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NEWS: I-70 Glenwood Canyon closed for debris flows and Colorado River impacts

July 23 – Flash Flood Watch in effect for Grizzly Creek burn area

July 22 UPDATE: I-70 in Glenwood Canyon is closed at Exit 87 (West Rifle), Exit 109 (Canyon Creek), Exit 116 (Glenwood Springs) and Exit 133 (Dotsero), due to flash flooding for the Grizzly Creek burn scar. Local eastbound traffic on I-70 is allowed east of Exit 109, but motorists should expect delays.

PRESS RELEASE: I-70 through Glenwood Canyon closed due to several debris flows

Eastbound I-70 DETOUR: CO 13 Rifle to Craig, east on US 40 to Steamboat over Rabbit Ears Pass to Kremmling down CO 9 to Silverthorne. Westbound I-70 DETOUR: See route above, in reverse. For the status of road closures at any time, including overnight, please check, CDOT’s Twitter page, or call 511.

Visit the Garfield County Emergency Operations Center for info on Glenwood Canyon travel and emergenices in Garfield County.

Fire restrictions

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and the seven fire districts in Garfield County have returned to Stage 1 fire restrictions. This applies to unincorporated Garfield County.

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service lands in Garfield County are also in Stage 1 fire restrictions.



Garfield County expanding Latino outreach

July 9, 2021
Garfield County is working with local leaders to improve communications with the Latino community throughout the region. The first meeting of the Latino Community Committee takes place at 6:30 p.m. on July 21, at the Board of County Commissioners’ (BOCC) meeting room in Glenwood Springs...
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Humanitarian Awards

June 25, 2021
Nominate a humanitarian! The 2021 Humanitarian Awards is in the fall this year - Sept. 13. Now is the time to nominate a volunteer or staff member who serves in a non-profit or human services role. Nominations are due July 30!
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Three acts highlight 2021 Garfield County Fair and Rodeo concert

June 7, 2021
Good times, boot stompin’ and western dancing return to the Garfield County Fair and Rodeo this summer. The Friday night concert is back with three of country music’s brightest stars, Aaron Watson, Michael Ray and Chancey Williams, performing under starry skies and the shine of...
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Hard-sided campers only at Chapman, upper Fryingpan Valley

July 14, 2021
Due to an increase in bear activity, the White River National Forest is requiring all campers at Chapman Campground in the upper Fryingpan River Valley to have hard-sided campers or trailers. Day-use at Chapman is also prohibited. These specific restrictions follow a black bear damaging and entering an unoccupied soft-sided camper at the campground to...
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Airport lease paves way for new commercial hanger

July 9, 2021
Garfield County has agreed to a land lease with fixed base operator Atlantic Aviation for space at the Rifle Garfield County Airport to allow for the construction of an approximately 30,000-square-foot new facility. The plans include a new 50- by 150-foot apron, a 7,500-square-foot private parking area, and a new hanger on the main flight...
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County pens resolution supporting two rural districts

July 9, 2021
The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners has signed a resolution supporting the creation of two wholly rural congressional districts in the state during the upcoming redistricting process, which begins July 9. Through the 2020 U.S. Census, Colorado gained a congressional seat due to the increase in its population and the state redraws its congressional...
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