Mission of the CTC Coalition

Our Mission is to create a healthy community for our youth by promoting healthy lifestlye choices and preventing substance abuse as well as other contrubuting factors of chronic disease and addiction.

The CTC is an initiative focused on impacting community level change in the prevention of underage drinking and tobacco use. The coalition works to change people's perceptions, attitudes and habits around substance abuse. The Saguache County Public Health oversees the project which employs one part-time position, a coordinator, and a quarter time position, evaluation liaison. In addition youth consultants are hired to represent out three school districts.

Formed in March of 2006, the CTC coalition is comprised of approximately 15 interested youth, business owners, service providers, educators, citizens, and government officials from Saguache County. Coalition members participate in and provide direction for each step of the prevention process from planning through implementation. Healthy Kids Colorado Surveys are administered each fall to provide data for identifying evidence based programming. Curriculum has been purchased and is being implemented in Mountain Valley, Moffat and Center school districts.


County Administrator Position Finalists

The Saguache County Board of Commissioners will be interviewing the final 3 candidates for the Saguache County Administrator on Monday, December 9, 2019 beginning at 9:30am.

Candidates for the Administrator position are Robert Woelz, Wendi Maez and Tina Wilson.

Robert Woelz interview will be at 9:30am

Wendi Maez interview will be at 10am

Tina Wilson interview will be at 10:30am

The final decision for Saguache County Administrator will be completed on Tuesday, December 10th at 3:30pm.  


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.

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