Emergency Management

Ouray County Alerts (1)

 SAVE THE DATE! Ouray County will be launching a NEW mass notification system called Ouray County Alerts. The new system is scheduled to GO LIVE in December, 2022 and REPLACES CodeRed.

Ouray County Alerts will be used to communicate public safety topics including severe weather, evacuations, and other emergency messages from local law enforcement, emergency medical services, Ouray Mountain Rescue, Public Health, etc.

Please continue to follow us for details on where and how to sign-up once the system is live. 

Share this information with your friends and family and help us keep our community members and visitors notified!

 The Ouray County Emergency Manager is responsible for the preparation of evacuation plans and emergency relief procedures that the County can quickly execute in the event of a disaster. When a disaster occurs, the Emergency Manager, under the direction of the Ouray County Sheriff may take the lead to implement the plans that have been created, working with law enforcement, emergency medical services, government personnel and rescue professionals.

Evacuation Help Do you or a loved one need extra assistance in the case of an emergency evacuation? Please contact Glenn Boyd, Ouray County Emergency Manager at (970) 325-7273 or gboyd@ouraycountyco.gov, to develop a plan.


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Wireless Emergency Notification System (WENS) is a general system of text messages that is sent when the recipient might be affected by something occurring in Ouray County. Recipients can choose to receive notification of Avalanche Notifications, Road Maintenance updates, and general notices. You can sign up by clicking the icon above and following the prompts. In order to opt into the Avalanche Notifications, Road Maintenance Updates or Controlled Burn Notices, you must email Ouray County Emergency Manager at gboyd@ouraycountyco.gov after you sign up for the service. In the body of the email, please include your first and last name, email address and the group you would like to opt into. You can unsubscribe from the notifications at any time by replying "unsubscribe" to the message.

Contact Us

  1. Emergency Manager


    421 6th Avenue 

    P.O. Box C

    Ouray, CO 81427

    Ph: 970-325-7273


    Monday - Thursday

    8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.