SEAT base fueling station  Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) Fire retardant (slurry) pump

New office for SEAT base crew
A single engine air tanker (SEAT) base crew will call a new office at the Rifle Garfield County Airport home for the next 10 years, after the Division of Fire Prevention & Control (DFPC) and Garfield County agreed to a lease.
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Cattle Creek, Braderich Creek prescribed burns
4-18-18 - Prescribed burns are planned for the upcoming week in the Cattle Creek and Braderich Creek areas. The burns are targeting up to 2,000 acres apiece, weather permitting.
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FMLD grant recipients
April 18 - Garfield County Federal Mineral Lease District announces $1.3 million in spring grant cycle

Youth zone building
A new home for YouthZone
Garfield County backs a YouthZone capital campaign to help the nonprofit youth diversion and advocacy program cover the cost of purchasing a building. The BOCC approved a $250,000 matching grant.
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Child Safety Fair
The annual Garfield County Child Safety Fair takes place Friday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rifle Middle School. Enjoy prizes, food and entertainment while learning valuable tips for keeping your kids safe.
Bus service
Bus service input meetings
Garfield County is seeking public input on potential RFTA routes between Rifle and Parachute. Public meetings are being held from 6-8 p.m. at the libraries in Parachute on May 1, and Rifle May 3.
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Volunteer Appreciation Banquet
The Garfield County Senior Programs 2018 Volunteer Appreciation Banquet takes place Saturday, May 5, at the Rifle Senior Center from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Banquet and Traveler reservations must be made by April 23.

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Discounted landfill coupon
Garfield County residents can now register for one coupon for $15 off a load at the Garfield County Landfill. This coupon is valid only at the landfill located at 0075 County Road 246 in Rifle. One coupon per household each year.
Energy Advisory Board
Regional housing survey
Garfield, Pitkin and Eagle counties are conducting a housing needs assessment, and are asking residents to take part in an online survey. The study will help elected officials and local governments define and address housing needs in the area.


     Air quality statewide   National Weather Service
  AQI Index for Colorado River Valley reports Garfield County air quality

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