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Salida makes Sunset List of West’s best cities

Brief by Central Staff

Salida – December 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine

Salida got on another list, one that presented 24 of “The West’s Best Cities” in the November edition of Sunset Magazine.

Other listed cities ranged from famous spots like Missoula, Boulder, and Portland to another old railroad town, Evanston, Wyo.

The Salida article was written by John Villani, who’s written about Salida before in The 100 Best Art Towns in America.

For some reason, Villani keeps putting Salida “in the San Juan Mountains,” but otherwise, the piece was fairly accurate, and included a good observation from Geraldine Alexander at cultureclash gallery. She’s concerned that downtown “will become a gallery theme park. We need to be careful about preserving the stores that still serve our ranching and farming families.”