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A Fairplay man was arrested by members of the Chaffee County Drug Task Force late Wednesday evening after allegedly selling suspected methamphetamine to another man.  The arrest resulted from an undercover operation initiated after information was obtained by officers from an informant whose identity was not released. Craig Doty, 47, was lodged in the Chaffee [...]

[The below letter was sent to Chaffee County local news media by Sheriff Palmer in support of proposed legislation requiring peace officer in-service training. wpp] Editor:  Did you know that in Colorado there is no requirement that a peace officer complete any training whatsoever beyond what he or she receives in the academy?  That’s right, [...]

The sheriff and undersheriff A news media “meet and greet” arranged by Laura Smith, EMS administrative assistant, was held at the Touber Building.  Attending were representatives from both newspapers, two radio stations, Chaffee County PIO Group, the hospital, and law enforcement. The sheriff and undersheriff accompanied members of our Explorer Post to the Denver Police [...]

[The following press release regarding actions of the Chaffee County Drug Task Force, in which the sheriff's office participates, was distributed by Salida police chief Terry Clark. wpp] The Chaffee County Drug Task Force made eight arrest after several months of drug related investigations. The operation involved members of the Buena Vista Police Department, Chaffee County [...]

Elija Patterson, 35, who was convicted of several felony charges after a three-day trial in Chaffee County District Court in November, was sentenced Tuesday by Judge Charles Barton to twenty years in prison.  He remains in the county’s detention center awaiting transport to Department of Corrections next week.  A codefendant, Jaime Lynn Vazquez, 30, of [...]