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PUBLIC SAFETY AWARENESSCURRENT FRAUD AND SCAM ALERT   During the past week, citizens in Montezuma County have been contacted by phone, email and text messages by person(s) impersonating deputies with the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office, advising that citizen that a warrant has been issued for their arrest for not appearing in either a Federal or […]

Sheriff Notice: Arrest of Homicide Suspect-Press Release

On 07-28-23 at 1130 hours, Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office was called to a residence located at 18661 Highway 145, north of Dolores, Colorado for a welfare check on the person renting the property. An adult male, later identified as Lewis Wall, age 66, was found deceased inside the residence. Initial investigation determined that the death […]

Resolution No.15-2023 Fire Ban

Fire Ban in Effect

Resolution Resolution # 15-2023 WHEREAS, the Montezuma County, Colorado, Board of County Commissioners, Based upon the competent evidence, finds that the danger of forest and grass fires is high throughout the unincorporated areas of Montezuma county and that to protect the public health, safety and welfare it is necessary to reduce the danger of wildfires […]

2023 Water Run Off – Sign Up for Evacuation Assistance

If there were an emergency in your neighborhood that required you to evacuate, would you need help? Do you know someone such as a neighbor, parent, or friend who would need some assistance? The Montezuma County Office of Emergency Management is putting together a list of those in our county who might need some assistance […]

The Story of the Sheriff’s Saddle

The Story of the Sheriff’s Saddle This is a Sheriff’s Saddle. It’s a plain saddle, not covered in fancy silver Conchos or a lot of tooling. This is a practical, tough working saddle. The saddle sits empty of a rider, representing that the Office of Sheriff will have many occupants over time. You will notice […]