2018 General election sample ballots

General Election sample ballots

Sample ballots for the 2018 General Election are now available to view. Ballot questions differ by precinct, and will be mailed to active Garfield County voters on Oct. 15. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6.
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Fire restrictions lifted in Garfield County
All fire restrictions have been lifted throughout Garfield County, including on all state and federal lands. Recent precipitation and cooler temperatures have reduced fire danger, though permits are still required to burn slash or leaves.
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Fireworks use ban
Fireworks use ban
Possession and use of fireworks for Garfield County in 2018
On June 11, 2018, the Garfield County Board of Commissioners banned, by Ordinance 1018-1, the ignition of all fireworks in unincorporated Garfield County; including all state and private lands, whether the fireworks are legal or illegal. The ban is in effect until the “end of fire season,” as determined by the Garfield County Sheriff.

Legal fireworks
are fine to purchase or possess, even when Stage I or Stage II fire restrictions have been established. It is the use of those fireworks which is currently illegal in unincorporated Garfield County (i.e. outside of the various municipal city limits; please check with each municipality for any restrictions they may have).

Possible penalties: This ordinance states that anyone violating this ordinance shall be subject to all surcharges set forth in § 30-15-402, C. R. S., as amended, and shall pay a fine of not more than $1,000.00 for each separate violation
Understand - Due to this ordinance, at this time, even the normally legal fireworks are illegal to ignite.

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Burn permits

Burn permit restrictions

No open burning is allowed without a permit; contact your local fire department to request a burn permit.
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Sheriff's office warns against phone scams
October 9 - Phone scams are being reported in Garfield County and beyond. Residents are reminded to remain vigilant in light of these scams, and to report suspicious activity. Never give out personal information, or bank or credit card information to a caller.
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2019 proposed budget
2019 proposed budget
Garfield County has unveiled its proposed budget for 2019. This includes a balanced operating budget, and a projected increase in revenues of more than $2 million over 2018.
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FMLD grants
FMLD grant awards
Garfield County Federal Mineral Lease District has announced nearly $1.2 million in grant awards for the fall cycle. The spring 2019 grant cycle begins in February.
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trail support
Trail support
Garfield County has applied for a Colorado Safe Routes to School grant that will help create a proposed 1.4-mile trail connecting the Riverview School to local trail systems, and neighborhoods.
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2019 Fair dates set
2019 Fair dates set
The dates for the 2019 Garfield County Fair and Rodeo have been set, and the Board of County Commissioners has appointed a new royalty coordinator, and is welcoming back last year's open class exhibits chair.

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

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