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RFP For Consultant Work

The Saguache County Housing Authority is submitting a Request for Proposal for a Construction Manager / General Contractor for an affordable housing project located in Saguache.

The full RFP document containing the project requirements, timelines, submission instructions, etc. will be provided by calling or texting 719-849-0356.

Proposals are due May 15th, 2023.

Photo of David Frees (left) accepting the “Emergency Manager of the Year Award” from Saguache County Board Chair, Tom McCracken, presented on behalf of the Colorado Emergency Management Association, in the Saguache County Commissioners room on Feb. 21, 2023.

David Frees Awarded “Emergency Manager of the Year”

(Feb. 21, 2023) The Saguache County Board of Commissioners, on behalf of the Colorado Emergency Management Association (CEMA), presented David Frees the 2022 “Emergency Manager of the Year Award” for the San Luis Valley region. David Frees has served as the Saguache County Office of Emergency Management’s Deputy Director since 2020. In that time, Mr. Frees drastically improved the emergency management program for Saguache County and helped coordinate one of the most robust emergency management programs in the region.

The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s Field Manager, David Osborn, commented; “Mr. Frees is a team player and robust community advocate. Saguache County was the new host for the Live Nation Multi-day Music Festival which included Headline Music Performers. This event was the single largest pre-planned incident ever experienced within the six-county San Luis Valley Region. Because of Mr. Frees’ intimate involvement in the planning and operational response to this event, we enjoyed excellent situational awareness that contributed significantly to the lessons learned and accomplishments. We would like to thank Mr. Frees for his professionalism, leadership, and strong emergency management support.”

Last year, David was also awarded the Colorado state-wide “Mike Gelski Award for Outstanding Volunteer Achievement” by CEMA.

More about Dpty. Dir. Frees

MJ Scholarship Notice

The Saguache County Board of County Commissioners are accepting scholarship applications for graduating seniors who will be graduating high school in 2023.

Commissioners will be awarding graduating seniors’ college scholarships that will be paid through the Marijuana Excise Tax funds. 

Scholarships may be used at a trade school, college or university but you must reside in Saguache County to apply and possibly receive scholarship funds.

Applications are due by April 14, 2023 and are available through our website at www.saguachecounty.colorado.gov to download the application or by contacting Wendi Maez at 719-655-2231 or by email at wmaez@saguachecounty-co.gov

Avian Flu: Be Aware but Not Alarmed

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, HPAI for short, has now been detected in the SLV according to a recent article by Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), and more wild bird mortalities have been reported since the announcement.  This is a sad situation, and we want the public to be aware but not alarmed.  Unless you are a commercial or backyard poultry producer, or a waterfowl hunter, this will most likely have no effect on you. Transfer of the virus to humans is extremely rare.

If you are a poultry producer,

now is the time to take extra precautions to ensure your flock remains safe.

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Veteran Services - Satellite Offices

Veteran Services has new satellite office locations & hours:

Center - 2nd Thursday of each month. 9 am to 4 pm at the Department of Social Services, 220 Worth Street, (2nd & Worth Street, NW corner of the building, street side), Center, CO. 

Crestone - 3rd Thursday of each month. 9 am to 12 pm at the Crestone Mercantile, 191 East Galena Ave, Crestone, CO.

Moffat - 3rd Thursday of each month. 1 pm to 4 pm at the Mirage Trading Company, 17359 N. Hwy 17, Moffat, CO,

CALL (719) 655-2680 to make an appointment outside of these business hours.

Learn more about Veteran Services

Resolution 2021-07 Rescinded

On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, the Saguache County Board of Commissioners passed a motion to RESCIND Resolution 2021-07, “Civil Emergency, Emergency or Local Disaster Regulations”. Commissioners will schedule a work session in the future to discuss changes needed within this resolution. When the work session is scheduled, the agenda will be posted on the website, on the commissioner’s page, under Commissioners Agendas.

Saguache County Sheriff App

The Saguache County Sheriff's Office now has a FREE mobile application to help improve communication with residents. This app allows residents to connect with the Sheriff's Office and the Town of Center's Police Department to report crimes, submit tips, and provide the community with the latest public safety news and information. This app is not intended to be used to report emergency situations. In an emergency call 911.

  Download on the App Store (iOS)

  Get it on Google Play (Android)