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The Mountain Mail Salida's local newspaper

ACT Testing  Check scheduled dates and locations, and register here for ACT testing

Adams State College.  Surrounded by stunning mountains - including several peaks over 14,000 feet - Adams State is located in Alamosa, Colorado. Small class size, a diverse student population, high quality faculty, and access across disciplines.
Adams State College has partnered with Virtual Education Software to provide continuing education for teachers on CD-ROM. These self-paced courses provide interactive instruction on strategies for teaching students with special behavioral and learning needs and are easy to use from your computer's CD-ROM player. Each course instructor is available for professional or technical questions by email or a toll-free phone number. Courses are offered for Graduate Credit.  TO REGISTER: Registration at Adams State College is accomplished online. Log on to the Adams State College Online Registration Portal using the Adams State College link, above.  For course descriptions and to view course syllabus, go to:

Buena Vista School District 

Chamber of Commerce:  Salida Chamber of Commerce info: 877-772-5432  Direct: 719-539-2068

ChaffeeConnect    Are you happy with your current Internet access?  Too expensive? Not reliable? Slow? No high-speed option available?  Did you know the service coming into our county is:
     Not redundant - one backhoe mishap and we're all offline
     Not affordable - higher speeds cost 100's times more than the Front Range
     Not very fast - you can take a speed test to see what you're really getting
We can do something about this!  Visit ChaffeeConnect site to take the speed test and understand more about the Chaffee County Economic Development initiative that has organized a local team of businesses, community leaders and interested citizens to figure out how to provide reliable and affordable Internet access through broadband services.

College Board. The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Among its best-known programs are the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT®, and the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®).

College in Colorado.  Help to plan, apply, and pay for college.

Colorado Christian University    Offers many types of degrees as well as licensing programs for educators in early childhood and elementary education. CCU also offers the Colorado Department of Education’s one-year Alternative Teacher Licensing Program.  Colorado Christian University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. We are a reputable college known throughout Colorado as providing quality education to every student.  

Colorado Department of Education (Home Page) 

Colorado's District and School Profiles provide important information about our schools, districts and BOCES (Boards of Cooperative Educational Services) in Colorado. There are 21 BOCES that provide services across multiple school districts in various regions of Colorado.

Colorado High School Activities Association  CHSAA -This is the official website of the Colorado High School Activities Association. An informational resource for our member schools, student athletes, and parents involved in high school athletics. 

Colorado Mountain College  "We're a college in the middle of the Colorado Rockies, delivering a personalized college education in 11 Rocky Mountain locations, including three residential campuses. This is a personal, two-year education, similar to what you'd get at private, four-year colleges or universities. But with the backdrop of Colorado outdoors. We offer a full range of learning opportunities from Breckenridge to Rifle, Aspen to Vail and Steamboat Springs. Few other colleges match our invigorating blend of hands-on outdoor education, personal attention and rigorous academic preparation."

Colorado University - Boulder, CO.  CU is an accredited university offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in over 150 fields of study in Boulder, Colorado.

Colorado Road and Weather Conditions from the State Department of Transportation.

Colorado Teen Driver  Colorado Teen Driver focuses on distracted driving issues (like txting while ur drvng, LOL, dude, YIKES!), the importance of always wearing a seat belt when driving, and comes with a reminder that Colorado has a zero tolerance policy on driving under the influence. It also reminds students of the Colorado's Graduated Drivers Licensing laws and provides some important tips for parents to share with their kids.  Save a life!  Visit this site, read and heed!

Down for everyone, or is it just me?     For the paranoid, or those feeling persecuted, click here to see if your favorite page is up or down.

Free Online Textbooks:  How To Find Free Textbooks On Line

Harvard Graduate School of Education   Websites for Educators 

Infinite Campus Parent Portal   New Link Updated 12/13/2010   Click here for Salida School District's Information Portal to Infinite Campus for information about your student.  Contact Sandy Gardunio at 719-530-5204 to register for access.

K9 Web Protection FREE web protection for your children.  If you’re like most of us, parenting in the age of the Internet has you facing a new set of challenges. Blue Coat (used to provide the district's proxy server); is committed to helping you and all communities through this 'First Generation of Internet Parenting'.  This product allows you to control web sites your children can access. A no-strings-attached FREE web filter.  K9 Web Protection is their free Internet filtering and control solution for the home. K9 puts YOU in control of the Internet so you can protect your kids.

Monarch Ski Area: 20 miles west of Salida on the continental divide.

OpenOffice provides a Free alternative to Microsoft Office, if your student doesn't have the funds for the Academic Version of MSFT Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.  (For the lower priced Microsoft Office Academic Version check online retailers and compare prices.  You may have to provide proof that you are a student).  Open Office is a viable alternative that can open, read, write, save, etc. all MSFT Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. files using "Save As" or "Open As". 

Road and Weather Conditions

Salida Chamber of Commerce

Salida Citizen  The Salida Citizen is an effort by the residents of Salida, Colorado to improve coverage of critical local issues, support smart decision-making, and facilitate positive communication between elected officials, City staff and concerned local citizens.  

School District Activities Calendar

Salida Mountain Trail System    From the Salida Mountain Trails web page: "Salida Mountain Trails is an all-volunteer organization committed to building and maintaining sustainable, non-motorized, multi-user trails on public lands adjoining the city of Salida. We are a chapter of Salida Parks Open Space and Trails, a 501c3 not for profit."       
     Hiking these easily accessible, well-maintained trails is a great way to Get Active!  The view is fabulous and it's a great way for you and your family and friends and/or man's-best-friend to spend some time enjoying one of the best things about living in Salida.  Remember: "Mountains don't care, so you'd better prepare". There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.    

SPOT  - Salida area Parks Open Space & Trails.  From the SPOT web page: "SPOT aims to promote the creation, preservation, improvement and appreciation of parks, open space and trails in the greater Salida area. "

University of Denver    The oldest and largest private university in the Rocky Mountain region, DU is distinguished by innovative and rigorous undergraduate and graduate studies.

Weather   Current Conditions from the AWS Reporting Station at Salida Middle School 520 Milford St. Salida, CO 81201.   Before you hit the road, check out:  Road and Weather Conditions from the Colorado Department of Transportation.  CDOT's site also has links to surrounding states' road condition pages.

Western State College, Gunnison, CO

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