Search and Rescue Missions

The Pueblo Interagency Fire Dispatch Center in Pueblo, Colorado advised that the smoke that has filtered into Chaffee County today, June 22, 2017 is from the Brianhead Fire that is burning in Utah. There are NO fires burning in our County. As always, if you see active smoke or flames in the area do not hesitate to call the Chaffee County […]

Today, April 19, 2017 at 7:18 pm the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a plane that had gone down in a field approximately ¼ mile north of Harriet Alexander Field, which is just west of Salida, Colorado. Chaffee County Sheriff personnel responded to the scene and found a single engine Cessna 210 […]

On April 13, 2017 at approximately 2:07 pm the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a domestic disturbance between a father and son in the Granite area. The complainant advised that his son, Daniel J Korte, age 36 from Des Moines, Iowa was very intoxicated and had been threatening him with a large […]

On April 10, 2017 at 12:58 pm the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office received a call from hikers who stated a party fell while hiking on the south side of Mt Princeton in the Chalk Cliff area. The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office along with Chaffee County EMS, Chaffee County Search and Rescue, North and South, and Chaffee Fire […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE August 25, 2016 On 08/24/16 at approximately 5:00 pm the Chaffee County Communications Center received information of a possible missing hiker on Mount Harvard. Family members reported that the hiker was dropped off at the trailhead of Mount Harvard at approximately 7:00 amon the 24th and they […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE February 5, 2016 For immediate release Issued by Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze. The victim killed today in the avalanche on Cottonwood Pass near Lost Lake in northern Chaffee County has been identified as Ron Brabander, a 58 year old resident of Woodland Park, Colorado. Brabander was […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE For immediate release On 09/23/15 the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office was contacted in regards to two overdue female hikers. According to a family member of one of the hikers, Kennah Karner, age 22 and Katie Mayer, age 21, both from the Denver metro area had gone hiking […]

A search for two missing hikers commenced this morning in the Missouri gulch area. The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office, Chaffee County SAR-North, Chaffee County SAR-South, Buena Vista Fire, Chaffee County Emergency Management, and Flight For Life are aiding in the search.

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release. Search and Rescue responds to dual calls for help. On Monday, July 20th, 2015 at approximately 2:13 p.m. the Chaffee County Communications Center received a 911 call from a lost hiker on Mt. Shavano. Nearly thirty minutes later, they received another, unrelated 911 call […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release. Three hikers are injured and one was killed by a lightning strike on Mt. Yale earlier this afternoon. The incident took place just above tree line, at approximately 12,400 feet, on the Mt. Yale Trail. Initial reports indicated that two people were struck and […]