Search and Rescue Missions

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE January 15, 2021 The presidential inauguration is set to take place Wednesday, January 20th, in Washington D.C. There has been much chatter in regards to groups or persons intent on disrupting the event as well as government operations across the country. To this point the Chaffee County […]

NEWS RELEASE Chaffee County Day Camp Employee Faces Additional Charges  (January 13, 2020—CBI—Chaffee County, CO)—Herbert Lucas Scott (DOB: 10/27/99) is facing additional charges stemming from allegations of obscenity at The Pony Patch at Doolittle Ranch in Chaffee County in August 2020. In addition to the two counts of obscenity, Scott is now facing nine (9) counts […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida Colorado PRESS RELEASE November 18; 2020 On 11/17/20 at approximately 7:57PM the Chaffee County Communications Center received a 911 call from a Chaffee County home owner residing at a residence north of Poncha Springs on Hwy 285. The caller reported that she arrived on her property to find a male and […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado On September 24, 2020 members of the Andrew Moorman search team found items that were recovered by the Chaffee County Crime Scene Team. At this point those items do not appear to be connected to the Suzanne Morphew investigation.

The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation spent the better part of the day distributing more missing person flyers to Chaffee County residents today, the three month anniversary of Suzanne Morphew’s disappearance. The investigation is still ongoing.

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 […]