Bike and Walk to School Challenge
In an all-school assembly on Friday, May, 17, Garfield County Commissioner Mike Samson and Parachute Mayor Judy Beasley awarded $1,100 in cash prizes to Bea Underwood Elementary School. presentation to commissioners Monday-|
Benzene in Parachute Creek
May 20, 2013 - Daily samples show a shrinking area of benzene in surface water, while pumps extract 60-gallons of hydrocarbons daily from groundwater wells. community resources-|
Whooping cough Garfield County has reached 11 confirmed cases of whooping cough. Tdap immunizations are offered free at GCPH offices in Glenwood Springs and Rifle for adults and children ages 10 and older. outbreak updates-|whooping cough-|
Changes to the Unified Land Use Resolution for Garfield County will be considered in the 4th public hearing on the topic May 30 at 9 am. The changes will impact a variety of projects and are to streamline the code.
Property owners who disagree with their 2013 Notices of Valuation have until June 3, 2013 to protest. By law, only arm's length transactions on properties that sold prior to June 30, 2012 qualify as comparable sales.
Students may register for University of Denver Master's of Social Work fall 2013 classes in Garfield County at a decreased tuition rate. Eight stipends are available. CMC is partnering to provide classrooms.
The county has prohibited the sale or use of fireworks in unincorporated Garfield County as of Friday, May 10. The ban will not affect fireworks displays planned by municipalities, or sales and use in towns.
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-|