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OMICRON VARIANT CASE INCREASE

The new, highly contagious, omicron variant is responsible for a recent spike in Garfield County COVID-19 cases. Omicron has became the dominant variant in Colorado, representing nearly all of the cases statewide. Garfield County has recorded 920 new cases between January 12-18.
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Prescribed burn set for South Rifle

January 28, 2022
If conditions allow, a prescribed burn will take place next week in South Rifle near Rifle Village South. Several years’ worth of tree trimmings, dead trees and other vegetation has been organized into slash piles on the property of the old wastewater plant. Monday or...
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Weeds of Garfield County calendar photography contest

January 18, 2022
The Garfield County Vegetation Management Department is seeking images related to noxious weeds for its annual calendar. Winning photos may receive up to $300 and will be featured in the 2023 calendar. Photos of noxious weeds, weed removal, and mitigation efforts, biocontrol, native habitats and...
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Garfield County Human Service mini-grants available for 2022

January 11, 2022
Garfield County is offering human services mini-grants of up to $5,000 for qualifying 501c3 nonprofits. The amount of funding varies from year to year, and recipients are required to complete an annual grant report and give updates before the Board of County Commissioners. The county...
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Hospitalizations up in Garfield County, booster offers greater protection

January 27, 2022
Hospitalizations increase, omicron retreats As of Wednesday, January 27, Garfield County had 13 cases of individuals hospitalized with COVID-19, of which seven are unvaccinated, six vaccinated. Only two of the vaccinated had been boosted. The average age of those hospitalized was 63 for the unvaccinated, and 71 for the vaccinated. “We know that hospitalizations and...
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Garfield County property tax notices mailed

January 25, 2022
Garfield County property tax notices are in the mail, and residents can expect them in the coming days. Approximately 30,000 notices were mailed out to property owners on Jan. 21. The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners has certified $151.9 million in taxes to be collected through this tax cycle, up from $148.7 million in...
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Garfield County grants YouthZone $67,500

January 21, 2022
Garfield County has approved a grant for $67,500 to YouthZone to help keep its Juvenile Diversion Program operating in 2022. The overall ask was for $75,000 and the county had already budgeted $67,500 for YouthZone last fall. The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) requested that the nonprofit return later in the year if the additional...
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