Sheriff

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    A 24 year-old Colorado man was struck and killed by lightning while mountain biking on a trail outside Telluride with his girlfriend. She survived and was transported by Telluride EMS with what were believed to be non-life threatening injuries. Read on...
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    San Miguel County Sheriff’s Deputies seized more than 600 lbs. of illegally grown marijuana in the Norwood area Thursday afternoon. Read on...
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Office of the Sheriff

The Office of the Sheriff is overseen by an independent elected official, the County Sheriff.  Sheriff William 'Bill' Masters was first appointed to fill the previous Sheriff's term in 1980 and he is currently the longest serving Sheriff in Colorado's history.

Sheriff Bill is committed to providing quality service to the community.  Email the Sheriff with suggestions or comments anytime. 


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Sheriff Bill Masters

Masters, Bill