Sheriff Elder as the Fire Warden has ordered Stage I Fire Restrictions for all the unincorporated areas of El Paso County.  The Stage I Fire Restrictions shall go into effect immediately and the following are prohibited:

1. Open burning, excepting fires and campfires within permanently constructed fire grates in developed campgrounds and picnic grounds; charcoal grills and wood burning stoves at private residences in areas cleared of all flammable materials.

2. The sale or use of fireworks.

3. Outdoor smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials. 

The Stage I Restrictions shall remain in effect until such time the restrictions are modified pursuant to El Paso County Ordinance #15-001.

The full text of Ordinance #15-001 can be found by visiting:

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25th Annual Pikes Peak Region Peace Officers' Memorial Day Service

May 16, 2018 - 5:10pm // MR 18-057

On Friday, May 18, 2018, law enforcement agencies and military installations will gather at the newly dedicated Law Enforcement Memorial at Memorial Park, at 10:00 AM for the 25th Annual Pikes...

Sheriff's Office Warns of Phone Scam

May 15, 2018 - 3:35pm // MR 18-056

The Sheriff's Office has received intelligence of another phone scam.  The caller threatens the individual they are speaking with an arrest warrant for missed jury duty.   If they don't follow...

Sheriff Elder Holding Press Conference on Pilot to Implement Co-Responder Program

May 8, 2018 - 10:55am // MR 18-055

Sheriff Bill Elder will be holding a press conference on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 3:00 PM, at the Office of the Sheriff, located at 27 E. Vermijo Avenue, where he will introduce the Coordinated...

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