Sheriff

  1. Avalanche Claims Life of Telluride Backcountry Skier

    A Telluride backcountry skier was killed in a snowboarder-released avalanche Tuesday morning in the Bear Creek Preserve area in Telluride, Colorado. Read on...
  2. Sheriff Warns of Ski "Poaching" Dangers

    Sheriff Masters is warning skiers about the dangers and criminal ramifications of “poaching,” that is skiing or snowboarding in closed terrain. The warning is being issued after recent poaching incidents, current avalanche dangers, and high skier volume. 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