Tag Archives: Saguache Volunteer Fire Department

Saguache News – September 13

Community Meeting on Saguache Sewer Project

While initial inspections for the Saguache Sewer Project started earlier this week, a more formal Question & Answer session will be hosted by The Town of Saguache tonight, Sept. 13 from 5 – 6:30 p.m.  The meeting will discuss project start and end dates, as well as start locations. Representatives from RMS Utilities and SGM Engineering will also be in attendance to answer questions.

The meeting will be held at the Saguache County Road and Bridge, 305 3rd Street, Saguache,  This is open to all town citizens.

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A community meeting regarding the Saguache Sewer Project will be held on Monday, Sept. 17. Stay Informed! Stay Involved!

RMS Utilities is based out of Alamosa with over 30 years of experience. Some of their most recent projects include the new Wastewater Treatment Facility for the Idaho Pacific Corporation in Center, as well as the new “tower” structure at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa. This local company understands the SLV and has proven reliability and customer satisfaction when it comes to municipal sewer installation, repairs, and replacements.  

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RMS Utilities out of Alamosa will be the contractor for the upcoming Saguache Sewer proejct. Pictured here is the new Wastewater Treatment Facility they recently built in Center. Colo. for the Idaho Pacific Corporation. Photo: RMS Utilities.

 SGM Engineering has a solid reputation across the state providing engineering solutions to Colorado communities. They have been doing this type of work for decades, so they’ll be around to address any issues or concerns that come up as the Town of Saguache initiates this very involved and necessary upgrade and replacement process for its sewer system. SGM is headquartered in Glenwood Springs, but has offices around the state, including nearby Salida and Gunnison.

Stay Informed! Stay Involved!

This video is from a presentation given by former Saguache Town Administrator Pam Fry outlining the Water and Sewer Project. This was presented in November 2016. Tonight’s meeting should give an update on the situation.

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Saguache News – September 10

9/11 Memorial Ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 11

The Saguache Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) will be holding its Annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Started in 2009 by former Ute Theater owner Christine Gydesen, the event honors those who were lost during the attacks on America on September 11, 2001.

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Saguache County Emergency Responders will commemorate 9/11 on Tuesday at the fire house.

According to the SVFD Facebook Page, this special commemoration will begin and end from the fire house located at 330 Denver Ave. in downtown Saguache. The annual event includes a circle around the town of Saguache by emergency responders honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

It is a very meaningful service. Here is a Saguache Today video of the 2015 event when it was held in the park. Now you can find the commemoration just a few blocks north at the fire house.

The emergency vehicle procession will start at 6 p.m., returning to the fire house for a community gathering with light refreshments. The public is invited and encouraged to attend or take a moment at some point on September 11 to remember those who lost their lives on that fateful day.

For more information check in at the Saguache Volunteer Fire Department Facebook Page.

Sign Up for San Luis Valley Emergency Alerts

If you would like to receive Emergency Alerts please register on this site. San Luis Valley 911 has moved to a new system called Everbridge and has moved away from Code Red system. Residents are encouraged to sign-up to receive notifications. Here’s the info:

SLV_911_Emergency_2Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our Emergency Alert Program. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.

You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how. 

Remember this is also a good thing to signup for if you have a relative or friend living in the valley that you want to be alerted about in case of an emergency. Sign up today!

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Emergency Responders take a moment to remember the lives lost on September 11, 2001 during the 2015 9/11 commemorative service held in Dave Martinez Park in downtown Saguache. This year the event will take place at the fire house. Photo: Saguache Today/Kathy Bedell

Saguache News – December 29

Celebrate 2018 in Saguache and It Could Save a Life!

The Saguache Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a New Year’s Eve Lasagna Dinner and Silent Auction Fundraiser. The event will be held at the Oasis Restaurant,  from 5 – 8  p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve!

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The Saguache Volunteer Fire Department served up some suds and BBQ at the 24th Annual Saguache Fall Festival & Quilt Show. Photo: Saguache Today/Kathy Bedell. Thanks for keeping Saguache County safe!

Come and support the volunteers that help keep you safe in Saguache and across the San Luis Valley. You can buy tickets pre-sale for $12, or pay $15 at the door. RSVP for the dinner with Anthony Salaz @ 719-221-3580 (text message is preferred).

In addition, connect with the group on their Facebook Page to view images of the items they have for the presale. The Oasis Restaurant  is located at 630 Gunnison Avenue at Hwy 285 in the Town of Saguache. (719) 655-2884

Latest News – February 6

February Sees First Structure Fire in Saguache County

On Wednesday, Feb. 1 Fire Rescue teams from across Saguache County were dispatched to a structure fire out near the area commonly referred to as the triangle, created by the intersections of US Highway 285 and CO Hwy 17 intersect.spacer

Multiple Fire Rescue teams were dispatched to a fire near Hwy 285 and CO Hwy 17 on February 1 in Saguache County. The structure fire was put out and no injuries were reported. Photo: Saguache Sheriff Deputy Wayne Clark,

Multiple Fire Rescue teams were dispatched to a fire near Hwy 285 and CO Hwy 17 on February 1 in Saguache County. The structure fire was put out and no injuries were reported. Photo: Saguache Sheriff Deputy Wayne Clark,

spacerAccording to Saguache County Sheriff Deputy Wayne Clark (via Facebook) fire crews from Villa Grove, Crestone, Saguache and Moffat Volunteer Fire Departments along with Northern Saguache County Ambulance District responded to the incident.

“Truly a multi jurisdiction endeavor !” wrote Deputy Clark.  The incident involved a house near the Lazy KV Estates, as well as a garage and several sheds nearby. Fortunately the structures were not occupied and no injuries to people were reported. Deputy Clark did write that there were propane bottles inside the structures which continued to “cook off” and explode during the incident.

“The house was smoking but our fire departments hit it hard,” reported Deputy Clark.

So great work, and good job to all the fire rescue teams that keep everyone safe in the San Luis Valley and Saguache Today. If this incident motivates you to want to become involved and volunteer for local fire-fighting efforts, you may consider attending tonight’s meeting.

Firefighters hit the recent house fire hard with the water hose. Their efforts paid off, extinguishing the blaze with no report of injuries. Photo: Saguache Sheriff Deputy Wayne Clark.

Firefighters hit the recent house fire hard with the water hose. Their efforts paid off, extinguishing the blaze with no report of injuries. Photo: Saguache Sheriff Deputy Wayne Clark.

A reminder that if its the first Tuesday of the month, then it’s meeting time for the Northern Saguache County Fire Protection District. Tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb 7 the district wil hold its reguar meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Saguache Fire Station, located at 330 Denver Avenue in Saguache. 

Earlier in the year the department also announced the following awards: Congratulations to John Garcia rookie of the year, Rebecca Drake and Stan Murphy for officer of the year, and Anthony Salaz fire fighter of the year!spacer

 CCW Classes Offered Locally in Crestone on Saturday

On Saturday, Feb 11, Kuma Tactical (KT) will be having a concealed carry weapons (CCW) class in Crestone. ccw-classClass starts at 10 a.m. All classes are taught by current law enforcement and National Rifle Association instructors. Kuma Tactical will provide breakfast, the necessary paperwork and your training certificate that you need to apply for your CCW. All you have to do is show up!

KT’s Lead Instructor Wayne Clark will also have range time that usually takes an hour in which you and Clark will go out and shoot. During this time some of the things reviewed include stance, proper way to hold your weapon, failure drills and other things to make you more effective.

The cost for the class is $100. As part of the class less than lethal options will be presented. KT offers a full line of self defense items (stun guns, batons, OC spray etc. ) along with many other survival items.

The CCW class will also be taught in Saguache on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m at the Saguache County Sheriff Department. The program will include the same as listed above.

 

 

 

Latest News – September 23

It’s Chili-Roasting Season in Saguache Todayspacer

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It’s a time honored tradition in places like Saguache. After all, it’s harvest season and there is no shortage of chilis being grown or popping up on roadside produce stands all throughout the San Luis Valley.  

And what are you going to do with all those delicious green and red beauties but fire up the chili-roaster and get that grill a-turning. But there is a technique to it, as demonstrated in this educational video, compliments of the Saguache Volunteer Fire Department. Last week the crew sold these tasty treats as a fundraiser fro the deaprtment, so thanks to everyone who bought some. Enjoy the harvest!

The Saguache Volunteer Fire Department fires up the chili roaster at the Fall Festival in Otto Mears Park on September 17. Every fall, the crew sells the tasty treats to raise funds for their department. Photo: Saguache Today.

The Saguache Volunteer Fire Department fires up the chili roaster at the Fall Festival in Otto Mears Park on September 17. Every fall, the crew sells the tasty treats to raise funds for their department. Photo: Saguache Today.

 

 

Latest News – September 9

911 Memorial Ceremony Still on for Sunday, Sept. 11

The Saguache Volunteer Fire Department will be holding its annual 911 Memorial Ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 11. According to Sergeant Tyrel Maez with the Saguache County Sheriff’s Department and SVFD crew member, this special annual 911 commoration will go on this Sunday, albeit slightly different.spacer

spacerThe annual event includes a circle around the town of Saguache by emergency responders honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for country on September 11. 2001

Since the Ute Theater is not open this season, the Sagauche Volunteer Fire Department will begin and end the loop run from the fire house located at 330 Denver Ave. The emergency vehicle procession will start at 6 p.m., returning to the fire house for a meaningful ceremony. The public is invited and encouraged to attend or take a moment at some point on September 11 to remember those who lost their lives on that fateful day.

For more information check in at the Saguache Volunteer Fire Department Facebook Page.

When it comes to Emergency Responders and Fire Rescue, it's all for one efforts that help keep residents safe in Saguache Today. Support them!

When it comes to Emergency Responders and Fire Rescue, it’s all for one efforts that help keep residents safe in Saguache Today. Support them!

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Sign Up for San Luis Valley Emergency Alerts

If you would like to receive Emergency Alerts please register on this site. San Luis Valley 911 has moved to a new system called Everbridge and has moved away from Code Red system. Residents are encouraged to sign-up to receive notifications. Here’s the info:

SLV_911_Emergency_2Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our Emergency Alert Program. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.

You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how. 

Remember this is also a good thing to signup for if you have a relative or friend living in the valley that you want to be alerted about in case of an emergency. Sign up today!

Latest News – November 2

Trunk or Treat Doles out Halloween Fun at Fire House

These group of costumed cuties were certainly a "treat" to see at the Annual Saguache Volunteer Fire Department's Trunk or Treat event in Saguache. Photo: Photo: Lynn Nowiskee/Saguache Today

These group of costumed cuties were certainly a “treat” to see at the Annual Saguache Volunteer Fire Department’s Trunk or Treat event in Saguache on Halloween.      Photo: Lynn Nowiskee/Saguache Today

The Saguache Volunteer Fire Department held their annual Trunk or Trick on Halloween, Oct. 31 at the fire house. This yearly event allows kids to dress up and go trick or treating in a safe, family-friendly environment. There was a great turnout of princesses, ghosts and goblins as the kids walked in the costume parade held inside the fire house. The top prizes were bicycles and the all kids held their heads high as they each got to show off their colorful costume.

There was no shortage of Halloween goodies during the Annual Trunk or Treat at the Annual Halloween event. Photo: Lynn Nowiskee/Saguache Today.

There was no shortage of Halloween goodies during the Annual Trunk or Treat at the Annual Halloween event. Photo: Lynn Nowiskee/Saguache Today.

Then it was off to some Trunk or Treating as local residents and volunteers set up their car trunks filled with Halloween goodies in the fire house parking lot. Volunteers were heartily stocked with buckets of fun-sized candies ready to be doled out by the handfuls to Trick or Treaters, tall and small, to each and all!

Thanks to everyone for making this another great, safe Halloween. It’s one of the many reasons it’s great to live in Saguache Today!

Young and old, tall and small, it was a good time for one and all at the Saguache Volunteer Fire Department's Annual Trunk or Treat Party. Photo: Lynn Nowiskee/Saguache Today

Young and old, tall and small, it was a good time for one and all at the Saguache Volunteer Fire Department’s Annual Trunk or Treat Party. Photo: Lynn Nowiskee/Saguache Today