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Beginning May 22, 2018 fire and smoking restrictions were placed on public lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) located on the Pikes Peak, South Park and Salida Ranger Districts of the Pike and San Isabel National Forests, according to a news release from the Forest Service. Restrictions will remain in effect until December […]


CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE May 19, 2018 On May 18, 2018 I became aware through social media that persons were making accusations that members of the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office had possibly requested a criminal arrest record of Stephen Hall through CBI, CCIC, and that I also either participated or had […]

Salida High School senior, Michael Feather was awarded a $500 scholarship from the County Sheriffs of Colorado. The organization awarded 31 scholarships statewide to students who were selected based on “leadership skills, merit, character, involvement, purpose and need,” Sheriff John Spezze said. The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office participates in the scholarship program every year and […]

Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze recently partnered with the National Child Safety Council in a community fund drive so child safety items could be purchased to help educate local youth on safety. Over the past several months the National child Safety Council contacted Salida’s local businesses throughout the county soliciting for donations on behalf of […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE April 15, 2018 On Friday, April 6, 2018, the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office received information that inmates housed in the Chaffee County Detention Facility were actively trying to tunnel out of one of the housing pods within the detention facility. This information was brought to Sheriff John […]