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Chamber of Commerce What’s Up Salida Hears City, County, And Business News – by Merrell Bergin

The Feb. 15 What’s Up Salida meeting featured a mix of topics, with city and county news occupying the majority of the hour this month, driven by the Salida Chamber’s “no-agenda” format.

County news

County Administrator Don Reimer conveyed his time to P.T. Wood, Chair of the Chaffee County Board of Commissioners (BoCC), who led off with a recap of projects in process. These include materials recovery/recycling, a “micro-grid” roadmap to increase utility resiliency and work with local nonprofit Guidestone on food supply resiliency.

First time attendee Dale Smith asked about internet/telecom resiliency to which Wood replied that a large, recent grant would help in some areas but admitted that even with other grants possible, better service in Smith’s area of Maysville and up Monarch Pass was not likely to be forthcoming soon.

Wood addressed a soon-hoped-for…

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