Posts Categorized: Chaffee County

Spezze announces candidacy for sheriff

Chaffee County Undersheriff John Spezze today announced that he will be seeking the Republican nomination for county sheriff in 2014. Spezze was appointed to his post in 2011 by the current sheriff, Pete Palmer, who is not running for reelection next year.

Prescribed burn near 4 Elk and 3 Elk creeks in Chaffee County

The U.S. Forest Service-San Isabel National Forest, Leadville Ranger District is planning a prescribed burn in Chaffee County in October, 2013 with the option of extending into November, 2013. This project involves burning up to 155 acres between Four Elk Creek and Three Elk Creek west of the Heckendorf State Wildlife Area near Forest Service Road 368.

Free Lunches for Youth this Summer

The Salida Summer Food Service Program is gearing up for its second year of providing healthy, free lunches for youth 18 and under all summer long. The first lunches will be served June 3rd and the program runs, Monday-Friday, through August 9th . Any youth in Chaffee County, 18 and under, can enjoy a free meal at the Salida Boys & Girls Club from noon – 1:00 pm all summer long.

Hoop House to be Installed for Salida Garden to Cafeteria Program

Partners have secured nearly $100,000 to support phase two of the Salida Garden to Cafeteria Program, to be implemented in 2013, which will include increasing garden infrastructure and expanding production. To support this need, a 24×48 foot gable roof hoop house is being installed at the Holman garden site the week of March 11-15, 2013.

Policy Change is Possible with Your Voice and GAPP

Join LiveWell Chaffee County’s GAPP and make a big difference in our community. GAPP makes the issues and facts available to you and your voice influences a letter to your elected officials. The actions of our government have an enormous impact on health and wellness policies, so please educate yourself and take action.

Six energy questions for Paul Ryan

Mitt Romney has received millions of dollars in campaign donations from the oil and gas industry. In Colorado, he has a 50-person energy advisory committee, more than 40 of which are associated with the oil, gas, or coal industry. Does this create a conflict of interest between a Romney – Ryan administration and responsibly managing our public lands?

Major reroute of Rainbow/Bear Creek coming up. PLEASE help out.

100 volunteers are desired for this project, no prior experience is needed. Sept 22-23. You do not have to sign up for both days, and we’ll gladly take only one day if that works better for you. VOC requests that volunteers pre-register if possible to plan for tools, supplies, food, and camping. This is a highly unique trail building weekend.

Touber Building Lunch Time Party, August 3rd

Join us August 3rd from 11am-2pm for a free lunch of hot dogs and hamburgers! Take a dessert treasure hunt around the building and afterwards enter to win prizes. See what the Touber Building services are all about. We’re here to serve the

The OHV Decision, Part Six

“Yes. In that area — I’m not sure if it’s a designated parking area — in fact, I’m very sure it’s NOT a designated parking area, but it’s been used as a parking and camping area for as long as I’ve lived in this area…”

The OHV Decision, Part Four

Unlike automobiles — which require expensive and constantly-maintained roads — OHVs and motorcycles can ride over almost any reasonably passable terrain, road or no road. In this regard, an OHV is more closely related to a horse or a mountain bike than it is to an automobile…