Over the last couple of days I've stopped down by the river (the Arkansas River),which flows through town here. The locals tell me they haven't seen the water so high or fast in quite some time. Boaters seem to love it. In a couple of weeks is the start of FIBArk, the nation's oldest whitewater festival and Salida's signature event. Since 1949, every June during the Spring snow run off, Salida has hosted FIBArk, "First in Boating on the Arkansas".
Lots of great events planned and music, I plan on soaking up as much as I can.