Category Archives: Baca County

Notice of Proposed Budget

Notice is hereby given that the proposed budgets for Baca County, Baca County Pest Control District, Baca County Emergency Telephone Service Authority, and Department of Human Services have been submitted to the Baca County Board of County Commissioners for the ensuing year of 2022. Copies of such proposed budgets have been filed in the office of the County Commissioners where the same are open for public inspection. The proposed budgets will be considered at the regular meeting of the Baca County Board of Commissioners to be held at the Baca County Courthouse on Thursday October 14, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Any interested elector within said Baca County may inspect the proposed budgets and file or register any objections thereto at any time prior to the final adoption of the budgets.

Dated: September 2, 2021
Baca County Board of County Commissioners
By (s) Cindi Parsons
Budget Officer

Concerning Vaccine Mandates

Download: Vaccine Mandate Resolution
Download: Resolution concerning Constitutional Rights

RESOLUTION No. 2021-07

A RESOLUTION CONCERNING VACCINE MANDATES

WHEREAS, the elected office holders in Baca County, Colorado swear an oath to uphold the US and State Constitutions; and
WHEREAS, there is no Constitutional authority to restrict individual unalienable rights; and
WHEREAS, Baca County respects the unalienable right of citizens to make their own choices concerning their healthcare, bodies, and well- being; and
WHEREAS, demanding employees divulge their personal medical information invades their protected right to privacy, and discriminates against them based on their perceived medical status, in contravention of the Americans with Disabilities Act. ( 42 USC § 12112( a).); and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Baca County are tasked with protecting the employees of Baca County from unreasonable orders and with providing a cooperative and productive working environment; and
WHEREAS, Baca County does not have the resources to enforce State and Federal Mandates, and does not intend to use its very limited resources to enforce any vaccine mandates issued by either the State of Colorado or the United States Federal government, and would encourage all elected officials to refuse to require or to enforce the same.
BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of County Commissioners of Baca County go on record to oppose vaccination as a condition of employment for County employees.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Commissioners of declare that it has no intention of using limited county resources to enforce any vaccine or mask mandate, and would encourage all elected officials to refuse to require or enforce the same.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF BACA COUNTY, COLORADO

Resolution 2021 – 06

Download: Resolution 2021 – 06 (PDF)

RESOLUTION NO. 2021 – 06
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF THE COUNTY OF BACA STATE OF COLORADO A RESOLUTION OPPOSING 2022 BALLOT INITIATIVE 16

WHEREAS, on March 17, 2021, a citizens initiative entitled “Protect Animals from
Unnecessary
Suffering and Exploitation (PAUSE) was approved by the Title Board of the Colorado Secretary of State for petition to the November 2022 General Election as Initiative 16: and

WHEREAS, the initiative will broadly redefine animal sexual abuse in a manner that
will criminalize many common and necessary veterinary and animal husbandry practices; and

WHEREAS, the initiative criminalizes the following veterinary and animal husbandry
practices: spaying
and neutering, reproductive practices (artificial insemination, pregnancy
diagnosis, fertility testing) etc.; and

WHEREAS, the initiative will additionally require tremendous delays, in most cases years,
prior to the humane harvesting of livestock; and

WHEREAS, these delays (up to onequarter of an animals statutorily defined natural
lifespan) will greatly increase the costs to livestock producers by forcing the continuation of
feeding this
livestock past their prime harvest age at which will cause meat of lower quality to be sold to the consumer at much higher purchase prices; and

WHEREAS, these increases in livestock production costs will put Colorado producers at an
unfair
disadvantage to surrounding states and countries that compete with Colorado producers for the same markets causing many to severely reduce or go out of business; and

WHEREAS, many Colorado farmers sell their crops to these producers but because of the
reduction or elimination of these livestock markets, many farmers will also struggle; and

WHEREAS, Initiative 16 is an industry killing effort that will have a disastrous
economic impact
to farmers, ranchers, meat cutters, veterinarians, and other related industries;
and

WHEREAS, the governors spokeswoman Shelby Wieman said Governor Polis “agrees with
farmers and ranchers that the PAUSE ballot initiative
would hurt Colorado and destroy jobs, and he opposes it”; and

WHEREAS, this Board detests the infliction of needless suffering of animals and recognizes
that
our cattle and livestock producers take great effort to treat their animals humanely.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the County
of
Baca, Colorado, as follows:
1
. the Board opposes this Initiative 16 and urges the Governor of Colorado and
Commissioner of the Colorado Department of Agriculture to continue to do the
same; and
2. urges all citizens of Baca County to decline to sign any petition that supports placing
Initiative 16 (PAUSE) on
the November 2022 ballot: and
3. that all people that care about the well-being of animalsbe they livestock, pets,
service animals, or other take action to defeat this measure if it does make the
November 2022 ballot.

Adopted this 13th day of May 2021.

Proclamation for Child Abuse Prevention Month

The Baca County Board of Commissioners, Department of Human Services, and Baca Child  Protection Team Proclamation for Child Abuse Prevention Month

Download: Child Abuse Prevention Month PDF

WHEREAS, children are key to the countys future success, prosperity, and quality of life and,
while children are our most vulnerable: and

WHEREAS, every child is entitled to be loved, cared for, nurtured, feel secure, and be free from
verbal
, sexual, emotional, physical abuse and neglect; and

WHEREAS, child abuse and neglect can be prevented by supporting and strengthening Baca
County families, thus preventing the far-reaching effects of maltreatment, providing children  the opportunity to develop healthy, trusting family bonds, and consequently, building the
foundations of communities; and
.

WHEREAS, we must come together as partners so that the voices of our children are heard by
all, and we are as a community, aware of child maltreatment prevention and working to extend a helping hand to children and families in need; and

WHEREAS, by providing a safe and nurturing environment for our children, free of violence,
abuse, and neglect, we can ensure that children will grow to their full potential as the next
generation of leaders,
helping to secure the future of this county, state, and nation;

NOW, therefore, we, Baca County Board of Commissioners, Baca County Department of Human Services, and Baca County Child Protection Team, do hereby proclaim April 2021 as CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

Done this 8th day of April 2021

BACA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
(Signatures can be found in the full document)

 

New COVID Case – October 30, 2020

Baca County Public Health Agency has been was notified that we have one (1) new laboratory confirmed case in Baca County. Out of respect for patient’s privacy, we will only release the following information (No other information will be released at this time):

The patient:

  • Is a resident of Baca County.
  • Have been placed into isolation after receiving the positive test results.

Close contacts are being contacted and will be placed in quarantine.

Baca County case numbers: (March 11 to present) current COVID total cases are thirty-six (36).  Other Baca County information is as follows (as of the time of this email, Friday October 30, 2020):

Positive case:                            36
Hospitalizations:                         2
Current hospitalizations :            0
Deaths:                                     0

COVID-19 Update – 8-25-2020

There are two new cases of COVID-19 reported in Baca County. Those involved have been notified and under quarantine as well as others that were in contact with these positive cases. This brings the total number of cases in Baca County from the onset of COVID reporting (March 2020) until today, August 27, 2020, to 17.

Care Act Helps Provide Funding For Baca County

The Baca County Public Health Agency has funding available to ​assist people with rent, mortgage and utilities payments. This program is set up for one-time use for residents of Baca County.​ ​ To be eligible for benefits you must be at or meet the 200% of the federal poverty line, as determined by the federal Office of Management and Budget. Proof of income, identification and residency is required.

Questions? please call Baca County Public Health Agency at 523-6621 and ask for Maria for more information or schedule an appointment for application and assistance​.

Download: Flyer for Cares Act Funds

COVID-19 Update 8-3-2020

Download this article: COVID-19 update 8-3-2020

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8/3/2020 Baca County COVID-19 Update:  New Positive Baca County Case

Please take the time to read and understand this entire message.

New COVID-19 positive case

Baca County Public Health Agency was notified of one new laboratory confirmed case in Baca County.

Out of respect for patient privacy, we will only release the following information (No other information will be released at this time):

  • The patient
    • Is a resident of Baca County
    • Traveled out of the state and was in contact with a COVID-19 positive person.
    • Self-isolated at home upon finding out they were exposed.
    • Was placed into isolation after receiving the positive test results.
    • Did not have any close contacts 48 hours prior to becoming symptomatic.
    • age:  80’s
    • Is recovering.
  • TOTAL Baca County Cases: 15
  • Depending on report timing, BCPHA’s totals may not exactly reflect CDPHE’s totals on their website (Here is the website: https://covid19.colorado.gov/data/case-data)
    • Scroll down until you see the Colorado map, and then select “Case Counts” from the dropdown box on the upper right side of the map.

What can you do RIGHT NOW?

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment:  https://covid19.colorado.gov/cdphe