Broadband study
Garfield and Mesa counties have jointly commenced a Broadband Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan study with the goal of improving the speed and reliability of internet service for businesses and residents throughout the region.
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June 1 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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I-70 Glenwood Canyon will have 30-minute, intermittent delays Wednesday, June 1 from 9:00 am – 2:30 pm for helicopter operations. press release-|

May 3, 2016 - Paint striping activities have started on Garfield County roads. Please use caution and care when coming up on the paint striping equipment. Brief or minimum delays can be expected.
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Ribbon cutting June 10
Attend a June 10 ribbon cutting at 9 am for Garfield County's new Rifle Administration Building at 195 West 14th Street, Building D in Rifle. The Clerk’s office is open already, while other staff is moving in during May.
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Purge the Spurge
Residents may pull two invasive noxious weeds - myrtle and cypress spurge, and through June 3, sponsors offer vouchers for the pulled spurge, redeemable for plants at Mountain Valley Greenhouse in Glenwood Springs.
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County objects to BLM 2.0
The Bureau of Land Management has a proposed rule known as Planning 2.0, to change how it manages federal lands and Resource Management Plans. The commissioners are concerned it shifts away from localized decisions.
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PFCs levels lower
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lowered the health advisory levels for certain perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in drinking water to 70 parts per trillion, over concerns regarding low birth weight and possible links to cancers.
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Agencies

Bureau of Land Management
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

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