Yuma County Sheriff Chad Day has joined a lawsuit with the majority of the other Colorado Sheriffs. Read the press release here.
Yuma County Sheriff’s Office Press Release
For Immediate Release
January 21, 2013
From Sheriff Chad Day:
I’ve been asked many times over the last week by a good number of citizens from Yuma County where I stand in reference to the 23 executive actions related to gun violence (read control) that President Obama announced last week. I am happy to have those one-on-one conversations, but I’ve been a bit hesitant to issue any public statement. I believe there’s a very fine line between what could be viewed as “spotlight hunting” and making a statement for the benefit of Yuma County citizens. I have intentionally been very contemplative in trying to see that line clearly so that the statement I make is not viewed as a ploy for unnecessary attention. Continue reading
On July 8th, Governor Hickenlooper lifted the statewide fire ban.
Yuma County did not enact a local ban before the statewide ban, and has not since the statewide ban was lifted.
Residents should stay vigilent as always to the summertime fire danger that exists, and take appropriate precautions if they choose to start a fire for agricultural burning, grilling, or the use of a fire pit for leisure.