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


In response to the much needed moisture our county received over the past several days, the Town of Buena Vista and unincorporated Chaffee County have rescinded Stage 1 fire restrictions. However all residents and visitors are reminded that although we have received rain and snow everyone should still use good judgment when building and maintaining […]

FOREST ORDER USDA FOREST SERVICE PIKE-SAN ISABEL NATIONAL FORESTS & CIMARRON AND COMANCHE NATIONAL GRASSLANDS Leadville, Salida, San Carlos, Pikes Peak, South Park, South Platte, Cimarron, Comanche Ranger Districts STAGE I FIRE RESTRICTIONS Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 CFR § 261.50 (a) and (b), the following acts are prohibited on all National […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado *******AMENDED******* PRESS RELEASE April 28, 2022 Due to dry conditions that are becoming prevalent throughout Chaffee County, the long- range forecast that predicts little to no moisture as well as persistent gusty winds Unincorporated Chaffee County will be moving into Stage 1 Fire Restrictions effective 0600 Friday, April 29, […]

High gusty winds are forecast for Tuesday April 26th, no open burning allowed

The winds are predicted to continue, no open burning on Saturday April 23, 2022 thank you for your cooperation

High winds are once again in the forecast, so therefore, open burning will not be allowed on Friday April 22nd, Thank you

SALIDA, COLO – On Tuesday, April 19th, Linda Stanley, District Attorney for the 11th Judicial District, filed a motion to dismiss the pending charges against Barry Lee Morphew, including the First Degree Murder of Suzanne Morphew. The motion is a request to dismiss all charges without prejudice, which allows for the opportunity to refile charges […]

After conferring with local fire department administration, we will allow agricultural (ditch) burning between sunrise and 10am, on Wednesday and Thursday April 20th and 21st. All burns must be called in to Chaffee County Dispatch (719-539-2596) and must be completely extinguished by 10AM.  Thank you

Once again, we have high winds predicted this week.  There will be “no open burn days” on Monday and Tuesday, April 18th and 19th in unincorporated Chaffee County.

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Over the past several days the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office has issued no burn orders for unincorporated Chaffee County and in doing so it has created some confusion as to whether there are long term fire restrictions in place. The simple answer is NO. Due to the continuing windy conditions we from […]