On July 12, 2014 at approximately 1230 pm there was a whitewater related boating accident on the Arkansas River in Chaffee County, Colorado. The accident occurred between the Fisherman’s Bridge area and Browns Canyon located approximately 8 miles south of Buena Vista, Colorado.
According to witnesses who were in the area at the time said they observed an unidentified male become lodged on a rock near Fisherman’s Bridge. The male dislodged his boat and headed for shore. The [...]
On 07/11/2014 at approximately 2:49 pm there was a whitewater related boating accident on the Arkansas River in Chaffee County, Colorado. The accident occurred in the Pine Creek Rapid section of the Arkansas River, approximately 10 miles north of Buena Vista, Colorado.
According to witnesses, the victim, Johnathan M. Kennedy, 40 years of age, from Fayetteville, Arkansas was kayaking in the Pine Creek rapid section of the Arkansas River when his kayak overturned in those same rapids. Kennedy, [...]
The victim, Amanda Taylor of Vernal, Utah was tossed from the raft when it rode over a diversion dam on the river at about 10pm Saturday.
A Utah woman remains missing after the raft she was in overturned during an outing on the Arkansas River near Salida late Saturday evening.
A 41-year-old man suffered a head injury when the off-highway vehicle (OHV) he was riding overturned and pinned him beneath the machine.
For the second year, The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office has received a grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to fund overtime for patrol deputies enforcing statutes related to drunk and drugged driving. Deputies will be working these assignments over the Saint Patrick’s Day weekend March 14 through March 18, a time traditionally associated with parties and alcohol consumption. The grant, totaling $3,000, is for the first half of 2014 and is expected to be renewed for enforcement efforts [...]
Chaffee County Search and Rescue-South (CCSAR-S) located a 58-year-old Swissvale man who became stranded near the Blank’s Cabin trailhead Sunday afternoon.
A mysterious poster alarmed Salida High School administrators who discovered it on February 5. It was removed by sheriff’s deputies the same day. The poster was attached to a metal building located across the street from the school, and visible from the school entrance as well as many classrooms.
Officers and deputies inspected more than 500 items and discovered that the business owner could produce little or no documentation for 455 items as required by Colorado state statute.
The driver of the 2006 Nissan Murano is being held at the Chaffee County Jail pending a felony filing by the District Attorney’s Office.
A married couple was found safe Friday afternoon by Chaffee County Search and Rescue volunteers after the two spent an unplanned night on Mount Columbia. Dale Baldridge, 70, and his wife, Joyce Baldridge, 65, visiting from Michigan, made a 911 call at about 5:30pm Thursday saying they were too exhausted to continue their descent from the summit.
Paul Eugene Breer, 81, was arrested at his home Monday morning by detectives from the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office and the Salida office of the district attorney.