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CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release. Search and Rescue responds to dual calls for help. On Monday, July 20th, 2015 at approximately 2:13 p.m. the Chaffee County Communications Center received a 911 call from a lost hiker on Mt. Shavano. Nearly thirty minutes later, they received another, unrelated 911 call […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release. Three hikers are injured and one was killed by a lightning strike on Mt. Yale earlier this afternoon. The incident took place just above tree line, at approximately 12,400 feet, on the Mt. Yale Trail. Initial reports indicated that two people were struck and […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado   PRESS RELEASE Date for release: Immediately   On July 6, 2015 the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Forest Service and Chaffee County Road and Bridge met at the slide area adjacent to Cottonwood Lake. The area was surveyed for any more slide activity and to assess the safety […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado   PRESS RELEASE     For Immediate Release. Local man arrested after gas station robbery and standoff.   A Johnson Village resident, James Sheard, 62 years old, is in custody after a robbery at the Gunsmoke Truck Stop and subsequent stand off at his residence.  The Chaffee County Communications Center received […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE Date for release: Immediately On Thursday, July 2, 2015, the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a large mudslide on county road 344 at Cottonwood Lake. When sheriff’s office personnel arrived they discovered that there had been approximately 6 different slides blocking county road 344, […]