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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, […]

Notice: BLM Tres Rios Field Office lift Stage I Fire Restrictions


News ReleaseSouthwest District Office, Colorado FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 30, 2023Contact: Deana Harms, 970-240-5335 BLM Tres Rios Field Office lift Stage I Fire Restrictions Dolores, Colo. – Current Stage I Fire Restrictions Order COS01-23-02 will be rescinded on public landsmanaged by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the Tres Rios Field Office and Canyons […]

Notice: Fire Restrictions to be lifted on San Juan National Forest effective August 31st


Forest Service News Release Media Contacts: Sabrina Kohrt 720-601-0756 Fire Restrictions to be lifted on San Juan National Forest effective August 31st Fire Officials ask public to continue to practice fire safety and awareness DURANGO, Colo., August 29th, 2023 – Fire restrictions on all National Forest System lands within the San Juan National Forest, […]

Montezuma County is StormReady!

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   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 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 […]

Notice: Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, Ute Mountain Ute Indian Reservation


Notice: Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Ute Mountain Ute Indian Reservation Effective: July 5, 2023 (Until rescinded or superseded) Stage 1- FIRE RESTRICTIONS: The following are prohibited until further notice. 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. […]

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 […]