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High winds are once again in the forecast, so therefore, open burning will not be allowed on Friday April 22nd, Thank you

SALIDA, COLO – On Tuesday, April 19th, Linda Stanley, District Attorney for the 11th Judicial District, filed a motion to dismiss the pending charges against Barry Lee Morphew, including the First Degree Murder of Suzanne Morphew. The motion is a request to dismiss all charges without prejudice, which allows for the opportunity to refile charges […]

After conferring with local fire department administration, we will allow agricultural (ditch) burning between sunrise and 10am, on Wednesday and Thursday April 20th and 21st. All burns must be called in to Chaffee County Dispatch (719-539-2596) and must be completely extinguished by 10AM.  Thank you

Once again, we have high winds predicted this week.  There will be “no open burn days” on Monday and Tuesday, April 18th and 19th in unincorporated Chaffee County.

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Over the past several days the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office has issued no burn orders for unincorporated Chaffee County and in doing so it has created some confusion as to whether there are long term fire restrictions in place. The simple answer is NO. Due to the continuing windy conditions we from […]