Community Forum Report

Chaffee County Build A Generation, with support and cooperation of the sheriff’s office and the Buena Vista and Salida police departments, is promoting Chaffee County’s third Prescription Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 27th.  The event is organized to collect outdated, unused, and excess pharmaceutical drugs from the community.  Locally, collection points will be in Salida […]

Two teen forums on drug and alcohol use, cosponsored by the sheriff’s office and Build A Generation with the cooperation of the Buena Vista and Salida police departments, were presented on two successive evenings, one in Buena Vista and the other in Salida.  Both were well-attended with active participation by parents, students, and school staff.  […]

Here’s the text of our February newsletter. Since our last newsletter, we have several items to report to you regarding our pledge to focus on the prevention of underage possession and use of alcohol and illegal drugs,efforts that our citizens told us was important to them at the community forums last fall.  A letter to […]

 The letter below was mailed to all retail beer, wine, and spirits outlets in Chaffee County on January 27.  The Sheriff Confesses…  Full disclosure: I like beer.  And Colorado, with more independent microbreweries than any other state, is a beer lover’s paradise.  Pale ales, dark ales, lagers, pilsners, stouts… it’s a great place to live, […]

Over one hundred participants discussed alcohol and drug use in Chaffee County in response to Sheriff Pete Palmer’s request for community input.  Forums, sponsored by the Sheriff’s Office, Build A Generation and the Salida Youth Advisory Council, were held in Buena Vista and Salida in October.  The following are perceptions, concerns, and opinions expressed by […]