Fourth of July
On this Fourth of July weekend, the Garfield County Sheriff's Office staff warns on use of illegal fireworks. Ones that leave the ground, explode, or shoot fireballs are considered illegal. County offices are closed Monday. Have a happy and safe 4th! legal fireworks-| closures-|
June 28 - 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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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-|
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.
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.
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.
Houston Mountain Fire Containment is possible Thursday on the Houston Mountain Fire between Rifle and Rulison. A quick response from engine crews, three heavy air tankers, a single engine air tanker, a heavy helicopter, two support planes and the 20-person Sante Fe Hotshots kept the fire to an estimated 15 acres. Upper Colorado River Fire Management and Sheriff's Office releases-|
Garfield County -
NEW ENERGY IN THE WILD WEST: This is the official website of Garfield County government in west central Colorado. The county covers nearly two million acres, ranging from rugged alpine mountains to high mountain desert plateaus - about 60% public lands. Home to approximately 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. demographics-|