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Salida Colorado Clubs, Groups and Organizations



AARP- Heart of the Rockies Chapter 846
Salida Senior Center  305 F Street
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-7597
Meets 4th Wednesday of every month at the Senior Center – pot luck.

Academic Booster Club / Shavano
PO Box 145
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-1049
Meets 3rd Monday of every month, 7 PM at Longfellow Elementary. Awards are twice yearly, January and April.

First Presbyterian
13 Rex Circle Church
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-5080  
Meets at 12 Noon on Tuesdays at the First Presbyterian Church, #7 Poncha Blvd (across from Safeway).

Alcoholics Anonymous
PO Box 54
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 395-5102 (pager)  
Call for meeting times and places.

Alliance Against Domestic Abuse (AADA)
PO Box 173
Salida, CO 81201-0173   
24-hour Crisis Number: (719) 539-7347 Support Group meets every Wednesday 5:30-7 PM.

Alpine Orchestra, Inc.
PO Box 145
Poncha Springs, CO 81242
Phone: (719) 539-1099 or (719) 539-7555 
Three concert series per year: Salida, Leadville, Buena Vista during August, December, and April.

American Legion Ray Lines Post #64
PO Box 1101
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-4464
Meeting dates are 3rd Tuesday each month at 7:30 PM, American Legion Hall, 10th and H Streets.

American Red Cross - S. E. Colorado Chapter
3821 W Pueblo Blvd
Pueblo, CO 81005
Phone: (719) 561-2614; Fax: (719) 561-2615
Independent emergency / disaster assistance organization, not affiliated with the National Red Cross or the Federal Government. Open Monday-Friday 8 to 5.

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Angel of Mt. Shavano Post #3820
PO Box 1103
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-7807 or (719) 539-6734
Meets at VFW Post 3rd Friday of every month. Dinner 6:30 PM, meeting 7:30 PM.

Angel of Shavano Hospice
C/O Upper Arkansas Home Health Care
PO Box 429
Salida, CO 81201
Phone:(719) 539-7638
Hospice program administered by the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center and is part of the Upper Arkansas Home Health Care Department. Geographic area is Chaffee County, Saguache, Western Fremont County, South Park, Park County, and Lake County.

Arkansas Valley Astronomical Society

Ark Valley Humane Society, Inc
PO Box 1335
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Phone: (719) 395-2737
Private non-profit that assists homeless animals; accepts owner surrenders and strays from the Buena Vista area. A minimal euthanasia facility. Three paid staff; volunteer operated as well. Advocates of spaying and neutering and behavioral modification. Assists with education of pet owners.

Arkansas River Outfitters Association
PO Box 1555
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Phone: (719) 275-5344
Official organization that represents over half of the outfitters on the Arkansas River and represents over 70 percent of the commercial user days on the Arkansas River. This is a non-profit organization that benefits all river outfitters, not just members .The organization is an advocate of policies that affect the industry and it works closely with the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA).

Arkansas Valley Flywheelers
PO Box 173
Poncha Springs, CO 81242 
Phone: (719) 539-4870

Arkansas Valley Music and Dance
Phone: (719) 395-2299

Art of the Rockies
PO Box 265
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-7033
Meets 2nd Tuesday of every month at 5:30 PM, Willow Tree Gallery Area Artists organization; annual membership fee $15. Classes offered, art shows. Also sponsors annual childrens' art classes and art show. Special classes given by outside artist at the annual awards show (Annual award show in August).


Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks #808
PO Box 459 
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-6976

Better Business Bureau
119 W 6th Street, Suite 203
Pueblo, CO 81003
Phone: (719) 629-1030
Handles complaints regarding businesses in the Southern Colorado area.

Bonfils Blood Center
717 Yosemite Street
Denver, CO 80230
Phone: (303) 341-4000
Visits Salida every quarter for Blood Drive.

Boy Scouts of America
1200 J Street,
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-3031 
Meets Monday nights at 7 PM at Scout Hut on Sackett Street. Ages 10½-18 yrs. Boy Scout Camp - must book at least one year in advance. Packard High Adventure Base Camp - (719) 539-1139.

Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 1335
Buena Vista, CO 81211 
Phone: (719) 395-6612; Fax: (719) 395-6612


Caring & Sharing
220 W 4th Street
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-3686  
Open 5 days a week – 9 AM to 1 PM. Closed weekends and holidays. Non-profit benevolence organization that accepts used items to sell in their thrift store on a 'suggested donation' basis. C&S provides basic life supplies to those who cannot afford to do so for themselves.

Cattlemen's Association / Chaffee County
PO Box 43
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 395-0353 or (719) 539-3396    
Focuses on livestock production (beef cattle) within the Chaffee County region. Annual banquet is held in the winter; hosts workshops in the summer. Membership is $15 per year.

Central Colorado Fiber Arts Guild
Phone: (719) 539-4618

Chaffee County 4-H Council
10165 CR 120
Salida, CO 81201 
Phone: (719) 539-6447

Chaffee County Classical Guitar Society
301 Ouray Ave
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-3709

Chaffee County Council On The Arts
PO Box 1154
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Phone: (719) 395-8372
Supports the visual arts in Chaffee County. Meets once monthly for Board meetings at the gallery; end of June Newsletter. Every other month is pot luck at members' homes. Annual Open Awards Show - must be a member to participate.

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Chaffee County Democratic Party
30535 CR 37
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Phone: (719) 539-6982  

Chaffee County Fair Board
10165 CR 120
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-6151 
Chaffee County Fair is held every year around the end of July/ first part of August. Leave messages only at the above listed phone number, your call will be returned; or, call the CO State University Extension office at (719) 539-6447.

Chaffee County Home Builders Association
PO Box 1033
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-5286; Fax: (719) 539-4928
General meeting held every 2nd Thursday of the month - meetings alternate between Salida and Buena Vista. Board of Directors meets every Tuesday morning at the Patio Pancake House.

Chaffee County Lodging Association
903 W 1st Street
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-4980  

Chaffee County Veterans Service Office
213 E 3rd Street
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-3808   

Chaffee County Youth (Teen Center)
PO Box 316
Poncha Springs, CO 81242
Phone: (719) 539-4396  

Chamber of Commerce / Salida
406 W Hwy 50
Salida, CO 81201 
Phone: (719) 539-2068 or (877) 772-5432; Fax: (719) 539-7844

Classical Guitar Society / Chaffee County
301 Ouray Ave
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-3709
Meets 3rd Thursday of the Month at 7 PM at the Salida Regional Library meeting room.

Colorado Workforce Center
141 E 3rd Street
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-6523; Fax: (719) 539-1173
Job Service center for training and employment.

Columbine Gem and Mineral Society
PO Box 122
Poncha Springs, CO 81242
Phone: (719) 539-7493

CSU Extension Office
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-6447

Cub Scouts of America
841 J Street  Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-1576 or (719) 530-0526
For 6-10 year-olds. Pack meetings 1st Monday of every month at 7 PM at Elk's Lodge or Scout Hut. Den meetings weekly, usually on Wednesdays at Scout Hut. Time varies by group


Daughters of the American Revolution
Phone: (719) 539-4319

Democratic Party / Chaffee County
530 Teller Street, #526A
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 239-4772
Meets 1st Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM in Commissioners Room, Crestone Ave, Salida, CO.

Ducks Unlimited
18125 CR 162   
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Phone: (719) 395-3490; Fax: (719) 395-3490


Education Association of Salida
PO Box 1212
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-6759
Organization of teachers for R 32-J.

Elks Lodge of Salida - #808
148 E 2nd Street
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-6976
Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 8 PM in the Lodge Room. Meeting facility for 250 with full bar and catering service. Dinner starts at 7 PM. Bingo nights - every Thursday night at 7 PM, Early Bird starts at 6:30 PM.

Epsilon Sigma Alpha / Alpha Omicron #770
CR 104
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-3991
Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 7:30 PM at members' homes.


PO Box 762
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-7548  
Meet 1st Tuesday of the month 6-8 PM at Boathouse. Hosts and organizes the annual FIBArk Boat Races in June on Fathers Day Weekend.  


Garden Club of Salida
1305 F Street President
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-4271
Meets 1st Wednesday of each month at 2 PM. Meeting site rotates between homes. Change of officers in January of each year. Interested newcomers are welcome to visit.

Gem & Mineral Society / Columbine
Chaffee County, Colorado's own rock hunting, fossil, artifact, lapidary and earth science club. Founded in 1947.  

Girl Scouts Columbine Council
21 Montebello Road
Pueblo, CO 81001
Phone: (719) 395-2433; Fax: (719) 395-0244
Daisies, Brownies, Cadets. From kindergarten up.

Good Sam Recreational Vehicle Club
7050 McCoy Street
Salida, CO 81201  
Phone: (719) 539-4652 or (719) 539-3323

Greater Arkansas River Nature Association
PO Box 1522
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-7289
A non-profit membership driven organization that promotes eco-tourism and education regarding the Arkansas River. Hosts educational seminars and publishes books and hosts other events as well.


Habitat for Humanity / Chaffee County
PO Box 4936
Salida, CO 81201 
Phone: (719) 530-0525

Happy Heart 4H Club
PO Box 388
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-6862

Heart of the Rockies Chamber Board of Directors
406 W Hwy 50
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-2068  

Heart of the Rockies Disabled American Veterans
213 E 3rd Street
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-3803  
Meets the last Thursday of every month at 7 PM, 213 E 3rd Street.

Heart of the Rockies Snowmobile Club
PO Box 241
Poncha Springs, CO 81242
Phone: (719) 539-6168

High Country Fine Arts Association
PO Box 1025
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 395-2827   




Knights of Columbus
610 W 2nd Street
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-2712
Catholic fraternal benefits organization.


Longfellow Parents Association
8th and I Streets
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 530-0828

Los Amigos
845 Oak Street
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-3185


Merchants Association of Salida
PO Box 981
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-7057
Meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 8 AM, First Street Café. Organization promotes merchants and their businesses.

Miriam Rebekah Lodge #10
412 E 2nd Street
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-6408

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Monarch Quilters
PO Box 985
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 395-4909 or (719) 942-3640Meets 2nd Monday of every month. Meetings rotate between Salida and Buena Vista.

Mon-Ark Shrine Club
PO Box 533
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-4017 or (719) 539-2925
Meets the 1st Tuesday of every month.

Mothers of Preschoolers
PO Box 2055
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Phone: (719) 395-2242

Mount Shavano Kiwanis Club
PO Box 1312
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-2516


Neighbor to Neighbor
205 E 3rd Street
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 530-0223; Fax: (719) 530-0997
Neighbor to Neighbor volunteers recruit individuals to help support families, people who are elderly, ill, or disabled. Services offered: limited transportation – shopping - meal preparation and delivery - chores/occasional yard work - personal business help - friendly phoning/companionship - visitor to share faith - shared recreation - special events assistance - youth mentor/youth volunteers. Neighbor to Neighbor Volunteers is part of the National Federation of Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers which supports the needs of people in their own community.

Noteables, The
616 Crestone Ave
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-6441 or (719) 539-6086
Woman's chorus group, meets every Thursday 5:15 PM to 7 PM at Senior Center (Third and F Streets) downstairs.


Order Sons of Italy in America -- Salida Lodge #1309 
1447 G Street
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-6860
Men and women of Italian heritage dedicated to promoting their culture, traditions, language, ancestral legacy, and contribution to the U.S. and the world.


Poncha Springs Grange
8985 CR 126 / CR 12
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-4229

Pregnancy Center of Salida
P O Box 1363
1539 G Street
Salida, CO 81201 Non-Profit Center 24-hour help line (719) 539-7436



Recycling / Chaffee County Citizens for Recycling
P O Box 4833
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Phone: (719) 539-8685Salida: behind the Hot Springs Pool, 8 AM to 9 PM
BV: Gregg Drive, 1 mile west of Hwy 24 from Airport turn-off, 8 AM to 8 PM
Poncha: at High Valley Center Conoco Station on Hwy 285, 24 hours
Chaffee County Landfill: 1655 Hwy 285, 8 AM to 4 PM Monday-Saturday

Rotary Club of Salida
PO Box 55
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-6999
The Rotary Club is committed to 'service above self' and has six areas of focus: supporting education and job training, providing clean water, combating hunger, improving health and sanitation, and eradicating polio. Club meets every Monday at Noon at the Salida Senior Center.


Salida Area Parks, Open Space & Trails
P O Box 748
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 221-4008 
A non-profit (SPOT) corporation whose primary purpose is to serve as a clearinghouse for donations earmarked to parks, open space, and trail projects in the Salida and Poncha Springs area. 

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Salida-Aspen Concerts Club
P O Box 13
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-6467 A non-profit organization that hosts a series of classical music concerts in the summertime.

Salida Brass
434 Ouray Ave
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-2655
Brass ensemble group that performs for church services, weddings and community events.

Salida Chamber Board of Directors
406 W Hwy 50
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-2068 or (877) 7–Salida; Fax: (719) 539-7844
Meets monthly for Board meetings and hosts a special Business After Hours monthly. Must be a chamber member to serve on board. 

Salida Dog Club
Phone: (719) 539-2503

Salida Education Association
PO Box 1212
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-3433

Salida Golf Club, Inc.
404 Grant Street
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-1060   9 hole course - owned by the City of Salida, operated by a board of directors.

Salida Hot Springs Pool and Aquatic Center
410 W Rainbow Blvd
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-6738 

Salida Lion's Club
201 Walnut Street
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-6777
Dedicated to community and humanitarian service. The Lion's Club mission is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace, and promote international understanding.

Salida Masonic Lodge
140 W 3rd Street / PO Box 15
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-2682  
Freemasons is a fraternity of men dedicated to teaching its members the duty they have to God, their neighbor, and themselves. Virtue, good reputation, and self sufficiency are valued. The group was founded on the basic principles of the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man.  

Salida Merchants Association
PO Box 981
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-6402

Salida Museum Association
406 Hwy 50 W
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-7483

Salida Rotary Club
PO Box 155
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-5216
Civic and business leaders dedicated to providing humanitarian service while encouraging high ethical standards and promoting goodwill and peace.

Salida School Board
PO Box 70
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-4382

Salida Senior Center
305 F Street
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-3351

Salida Tree Board
PO Box 417
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-6432

Scout Hut
646 Blake
Troop 60
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-2145 or (719) 539-3031; Scout Hut Phone: (719) 539-3646

Senior Center of Salida
305 F Street
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-3351  
Congregate meals Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 11:45 AM. Rummage sale every Friday 10 AM to 2 PM and second Saturday 10 AM to 12 PM. Pokeno 1st and 3rd Mondays at 1:30 PM. Rotary meets at Noon on Mondays. AARP pot luck 4th Friday every month. Blood pressure clinic first Wednesday 9:30 AM to Noon. Miracle ear representative first Tuesday at 10 AM.

Sertoma Club of Salida
PO Box 86
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-3559

Shavano Academic Boosters Club
PO Box 145
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-3905

South Arkansas Fire Protection District
PO Box 966
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-4484 or (719) 539-4518 
Meetings as called by the President. Dates posted at Fire Station and Band Box Cleaners.

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St. Joseph's Womens Auxillary
PO Box 849
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-2575   

Steam Plant Committee
302 W Park Ave
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-7336  
 A performing arts theatre that has performances all summer long. Weinke-Poser Sculpture garden is also part of this facility.


Teen Center / Chaffee County Youth Inc.
Salida, CO 81201 
Phone: (719) 539-2979

T.V. Translator / Chaffee County
PO Box 325
Salida, CO 81201
TV Channels as follows: Denver - Ch. 2 Independent (on channel 4), CBS Ch. 4 KCNC (on channel 11), ABC Ch. 7 KMGH (on channel 13), NBC Ch. 9 (on channel 6), 31 Fox (on channel 9). Pueblo PBS (on channel 2).

The 14ers Home Brewery Club
1002 E Rainbow Blvd
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 530-0825

The Grainery Ministries
P O Box 303
1348 E Street
Salida, CO 81201   Phone:(719) 530-9050
Provides assistance, clothing, and other needs to the less fortunate who are referred by local churches, police and sheriff's departments, and the general public. Serves meals, maintains a food pantry, and assists with gas money, bus tickets, rent if able to do so. Donation-supported. Tax-exempt, non profit organization.

Tree Board of Salida
PO Box 157
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-6432 or (719) 539-6292
Meets 3rd Thursday at Noon at the Library.

Trout Unlimited Collegiate Peaks Anglers
13325 CR 251
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-4236; Fax: (719) 539-4236


Upper Arkansas Motorized Recreation
PO Box 1569
Salida, CO 81201  
Phone: (719) 539-6168


Ranch Boss: Sam Johnson (719) 221-2453
Secretary: Molly Spence (719) 530-1139
Goodwill Ambassadors for the Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce in Salida.

Veteran's Service Office / Chaffee County
213 E 3rd Street
Salida, CO 81201
Phone:(719) 539-3803, (719)539-3205, (719) 539-6734
Office Hours 9 AM to Noon Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Duties: process  Veterans claims, arrange transportation to VA facilities for qualified Veterans.

Visitors Bureau/Chaffee County
PO Box 726
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-2459; Fax: (719) 539-2499   Meets 1st Tuesday of every month. Location rotates between BV and Salida. Meetings at 2:30 PM. This is a county organization whose mission is to market and promote Chaffee County with the 1.9% lodging tax.


Weight Watchers
First Presbyterian
7 Poncha Blvd Church
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-6422
First meeting Wednesday, November 15th at 5:30 PM.

Woman to Woman, Heart to Heart
PO Box 317
395 Connie Drive
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Phone: (719) 395-8505
A non-profit organization that advocates for the issues surrounding women and children through radio programs, Bible studies, missions and a variety of writing resources to both secular and churched individuals.




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