Law Enforcement Explorers program

Law Enforcement Explorer

An open house to kick off the Law Enforcement Explorer Program takes place Jan. 22, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Garfield County Sheriff's Office annex building in Rifle.

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Shutdown affects food benefits for Colorado families
February SNAP Benefits paid in January - no payments in February
Due to the continuing partial federal government shutdown, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the State of Colorado have released February SNAP benefits early to most recipients. These funds are intended to help clients with their February food purchases. No additional SNAP benefits will be allotted in February.

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WIC Clinics open; benefits available
WIC benefits are available to Colorado families despite the federal government shutdown. Colorado WIC offices will remain open until further notice.
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Alternating one-way traffic on 27th Street Bridge
Periodic holds for construction access are also planned. Drivers should prepare for delays at 27th Street, S. Grand Avenue and on Atkinson Trail beginning Jan. 15.
Town of Silt Investment Prospectus
Silt has published an Opportunity Zone "investment prospectus". Congress began Opportunity Zones in 2017 as an economic development strategy to encourage long-term investments in low income areas, determined by US Census data.
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snow plow
Winter maintenance
Winter road maintenance is taking place throughout Garfield County. Check out the following link for information about what to do in the event of a snowstorm, or to see plow routes.
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2019 HSC mini-grants
Human Service mini-grants
Garfield County is again offering its human service mini-grant for up to $5,000 for qualifying nonprofits. Applications are due for the annual grant opportunity January 25
by 5 p.m.
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CAFR award
CAFR award
For the tenth-straight year, the Garfield County Finance Department has earned the prestigious Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) from the Government Finance Officers Association.

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

     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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