 719-539-3861
Fax: (719) 539-5394
SPOT aims to promote the creation, preservation, improvement and appreciation of parks, open space and trails in the greater Salida area.

Salida Ballroom Dance Club
1535 G Street
Salida, Colorado 81201
Debbie Jackson
Work Phone (719) 539-3930
Meets every 3rd Friday

Salida Brass
11100 W. CR 190
Salida, Colorado 81201
Bill Reeves – (719) 539-1185
Work Phone (719) 539-1185
Email Address:
Other Contacts: Bob Cook (Gambles Hardware) – (719) 539-6047
Brass ensemble group that performs for church services, weddings & community events. Meets at Methodist Church (D and 4th), Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm.

Salida Build A Generation
209 E. 3rd St
Salida, Colorado 81201
Nancy Mallett – (719) 539-2410
Social services agency for youth, in part funded with federal grants. Meets 4th Monday at 4 – 5:30 at Middle School.”

Salida Business Alliance
PO Box 981
Salida, Colorado 81201
Vickie Sue Vigil
Work Phone (719) 539-6691
Meet 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 8am at Bongo Billy’s. Organization that promotes merchants and their businesses.

Salida Education Association
P. O. Box 1212
Salida, Colorado 81201
Dewey Groover – President
Work Phone (719) 530-0024
Salida School District R-32-J Teachers

Salida Golf Club Inc
404 Grant Street
Salida, Colorado 81201
Dow Stewart
Work Phone (719) 539-1060
9 hole course – owned by the City of Salida, and operated by a board of directors.

Salida Masonic Lodge #57 A.F. and A.M.
PO Box 15
Salida, Colorado 81201
Robert H McCormick-Secretary (Bob) – 719-539-2682
Work Phone (719) 539-2682
Meets 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Masonic Lodge on the corner of 3rd and G Streets. No second meetings in December, January and February.

Salida Moms Connect
Liz McQueen
Work Phone 970-901-8780
Email Address:
Free website for Salida area moms and dads. It’s a place to post and view upcoming events, get togethers, play dates, and moms’ nights out.

Salida Museum Association
406 1/2 US Hwy 50
Salida, Colorado 81201
Ms. Judy Micklich – President – (719) 539-4602
Work Phone (719) 539-4602
Email Address:
Other Contacts: Mr. Earle Kittleman – Secretary – (719) 539-6153
A non-profit organization that is operated by volunteer staffing. The museum is open from May through September.

Salida Recreation Department
410 E. Highway 50
Salida, Colorado 81201
Theresa Casey Director
Work Phone 719-539-6738
Website and
Year around city recreation programs for youth and adults.

Salida Regional Library
405 E Street
Salida, Colorado 81201
Jeff Donlan – Director
Work Phone (719) 539-4826

Salida School District
310 E. 9th
Salida, Colorado 81201
John Rouse – Supt.
Work Phone (719) 530-5203
Email Address:
Salida city schools

Salida Steam Plant
220 W. Sackett
Salida, Colorado 81201
Work Phone (719) 530-0933
This is a performing arts theatre and has performances all summer long. Not available for private family events or weddings. Sculpture garden is also part of this facility

Salida Youth Soccer Association
P O Box 565
Salida, Colorado 81201
Don Peterson – 719-221-2310
Other Contacts: Jodi Parsons 719-530-0735
Aaron Mello 719-207-1126
Recreational youth soccer program, children 5-12. Season dates: April-May and September-October
Registration dates: March & August

Salida Youth Wrestling Association
Jerry Schoenfeld – 719-539-4856
Participant ages: 5 – 12
Season dates: February – April
Registration Dates: Feb. 1 – 28th

Salida-Aspen Concerts, Inc.
P O Box 13
Salida, Colorado 81201
Jean Hanfelt – Administrator – (719) 539-6467
Work Phone (719) 539-6467
Email Address:
Other Contacts: David Clark President – (719) 539-7562
A non-profit organization that hosts a series of classical music concerts in the summertime.The group has a shared agreement with the Aspen School & Festival.

Scout Hut
210 Sackett St.
Salida, Colorado 81201
Theresa Casey – Recreation Supervisor
Work Phone (719) 539-6738
Scout Hut Phone: 719-539-3646

Senior Center of Salida
305 F Street
Salida, Colorado 81201
Susan – Director
Work Phone (719) 539-3351
Congregate meals Tues, Thurs, Friday at 11:45 am, $1.25 for children under 12, $3.50 for under 60, $2.00 for 60 and over. Rummage sale each Tues. & Thurs.10 am to 2 pm. Pokeno, 1st and 3rd Mondays at 1:30 pm. AARP potluck 4th Wed. each month at 12 noon. Hearing Clinic first Tues @ 10 a.m.
Memberships available for area residents 50 & over, dues $2.00 annually.”

Sertoma Club of Salida
PO Box 86
Salida, Colorado 81201
Lowell Brooks – (719) 539-3074
Other Contacts: Marsha Ewing – 719-539-7269
Meetings at Bongo Billy’s Salida Café every Wednesday at 12:00 (noon).

South Arkansas River Fire Protection District
PO Box 966
Salida, Colorado 81201
Jim Scanga – 719-539-3511
Meetings as called by the President. Dates to be posted at Fire Station.

Square Dance Club – Monarch Mavericks
Charlie and Becky Goff – 719-539-6928
Other Contacts: Ray and Bonnie Stwalle – 719-395-8414
Dances are regularly held on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month at Longfellow Elementary (I & 8th Street) in the all-purpose room. Pre-rounds or plus workshops precede dance at 7:00 pm. Square Dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 pm.

PO Box 687
Salida, Colorado 81201
Bill Davis – Director
Work Phone (719) 539-2577
Email Address:
Providing services and support for individual and families with developmental disabilities.

Swim Team, Salida Cyclones
410 W. Highway 50
Salida, Colorado 81201
Sandy Love – 719-539-6983
Seasonal (April through August) swim club that emphasizes skill development, having fun and developing swimming as a life-long sport in a competitive atmosphere.

The Shuttle Public Transit
Neighbor to Neighbor Volunteers
213 E. 3rd
Salida, CO 81201
Salida – 719-530-8980
Buena Vista – 719-395-2624
Public transit service within Chaffee County. The service operates out of Salida and Buena Vista. Transportation is provided for work, shopping, medical appointments, and social activities within the county. All ride reservations should be made 24 hours in advance. Donations are accepted.

Tree Board of Salida
PO Box 157
Salida, Colorado 81201
Janice Iiams – Secretary
Work Phone (719) 539-6432
Other Contacts: Tom Jacobson – President – 719-539-3235
To oversee the care of city trees. Meets 2nd Tuesday at 8 am at Bongo Billy’s. All are welcome.

Trout Unlimited Collegiate Peaks Anglers
PO Box 1037
Buena Vista, Colorado 81211
Janet Franz – 719-239-0204
Email Address:
Other Contacts: Steve Craig – President
Dan Clegg – Vice President
Janet Franz – Secretary/Treasurer
Meets at 7:00 pm on second Wednesday of each month alternating between Salida and Buena Vista.

Upper Arkansas Home Health Services
301 Oak Street, Unit E
Salida, Colorado 81201
Cynthia Work Phone (719) 539-7638
Home health care is a developing concept which allows a patient to recover in the familiar surroundings of his home. Our sister organization, Angel of Shavano Hospice, provides complete hospice services for the terminally ill and their families.

Upper Arkansas Motorized Recreation Coalition
PO Box 1569
Salida, Colorado 81201
Brad Craig – Acting President
Work Phone (719) 539-2559
Other Contacts: Paula Bullington, Secretary – (719) 539-6168
FAX: 719-539-6850
Represent proper use of motorized recreation. Meeting the 4th Wednesday of each month at Liars Lodge (B&B), Buena Vista.

Salida Chamber of Commerce
406 W US Hwy 50
Salida, Colorado 81201
Dan Schuford – Ranch Boss – (work) (719) 539-6616 Work Phone (719) 530-0537
Pete Rans – 719-539-9215
Goodwill Ambassadors for the Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce in Salida.

Veteran’s Service Office – Chaffee County
217 EastThird Street
Salida, Colorado 81201
Ron Sheller – Service Officer
Work Phone (719) 539-3803
Other Contacts: Glenn Mallory, Asst Service Officer – (719) 539-3803
Office hours 9 to 1 pm. Mon, Tues and Wednesday.
Assist Veterans, widows and orphans in filing claims for benefits.

VFW/Angel of Shavano Post #3820
PO Box 1103
Salida, Colorado 81201
Larry Wolrath – (719) 539-4652
Meets at Masonic Lodge on the 1st and 3rd Friday at 7:00 pm.
Bingo held at the Masonic Lodge on 3rd and G, every Wednesday at 7pm.

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
Central Office: 600 S. Marion Pkwy, Denver, CO 80209
Volunteer and Outreach Manager (Denver)—Alice Plant: 303-715-1010 ext. 116
Partnership Office: 5575 Cleora Drive, Salida, CO 81201
Volunteer and Partnership Coordinator (Salida)—Allison Stewart: 719-530-3977
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) is a leading statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to motivating and enabling people to become active stewards of Colorado’s natural resources. VOC has a partnership office in Salida and coordinates many stewardship projects in Chaffee County each year.

Weight Watchers
1346 H St.
Salida, Colorado 81201
Bev Orrill – Leader
Work Phone (719) 539-7141
Toll Free Phone: (800) 651-6000
Email Address:
Meets at the First Presbyterian Church in Salida every Wednesday at 5:30 PM.

West Central Mental Health Center
111 Vesta Rd.
Salida, Colorado 81201
John Klein, Director
Work Phone (719) 539-6502
Individual, family, and group mental health counseling.

Wild Turkey Federation – National
Division of Wildlife 719-530-5520
Kim – 719-530-5520
Jim Sanford – 719-395-2417

Women’s Recreational Volleyball Association
612 C Street
Salida, Colorado 81201
Jeanette Davis – 719-539-7333
Participant ages: 18+, participants must be out of high school. Season dates: Tuesday evenings; January through April
Registration dates: Organizational meeting held in October/November.”