Saguache County News
Colorado River District Board Appointment
The Saguache County Board of Commissioners is accepting letters of interest for appointment from an individual who would like to serve as the Saguache County representative to the Colorado River District Board of Directors.
Letters of Interest may be addressed to the Board of County Commissioners and submitted to the Saguache County Administration office at 505 3rd Street, Saguache, CO or mailed to PO Box 100, Saguache CO 81149 by 3pm on FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2023. Letters of interest may also be emailed to email@example.com.
The deadline for letters of interest is FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2023 at 3PM. The Board of County Commissioners will review comments and make a decision on this appointment at their regular meeting on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2023.
Saguache County Sales Tax Grants now available!
The Saguache County Board of Commissioners will be taking Grant Applications for Saguache County Sales Tax Grants until 3:00PM, Friday, February 17, 2023.
To be eligible grant applications must be for either: Emergency Services/Public Health and Safety; Youth and Senior programs, projects, or organizations; or Renewable Energy projects/Business Opportunities and Job Creation.
Grant applications are available on our website at saguachecounty.colorado.gov - use “sales tax grant applicationform5” or you can contact the Saguache County Administration office at 719-655-2231 to request a copy of the grant application.
Seeking Public Comment on Hazard Mitigation Plan
NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
Regarding the draft of the San Luis Valley Hazard Mitigation Plan Update:
January 30th, 2023; The San Luis Valley Region and its six participating counties (Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, RioGrande, and Saguache) are in the final stages of a planning effort to assess risks from natural, human-health, and human-caused hazards and to identify ways to reduce those risks. A planning process that began in February 2022 has resulted in a draft update to each county’s existing Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) in one cohesive, regional plan. An HMP is required under the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 to be eligible to receive certain federal disaster assistance and grants for hazard mitigation projects. The plan will is being made available for public review and comment between January 30 th to February 14th. Following the public comment period the Plan will be submitted for final approvals and ultimately adoption by all involved jurisdictions.
Provide comments by February 14th, 2023
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.
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.
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.