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Beantown discovers our town

Brief by Central Staff

Media – August 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine

If you hear some Boston accents in and around Salida this summer, that might be a result of a piece that ran on June 28 in the Boston Globe’s travel section. Written by correspondent Diane Daniel, it was headlined “An unspoiled slice of Colorado,” and begins with a quote from a colleague: “I’m asking you not to write about Salida.”

It mentioned whitewater, of course, but noted that “Luckily, one doesn’t have to be a paddler to enjoy Salida’s riches. My friend and I, who get white-knuckled even thinking about whitewater, merrily eliminated going down the stream. Instead, we cycled, strolled, shopped, dined, and generally made ourselves at home in this incredibly congenial town.”

The author observed that “Signs of both worlds [ranching and recreation] are charmingly evident on downtown streets, as old pickup trucks with ranch mutts barking from the back pass by SUVs sporting shiny bicycles and brightly colored kayaks on their roof racks.”

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