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


CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE Effective Sunday, October 6, 2019, at 3pm, Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze is lifting the evacuation order for all residents of the Fawn Ridge Subdivision as well as residents evacuated from CR 110, 111, 111a, as well as residents of Mountain Vista Estates, (Paradise Acres) and the […]

The Salida Post Office has advised that because of the inability to deliver the mail, or residents to get their mail in the evacuation area, that they are holding the mail at the post office and residents who are evacuated can pick it up there.

The Chaffee County Fairgrounds is in need of donations of hay, to assist in feeding evacuated animals. If you have some to donate, please take it to the west side of the livestock pavillion at the fairgrounds. They will appreciate your assistance. Thank you

Sheriff Spezze has now confirmed one structure was lost in Chaffee County. This structure was not in the evacuation area but was close to the boot on private land that is surrounded by public lands. 

Sheriff Spezze has confirmed that all homes in the evacuation, still have electrical power.  

The Pike and San Isabel National Forests today entered into Stage 1 and 2 fire restrictions, respectively. This means that certain activities with a high potential to start fires are prohibited or restricted. The restrictions will remain in place through December 31, 2019 or until they are rescinded. The Pike National Forest (Pikes Peak, South […]

There will be Public meeting tomorrow (Saturday) October 5, 2019 at 10 AM at the Salida SteamPlant, 220 W. Sackett Avenue. Leaders of the Type 1 incident management team and County officials will provide an update on the fire and the status of evacuations, and answer your questions.

ATTENTION: EVACUEES OF THE DECKER FIRE There will be an evacuee ONLY meeting tonight Friday October 4th, at 5pm at the Methodist Church in Salida (228 E 4th Street) This meeting is for the evacuees ONLY. Sheriff Spezze will give an update on the fire. We hope you are all able to attend. This meeting […]

Attention Evacuees: Please be advised that the evacuation center is still open at the Methodist church in Salida, they are providing daily meals and services to the people who have been evacuated.

To those affected by the evacuations in the Salida area: If you are in need of retrieving medications or animals from your property within the evacuation zone, please call the Chaffee County Dispatch Center (719-539-2596) and they will assist you in coordinating with the Command Center to be escorted into the area. Livestock – including […]