2016 Primary Election
Incumbent Garfield County Commissioner John Martin prevailed over Aron Diaz, receiving 73 percent of the Republican votes. The turnout for the Primary Election was 29.91 percent, about 36 percent of Republicans, 22 percent of Democrats.
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william-bevinsJune 28 - Dr. William Bevins hiking death on Grizzly Creek Trail reported by Garfield County Coroner's Office







June 28 -
Authorities identifying body found in Colorado River

June 27 - Garfield County Sheriff's Office forensics department investigations lead to two new child pornography convictions

June 26 - Body found in Colorado River near Glenwood Springs

June 26 - Woman enters Valley View Hospital with a gunshot wound

June 20 -
Glenwood Canyon bike path completely open

June 1 - Cattle Creek acceleration/deceleration lanes
Garfield County is constructing a new eastbound acceleration lane of the Highway 82 Cattle Creek intersection and lengthening the deceleration lane on the westbound side for safer travel in the intersection. safety updates-|
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Broadband survey - July 15
Need faster broadband? Fill out this speed test and survey to determine the level of service you currently have, how you use the Internet, what you currently pay, and what you would be willing to subscribe to in the future.
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Veteran Services Officer
Assist Garfield County veterans with filing benefits, vocational training, applications and transportation to appointments; maintain records and files, and report to the Board of County Commissioners quarterly.
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Roan Plateau
BLM - Roan Plateau SEIS
BLM released the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Plan Amendment (Proposed Plan) for the Roan Plateau, on oil and gas, resource management, and a legal settlement agreement.
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Food Safety Program
Garfield County has a new food safety program for the 341 retail food establishments within the county. The first class attracted 75 participants from 20 restaurants, and the county has classes in Spanish July 11.
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Agencies

Bureau of Land Management
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.

May 5 - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) reports that firefighters from the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit plan to ignite a 650-acre Battlements Prescribed Fire four miles northeast of Collbran on BLM-managed land. A smoke column will probably be visible from Collbran, as well as the I-70 corridor between DeBeque and New Castle. The burn will reduce hazardous build-up of fuels for wildfire and improve wildlife habitat.

May 3 - Volunteers needed Saturday, May 7 for Hubbard Mesa and Fravert Reservoir clean up

February 8 - BLM evaluating oil and gas leasing proposals for Garfield, Mesa counties
Fire
May 5 - BLM reports that firefighters from the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit plan to ignite a 650-acre Battlements Prescribed Fire four miles northeast of Collbran on BLM-managed land. A smoke column will probably be visible from Collbran, as well as the I-70 corridor between DeBeque and New Castle. The burn will reduce hazardous build-up of fuels for wildfire and improve wildlife habitat.

May 3 - Prescribed burn scheduled for Miller Creek


     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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