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P.O. Box 699
104 Crestone Avenue
Salida, Colorado 81201

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THIS NOTICE IS POSTED PURSUANT TO C.R.S. 24-6-402. DECISIONS &/OR FORMAL ACTIONS WILL BE MADE BY THE COMMISSIONERS AT REGULAR OR SPECIAL MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS. Physical Address for meeting places: Commissioners Meeting Room 104 Crestone Ave., Salida/ Buena Vista Community Center 715 E Main St, Buena Vista/ Buena Vista Annex, 114 Linderman Ave. / Fairgrounds, 10165 County Road 120, Poncha Springs

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Closure and Renewal

Main Conference Room, UAACOG offices

3224 Independence Road, Canon City, CO 81212

Join us in person or virtually for this required public meeting that is part of our grant 


If you have questions in advance or require directions, please call Dave Paul at 719-502-1509.

Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 871 9928 


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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing notice that an Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate a proposed Public Safety Complex in Buena Vista, Colorado, is available for public review and comment. We issue this notice to provide the opportunity for other Federal and State agencies, Native American tribes, non-governmental organizations, and the public to comment on the EA. A Notice of Intent was published March 13th, 2023, and no comments were received. These actions are part of our effort to comply with the general provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); NEPA regulations; other Federal laws, regulations, and Executive Orders; and our policies for compliance with those laws and regulations including 44 C.F.R. Part 9 and FEMA Directive 108-1 & Instruction 108-1-1.

The purpose of FEMA’s EOC Grant Program is to improve emergency management and preparedness capabilities by supporting flexible, sustainable, secure, strategically located, and fully interoperable EOCs with a focus on addressing identified deficiencies and needs. The project is needed to establish fully capable emergency operations facilities at the local level to ensure continuity of government operations in major disasters or emergencies caused by any hazard. A new facility in Buena Vista would efficiently support county-wide emergency response, improve operations and agency collaboration by co-locating services, enhance public safety and welfare for both residents and visitors in a historically under-resourced portion of the county, and more effectively support the increased population and continued rapid growth of tourism throughout the county.

All FEMA funded actions will be completed in compliance with applicable federal, tribal, state, and local laws, regulations, Executive Orders, etc. including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Executive Order 11988 (Floodplain Management), Executive Order 11990 (Protection of Wetlands), and Executive Order 12898 (Environmental Justice). The comment period for the draft EA will remain open for 14 days following publication of this notice. After gathering public comments, the draft EA will become final in accordance with FEMA Directive 108-1 & Instruction 108-1-1, FEMA’s implementing procedures for NEPA. 

The Draft EA is available for viewing online at the following locations:;  

You can provide comments or obtain more detailed information about the proposed project by contacting FEMA Region 8 by email at and including ‘Buena Vista EOC EA’ in the subject line or by U.S. Mail at “Denver Federal Center, Building 710, Box 25267, Denver, Colorado 80225-0267 Attn: “Kyle Cheeseman.”

PUBLIC NOTICE - The Chaffee County Heritage Advisory Board has announced three board seat vacancies.  The Chaffee County Heritage Area Advisory Board ("Chaffee Heritage Board") was created to provide advice and assistance on matters associated with planning and implementation of the Heritage Area Program. All members must be full-time residents of Chaffee County.

In 2022, the Chaffee Heritage Board completed a robust strategic planning process and recently finalized an update to the Collegiate Peaks Scenic and Historic Corridor Management Plan. The plan can be viewed along with a new website for the Heritage Area at

As part of the planning process and updates the Chaffee Heritage Board has identified the following as priorities:

·         Build internal capacity to ensure long-term representation of interests in cultural, natural, economic and recreation resources.

·         Build and sustain strong partnerships with public, private, and other nonprofit organizations whose missions and values match that of the board.

·         Ensure the Chaffee Heritage Board has the financial resources to support implementation goals of the Byway Corridor Management Plan.

We are excited to have the planning completed and can now focus on implementation of this important county-wide work” said Chaffee Heritage board president Andrea Coen. We are interested in finding diverse perspectives of Chaffee County residents who want to roll up their sleeves and support this collective work. Our County is filled with rich cultural and scenic history, and we want to protect these resources long into the future.”

Local nonprofit organization GARNA, the Greater Arkansas River Nature, serves as the CCHAB administration arm, providing resources and assistance with protecting the rural landscapes, scenic views, public natural areas, and historic places that give Chaffee County its sense of place.

Interested community members are invited to submit their application by August 31 to Chaffee County via with the subject line Chaffee Heritage Board.

To learn more about CCHAB history and key accomplishments, including the Collegiate Peaks Scenic and Historic Byway, please visit      

Request for Proposals or Request for Qualifications
 Please see County RFPs/RFQs posted at                           

    Request for Proposal (RFP) Granite Bridge Replacement- Construction Management and Materials Testing

       The County is soliciting bids for a Contract management and Materials testing for a bridge replacement in Granite Colorado, located at CR 397 Granite, CO, in Chaffee County. The existing 1 lane bridge will be replaced with a new 1 lane bridge. The existing trusses will be reattached to the new bridge creating a structurally sound bridge and keeping with the historical nature of the bridge. The existing abutments will be stabilized, and a new abutment will be placed behind the existing abutments and will carry the load of the new bridge. Chaffee county will be hiring one (1) Consultant or Consultant Firm for this Contract to provide Construction Management and Administration, Construction Inspection and Materials Testing during the construction phase of this project.

       RFP Document issued: August 8, 2023

       Site Visit: Not applicable

       RFP Packets Due: August 24, 2023, 2:00pm MST

       RFP review and evaluation/interviews: week of August 27, 2023 (estimated)

       Intent to Award Recommendation: September 12, 2023 (estimated)

      Negotiation of Proposal and Award of Contract: Upon notice of award determination and County approval

Document Includes all requirements: RFP- Granite Bridge Replacement Construction Management and Materials Testing


Chaffee County Invitation to Negotiate: Broadband Support Opportunities

        This Invitation to Negotiate (“ItN”) is being released by Chaffee County (the “County”) to invite broadband service providers (“Provider”) to propose strategies and methodologies for broadband projects that build network capabilities and provide advanced broadband services to the County residences, government facilities, anchor institutions, non-profits, and businesses.

       Chaffee County desires to leverage state and federal funding opportunities to bolster implementation of advanced broadband expansion efforts in the county and for its constituents. The intent of this ItN is to investigate and pursue collaborative and coordinated efforts in furtherance of this goal.

       This ItN seeks proposals from Providers that specify how they may develop and partner with the County to complete successful proposals for funding within the range of eligible projects and activities under the Colorado Broadband Office's Advance-CPF and Advance-BEAD programs (see and encompassing all project areas within this scope defined by the County for possible bidding.


CURRENT: Invitation to Negotiate Packet, including Addendum and Answers issued July 17, 2023

(Prior: Invitation to Negotiate Packet, including Addendum and Answers issued July 17, 2023)

- Amended Invitation Published, July 20, 2023; Original Invitation Published, July 7, 2023
- Non-mandatory informational meeting July 13, 2023, 9am
- Response Submission Deadline, August 10, 2023, midnight
- Anticipated Notice for Intent to Partner: no later than August 16, 2023

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