Harvey Gap Road remains closed
A section of the Harvey Gap Road (County Road 237) north of Silt has been closed and barricaded for public safety after the subgrade collapsed on Sunday evening, leaving the roadway's integrity compromised.
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Victim in August 18 vehicle/pedestrian fatality identified
The identity of the victim in an August 18, automobile/pedestrian fatality is Donald Salisbury, 68 years old, of Streator, Illinois. He was struck on I-70 mile marker 113 while trying to direct traffic following an accident in which a car hit an elk.
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Spring Creek Fire
Wildfire crews reached 90 percent containment Tuesday 8/16 on the lightning caused Spring Creek 2 fire, southeast of Parachute. Local agencies and the Bureau of Land Management will continue working on hot spots; smoke and ash may rise from the fire area as fuels burn out.
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Fire restrictions for unincorporated Garfield County

August 19 -
Due to high risk factors, stage 1 fire restrictions start Friday, Aug. 19 in unincorporated Garfield County and will continue until further notice. These restrictions mirror similar measures enacted by the BLM late last month. 
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Fire restrictions on BLM lands in Garfield County
July 29 -
Stage 1 fire restrictions began for Bureau of Land Management-administered lands in Garfield County. 
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Slower speeds in Cattle Creek area
Garfield County is constructing acceleration and deceleration lanes at the Cattle Creek intersection of Highway 82. In the construction zone, the speed limit is reduced to 40 mph during working hours, and 50 mph in evening/overnight periods. The county expenditure is to make the intersection safer for motorists entering highway 82 or exiting on the County Road 113 (Cattle Creek) intersection.
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west nile virus
West Nile increases
Colorado has seen a sharp increase in the number of cases of West Nile virus diagnosed in 2016. Thirteen cases of human West Nile virus have been reported, and one resulted in death. Learn prevention tips here.
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Land Explorer GIS system
GIS mapping
Garfield County Geographic Information System has new upgraded maps for citizens to access lands, tax areas, gas wells and risk assessment areas. The Land Explorer displays land records, parcels and zoning.
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Greater Sage-Grouse
Human Services grants
The Human Services Commission distributes a portion of county sales tax revenues dedicated to human services needs to eligible applicants that are non-profit agencies. Grant applications are due August 31 for the 2016 grant cycle.
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LiveWell fall mini-grant deadline
The deadline for this fall's LiveWell Garfield County mini grants is fast approaching. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Sept. 6. Distributions between $500 and $10,000 are available out of $40,000 in available funding.
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Agencies

Bureau of Land Management

August 19 - The Bureau of Land Management will be improving wildlife habitat south of New Castle starting this week. The project will focus on a 270-acre area and work is slated for completion in September. BLM press release-|

July 29 - BLM takes next step toward resolving Thompson Divide issues
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Friday. The BLM's Preferred Alternative in the Final EIS would cancel the 25 undeveloped leases within the area known as the Thompson Divide; apply new stipulations to the remaining leases that are not currently producing oil or gas; and make no or only minor adjustments for leases that are producing. BLM press release-|


July 28 - Stage 1 fire restrictions begin July 29 for Bureau of Land Management-administered lands in Garfield County. 

BLM will enforce these temporary restrictions:
•   campfires are only allowed within designated fire grates in developed campgrounds (i.e. a metal, in-ground containment structure -- fire pans and rock campfire rings are not acceptable)
•   no fires of any type including charcoal outside of developed areas
•   no smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or in a barren area free of vegetation
•   no use of explosive materials
•   no welding or operation of an acetylene or other similar torch with open flame except from an area that has been cleared of vegetation
•   no operation of any internal combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed and in working order

Fireworks are always prohibited on BLM, National Forest and National Park Service lands.
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July 20 - BLM seeks comments on Special Recreation Permits

June 28 - Bureau of Land Management (BLM) releases the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) and Proposed Plan Amendment (Proposed Plan) for the Roan Plateau.

February 8 - BLM evaluating oil and gas leasing proposals for Garfield, Mesa counties
Fire
July 28 - Stage 1 fire restrictions begin July 29 for Bureau of Land Management-administered lands in Garfield County. 

BLM will enforce these temporary restrictions:
•   campfires are only allowed within designated fire grates in developed campgrounds (i.e. a metal, in-ground containment structure -- fire pans and rock campfire rings are not acceptable)
•   no fires of any type including charcoal outside of developed areas
•   no smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or in a barren area free of vegetation
•   no use of explosive materials
•   no welding or operation of an acetylene or other similar torch with open flame except from an area that has been cleared of vegetation
•   no operation of any internal combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed and in working order

Fireworks are always prohibited on BLM, National Forest and National Park Service lands.
Garfield County fire restrictions-|      BLM Fire Prevention Order-|


     Air quality statewide   National Weather Service
  AQI Index for Colorado River Valley reports Garfield County air quality
Current Air Quality Conditions
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  Watches, warnings and advisories
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