Press Releases

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 […]

MAY 30, 2019 PRESS RELEASE On Thursday May 30th at approximately 7:00AM Chaffee County Deputies responded to an open alfalfa field southwest of the Salida Airport off County Road 140 for a report of a downed airplane. Deputies arrived only a few short minutes after the initial call was received and found and unoccupied single […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE May 29, 2019 On June 1, 2019 Undersheriff Joe McGuire will retire from the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office. Joe is a Colorado native having grown up in both Leadville and Salida where he graduated from Salida High School. Joe began his law enforcement career in 1969 with […]

Chaffee County Board of Commissioners                    March 26, 2019   As you know HB19-1177, The Red Flag Bill, is currently passing through the legislative process having voted on and approved by the state legislature and is now in the state senate. Approval is expected within the next few days and it will then be on […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE  For release Friday March 7, 2019 Sheriff announces Citizen Police Academy   The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office today announced the annual Citizen Police Academy, a program that gives citizens an opportunity to learn about the operation of the sheriff’s office and to educate the public in ways in […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE March 4, 2019 Over the last several days the Colorado Legislature has been debating the passage of HB 19-1177, The Red Flag Bill. In this legislation family members and law enforcement can petition a court for a protection order and a search warrant for weapons if the […]

Gas Message *** Natural Gas Update*** FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CLICK ON THE WORDS Gas Message above for the original press release.   UPDATE…… Good Morning Chaffee County, We had what will likely be our last coordination call with Xcel Energy.  Xcel Energy reported during… this update that “the natural gas system serving the Summit […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE October 2, 2018 Dianna Scudder, Executive Director for Network Operations for Verizon Wireless, recently contacted Sheriff John Spezze and provided an update in regards to fiber optic that was to be added to our local Verizon Wireless network. Ms Scudder related that new fiber optic has now […]