Jury Duty Scam February 18, 2020

The Sheriff's Office has received reports from the 12th Judicial District Jury Commissioner of a recent phone scam. 

Several Saguache County residents have received a calls from an unknown person who indicated that he was with the Sheriff's Office and that there was an Arrest Warrant for the individual for not showing up for Jury Duty. 

The person was told that the bond was $925.00 and that the person needed to pay the amount in the form of a cashiers check. The caller gave a phone number to confirm the Warrant and it was eventually routed to the Conejos County Sheriff's Office. 

The Jury Commissioner and the Saguache County along with the Conejos County Sheriff's Office wants citizens to know that this is a scam. DO NOT pay/send any money! 

if the Jury Commissioner requires your presence in Court, you will receive a Jury Notice by mail or will be served personally by a Sheriff's Deputy. 

If you have any concerns please call the Jury Commissioners, 719-589-7602 or the Saguache Sheriff's Office 719-655-2525.

Public Notice for the Public Comment Work Session for the Dissolvement of the Crestone/Baca Planning Commission

The Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Comment Work Session at the Saguache County Commissioners meeting Room located at 501 – 4th Street, Saguache, Colorado, on the following date:

TUESDAY, February 25, 2019 at 1:30 PM

to consider the dissolvement of the Crestone/Baca Planning Commission.

Written comments will be accepted until Friday, February 21, 2020 at 3:00 p.m., and may be sent to Saguache County Land Use Department at PO Box 326, Saguache, CO 81149 or emailed to Amber Wilson at

By: Jason Anderson, Chairman

Chairman, Saguache County Board of Commissioners


Saguache County will be accepting applications for a County Land Use Administrator until Friday, February 28, 2020. This position manages, coordinates, and supervises all aspects of the Land Use Department in relations to zoning and subdivision regulations and other land uses within the County to ensure the prompt and efficient operation of the office.  All aspects of the position are completed with the approval of and in conjunction with the Board of County Commissioners.  This position is appointed and supervised by the three-member Board of County Commissioners.  Salary range is set at $50,000 and up depending on experience, with benefits.  A copy of the job description and qualifications may be obtained from Human Resource Personnel Director, April Quintana or may be obtained from Administration office or www.saguachecounty.net. Mrs. Quintana can be reached at 719-655-2231.  Administration office located at Saguache County Courthouse, 505, 3rd Street, Saguache Colorado.

Saguache County is an equal opportunity employer and applicants will require the passing of a pre-employment drug test and back ground check. 

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 14, 2020.

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.net/administration – see “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


The Saguache County Land Use Office is now requiring an appointment for any Conditional Use, Variance request which includes marijuana variance requests. This allows the Land Use Office to review all applications for correct information and additional information that may be required. To make an appointment with the Land Use Office, you can call the office at 719-655-2321,  – or come by at 501 4th Street, Saguache, CO 81149.

CTSI: Tick Season



Technical Update

 Volume 22 Number 38

May 15, 2018


Tick Season

The 2018 tick season is here, and because of the mild winter, scientists are predicting a
bad one. Ticks are most active during late Spring, early Summer, and mid-Fall. An
increase in the number of ticks means an increase in tick-borne diseases such as Lyme
as well as the emergence of new diseases like Powassan, a potentially fatal tick-borne
virus found primarily in the Northeast and the Great Lakes region. Over 30 species of
tick can be found in Colorado. The most common ticks are the American dog tick
(Dermacentor variablis), Rocky Mountain wood tick (Dermactor andersoni), and
the Brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus). These ticks can carry diseases
harmful to humans. Ticks that carry Lyme disease are not native to Colorado,
and no confirmed cases of the disease have originated here; however, residents
who travel out of state are at risk and should be aware of the symptoms of this
potentially severe neurological disease. How do I Avoid Ticks?

The best way to avoid a tick-borne disease is to avoid ticks. As this is not always
possible, the Center for Disease Control recommends the following:
Use a tick repellent that contains 20% or more of DEET, picaridin, or IR3535on exposed skin.
Wear permethrin-treated clothing.
Treat clothing, gear, boots, socks, and tents with products containing 0.5% permethrin. Do not apply to skin.
Perform a tick check after being in wooded, bushy, or grassy areas. 
What if I Find a Tick on Me?
If you find a tick on you, follow the steps below. You will need a pair of fine-tipped
tweezers, a sealed plastic bag/container, and disinfectant. Visitwww.cdc.gov.ticks/removing_a_tick.html for more information. 
  1. First, place the tweezers as close to the tick’s head as possible. 
  2. Then gently squeeze with the tweezers as you pull upward with steady, even pressure. 
  3. Clean the bite area and your hands with rubbing alcohol, iodine scrub, or soap and water. 
  4. Dispose of a live tick by submersing it in alcohol, placing it in a sealed container for later identification, wrapping it tightly in tape, or flushing it down a toilet.
You may also consider taking a picture of the tick with your smart phone.
This can help with tick identification and create a timestamp of when you
were bitten. 
Tick Bite Symptoms
Symptoms can vary, but often include fever and a rash. Most symptoms appear
within a few days to weeks of being bitten; however, some people do not develop
any symptoms. If you develop a rash or fever after being bitten, seek treatment
immediately and tell your doctor about the bite.What This Means for Counties

If you will be spending time outdoors this summer be sure to take proper
precautions and watch out for tick bite symptoms. For more information,
contact CTSI loss prevention at (303) 861 0507.A PDF of this
Technical Update is available here. Please visit 
http://www.ctsi.org/technical-updates to view past Technical Updates.

Court House Closed 12-20-2013

Saguache County Court House will be closed on December 20, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. for our County employees to enjoy a Christmas dinner.

October 31, 2013 Discussion


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