SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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:
719-539-3648
Records Fax: 719-539-1077
Email: records@chaffeesheriff.org





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CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE October 8, 2019 Effective Wednesday, October 9th at 10am, Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze is cancelling the evacuation order for the residents of the Methodist Estates and Boot Hill Subdivisions and all other residents who access their homes via CR 108 as well as the Chaffee County […]

We have colder weather coming into the valley in the next couple of days with snow predicted also. EVACUEES – do you have things that need done at your homes before the cold weather sets in, such as winterizing your sprinkler systems, winterizing your RV or camper, turning on your furnace. If so let the […]

Decker Fire Update from Chaffee County Emergency Operations Center The Disaster Assistance Center will be closed starting today. The American Red Cross Evacuation Center at the Scout Hut will continue serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner until further notice. There will be an evacuee briefing meeting and free dinner at 5pm today, Monday, October 7th at […]

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.