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County Adopts Disaster Regulations

(Sept. 21) The Saguache Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) unanimously approved and adopted a new resolution: “Civil Emergency, Emergency, or Local Disaster Regulations” Resolution #2021-07. These new regulations define the duties and powers of the Chair of the BOCC, spending authorities, spending limits, the succession of authority, government continuity of operations, and alternative meeting locations for the BOCC - during a County Declared Disaster.

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Town of Sargents Survey Bid Request

Saguache County Government is accepting bids for a survey of the Town of Sargents, located on Highway 50 east of Gunnison, Colorado.  Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope with “Town of Sargents Survey” written on the front of the envelope which contains the sealed bid.  Bids must include proof of liability and workers compensation insurance coverage. Bids must be submitted to Saguache County Administration, 505 3rd Street, or PO Box 100, Saguache, CO 81149 and must be submitted by Friday October 1, 2021 at 3PM.

For further information contact Wendi Maez at 719-655-2231 or wmaez@saguachecounty-co.gov.

Public Notice Forest Reserve Title III Proposed Project -Crestone Mountain Zen Center

The Saguache County Board of Commissioners is soliciting public comment on a proposal to spend Forest Service Title III funds for the following project: Crestone Mountain Zen Center, is requesting funding to be used to enhance and expand the Crestone Mountain Firewise Community.  CMFC will continue to use volunteer labor to supplement contractor fees, reduce hazardous fuels by creating a defensible fire break near the road below all three centers and adjoining USFS land, continue mitigation in the 200 foot ignition zone surrounding the 17 buildings between Crestone Mountain Zen Center, Haidakhandi Universal Ashram and Shumei International Institute, continue training and exercises among stall, consulting and planning for creating additional water supplies for firefighting, update Fire Safety Plan to include evacuation protocols.  Written comments may be addressed to the Board of County Commissioners and submitted to the Saguache County Administration office located at 505 3rd Street, Saguache, CO, mailed to PO Box 100, Saguache, CO 81149 or may be emailed to wmaez@saguachecounty-co.gov.  

The deadline for comments is Friday, October 29, 2021 at 3PM.  The Board of County Commissioners will review comments and make a decision on this request at their regular meeting on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 1:30pm.
 

Public Notice Forest Reserve Title III Proposed Project - Daniel Johnson

The Saguache County Board of Commissioners is soliciting public comment on a proposal to spend Forest Service Title III funds for the following project: Daniel S. Johnson – Saguache County Firewise Program, to continue running the Saguache County Firewise Team to do free wildfire hazard assessments, educational presentations and hands-on mitigation projects in Saguache County. Written comments may be addressed to the Board of County Commissioners and submitted to the Saguache County Administration office located at 505 3rd Street, Saguache, CO, mailed to PO Box 100, Saguache, CO 81149 or may be emailed to wmaez@saguachecounty-co.gov.  

The deadline for comments is Friday, October 29, 2021 at 3PM.  The Board of County Commissioners will review comments and make a decision on this request at their regular meeting on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 1:30pm.

Public Notice Forest Reserve Title III Proposed Project - E3 KFM Kundalini Fire Management

The Saguache County Board of Commissioners is soliciting public comment on a proposal to spend Forest Service Title III funds for the following project: E3 KFM Kundalini Fire Management, is requesting funding to continue to reduce hazardous fuels, support of the creation of a new Firewise Community, initiating local prescribed burning for lowering fire danger, increasing biodiversity, and raising the health of the land. Written comments may be addressed to the Board of County Commissioners and submitted to the Saguache County Administration office located at 505 3rd Street, Saguache, CO, mailed to PO Box 100, Saguache, CO 81149 or may be emailed to wmaez@saguachecounty-co.gov.  

The deadline for comments is Friday, October 29, 2021 at 3PM.  The Board of County Commissioners will review comments and make a decision on this request at their regular meeting on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 1:30pm.

Third Vaccine Dose for Immunocompromised People

(Aug. 13) CDC now recommends that people whose immune systems are compromised moderately to severely should receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine after the initial 2 doses. Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic.

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COVID-19 testing every Wednesday

Free COVID-19 *TESTING* every Wednesday, 3 PM - 7 PM at the Saguache Community Building, 525 7th Street Saguache, CO 81149.

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Help Wanted: VSO Officer

Experienced individual needed for part time Veterans Service Officer. The position will be approximately 3 days per week.  You must be a veteran to apply for this position.  Please contact April Quintana with the Saguache County Administration office for an application and complete job description or printable at www.saguachecounty.colorado.gov.  Salary is part time at a rate of $15,735 per year.  Call 719-655-2231 for more information and job description.

Applications close on Friday, September 30, 2021 at 3:00 P.M.
Saguache County is an EEO employer.  Drug testing which includes marijuana and a background check will be required for final applicants.

Help Wanted: DSS Office Assistant

Requirements - High school diploma or equivalent, experience in office procedures and equipment, and moderate knowledge of excel spreadsheets, Microsoft word, be able to work with various software program as needed for State of Colorado reporting and time management, adequate computer skills.  Filing, answering phones, good communication skills, assist employees with technical issues and other duties as assigned.  Starting pay $12.75, Drug test to include marijuana and background check will be required. 

To apply you can find an application on our website www.saguachecounty.colorado.gov, have any application mailed to you by calling April Quintana at 719-655-2231 or email at aquintana@saguachecounty-co.gov.  You may also pick up an application at 505 3rd Street, Saguache, CO 81149.  
 

Help Wanted: DSS Commodities Manager

Saguache County Department of Social Services is now accepting applications for the position of Commodities Manager. Position determines eligibility, documentation and benefit delivery, inventory maintenance, and state and county reporting for The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and Colorado Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).  Must be able to drive a pickup and trailer. No degree or specialized training necessary, but good working knowledge of Word and Excel is necessary. Some lifting is required. Bilingual ability is preferred and given consideration, but not required.  Starting salary is $12.75/hr. with an increase to $13.50/hr. after 90 days.  Applications and complete job descriptions are available at 505 3rd Street., Saguache, Colorado, by visiting the Saguache County website at SaguacheCounty.net or by calling (719) 655-2231 and requesting one be mailed.  Completed applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Saguache is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Help Wanted: DSS Case Worker

Saguache County Department of Social Services is now accepting applications for the position of Child and Adult Protection Caseworker.  Bachelor’s degree in one of the behavioral sciences is required. Previous experience in Colorado Child Protection system and Trails, and/or the Adult Protection system is desired, but training will be provided. Basic job description includes being part of a team to assess risk and safety of referrals, and working with families, youth and children, or senior population to provide services for stability and safety. Spanish-speaking advantageous but not required.  Send application, cover letter and resume to PO Box 100, Saguache CO  81149, or email application, cover letter and resume to aqintana@saguachecounty-co.gov.  Starting hourly salary will be $19.50 per hour. Applications and complete job descriptions are available from the Saguache County Administration Office at 505 3rd Street, Saguache, CO  81149, by visiting the Saguache County website www.saguachecounty.colorado.gov or by calling 719-655-2231 and request an application be mailed to you. This position announcement is open until the position is filled. A back ground check will be done and a pre-employment drug test for illegal drugs and also marijuana will be done prior to hire. Saguache County is an E.O.E.  

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Help Wanted: Personal Care Providers

Saguache County Public Health is hiring Personal Care Providers (PCPs). PCPs go into the homes of people who need help with cleaning, laundry, cooking meals, medication reminders, medical devices, and many other needed chores.

Applicants are required to pass a drug test, including marijuana, and a background check.  Applicants are also given a knowledge, skills, and abilities check to ensure they can lift at least 10-15 lbs. safely. The position is minimum wage ($12.35/hour) and is part-time up to 29 hours per week depending on client base.  If you want a rewarding job serving those in need or have any questions concerning this position give us a call at 719-655-2533 M-F,  8-4.

Saguache County is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Serious applicants only.  

Saguache County Sales Tax Grant Recipients List Now Available!

Sharps Mail-back Program

(June 3, 2021) You just used a needle to administer your medicine. Now what?
We have FREE sharps disposal kits for Saguache County residents (not businesses). The kit comes with a sharps container, a return shipping box, and a prepaid mailing label. To participate in the Sharps Mail-back Program or to learn more about it, call Saguache Public Health at 719-655-2533.

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