Press Releases

The smoke that seen over Methodist Mountain is from a fire near the Ox Cart Ranch in the San Luis Valley. The fire has been burning now for several days. There is no danger to Chaffee County at this time. The Forest Service is on scene and working the fire. You will be notified if the conditions change and […]

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*****Update August 31 2019****** Currently there are NO fire restrictions in Chaffee County. We urge you to use caution when having any type of fire! Conditions are changing daily so please check back each day to see if the restrictions have changed.     DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DISPATCH at 719-539-2596 or […]

*****Update August 29, 2019****** Currently there are NO fire restrictions in Chaffee County. We urge you to use caution when having any type of fire! Conditions are changing daily so please check back each day to see if the restrictions have changed.     DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DISPATCH at 719-539-2596 or […]

There have been some NO parking areas set up for the 2019 Seven Peaks Festival.  Those areas are County Road 350 from Waters Street west to County Road 361, and County Road 330 from County Road 331 to the venue entrance. This will be from 6am on Friday August 30th until Monday morning September 2nd. […]

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 […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE June 19, 2019 On June 19, 2019 at 1311 hours the Chaffee County Communications Center received a call of assistance from the U.S. Marshalls Office. They advised that they attempted to contact a female, wanted on a felony warrant, at the Riverside Motel in Johnson Village. They […]