Commissioners joint work session
Garfield County Commissioners hosted a joint work session Wednesday night with the Glenwood Springs City Council and the Carbondale Town Trustees, where all three boards joined citizens in unanimously expressing deep concern over Roaring Fork Transportation Authority's new Access Control Plan along the Rio Grande Trail.
RFTA officials responded, steadfastly defending protection of the right of way for possible future rail use, citing rail banking, and restrictions from use of GOCO funds for the trail. RFTA will meet with the entities and citizens in upcoming local meetings, and is accepting public comment until May 9. RFTA Access Control Plan-|meeting video-|
Parent Leadership Workshop
Join LiveWell Garfield County and Action for Healthy Kids for a free parent leadership workshop on creating healthier schools April 1 at the Rifle Branch Library. Complimentary dinner and childcare. Please RSVP.
Sheriff Lou Vallario is not a plaintiff in the "Federal Preemption Legal Challenge to Colorado's 'Recreational Marijuana' Law"; but has opinions about Colorado's Amendment 64, and is a plaintiff in a lawsuit alleging violation of Second Amendment rights by the State of Colorado.
The Garfield County Fair & Rodeo, along with partnering concert sponsor KMTS, is pleased to announce that country music star Gary Allan will headline the main concert August 7! Tickets go on sale June 1.
Guest speaker Tyler Bittner, district manager for WPX Energy, will present on "Water management planning for remote completion operations" Thursday, March 5, from 5:30-7:30 pm at Rifle Branch Library. Open to the public.
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
February 23 - Health department expands marijuana education campaign press release-|
February 20 - Grant approved for additional medical marijuana research press release -|
January 30 - Lawmakers seek continued funding for family planning program press release-|
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-|