Citizens Alert

Archuleta County has partnered with Nixle to implement its Community Notification System to alert residents in real-time for localized emergency situations and relevant community advisories. 

All Alerts will be targeted geographically, allowing residents to receive localized, relevant alerts from (AGENCY). Nixle Alerts can be sent via Text, Email, Voice, Web, Social Media, and the Nixle Mobile App in an instant. Nixle is partnered with NLETS for unmatched data security, as well as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the National Blue Alert Network, and Google for unmatched reach and two-way information exchange.

We are very excited to have you experience it for yourself.

About Nixle

Founded in 2009, Nixle provides a mass communications hub built exclusively for government to provide secure, reliable, and relevant information to residents in real-time. Today, over 7,200 Agencies around the United States rely on Nixle for Community Engagement and Emergency Communications. Nixle’s exclusive partnerships with NLETS, Google and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children allows local police departments nationwide to send immediate alerts and advisories. For more information, visit www.nixle.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Archuleta County's Emergency Mass Notification System?

Archuleta County Sheriff utilizes an emergency notification system that allows residents of the county and to be notified of emergency situations. Notifications can be received in a variety of ways, including cell, home and work phones, and by text messaging and/or email.

How do I sign up?

Use the sign-up widget below.

When will it be used?

The system will be used to notify residents about imminent threats to health and safety such as the need to evacuate due to a wildfire, or take other appropriate actions in the event of a flash flood or other critical police activity. You will see the alert as coming from 888-777 Archuletacounty,CO.

Should I call 9-1-1 when I get an emergency notification?

No. If you get an emergency notification regarding a situation in your area, the 9-1-1 systems are already very busy. Please do not call, follow the notification instructions.

Should I wait for an emergency notification before I evacuate or take shelter?

If you are aware of a situation occurring in your area, do not wait for a call if you do not feel safe. Take action as you see fit depending on the emergency.

What if my phone number or email address change?

If your cell phone, work phone or email address changes, you are responsible for going to the website and updating the information. You do not need to update information for landline telephones at your home, if your landline is with a company that reports your number for 9-1-1 services. Some cable and VoIP providers do not subscribe to the 9-1-1 database. You must inquire from your phone company.

Will I still get emergency notifications if I don’t sign up?

If you don’t sign up, you will still receive emergency notification on your traditional landline home phone, but nowhere else. These notifications can take longer depending on call volume.

Why are you switching to this service?

This service allows public agencies to make notifications in multiple ways to increase the likelihood that residents and businesses are notified of emergencies. It also helps us serve the growing number of people who are using cell phones as their primary telephone.

Will my contact information be shared with others?

No, the information that you provide will be used for emergency purposes only. It will not be given to any other vendor or organization or used for any other purpose.

If a notification is sent out is it guaranteed I will receive it if I register?

When the emergency notification is activated, the system will make several attempts to reach the registered numbers. Due to the emergency, phone systems, both landline and cell may be inundated with calls and your provider may not be able to deliver the message. We do not assume legal responsibility for technical difficulties that may result in notification failures.

Who is responsible for the accuracy of the information in the system?

We cannot monitor the current or future accuracy of the information provided by participants in this program. It is the sole responsibility of participants to keep any information provided current and accurate. We do not assume legal responsibility for inaccurate information that may result in notification failures.