Tiny homes Garfield County has approved a text amendment to its square-footage requirement in the Land Use and Development Code and its building code that opens the way for tiny homes in the area. tiny homes-| amendment-|
Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan survey Garfield County is beginning the process of updating the 2012 Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (HMP) and would like your input. Please take the survey to help us understand your perception of where vulnerabilities exist.
HMPs, like the one approved for Garfield County in 2012, identify where vulnerabilities to natural disasters such as flood, drought, earthquake, wildfire, winter storm, or dam failure might exist. The plan covers the county, as well as participating communities and fire districts. It sets goals, establishes mitigation alternatives, and prioritizes projects which may alleviate potential damages to property and provide protection when future disasters occur.
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Ten tips to keep kids safe
Learn 10 tips every parent should know to protect children from both sexual abuse and bodily harm. These classes from River Bridge Regional Center, Inc. take place in New Castle on April 11, and in Rifle on April 12.
The 2017 Garfield County Fair open class book is now available online. Pre-registration is highly recommended for this popular event, which features art, crafts, food, and more. Pre-entries must be submitted by July 28.
A Glenwood Springs health and wellness symposium on March 31 aims to help small businesses reduce healthcare costs and retain employees. The event's keynote speaker is Olympic bronze medalist Chris Klug.
Tickets are available for the Humanitarian Service Awards April 3 at 5:30 pm at Grand River Health. The event sells out, and honors unsung heroes of any age in Garfield County for hard work on behalf of the community.
December 6 - Garfield County Commissioner Tom Jankovsky has been appointed to the Bureau of Land Management's citizen-based Northwest Resource Advisory Council. The appointment was announced December 6. appointments-| NW RAC-|
September 21 - Andrew Archuleta has been tapped to lead the Bureau of Land management's Colorado Northwest District, and Joe Meyer will take the reins for the agency's Southwest District in October. Northwest district-| Southwest district-|
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 58,000 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-|