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The Salida Fire department kicked off the 2018 FIBArk parade riding the department’s vintage fire engine. The streets were packed as the town celebrated the 70th anniversary of FIBArk, First in Boating on the Arkansas.

Is it a Chip and Dale float?

Anonymous wrestlers

Salty dog

Chaffee County Clerk Lori Mitchell

Rotary Lucky Duck race to be held Sept. 2. Get your tickets from a Sunrise Rotarian to win some awesome prizes. First prize $3,000.

Smokey the Bear.

Salida Circus

Salida Circus unicycler

Crowd following the parade

Local radio stations help celebrate by providing popsicles to the crowd and announcing the entrants in the parade.