Reggae Band at Riverside Park. [photo credit-Sandy Hobbs]

Summer is quickly approaching and it’s time to capture those special moments for posterity. Ark Valley Voice encourages you to share those snapshots of summer with our readers. Photos from near and far are welcome.  Show us what’s happening in your neighborhood.

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Salida fire engine to the rescue in the 2019 FibArk parade.

Fire dog

Commodore’s float




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Shriner band

Shriner band

Shriner mules

Shriner mule

Ark Valley Voice staff, Dan Smith.

Aliens. photo credit-Merrell Bergin

High Wheeler. photo credit-Merrell Bergin

Kazoo band

Salida circus

Republican float

Shamrock Disposal float


Rat attack






Lining up the parade

Lining up for the parade

Spectators with great seats.

Completing a roll on the river. [photo credit-Sandy Hobbs]

Practicing rolling on the river.

Rolling on the water.

Monster truck at fairgrounds. photo credit-Sandy Hobbs

Monster truck. photo credit-Sandy Hobbs

Monter truck. photo credit-Sandy Hobbs

The new grandstands at Chaffee County Fairgrounds are are full for the Monster truck show. photo credit-Sandy Hobbs

The mighty Arkansas roaring at sunset from the F street bridge. [photo credit-Sandy Hobbs

Spring Bouquet

Someone loves to bake.

Aristotle John types poetry in the park.

Love me some radishes. Recipe: slice radishes add to fresh slice of buttered bread, add salt. Yum. [photo credit- Sandy Hobbs]

Joi, designer of colorful napkins, placemats, and aprons, in her booth at the Farmer’s Market.

Weathervane Farms fresh vegetables at the Farmer’s Market.

Iris on G Street. [photo credit-Sandy Hobbs]

Newly refurbished fountain at Touber building in Salida. [photo credit- Merrell Bergin]

Newly refurbished fountain at Touber building in Salida [photo credit-Merrell Bergin]

Cattle drive [photo credit- Sandy Hobbs]

A cross planted in the rocks atop the Chalk Cliffs overlooking Chalk Creek Canyon towards Mt. Antero.

Grant Miller and Jared Sink on top of the Chalk Cliffs overlooking the Ark Valley.