Emergency Management

Sign Up for the Ouray County Wireless Emergency Notification (WENS) System!

This is a general warning system of text messages sent when the recipient might be affected by something occurring within Ouray County. 

You can elect to opt in to "Road Maintenance" or "Controlled Burns" notification groups by emailing Glenn Boyd, at gboyd@ouraycountyco.gov your email or cell phone number after you sign-up. If you are already registered for WENS and wish to opt in to either group, email Glenn Boyd with group name and your email and address or cell phone number. 

Contact Us

  1. Glenn Boyd
    Emergency Manager 

    541 4th Street
    P.O. Box C
    Ouray, CO 81427

    Ph:  (970) 325-7275
    Cell: (970) 318-1271

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

Sign Up for Ouray County CodeRED notifications:

This is for serious emergencies which may involve evacuation of your home, or sheltering in place. It will include voicemail as well as text messages. 

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Also, you may download the CodeRED mobile app for iPhone or Android  (click here for more information.)

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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. 

Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan
Ouray County Emergency Preparedness Plan 
Ouray County Wildfire Protection Plan
Ouray County Wildfire Annual Operating Plan