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August 25, 2019****** National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag warning for all of Chaffee County.  During this Red Flag warning, NO open burning will be allowed.

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE August 6, 2019 On August 5, 2019, at approximately 1758 hrs the Chaffee County Communications Center received a call of a shooting at a residence in Poncha Springs. Personnel from both the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office and the Salida Police Department responded to the scene. Upon arrival […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE August 6, 2019 On August 5, 2019 the Chaffee County Communications Center received a call of a shooting at a residence in Poncha Springs. Personnel from the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office and the Salida Police Department responded to the residence and found 1 person suffering from gunshot […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE July 16, 2019 On July 15, 2019 the Chaffee County Communications Center was contacted by hikers on La Plata Peak stating that they hear a person yelling for help. Chaffee County Search and Rescue North and South responded to the area where the screams were last heard […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE June 30, 2019 On June 29, 2019 at 1633 hours the Chaffee County Communications Center received numerous calls of a kayaker floating downriver from the Buena Vista River Park. Emergency personnel immediately responded to the area and began searching for a potential victim. Information was received that […]