Creative Industries Summit
The 2016 Creative Industries Summit is May 5-6 at the Orchard, in the Carbondale Creative District. It is hosted by Colorado Creative Industries, a state arts agency of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade.
Creative Industries Summit

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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 4 - 8th Street closure UPDATE

CDOT reports that 8th Street, from Grand Avenue to Colorado Avenue in Glenwood Springs, will remain CLOSED until Monday, May 9th. The contractor is working to replace the crosswalk. Motorists should use 9th Street as an alternate route.

May 4
- Hanging Lake Trail maintenance closures on May, June and September dates

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

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.
Chris Janson
Chris Janson opens fair concert
Chris Janson opens the Garfield County Fair concert August 5. Janson received iHeartRadio's Music Award for Country Song of the Year in 2015, and was recently nominated for two Academy of Country Music Awards.
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explosives removed
Bomb squad removes explosives
Garfield County Sheriff’s Office was notified of abandoned explosives material near a residence on County Road 293 Friday. The material was discovered by a new homeowner in a property’s building and removed Monday.
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seniors
Senior award nominees
The Garfield County Council on Aging has released the 2016 list of nominees for Senior of the Year and Friend of the Senior awards which were given at the annual banquet in Rifle on April 30.
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River Bridge
Parents Preventing Abuse class
River Bridge Regional Center will present a free class on "Parents Preventing Sexual Abuse" featuring tips every parent should know to protect their child held May 10 at Ross Montessori School, Carbondale.
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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
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