Monday, January 31, 2011

Vote for Salida, Colorado!

The funky, friendly town of Salida, Colorado is the setting for my new RM Outdoor Adventures mystery series, starting with my March 8th release, Deadly Currents. It's the town where my whitewater river ranger, Mandy Tanner, lives and where her workplace, the headquarters for the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area, is located. Salida is the home of the FIBArk whitewater festival, the longest running in the US, and FIBArk events are featured in Deadly Currents. Salida is also the home of the lovely historic Victoria Tavern, where Mandy hangs out with her rafting buddies, and of the wonderful local bookstore, The Book Haven, which is hosting a signing for Deadly Currents.

Why am I telling you all of this?

Because Salida, Colorado, is one of twenty small towns in the US competing for the title of "America's Coolest Small Town" at the Budget Travel magazine website. And I think Salida should win! I'm encouraging all of my blog readers to vote for the town in the competition. To vote, go here.

If you want to find out more about Salida, check out these websites:
Colorado Headwaters
Salida Chamber of Commerce
Salida Travel Guide

2 comments:

Gail Baugniet said...

Hi Beth,
I voted for Salida! Congratulations on its listing as #4 in Best of the Rest.

Beth Groundwater said...

Hi Gail,
Thanks so much for voting for Salida. Now, you've got to come visit the town sometime.