Search and Rescue Missions

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE July 5, 2020 On July 4, 2020 at 1300 hrs the Chaffee County Communications Center received a report of a male who had been shot in the chest approximately 1.5 miles west of Poncha Springs on Highway 50. As deputies responded, Chaffee County EMS met the victim […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE June 11, 2020 On June 11, 2020 at 0129 hours the Chaffee County Communications Center received a call of a structure fire approximately 1 mile north of Buena Vista just west of Highway 24. The Chaffee County Fire Protection District, Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office, Chaffee County EMS […]

The Salida Post Office has advised that because of the inability to deliver the mail, or residents to get their mail in the evacuation area, that they are holding the mail at the post office and residents who are evacuated can pick it up there.

National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Wednesday August 28, 2019. No open burning will be allowed. Thank you

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 September 30, 2018 The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office and the Salida Police Department has completed excavation for clues regarding the death of Beverly England on Mount Shavano. The operation lasted 5 days and it proved to be very successful in that numerous human remains, believed to be […]

The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office is organizing an evidentiary excavation in the foot hills of Mt. Shavano along C.R. 250 searching for further human remains of Beverly England and any further evidence that may have led to her death. The excavation will begin  Monday (September 24th), and will be completed Friday, (September 29th). The search will […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE July 19, 2018 On July 19, 2018 the USFS lifted all fire restrictions on forest service lands. After reviewing current fuel moisture criteria in our area provided by the USFS, and after conferring with Phil Graham, Chaffee County Emergency Manager and our local fire chiefs in regards […]

This letter is in response to a letter to the editor by Marny Danneberg, Mountain Mail, July 10, 2018, “This was terribly mishandled. In this letter Ms Danneberg asserts that there are two different issues at stake: was the public notified that texting was available during the most recent Verizon outage, and when was redundancy […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE July 9, 2018 On July 9, 2018, I, Sheriff John Spezze was contacted by Susan Sherwood, Senior Manager of 911 Compliance for Verizon Wireless. Ms Sherwood advised that she was calling after she was contacted by the FCC in regards to a complaint I filed on Verizon […]