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Ten people were detained and cited early Saturday morning when sheriff’s deputies, assisted by Buena Vista police officers, broke up a drinking party at a private residence west of Buena Vista.  The two occupants of the residence, who authorities allege hosted the party and provided alcohol to the guests, were charged with providing alcohol to [...]

On 07/11/2014 at approximately 2:49 pm there was a whitewater related boating accident on the Arkansas River in Chaffee County, Colorado. The accident occurred in the Pine Creek Rapid section of the Arkansas River, approximately 10 miles north of Buena Vista, Colorado. According to witnesses, the victim, Johnathan M. Kennedy, 40 years of age, from [...]

On July 12, 2014 at approximately 1230 pm there was a whitewater related boating accident on the Arkansas River in Chaffee County, Colorado. The accident occurred between the Fisherman’s Bridge area and Browns Canyon located approximately 8 miles south of Buena Vista, Colorado. According to witnesses who were in the area at the time, they observed [...]

A Plano, Texas man who became stranded on Mt. Princeton had to be rescued from his perch on the face of a cliff during an operation that lasted into the dark hours of Wednesday evening.  Andrew Goodman, 26, was finally reached by search and rescue volunteers shortly before 9pm.  He had suffered an injured ankle [...]

The sheriff and undersheriff The sheriff and undersheriff participated in the FIBArk parade.  Other than that, pretty much stayed in the office and out of the deputies’ hair. Operations Patrol deputies began their annual summer patrols of Forest Service campgrounds June 13.  Most will be conducted on weekend afternoons and evenings, concentrating on established camp [...]