Category Archives: Baca County

Emergency Manager of the Year

On February 21, 2019, during the conference for Colorado Emergency Management Association (CEMA) Baca County’s Emergency Manager, Jennifer Leathers, was awarded the 2018 Emergency Manager of the Year award for the Southeast All-Hazards Region.  Jennifer faced many challenges in 2018, including the Stateline and Badger Hole fires last spring.  Jennifer has been a great asset to Baca County.  Congratulations to Jennifer on this much deserved recognition!

Job Opening – Sheriff’s Office

The Baca County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for a part time position. Position will include training in both Dispatch and the Jail.

  • The ideal candidate will be:
  • Able to pass a background check
  • Able to pass a drug test
  • Able to pass a pre-employment test
  • Able to work flexible hours, holidays, and weekends
  • A team player
  • Able to adhere to a strict confidentiality policy
  • Able to work with the general public in a professional manner
  • At least 18years old

Download: Baca County Sheriff’s Office Job Application

Please call 719-523-4511 with questions or for more information. No previous experience required, training will be provided. Come join a great place to work! Applications can be picked up at the Sheriff’s Office at 265 E. 2nd Ave in Springfield, or can be printed from this link or the Sheriff’s page on the county website. The Baca County Sheriff’s Office is an equal opportunity employer.

Official Notice of Baca County General Election

Download: 2018 Official General Election Notice

General Election Date: November 6, 2018


Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC) and Drop-Off Location
Baca County Courthouse
741 Main Street, Suite 3, Springfield, Colorado 81073


Regular Election Office Hours – M-F: October 22 – November 5
Saturdays, October 27 and November 3, 2018: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Election Day Office Hours on November 6, 2018: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
24/7 Drive-Up Drop Box


In accordance with Colorado Revised Statutes, Section 1-5-205, notice is hereby given that Tuesday the 6th of November is a General Election that will be held in Baca County as an all-mail ballot delivery election.

Fairgrounds Improvement Project – Baca County

Baca County is working on repairing and bringing the fairgrounds up to date. Here is our plan for revitalizing the arena and fairgrounds.
Help us: Fill out the fairgrounds questionnaire so we can make this project work for everyone.

Three main objectives were created on for the Baca County Fairgrounds Improvement Project Phase I:

  1. Develop a drainage plan which will direct water away from the arena surface during storm events

The drainage problem has caused a steady decline in participants in the rodeo every year, and poses safety concerns for participants and their animals as well as the rough stock used in rodeos. To address the drainage issue, the current soil will be removed and the area graded to 2%. A 6″ layer of gravel base on top of which 6” of crusher fines (sand) will be placed. These layers will have sufficient storage capacity to handle the precipitation volume of a 100-yr storm event, and water will be directed to drainage pipes and out of the fairgrounds. The concrete sand layer on the surface will provide excellent footing for rodeo participants, providing cushion for animals and rough stock as well as traction to prevent slipping.

  1. Update the layout of the arena and replace arena material, fencing, chutes and lighting

The existing pipe and wood structures in the arena, catch pens, bucking chutes, and stripping chutes has deteriorated beyond repair. A new arena will be built and will include catch pens and stripping and bucking chutes. The arena lighting is beyond its life expectancy. It no longer meets code, can no longer be repaired, and poses safety hazards. New poles and LED lighting will be installed around the arena.

  1. Design a new multi-use building which includes participant dressing rooms, showers, and bathrooms; a secretary’s office; and an updated announcer’s booth

The current announcers stand is structurally unsound as the foundation pipes are rotted, exposure to the elements has caused the floor to rot, and the electricity is unsafe. New facilities for restrooms and locker rooms are necessary to accommodate the participants of the rodeo. The multi-use building has been designed to incorporate showers and restroom facilities for participants as well as a secretary’s office on the first floor, and an announcer’s booth on the second floor.