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Old 11-30-2006, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I think the poster asked about Salida, not Sedalia. Salida is a small mountain town about an hour west of Canyon City and an hour south of Buena Vista. Sedalia is basically a suburb of Denver.
The town down the Arkansas River is spelled Canon City not Canyon City. Spanish spelling with a ~ over the n (which I do not know how to do on keyboard. There are Canyon Citys. Just not this one I live in.
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Old 12-04-2006, 07:54 AM
 
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Bump I look forward to your reply bashep.
Thanks in advance, RP
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Old 01-13-2007, 10:14 PM
 
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We are considering relocating to Salida and I was wondering what the positives and negatives of the town/ area are. Thanks
I just bought a place in Salida and the positives of the town are its location, almost everything you need and virtually no crime to speak of. The negatives are the lack of a big city life, limited employment prospects and high utility costs. On the other hand, if you are looking for a place off the beaten track than this small mountain town more than fits the bill. I've just fallen in love with the place and cost-wise its an excellent alternative to glitzy mountain resorts like Aspen and Vail. Its has a character all its own which few places in America do.
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Old 01-23-2007, 09:59 AM
 
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I just bought a place in Salida and the positives of the town are its location, almost everything you need and virtually no crime to speak of. The negatives are the lack of a big city life, limited employment prospects and high utility costs. On the other hand, if you are looking for a place off the beaten track than this small mountain town more than fits the bill. I've just fallen in love with the place and cost-wise its an excellent alternative to glitzy mountain resorts like Aspen and Vail. Its has a character all its own which few places in America do.
I lived in Salida for 10 years and this assessment is pretty much spot on with the exception of high utility cost. The cost for utilites is very much dictated by the weather and the type of heating system. Compared to other places and especially the NE part of our country, Salida and Colorado in general are very reasonable.
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Old 01-23-2007, 09:08 PM
 
Location: IE CA.
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I heard it is very very cold there is that accurate? On mentioning my interest in Taos it seemed like I read Salida was different, laid nack and artsy as well ... what do you think?

Thank you for your info ... very appreciated!
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Old 01-24-2007, 05:54 AM
 
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I heard it is very very cold there is that accurate? On mentioning my interest in Taos it seemed like I read Salida was different, laid nack and artsy as well ... what do you think?

Thank you for your info ... very appreciated!
Yes Salida is very laid back and artsy as well. Here are the weather stats for both places from weather dot com. As you can see....again very similar. The monthly table reads from left to right as follows:

Avg. High..Avg. Low..Mean Temp..Precip..Record High..Record Low

Taos

Jan 40F 11F 25F 0.58 in. 63F (1975) -27F (1971)
Feb 44F 18F 31F 0.55 in. 68F (1986) -25F (1951)
Mar 52F 25F 38F 0.82 in. 77F (2004) -6F (1948)
Apr 61F 30F 45F 0.82 in. 82F (1965) 4F (1970)
May 70F 38F 54F 1.19 in. 91F (2005) 18F (1975)
Jun 81F 46F 64F 0.97 in. 97F (1996) 28F (1954)
Jul 85F 52F 68F 1.43 in. 99F (2003) 37F (1995)
Aug 82F 51F 67F 1.90 in. 96F (1960) 36F (1968)
Sep 76F 44F 60F 1.33 in. 94F (1960) 23F (1970)
Oct 65F 33F 49F 1.19 in. 86F (1963) 0F (1996)
Nov 51F 22F 36F 0.89 in. 72F (1999) -21F (1976)
Dec 42F 13F 27F 0.63 in. 65F (1980) -27F (1990)

Taos, NM Weather Facts
On average, the warmest month is July.
The highest recorded temperature was 99F in 2003.
On average, the coolest month is January.
The lowest recorded temperature was -27F in 1971.
August is the average wettest month.


Salida

Jan 42F 12F 27F 0.14 in. 65F (1997) -26F (1988)
Feb 45F 15F 30F 0.22 in. 67F (1986) -33F (1989)
Mar 51F 21F 36F 0.61 in. 77F (2004) -21F (2002)
Apr 58F 27F 42F 0.71 in. 81F (1989) -7F (1957)
May 68F 36F 52F 1.04 in. 93F (2005) 15F (1953)
Jun 78F 43F 61F 0.80 in. 95F (2005) 24F (1954)
Jul 83F 48F 66F 1.26 in. 103F (2005) 34F (1995)
Aug 81F 47F 64F 1.55 in. 95F (2004) 31F (1968)
Sep 74F 40F 57F 0.86 in. 91F (1995) 19F (1999)
Oct 63F 28F 46F 0.85 in. 85F (2003) 2F (1997)
Nov 49F 20F 35F 0.33 in. 75F (1999) -18F (1952)
Dec 42F 13F 27F 0.28 in. 65F (1999) -22F (1985)

Salida, CO Weather Facts
The average warmest month is July.
The highest recorded temperature was 103F in 2005.
On average, the coolest month is January.
The lowest recorded temperature was -33F in 1989.
August is the average wettest month.
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Old 07-08-2007, 09:56 AM
 
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Default Salida and Vicinity

Does anyone know of some good lumber mills in the area? My spouse and I build furniture for a hobby and a mill near by would be perfect for our transition to that area.
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Old 07-08-2007, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Does anyone know of some good lumber mills in the area? My spouse and I build furniture for a hobby and a mill near by would be perfect for our transition to that area.
I believe there is a sawmill east of Salida. It has been there for several generations. I don't know what kind of lumber you are looking for or where you are located now but most timber logged in Colorado is pine. Oh sorry I see you are in Colorado, so you already know that.
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Old 07-08-2007, 12:49 PM
 
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Default salida area sawmills

Though my Salida phone book is outdated (I left there in 2000) in the yellow pages under lumber it lists Kaiser Saw Mill 942-4374. I think that is a Howard prefix, just a few miles "down canyon" from Salida. Also a local lumber/hardware store, Hylton Lumber (539-4832), probably would know of any area mills. There also used to be a handmade, organic style furniture business called The Drawn Knife. I knew the owner, Greg ?? (I obviously didn't know him that well if I can't remember his full name)--Walters was the last name. I don't know if he's still in business. He used a lot of aspen logs in his work. Good luck.
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Old 02-27-2008, 06:00 PM
 
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Thank you Nadine!

We're some what closer to our vacation time and I have to say "We're excited" to see what our prospect are in moving there a few years from now! That is our main focus once we're there. If all looks good, then we will plan a trip there in the winter time to experience the surroundings. Our up-coming vacation reservations are made for our trip there and back now. This includes a trip on the Royal Gorge RR, a few days in Colorado Springs & a long discussion on our trip back about Salida.
Well, what about your findings on your Salida visit....?
And, your conclusion...?

should be interesting.....
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