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Saguache County Seeks Junk Removal Businesses For Saguache County Residents

Saguache County is seeking individuals or businesses that would like to be added to our resource list to assist Saguache County citizens in need with junk removal on their property.

The list will be made available to citizens of Saguache County through the Saguache County Land Use office. If you would like to be added to the list or if you would like to obtain this list for junk removal, please call the Saguache County Land Use office at 719-655-2321 or by emailing landuse@saguachecounty-co.gov.

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.

Are You Ready?

Together, Let's be Ready, When Disaster Strikes. Learn from our expert panel how you can PLAN, PREPARE, and STAY AWARE before Colorado's next devastating wildfire hits our community on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at 5 PM at the Baca Grande POA Hall. Speakers include:

  • Firewise Program Manager Daniel Johnson, Saguache County Firewise Program
  • Supervisory Forester Adam Moore, Colorado State Forest Service
  • Fire Chief Craig Tomaski, Crestone Volunteer Fire Department
  • Fire Chief Jim Vanderpool, Baca Grande Emergency Services
  • Sheriff Dan Warwick, Saguache County Sheriff’s Office
  • Director Bobby Woelz, Saguache County Office of Emergency Management

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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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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)

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.