Welcome to Alamosa County!

Our thriving community is home to over 15,000 residents. Alamosa is the commercial hub of the San Luis Valley and the gateway to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

Equipped with prime agricultural land, innovative businesses in energy, industry, cultural heritage, and transportation, Alamosa County residents and visitors also enjoy access to some of Colorado's best wilderness and outdoor recreation. Our climate is perfect for the agricultural production of barley, potatoes, alfalfa, and with 350+ days of sunshine a year, we are one of the most productive locations for solar power plants in the U.S.

COVID-19 Updates

Alamosa County is currently at Level Yellow on the Dial. Colorado is currently vaccinating in Phase 1A and 1B.1. We will be expanding to 1B.2 beginning on February 8, 2021.    

​The current public health order for Alamosa County is Governor Polis’ Fourth Amended Public Health Order 20-26 COVID-19 Dial. The county is open to the public with regular hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All county employees are required to wear masks and we ask that the public do so as well. Strict social distancing is required and signs and floor markings are displayed throughout our buildings to help maintain a minimum six foot separation. We thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.


February 8, 2021
Effective at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2021, Alamosa County will move to Level Yellow on the COVID-19 Dial. At Level Yellow, restaurants may expand indoor seating to 50% capacity or 50 people, whichever is less. Larger facilities may go up to 100 people using a spacing calculator provided by CDPHE, as long as they still remain under 50% capacity.
November 20, 2020
According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE): "The change from Level Orange to Level Red is effective Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 5pm and the county should work to inform residents, businesses and other stakeholders to ensure the transition is completed by then." Read the full letter from CDPHE 
November 20, 2020
The Board of Commissioners will meet today, November 20 at 2:00 p.m. The discussion will be about the new State Order by the  CO Dept of Public Health and Environment moving Alamosa County from orange to red.

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Employment Opportunities

March 2, 2021
Job Description: Determine IV-E eligibility for children placed in out of home care or MOE eligibility for children receiving in-home services.  Determination of eligibility for Medical Assistance for child(ren) placed in out of home care. $15.92/Hour Full time 37.50 Hours a week, Full benefits. Must pass drug screening and background check.  Open until filled.
February 22, 2021
Job Description: Department of Human Services is seeking a Case Manager. Responsibilities include: Determines eligibility for Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF)/Colorado Works, Food Assistance/SNAP, and Health First Colorado (Medicaid).  Must have strong computer skills and interviewing skills.
February 8, 2021
Job Description: This position is responsible for locating absent parents, establishing paternity, establishing, modifying and enforcing child support and medical support orders through administrative or judicial processes; an monitoring child support collections.  $15.92 per hour.  Full time (37.5 hours a week) and full benefits.

Board of County Commissioners Meetings

District 1 County Commissioner Lori Laske

District 1 Commissioner
Lori Laske

District 2 County Commissioner Michael Yohn

District 2 Commissioner
Michael Yohn

District 3 County Commissioner Vern Heersink

District 3 Commissioner
Vern Heersink

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2021 Agendas & Minutes


Regular Meetings:

January 12, 2021 Agenda Minutes
January 27, 2021 Agenda Minutes
February 10, 2021 Agenda Minutes
February 24, 2021 Agenda Minutes
March 10, 2021 Agenda Minutes
March 24, 2021 Agenda Minutes
April 14, 2021 Agenda Minutes
April 28, 2021 Agenda Minutes
May 12, 2021 Agenda Minutes
May 26, 2021 Agenda Minutes
June 9, 2021 Agenda Minutes
June 23, 2021 Agenda Minutes
July 14, 2021 Agenda Minutes
July 28, 2021 Agenda Minutes
August 11, 2021 Agenda Minutes
August 25, 2021 Agenda Minutes
September 8, 2021 Agenda Minutes
September 22, 2021 Agenda Minutes
October 13, 2021 Agenda Minutes
October 27, 2021 Agenda Minutes
November 17, 2021 Agenda Minutes
December 8, 2021 Agenda Minutes
December 21, 2021 Agenda Minutes

Special Meetings:

February 1, 2021 Agenda Minutes