Lisa Reed-Scott

Veterans service officer
U.S. Marine Corps veteran Lisa Reed-Scott has been named veterans service officer for Garfield County. She will operate out of county offices in Rifle and Glenwood Springs.
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Drug arrests near Battlement Mesa
February 13 - The Garfield County Sheriff's Office Threat Assessment Group (TAG) arrested five suspects near Battlement Mesa on suspected drug charges, following the search of a home on an active arrest warrant.
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BLM announces proposed Sutey Ranch management plan
February 15 - The Bureau of Land Management has announced a proposed plan for managing the Sutey Ranch in Garfield County. The BLM acquired the 557-acre ranch in March 2017, as well as the 112-acre Haines Parcel in Pitkin County, through the Sutey Ranch Land Exchange, in order to increase access to public lands. Under the proposed plan for the Sutey parcel, the BLM would maintain irrigated fields to provide critical forage for big game and allow public access between April 16 and November 30 to reduce disturbance to wildlife in the winter.
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Human services awards
Nominations are open
Nominate someone for the 2019 Garfield County Humanitarian Service Awards! Anyone - friends or peers connected to non-profits or human services entities may nominate a volunteer or human services staff person.
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mini grants
GHCC mini-grants
Applications for the March 2019 Garfield Healthy Communities Coalition mini-grant cycle are available. Applications for grant requests between $500 and $5,000 must be filled out and turned in on March 20, 2019.
Discretionary grants
Garfield County has awarded $23,000 in grants from its discretionary grant fund to local nonprofits. This year, $120,000 is allocated toward such requests through the fund, which has a balance of $87,000.

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Presidents Day closures
All Garfield County offices and departments will be closed Monday, Feb. 18, for the Presidents Day holiday. Functions that serve the community in emergency or 24-hour capacities will remain in operation.

Colorado Department of Transportation
November 5 - Independence Pass is closed for the season due to wintery conditions
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

November 14 - Protect yourself and loved ones from the flu

     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
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