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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.
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Silt motorcycle fatalities
March 22 - Automobile versus two motorcycles - two fatalities in Silt
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 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
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.
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Senior awards
Open class book available
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.
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small business health and wellness symposium
Small Business health & wellness
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.
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Food safety classes
Garfield County is offering food safety classes for restaurant workers on April 3. The English class is from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and Spanish from 1 to 3:30 p.m., at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library.
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Bureau of Land Management

March 27 - Sutey Ranch land exchange finalized

March 22 - Wild horse adoption in Fruita April 21-22

March 13 - Prescribed burns planned by BLM, Forest Service

February 8 - BLM acquires Dotsero Landing recreation site

February 7 - Sutey Ranch land exchange near Carbondale complete

February 6 - BLM evaluating oil and gas leasing proposals in Garfield and Mesa counties

January 31 - 2017 grazing fees announced

January 20 - Dotsero Landing project secures additional funding through Land and Water Conservation Fund

January 5 - Federal fire officials plan long-range prescribed burning objective

December 20 - Public comment sought on Greater Sage-Grouse habitat project

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-|

November 21 - BLM Christmas tree permits available in Silt

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-|

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

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  Watches, warnings and advisories
Garfield County, Colorado
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  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-|


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