John Spezze, Sheriff
Andy Rohrich, Undersheriff

641 West 3rd Street
PO Box 699
Salida, Colorado 81201

Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency: 719-539-2596
Communications Center Fax:
Records Fax: 719-539-1077


A Utah woman remains missing after the raft she was in overturned during an outing on the Arkansas River near Salida late Saturday evening.  Five companions in the raft made it to shore; one other was rescued by a Salida fire fighter.  The missing woman, Amanda Taylor, 31, apparently was swept downstream by the fast-moving […]

The sheriff and undersheriff The sheriff received a twelve-page faxed letter from the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado outlining why our detention facility should not accept immigration detainers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  The letter was forwarded to the county attorney. The sheriff represented our office at the annual Colorado Law Enforcement Memorial […]

A 41-year-old man suffered a head injury when the off-highway vehicle (OHV) he was riding overturned and pinned him beneath the machine.  Brian Blacker, his wife, and their two young sons were on an excursion near the Mary Murphy mine about four and a half miles from St. Elmo when the accident occurred around 1:30pm […]