Current Conversations

Check here regularly for updates on the Chaffee County Comprehensive Plan. Results and discussion from various projects and open houses can be found below as well as any other updates.

Check here regularly for updates on the Chaffee County Comprehensive Plan. Results and discussion from various projects and open houses can be found below as well as any other updates.

  • As Wildfires Get Worse, Insurers Pull Back From Riskiest Areas

    1 day ago

    Insurers are quietly reducing their exposure to fire-prone regions across the Western United States, putting new pressure on homeowners and raising concerns that climate change could eventually make insurance unaffordable in some areas.

    Officials in California, Washington, Montana and Colorado are getting more complaints from people whose insurance companies have refused to renew their coverage. The complaints follow years of record-setting wildfires in both size and cost, a trend that scientists expect to continue as global warming accelerates.

    Continue reading here...




    Insurers are quietly reducing their exposure to fire-prone regions across the Western United States, putting new pressure on homeowners and raising concerns that climate change could eventually make insurance unaffordable in some areas.

    Officials in California, Washington, Montana and Colorado are getting more complaints from people whose insurance companies have refused to renew their coverage. The complaints follow years of record-setting wildfires in both size and cost, a trend that scientists expect to continue as global warming accelerates.

    Continue reading here...




  • Public Open House #2

    16 days ago
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    Join us on Wednesday, August 28th, for the 2nd Public Open House of the Chaffee County Comprehensive Plan Update. The open house will be held at the Steamplant Ballroom from 6:00 - 7:30pm in Salida at the following address: 220 W Sackett Ave, Salida, CO 81201

    Unlike the first meeting, the second open house will begin with a sit-down presentation and then will transition in a forum-style discussion. First, findings based on comments, concerns, and data received from the first open house will be summarized and shared. After, a discussion surrounding these findings as well as the plan itself...

    Join us on Wednesday, August 28th, for the 2nd Public Open House of the Chaffee County Comprehensive Plan Update. The open house will be held at the Steamplant Ballroom from 6:00 - 7:30pm in Salida at the following address: 220 W Sackett Ave, Salida, CO 81201

    Unlike the first meeting, the second open house will begin with a sit-down presentation and then will transition in a forum-style discussion. First, findings based on comments, concerns, and data received from the first open house will be summarized and shared. After, a discussion surrounding these findings as well as the plan itself will be open to discussions. As a community this will be your first opportunity to respond as well as challenge what has been heard so far. We hope to see you there!


  • Maysville Neighborhood Meeting

    16 days ago
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    Over the course of the next couple months, five (5) Neighborhood Meetings will be held in different locations around the County. The purpose of a Neighborhood Meeting is to gain input from smaller or more underrepresented portions of the community with the hopes of gaining insight that's specific to those particular parts of Chaffee County.

    Please attend these Neighborhood Meetings to share your thoughts on growth, housing, transportation, jobs, agriculture, recreation and other topics to help guide the County-wide Comprehensive Plan Update. These informal neighborhood discussions will capture ideas and issues that affect the day-to-day...

    Over the course of the next couple months, five (5) Neighborhood Meetings will be held in different locations around the County. The purpose of a Neighborhood Meeting is to gain input from smaller or more underrepresented portions of the community with the hopes of gaining insight that's specific to those particular parts of Chaffee County.

    Please attend these Neighborhood Meetings to share your thoughts on growth, housing, transportation, jobs, agriculture, recreation and other topics to help guide the County-wide Comprehensive Plan Update. These informal neighborhood discussions will capture ideas and issues that affect the day-to-day lives of folks in the area.

    The Maysville Neighborhood Meeting will be held on the 29th of August, a Thursday, from 5:30-7pm at Station 5. The address is: 16820 County Road 220, Maysville, CO. Come join us and make your voice heard!




  • Neighborhood Meeting Series

    about 2 months ago
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    Over the course of the next couple months, five (5) Neighborhood Meetings will be held in different locations around the County. The purpose of a Neighborhood Meeting is to gain input from smaller or more underrepresented portions of the community with the hopes of gaining insight that's specific to those particular parts of Chaffee County.

    Please attend these Neighborhood Meetings to share your thoughts on growth, housing, transportation, jobs, agriculture, recreation and other topics to help guide the County-wide Comprehensive Plan Update. These informal neighborhood discussions will capture ideas and issues that affect the day-to-day...

    Over the course of the next couple months, five (5) Neighborhood Meetings will be held in different locations around the County. The purpose of a Neighborhood Meeting is to gain input from smaller or more underrepresented portions of the community with the hopes of gaining insight that's specific to those particular parts of Chaffee County.

    Please attend these Neighborhood Meetings to share your thoughts on growth, housing, transportation, jobs, agriculture, recreation and other topics to help guide the County-wide Comprehensive Plan Update. These informal neighborhood discussions will capture ideas and issues that affect the day-to-day lives of folks in the area.

    As of now, only two (2) of the (5) meeting dates and locations are announced but please check-in regularly with https://together.chaffeecounty.org/ to keep updated.


    The scheduled Neighborhood Meetings are:

    1) Poncha Springs Neighborhood Meeting (see flyer below)

    Location: Poncha Springs Town Hall, 330 Burnett Ave

    Date/Time: July 15, 5:30-7:00 pm

    2) Johnson Village Neighborhood Meeting (see flyer below)

    Location: Station 24 Café, 12867 US-24/285

    Date/Time: July 16, 5:30-7:00 pm









  • Public Open House #1

    about 2 months ago
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    Open House #1 on June 26th at Mount Princeton Hot Springs kicked off the Announce phase of the Chaffee County Comprehensive Plan. There was a great turnout of about 80 community members. If you missed the event, photos of the Open House can be found in the photo gallery.

    Five (5) stations, including a welcome station, were set up, each addressing a different vision set in the Envision Chaffee Plan. At each of these stations' participants were asked to interact with a map, specific to each vision, as well as post sticky notes expressing their concerns and desires for...

    Open House #1 on June 26th at Mount Princeton Hot Springs kicked off the Announce phase of the Chaffee County Comprehensive Plan. There was a great turnout of about 80 community members. If you missed the event, photos of the Open House can be found in the photo gallery.

    Five (5) stations, including a welcome station, were set up, each addressing a different vision set in the Envision Chaffee Plan. At each of these stations' participants were asked to interact with a map, specific to each vision, as well as post sticky notes expressing their concerns and desires for the future of the County. The vision statements are listed below along with the top three themes mentioned by participants.


    Comments that were attached to specific locations on the map at these stations can be found on the "Tag our Map" tab on the Engage page under the username Public Open House Responses.


    Participants were also asked to fill out a comment card with three questions. The following "word clouds" aggregate what participants submitted. The larger a word, the more often it was mentioned.

    1) In five (5) words or less each, name the top three (3) things that make Chaffee County attractive to you.


    2) In five (5) words or less each, name the top three (3) issues facing Chaffee County growth and development today.


    3) If you had one word to describe Chaffee County, what would it be?


    The last activity at the Open House was to gauge the demographic of people who attended. Participants were asked to select a specific pin color, based on age, and place it on the map where they're from in the county. If they didn't live in the county, they were asked to place it where they work. The legend for pin color can be found in the bottom left corner. This map will be updated as more public meetings occur to gauge participation.




  • Chaffee County Open House Kickoff

    about 2 months ago
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    Join us on June 26th for the kickoff of the Chaffee County Comprehensive Plan. An open house will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Pavilion. We invite you to come and share thoughts about issues that affect you and join in the dialogue on the future of your county. Your new comprehensive plan will guide issues on growth, land use and many other planning principals for the next decade or more. We hope to see you there!


    Join us on June 26th for the kickoff of the Chaffee County Comprehensive Plan. An open house will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Pavilion. We invite you to come and share thoughts about issues that affect you and join in the dialogue on the future of your county. Your new comprehensive plan will guide issues on growth, land use and many other planning principals for the next decade or more. We hope to see you there!


  • Ark Valley Voice - Public Open House Kick Off Chaffee County Comp Plan Process

    about 2 months ago
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    Check out local coverage of the Chaffee County Comprehensive Plan.

    Residents of Chaffee County are invited to the kick-off event for the new comprehensive plan [comp plan], scheduled for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Pavilion. The “Together Chaffee” event is the first of many public open house events that will occur over the next 12 to 18 months as the plan is developed.

    Check out local coverage of the Chaffee County Comprehensive Plan.

    Residents of Chaffee County are invited to the kick-off event for the new comprehensive plan [comp plan], scheduled for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Pavilion. The “Together Chaffee” event is the first of many public open house events that will occur over the next 12 to 18 months as the plan is developed.