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UPDATE SAGUACHE COUNTY GOVERNMENT SERVICES DURING COVID-19

UPDATED 04-22-2020

In an effort to slow the potential spread of COVID-19 in our community,
Saguache County government will have limited access to buildings 
beginning Monday, April 27, 2020. 

In an effort to move forward with our job duties, a decision was made
to begin integrating the public back into the county sector.  

Staff will be providing limited essential services via phone and online avenues.
In-person contact for receiving essential services will have limited restrictions during this time. 

These adjustments to county services and public access will be in place until further notice.

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HELP WANTED: SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR

SAGUACHE COUNTY DEPT. HUMAN SERVICES DIRECTOR

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for the administration, monitoring, supervision, and performance of the county Department of Human Services programs, as mandated by federal and state laws and regulations and by county directives. Oversees the daily operations of the Department of Human Services. Plans, makes decisions, and takes appropriate action on issues as they arise, both internally and externally. Manages fiscal, human, and other resources to effectively provide mandated services to the public.

Salary will depend on qualifications, this position is FLSA Exempt Status.

Application, resume and letters of recommendation shall be submitted to: April Quintana, Human Resources Director; PO Box 100, Saguache, CO 81149, , 503 3rd Street, Saguache, CO 81149 – Phone 719-655-2231 or Fax 719-655-2635.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Master's degree preferred; bachelor's degree required in the field of sociology, education, public or business administration, or closely related field. Combinations of experience and education may be accepted.

Minimum of five (5) years responsible managerial experience in the provision of human service programs. Knowledge of organizational structure, program development, and functions of federal, state, and local human service programs, including budget and finance, with particular reference to their implications at the county level.

Knowledge and familiarity with management practices and procedures, budgeting and financial management, public administration, and personnel management. Thorough knowledge of Colorado's social service laws and regulations.

Knowledge of principles and practices of social casework, social welfare administration, social research, and community economic, social and health resources.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other county departments, community groups and agencies, and members of the public. Ability to maintain high ethical standards and professionalism when interacting with community members, clients, and members of the public.

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS:

Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting for prolonged periods of time and travel to and from various destinations.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Pre-employment drug test for illegal drugs including marijuana.

Pre-employment: Must pass a criminal background check.

Valid Driver’s License:  A valid driver’s license is required.              

 

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HELP WANTED: PART TIME CLEANING CUSTODIAN

HELP WANTED

Cleaning Custodian -

Experienced individual needed for janitorial services with responsibility for cleaning various county buildings.  Part-time position with variable hours which include evening and/or early morning work times.  Applications available at Saguache County Administration office.  Call 719-655-2231 for more information.

Applications close on Thursday August 27, 2020 at 4:00 P.M.

Saguache County is an EEO employer.  Drug testing and background check are required for final applicants.

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HELP WANTED: BUILDING CUSTODIAN

HELP WANTED

BUILDING CUSTODIAN -

Experienced individual needed for janitorial services with responsibility for cleaning various county buildings.  Full-time position with variable hours which include evening and/or early morning work times.  Applications available at Saguache County Administration office.  Call 719-655-2231 for more information.

Applications close on Thursday August 20, 2020 at 4:00 P.M.

Saguache County is an EEO employer.  Drug testing and background check are required for final applicants

 

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Public Hearing Land Development Code

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 at 3 PM

to consider proposed changes to the Saguache County Land Development Code changes

To view the proposed changes BEGINNING MONDAY, JULY 27, 2020, you may contact the Saguache County Land Use Department – PO Box 326, Saguache, CO 81149 or , or by calling 719-655-2321 or you may also view the changes on our website at www.saguachecounty.net.

Written comments will be accepted until Friday, AUGUST 28, 2020 at 3pm, and may be sent to Saguache County Land Use Department at PO Box 326, Saguache, CO 81149 or email to 

By: Jason Anderson, Chairman

Chairman, Saguache County Board of Commissioners

 

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Saguache County Board of Commissioners Seeks Saguache County Planning Commission Members

Saguache County Board of Commissioners

Seeks Saguache County Planning Commission Members

Saguache County Board of Commissioners are seeking a member and an alternate from:

            Crestone/Baca area member and alternate

The representative must be a property owner or property manager and reside in the Crestone/Baca area.  Regular member terms are for three years and the alternate terms are for a one-year term.

Saguache County Planning Commission meets on the last Thursday of each month in the Road and Bridge meeting room. The Planning Commission may also have work sessions through out each month to work on the Saguache County Master Plan and different items.

If you are interested please send a brief letter of interest stating qualifications and interest to:  Saguache County Land Use, PO Box 326, Saguache, CO 81149 prior to Friday, August 28, 2020 or open until filled.  Should you have any questions please call Amber Wilson at 719-655-2321.

HELP WANTED: SOCIAL SERVICES DEPUTY DIRECTOR

HELP WANTED:

Deputy Director – Department of Human Services

Saguache County is seeking a Deputy Director of the Saguache County Department of Human Services.

Deputy Director will assist the Director in the daily operations of staff and programs of the Department of Human Services. 

Knowledge of Social Services work a degree in related services or 3 years of experience in management of similar type work. Bookkeeping experience is a plus but not required. 

Applications available at www.saguachecounty.net or in the Saguache County Administration Office. Please call Wendi Maez at 719-655-2231 for more information.

Applications close on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 3:00 P. M. Saguache County is an EEO employer. Drug testing and background check will be required for final applicants.

 

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Invitation To Bid

The Board of Saguache County Commissioners is seeking competitive bids for the installation of carpet at the Saguache County Courthouse located at 501 4th Street and the Saguache County Administration Building located at 505 3rd Street, Saguache, Colorado.  

Sealed bids will be received from qualified contractors until Friday, July 31, 2020 at 3PM.  Bids may to be mailed to Saguache County Administrator, PO Box 100, Saguache, CO 81149 or emailed to or may be placed in the drop box by the door of 505 3th Street, Saguache, CO 81149.

Bids will be opened by the Saguache County Commissioners on August 4, 2020. 

Saguache County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive any irregularities or informalities.  Saguache County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Minority and Women Business enterprises are encouraged to submit competitive bids for this work.

Contact Persons: Santiago Garcia at 719-221-3172.

Invitation To Bid

The Board of Saguache County Commissioners is seeking competitive bids for the installation of an air conditioner at the Saguache County Clinic located at 405 Denver Avenue, Saguache, Colorado.  

Sealed bids will be received from qualified contractors until Friday, July 31, 2020 at 3PM.  Bids may to be mailed to Saguache County Administrator, PO Box 100, Saguache, CO 81149 or emailed to or may be placed in the drop box by the door of 505 3th Street, Saguache, CO 81149.

Bids will be opened by the Saguache County Commissioners on August 4, 2020. 

Saguache County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive any irregularities or informalities.  Saguache County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Minority and Women Business enterprises are encouraged to submit competitive bids for this work.

Contact Persons: Santiago Garcia at 719-221-3172.

HELP WANTED: SOCIAL SERVICES ATTORNEY

Saguache County Department of Social Services is now accepting proposals for the contract of Department Attorney. Position includes review and presentation of department cases to judicial court, any matters consequential or incidental to cases and appeals. This includes counseling and advising staff and Director on child welfare, abuse or neglect, child support enforcement and adult protection cases, attendance to staff meetings, and possible conferences or training as appropriate and agreed upon. Send resume and proposal to Saguache County Social Services, PO Box 215, Saguache, CO 81149 no later than July 24, 2020. Saguache is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider.

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HELP WANTED: SOCIAL SERVICES IM TECH

Saguache County Department of Social Services is now accepting applications for the position of Income Maintenance Technician. Position determines eligibility and benefit delivery for Medicaid, Food assistance, Colorado Works, and other income assistance programs. No degree or specialized training necessary, but includes a great opportunity for State training. Bilingual ability is preferred and given consideration, but not required. Starting salary is minimum $26,000 per year and full benefits, depending on experience. Applications and complete job descriptions are available at 605 Christy Ave., Saguache, Colorado, by visiting the Saguache County website at Saguache County.net or by calling (719) 655-2537 and requesting one be mailed. Completed applications must be received by Saguache County Social Services no later than 4:00 pm. on July 24, 2020. Saguache is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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HELP WANTED: LANDFILL ATTENDANT

Saguache County Landfill is Hiring for 2 Full-Time Attendants
 
REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must fill out and submit an application, must be an experienced front end loader operator and possess a valid driver’s license. Applicants should have a high school diploma or GED and six months or more of relevant experience. Final candidates applying with Saguache County will be required to submit and pass a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check. Pay D.O.E.
Landfill Attendant is a full time 40 hour per week position – starting at 8:00 A.M. each day Tuesday through Saturday (subject to change) Those applying must be an experienced front end loader operator, have the ability to do strenuous outdoor physical labor in extreme weather conditions and be able to lift and/or move 20 lbs. to 75 lbs.
Applications are available at the Saguache County Road and Bridge/Landfill Office 305 3rd Street, PO Box 476, Saguache, CO 81149 – 719-655-2554 or on the Saguache County website – www.saguachecounty.net under the Landfill Department tab.
Completed applications can be hand delivered or mailed to Saguache County Road and Bridge/Landfill Office – at the address listed above, sent by email to mhashbarger@saguachecounty-co.gov or faxed to: 719-655-2543.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until a qualified candidate is hired. Saguache County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 

RFP Audit 2020

Saguache County is currently accepting proposals for the Saguache County 2020 Fiscal Year audit.  The ideal firm or individual will have extensive knowledge and experience related to conducting governmental audits in accordance with generally accepted accounting and auditing standards, and preparing financial statements that conform to all state, federal and industry guidelines.  

All interested parties should submit a letter of interest and a proposal for services by November 6, 2020 at 3:00 PM to: Saguache County Administration office.  For additional information contact Saguache County Administration at 719-655-2231 or .

HELP WANTED: Code Enforcement Officer

The Saguache County Land Use Office is accepting applications for a full time Saguache County Code Enforcement Officer.  Applicants must have a valid Colorado Divers License, must pass a criminal background check as well as a pre-employment drug test. 

Applications will be accepted until filled.

Applications and job descriptions may be found on www.saguachecounty.net or may be emailed to you, please contact April Quintana at 719-655-2231

Saguache County is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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Saguache County Sales Tax Grants Now Available!

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, August 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.

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Saguache Crescent – please publish through the week of August 10, 2020.

Valley Publishing – please publish through the week of August 10, 2020.

Gunnison Country Times – please publish through the week of August 10, 2020.

Crestone Eagle – please publish in the July and August 2020 issues and on the website if possible.

 

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HELP WANTED: PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR

Job Title: Director of Public Health, Saguache County

Effective:  2020

Saguache County, Colorado, is seeking to fill the position of Public Health Director. The position requires a master’s degree in a public health discipline; a nurse candidate shall be licensed to practice in Colorado within six months of hire; OR, similar experience to a nurse with exemplary history and at least two years of administrative experience in public health, and willing to seek additional public health education and experience within five years of hire. A complete job description and qualifications are available online at: http://www.saguachecounty-co.gov

Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Saguache County is a drug-free workplace.

All inquiries should be directed to: Saguache County Administration. E-mail: phone: 719-655-2231, fax 719-655-2635. Applicants must submit a job application, cover letter, and a resume. Resumes must not exceed three pages in length. The job application is available online at http://www.saguachecounty-co.gov/administration-home. Submit cover letter, job application, and resume to the following address:

Saguache County Administration

P.O. Box 100

Saguache, CO 81149

Faxed and emailed applications are accepted

 

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PUBLIC HEALTH VARIANCE REQUEST-SAFER AT HOME

MAY 15th 2020

This Public Health Safer-at-Home Plan is being issued to continue to limit the health impacts of COVID-19. This Plan implements measures to allow Limited re-opening of certain industries and businesses in Saguache County while maintaining sustainable levels of social distancing. This Plan continues social distancing requirements for all residents and Stay-at-Home requirements for vulnerable populations pursuant to Executive Order D 2020 017. This plan is effective within the entirety of Saguache Co1.U1ty, including all cities and towns within the County.

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Public Health - "Safer at Home" Guidelines

Dear Business Owners of Saguache County,

With this week’s statewide shift to “Safer-at-Home”, we want to make sure you have all the information you need to navigate this transition safely and successfully. We recognize the vital role that business plays in the health of our community. 

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

Safer-at-Home executive order

Updated April 30th, 2020

Saguache County’s Public Health Order is in effect through April 26th.
On April 27, Saguache County will operate under the state's Safer-at-Home executive order and public health orders.

For the State of Colorado's updated orders: 

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

UPDATE: SAGUACHE COUNTY GOVERNMENT SERVICES DURING COVID-19

In an effort to slow the potential spread of COVID-19 in our community, Saguache County government will have limited access to buildings beginning Monday, April 27, 2020.  In an effort to move forward with our job duties, a decision was made to begin integrating the public back into the county sector.  Staff will be providing limited essential services via phone and online avenues. In-person contact for receiving essential services will have limited restrictions during this time. These adjustments to county services and public access will be in place until further notice.  

Read more: UPDATE: SAGUACHE COUNTY GOVERNMENT SERVICES DURING COVID-19

COVID-19 Small Business Loan Information

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The Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has assembled a helpful set of documents to assist small businesses in understanding the stimulus package offerings for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), as well as a loan support summary and explanation chart from Del Norte Bank here in the San Luis Valley.

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FOURTH AMENDED STANDING PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER

FOURTH AMENDED STANDING PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER RELATING TO NON­RESIDENTS (INCLUDING NON-RESIDENT HOMEOWNERS) AND IMPOSING ISOLATION OR QUARANTINE FOR THOSE WHO TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF SAGUACHE COUNTY.

THIS ORDER SUPERSEDES ANY AND ALL PREVIOUS ORDERS ISSUED BY SAGUACHE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH. EFFECTIVE APRIL 8th, 2020.

Pursuant to Colo. Rev. Stat.§ 25-1-506 and other applicable authority, this Order sets forth guidance and requirements for, as well as limitations on, group gatherings to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The purpose of these amendments is to amend and clarify the existing Order in response to inquiries received from elected officials and the public, and to expand protection for At Risk Persons (as defined in this Order). For the avoidance of doubt, this Order should be construed to eliminate all non-essential services or non-essential sales of goods, and should be construed in the light most favorable to preventing the community spread of COVID-19.

On March 10, 2020, the Governor of Colorado declared a state of Emergency related to the presence of COVID-19 in the State. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has confirmed that COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the State of Colorado.

Click here to Read Full Pubic Health Order

 


 

COVID-19 FINANCE ASSISTANCE NETWORK

UPDATE: THIRD AMENDED STANDING PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER RELATED TO EVENTS

THIRD AMENDED STANDING PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER RELATED TO EVENTS

THIS ORDER SUPSEEDS ANY AND ALL PREVIOUS ORDERS ISSUED BY SAGUACHE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH.  EFFECTIVE MARCH 24, 2020

 

Pursuant to Colo. Rev. Stat. § 25-1-506 and other applicable authority, this Order sets forth guidance and requirements for, as well as limitations on, group gatherings to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The purpose of these amendments is to amend and clarify the existing Order in response to inquiries received from elected officials and the public, and to expand protection for At Risk Persons (as defined in this Order). For the avoidance of doubt, this Order should be construed to eliminate all non-essential services or non-essential sales of goods, and should be construed in the light most favorable to preventing the community spread of COVID-19.

On March 10, 2020, the Governor of Colorado declared a state of Emergency related to the presence of COVID-19 in the State. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has confirmed that COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the State of Colorado.

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Special Message from Saguache County Commissioners on COVID-19

Neighbors & Constituents

There is no true way to alleviate both the anxiety and uncertainty that we find ourselves in. We, as your local government, are asking the same questions as you. We find ourselves considering and taking drastic measures that we never anticipated, and as we

do so, we want to reach out to all the families, individuals, businesses and organizations in the county, from Center to Villa Grove, to let you know that we share your concerns and your fears.

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Limited Gathering Ordinance -10 People - Amended March 16th

FIRST AMENDED STANDING PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER
RELATED TO EVENTS

 

Pursuant to Colo. Rev. Stat.§ 25-1-506 and other applicable authority, this Order sets forth guidance and requirements for, as well as limitations on, group gatherings to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The purpose of these amendments are to amend and clarify the existing Order in response to inquiries received from elected officials and the public, and to expand protection for At Risk Persons (as defined in this Order). For the avoidance of doubt, this Order should be construed to eliminate all non-essential services or sales of goods, and should be construed in the light most favorable to preventing the community spread of COVID-19.

On March 10, 2020, the Governor of Colorado declared a state of Emergency related to the presence of COVID-19 in the State. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has confirmed that COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the State of Colorado.

Read more: Limited Gathering Ordinance -10 People - Amended March 16th

SECOND AMENDED STANDING PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER RELATED TO EVENTS

SECOND AMENDED STANDING PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER
RELATED TO EVENTS

 

Pursuant to Colo. Rev. Stat.§ 25-1-506 and other applicable authority, this Order sets forth guidance and requirements for, as well as limitations on, group gatherings to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The purpose of these amendments are to amend and clarify the existing Order in response to inquiries received from elected officials and the public, and to expand protection for At Risk Persons (as defined in this Order). For the avoidance of doubt, this Order should be construed to eliminate all non-essential services or sales of goods, and should be construed in the light most favorable to preventing the community spread of COVID-19.

On March 10, 2020, the Governor of Colorado declared a state of Emergency related to the presence of COVID-19 in the State. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has confirmed that COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the State of Colorado.

On March 13, 2020, the President of the United States declared a National Emergency due to COVID-19.

On March 14, 2020, Saguache County declared a Local Disaster Emergency related to COVID-19.

On March 15, 2020, large municipalities across the nation, such as New York City, have announced the closing of all bars and restaurants except for takeout and delivery services.

On March 16, 2020, the Governor of Colorado announced the closing of all bars and restaurants except for takeout and delivery services.

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

 

Amended March 19th 

 


 

HELP WANTED: Landfill Attendant

WANTED:  Saguache County Landfill is Hiring for an additional Full Time Attendant.

REQUIREMENTS:  Applicants must fill out and submit an application, must be an experienced front end loader operator and possess a valid driver’s license.  Applicants should have a high school diploma or GED and six months or more of relevant experience.  Final candidates applying with Saguache County will be required to submit and pass a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.   Pay D.O.E.        

Landfill Attendant is a full time 40 hour per week position – starting at 8:00 A.M. each day Tuesday through Saturday (subject to change)  Those applying must be an experienced front end loader operator, have the ability to do strenuous outdoor physical labor in extreme weather conditions and be able to lift and/or move 20 lbs. to 75 lbs. 

Applications are available at the Saguache County Road and Bridge/Landfill Office 305 3rd Street, PO Box 476, Saguache, CO  81149 – 719-655-2554 or on the Saguache County website – www.saguachecounty.net under the Landfill Department tab. 

Completed applications can be hand delivered or mailed to Saguache County Road and Bridge/Landfill Office – at the address listed above, sent by email to or faxed to: 719-655-2543.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until a qualified candidate is hired. Saguache County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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COVID-19 Resource Information Updates

Originally posted 03-09-2020
Updated 03-21-2020
 
 
For more information on COVID-19 please contact Saguache County Public Health
 
CO HELP line 1-877-462-2911 (English and Spanish) for Colorado general information.

Colorado updates and guidance: https://covid19.colorado.gov 

CDC updates and guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

Small Business - www.choosecolorado.com

Volunteer or Donate - www.helpcoloradonow.org 

SLV COVID-19 Information Line - 719-480-9719 

SLV Health Nurse Line - 719-589-2511 ext 9

Rio Grande Hospital - 719-657-4990

 
The most common symptoms for COVID-19  are fever, cough, and shortness of breath.   At the current time, if a person thinks they have symptoms, they should:

EITHER call their own provider OR call the nurse line at San Luis Valley Health at: (719) 589-2511 and press 9.  

Going to the clinic or hospital without calling ahead could expose more people to the virus, so please call first.

Persons can be tested only if ordered by a medical provider.

Your provider will probably make special arrangements if they suspect you have the coronavirus and want you to come in for testing, or for an appointment.

 

URGENT NOTICE FOR CERTAIN LAND USE APPLICATIONS

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

 

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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

THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL BE MEETING AT THE ROAD AND BRIDGE OFFICE OCTOBER 31, 2013 TO DISCUSS THE BUDGET AND SALES TAX GRANTS.

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Saguache County may collect some information about user visits to this website. By default, the County web server automatically collects the following information: the name of the domain by which the Internet was accessed; the date and time the user accessed this site; the type of browser used and the web pages accessed; and the Internet address from which the user accessed the website.  This information does not personally identify the user, and is utilized by Saguache County to improve the content of its website and services.
 
When a user e-mails Saguache County, the County makes every reasonable effort to address the issues identified, provide the information requested, and/or forward the e-mail to another agency for appropriate action.  If an e-mail contains personal information, such as the user’s name, address, or phone number, such information will be used solely to respond to the user’s communication.
 

Saguache County will make a reasonable effort to protect the privacy and security of persons visiting this website in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations.  Saguache County does not sell any information obtained or gathered from its website.  However, unless otherwise protected by federal or state law, a user’s request for information and/or information provided by a user may be subject to public inspection and copying under the Colorado Open Records Act, section 24-72-201, et seq., of the Colorado Revised Statutes.
 

Cookies
Cookies are text files stored on a user’s computer by the user’s web browser.  They are used to customize certain browsing features of the accessed website.  Cookies created on the user’s computer by this website do not contain personal identifying information and do not compromise the user’s privacy or security.

Security
Saguache County has made and will continue to make all practical efforts to safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and computing infrastructure, including but not limited to authentication, monitoring, and auditing.
 

Links
The Saguache County website may contain links to other public and private entities.  Saguache County does not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, privacy policies, products, or contents of the websites of any other entities.
 

Disclaimer of Liability
In preparing this website, Saguache County has made every effort to offer the most current, and correct information possible.  Nevertheless, inadvertent errors in information may occur.  In particular, but without limiting this disclaimer, Saguache County does not warrant or guarantee for any purpose(s) the quality, content, completeness, accuracy, adequacy, reliability, or timeliness of the information contained on the County’s web pages.  In any situation where the official printed publications or documents of the County differ from the text contained on this site, the official printed documents take precedence.
 

The information and data contained on this website are subject to change without notice.   If inaccurate or misleading information is brought to the County’s attention, a reasonable effort will be made to correct it.  Such concerns should be sent to the “Contact Us” link on the Saguache County website.
 

Disclaimer of Website Reliability
Saguache County makes no representations or warranties regarding the condition or functionality of its website, its suitability for use, or that its availability will be uninterrupted or error free.

Disclaimer of Damages
By accessing this website, the user assumes all risks associated therewith, including any risk to the user’s computer, software, or data being damaged by any virus, software, or any other files that might be transmitted or activated by the user’s access to a County web page.  Saguache County shall not be liable for any special, incidental, or consequential damages, including without limitation, lost revenues or lost profits, resulting from the use, reliance upon, or misuse of the information contained on this website.
 

Disclaimer of Endorsement
References on this website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not constitute or imply its endorsement or recommendation by Saguache County.  The views and opinions expressed on this website do not necessarily reflect or state those of Saguache County and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.
 

Comments, Feedback, Suggestions
Please send your comments, feedback, or suggestions to “Contact Us” link on the Saguache County website.  Because of computer viruses and the damage they may cause, please do not send attachments with your message.