Twice as nice: "Chipeta Rising Celebration" presents again and wins Salida Soup!

The two day celebration of an indigenous peacemaker - and the mountain named after her - took home the Salida Soup pot on August 17th.

The two day celebration of an indigenous peacemaker - and the mountain named after her - took home the Salida Soup pot on August 17th.

Presenters Licia Iverson and Craig Nielson had presented at Salida Soup 26 on July 20th on behalf of their Chipeta Rising Celebration, but did not take home the winnings that night. They quickly signed up to present at Salida Soup 27 - alongside Planned Parenthood and Guidestone Colorado - and their second attempt garnered them the Soup pot totaling $592 (including the $250 monthly donation from High Country Bank). 

The Chipeta Rising Celebration is being organized to honor the renaming of Chipeta Mountain in the Sawatch Range on Sun., Oct 8, and Mon., Oct. 9, in Salida and surrounding areas. Free historic, public events will pay tribute to Ute culture with a Unity Walk, reconciliation and rededication presentations and ceremonies, performances, a mountain rededication ceremony and memorial summit climb.
For more information, or to become a sponsor of the event, please visit www.chipetamountain.com