Garfield County Fair
Garfield County Fair Board announces its main events for the fair August 4-10. Multi-Platinum selling music superstar Clay Walker, opening band Redhead Express, Professional Rodeo Cowboys Assn and Professional Bull Riders are all planned! press release-| website-|
Colorado River Valley Resource Management Plan comment period ends May 5. press release-|
April 1 - BLM launches Public Scoping and Environmental Analysis on oil & gas leases in White River National Forest, 25 lease suspensions extended in Thompson Divide. press release-|
April 12 - BLM schedules additional meeting, extends public scoping period press release-|
BLM seeks public comment on natural gas well-development proposal south of New Castle press release-|
Westbound I-70 Twin Tunnels - Rock scaling is nearly complete to create safe access above both ends of the westbound tunnel for the heavy equipment and personnel conducting rock face blasts.
The first rock face blast outside the tunnel could occur later in the week. There could be rock scaling operations (and traffic stops) associated with this rock face blast. In addition, blasting work inside the tunnel will continue next week. closure schedule-|project overview-|updates-|
County Road 215 - Parachute Creek Road damage
A several hundred foot section of road has heaved approximately four feet upward on Garfield County Road 215 - Parachute Creek Road. The road is closed, however there is a one lane bypass in the dirt on the shoulder. press release-|
New deputy county manager
A new deputy county manager begins serving Garfield County April 25. Kevin Batchelder has 24 years of experience in public administration both metropolitan and rural, and will relocate from Silverthorne.
The Board of County Commissioners proposed legislation to address the disparity in health care rates across the state. The legislation would define a statewide rate and would reduce costs for rural counties.
Local, state and federal wildland firefighters are partnering to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the tragic South Canyon Fire, which claimed the lives of 14 firefighters on Storm King Mountain in 1994.
Hantavirus is a rare but potentially fatal disease carried by rodents such as deer mice. Garfield County has a current case of this illness. It can be contracted by exposure to rodent urine or droppings that require careful cleanup.
This is the official website of Garfield County government in west central Colorado. The county covers nearly two million acres of land, ranging from rugged alpine mountains to high mountain desert plateaus, and about 60% of its land is publicly owned. Home to more than 56,000 people, Garfield County boasts incredible outdoor adventures, a premier seasonal climate and has major rail, interstate and air access. Industries include energy development, tourism, ranching and farming. more-|