Two Sandhill Cranes Flying Over a Wetland West of the Dunes Couple Hiking a Dune Ridge Bison with Calves Antelope at sunset Colorado gator Steam train

Two Sandhill Cranes Flying Over a Wetland West of the Dunes

Couple Hiking a Dune Ridge

Bison with Calves

Antelope at sunset

Colorado gator

Steam train



Alamosa, CO

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Wind: NW at 3 mph

Employment Opportunities

Regional Foster Care Coordinator Caseworker ()
Company: Alamosa County
Pay Rate: $17.76
Posted: October 8, 2015
Closing: October 15, 2015

Caseworker ()
Company: Alamosa County
Pay Rate: $17.76/hr
Posted: June 25, 2015

Corrections Officer-Detention ()
Company: Alamosa County
Pay Rate: 
Posted: March 31, 2015

Deputy Patrol ()
Company: Alamosa County
Pay Rate: 
Posted: December 3, 2014

Upcoming Events


Mon, Oct 12, 2015


Tue, Oct 13, 2015 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Tue, Oct 20, 2015 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Tue, Oct 27, 2015 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Sat, Oct 31, 2015

Functions and Duties of County Government Overview

  • To levy and apportion taxes


  • To establish and alter precinct boundaries


  • To establish voting places for each precinct


  • To build, alter or discontinue any road running though the County


  • To grant certain licenses; i.e., liquor licenses and dance hall licenses


  • To record legal documents


  • To register voters


  • To assess all real and personal property


  • To certify total valuation for assessment of all taxable property to cities, towns and special districts including school districts


  • To collect and disburse property taxes


  • To hold tax sales


  • To police unincorporated areas of the County


  • To maintain the County Detention Center


  • To preserve the peace


  • To investigate and determine the causes of death, the reasons for which are not known


  • To administer human services programs


  • To provide for proper land use in the unincorporated areas of the County


  • To keep and preserve peace in the County


  • Operate a County Detention facility


  • Prosecute all felonies, misdemeanors and juvenile offenses


  • Administer all welfare programs determined by the State Department of Human Services


  • Plan, construct and maintain County roads and bridges


  • Establish land use controls


  • Enforce building regulations and issue building permits

News & Announcements

Public Health Department


Alamosa County Public Health Department has changed the times of tuberculin (Tb) skin testing. 

Effective February 1, 2013 the new PLACEMENT time will be Tuesday mornings from 8:00 to 11:30.  No appointment is necessary.

The person must then return to have the test CHECKED on Thursday afternoon between 1:00 and 3:00.  Cost for Tb testing is $15.00.

We believe this change will improve the quality of Tb testing provided by ACPHD.  We hope for a smooth transition to the new time and appreciate your cooperation.  Call Alamosa County Public Health Department at 589-6639 for more information.

Public Health Department

Revisions to the Colorado Retail Food Establish-ment Rules and Regulations will take effect March 1, 2013. To ensure operators are familiar with the revisions, the Division of Environmental Health and Sustainability has worked in collaboration with State Food Safety to develop an online training of the major changes to the revised Colorado Retail Food Establishment Rules and Regulations.

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Public Health Department


Alamosa County Public Health has partnered with National Jewish Health, the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center (SLVRMC), Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center, Alamosa and Sangre de Cristo Schools, and Adams State University to improve health in our community.  With Alamosa County Public Health as the lead organization, this team was recently awarded a grant from the Cancer, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease Grant Program of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.  The goal of the grant is to continue to complete yearly school-based health assessments in Alamosa County to identify early risk factors of chronic illness such as being overweight or obese and to identify children with asthma or hypertension in order to provide education, support and training to modify risk factors and improve management of chronic conditions.  Children and their families identified with a health concern will be provided opportunities to participate in evidence-based programs that will help them adopt healthy habits.  

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