Garfield County candidate information guide

County office candidate info
This booklet features all the pertinent information for a candidate seeking elected office in Garfield County. It includes information on the Board of County Commissioners; and the Assessor; Clerk and Recorder; Treasurer; Sheriff; Surveyor; and Coroner offices.
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Annual Employee Service Awards
In 2018, Garfield County is celebrating 885 years of service to our community by county staff. The county will hold brief employee ceremonies honoring these years of service January 22, from 9-10:30 am in Glenwood Springs, and from 1-2:30 pm in Rifle. Many county offices may be closed or minimally staff during these times.
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2018 Ag Expo
Dr. Temple Grandin is the keynote speaker at the 2018 Garfield County Ag Expo at the fairgrounds. The event takes place Saturday, Feb. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are available now.
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Snowmass Drive improvements
Snowmass Drive IGA
Garfield County and the town of Carbondale have entered into an intergovernmental agreement (IGA), which will see improvements along Snowmass Drive, and Carbondale taking over the maintenance of the road.
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Balzac Gulch proposal
Planned gas development
The BLM is seeking public comment on a proposal to drill 63 new wells west of Rifle. Terra Rocky Mountain LLC plans to build four new well pads in the Balzac Gulch area near the Roan Plateau.
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Human Services mini-grants
Human Services Commission mini-grants of up to $5,000 are available to qualifying nonprofits. Grant applications are due February 9 by 5 p.m., and recipients must present an annual grant report and updates to the BOCC.


Bureau of Land Management

January 9 - The BLM is seeking public comment on a proposal to drill 63 new wells west of Rifle.

November 16 - Smoke may be visible east of Glenwood Springs

November 2 - Wildland firefighting jobs recruitment and employment | sessions

March 27 - Sutey Ranch land exchange finalized | press release

February 8 - BLM acquires Dotsero Landing recreation site

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-|

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  Watches, warnings and advisories
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