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Prescribed burning planned at Rifle Garfield County Airport this fall

September 12, 2022
The Rifle Garfield County Airport, in cooperation with the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) and the DFPC-Colorado Center of Excellence (COE), is conducting prescribed burning operations at the airport. Burning operations will occur as weather conditions permit, and could begin in September...
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Board approves activity bond transfer for housing

September 9, 2022
Garfield County has assigned its 2022 private activity bond (PAB) cap (more than $3.4 million) to the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) to use toward affordable housing initiatives. The transfer allows CHFA to issue the bonds for single and multi-family projects in Garfield County,...
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Fred Jarman named Garfield County manager

September 7, 2022
Garfield County has named Fred Jarman as its new county manager, replacing Kevin Batchelder who is retiring on Sept. 16. The hire was made by the Board of County Commissioners following an internal search for candidates and subsequent interviews. Currently deputy county manager, Jarman has...
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Brainard appointed deputy director of Public Health

September 23, 2022
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Garfield County Public Health has named Sara Brainard as its first-ever deputy director. Most recently public health’s nurse manager, Brainard has worked with the department since 2001. “Sara possesses a unique level of experience with a background in local, state, and global public health work,” said Garfield County Public Health Director...
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State Environmental Justice Task Force draft process draws concerns from Garfield County

September 23, 2022
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Garfield County has submitted comments and recommendations to the State of Colorado’s nascent Environmental Justice Action Task Force (EJATF), which was formed to address pollution in disproportionately impacted communities. The county supports the goals of the task force but expressed concerns about potential impacts the draft recommendations may have on the...
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Garfield County Public Health awaiting shipment of COVID-19 omicron dose vaccine

September 7, 2022
Garfield County Public Health is awaiting the arrival of the officially approved Pfizer and Moderna updated COVID-19 omicron dose vaccines. The vaccines are designed to offer protection from the original COVID-19 virus and the omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus. Garfield County vaccine clinics will be announced once the vaccines are available. As of August...
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