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Notice: Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Ute Mountain Ute Indian Reservation Effective: June 17th , 2024 (Until rescinded or superseded)


Notice: Stage 1 Fire RestrictionsUte Mountain Ute Indian ReservationEffective: June 17th, 2024 (Until rescinded or superseded)   Stage 1-FIRE RESTRICTIONS AREAS FOLLOWS: Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, coal, or wood burning stove, any type of charcoal fueled broiler or open fire of any type in undeveloped areas. Smoking, except within an enclosed […]

Montezuma County Emergency Alert System

Sign up for Montezuma county emergency alerts

After recent local problems with the Nixle system, as well as the widely publicized issues with the alert and notification systems during fires in Boulder County and Maui, Montezuma County has launched a new Emergency Alert System.  This new system will allow you to receive emergency alerts for severe weather, road closures, evacuations, missing persons, […]

Montezuma County is StormReady!

Storm Ready National Weather Service We Are StormReady Be Prepared

National Weather Service StormReady We Are StormReady Be Prepared Montezuma County is StormReady! The StormReady program, through the National Weather Service, helps communities develop plans to handle all types of extreme weather- from tornadoes to winter storms- by providing emergency managers with guidelines on how to improve their hazardous weather operations.  The Montezuma County Office […]

Alert: Bat tests positive for Rabies in Montezuma County

Bat tests positive for Rabies in Montezuma County

Bat tests positive for Rabies in Montezuma County   A bat found in Montezuma County area last week tested positive for rabies. Rabies is regularly found in Colorado wildlife, especially skunks and bats. Interaction between humans and wild animals, particularly bats, skunks, foxes, and raccoons, increases the risk of rabies exposure to pets and people. […]

West Nile Virus detected in Colorado Mosquitoes

mosquitoes West Nile Virus Detected in Colorado Mosquitoes West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes in Colorado for the first time this season in Boulder, Delta, Larimer, and Weld counties. West Nile virus is most commonly spread to people by the bite of an infected Culex mosquito.   Prevention: The best way to […]

Press Release: Human Case of Plague in Montezuma County

Montezuma County Public Health has identified a human case of plague in a Montezuma County resident. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and Montezuma County Public Health Department (MCPHD) continue to investigate the case and will provide additional information as it becomes available. Plague is caused by bacteria that can be transmitted […]


Resolution Resolution # 3-2021 ADOPTION OF HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN WHEREAS, Montezuma County, with the assistance from our Emergency Manager and Wood Group PLC, has gathered information and prepared the Hazard Mitigation Plan; and, WHEREAS, the Hazard Mitigation Plan has been prepared in accordance with FEMA requirements at 44 C.F.R. 201 .6: and, WHEREAS, Montezuma County […]