Landfill innovation award

Landfill earns innovation award
The Garfield County Landfill has received the 2018 state of Colorado Grand Conceptor Award for an innovative treatment facility that decontaminates soil that has been exposed to petroleum products.

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South Canyon Road - CR134 closure
Semi truck crash in South Canyon, County Road 134 closed Friday for cleanup
December 14 - A semi truck lost control and crashed Thursday on County Road 134 in South Canyon. There will be no access to the South Canyon Landfill, located at 1205 County Road 134, for several hours Friday morning as crews attempt to remove the damaged vehicle. No timeframe was given for when CR 134 would reopen.
The driver is not believed to have suffered any serious injuries.

For questions or concerns about when the landfill will reopen, please contact (970) 945-5375.

27th Street Bridge

December 11 - City of Glenwood Springs awarded $950,000 grant from DOLA for replacement of 27th Street Bridge

Christmas tree permits available
November 20 - Forest Service Christmas tree permits available through Dec. 22
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2018 precinct changes
Precinct notification letters
Letters are being sent on December 22 to voters in New Castle and Carbondale detailing precinct boundary line changes, which take effect prior to the 2018 caucuses. Additional letters are being mailed asking relocated voters to update registration information.
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Unaffiliated voters
The deadline for unaffiliated voters seeking to affiliate with a party, or voters who want to change their party affiliation, before the March 6, 2018 party caucuses is January 8, 2018.  Voters must be affiliated with a political party at least 60 days prior to the caucus.

Garfield County healthiest community award
Healthiest county in Colorado
Garfield County has been named Colorado's healthiest community by Gov. John Hickenlooper. A focus on disease prevention through healthy eating, active living and health equity, placed Garfield County at the top.
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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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Bureau of Land Management

November 16 - Smoke may be visible east of Glenwood Springs

November 2 - Wildland firefighting jobs recruitment and employment | sessions

September 29 - Firefighters planning prescribed fires this fall in Eagle, Garfield, Rio Blanco counties

July 7 - Additional fire restrictions in effect

June 26 - Stage 1 fire restrictions
June 11, 8 pm - Fire activity increases in northwestern Colorado as winds increase
June 11, 3 pm - Crews making good progress on northwestern Colorado fires
June 10 - Crews work three wildfires in northwestern Colorado

June 8 - BLM now accepting public comment on Balzac Gulch Master Development Plan

June 8 - BLM now accepting public comment on effort to streamline projects in sagebrush habitats

June 5 - BLM seeks public review of environmental assessment covering potential wild horse gathers

May 1 - Trail work near New Castle begins

March 27 - Sutey Ranch land exchange finalized | press release

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 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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US Forest Service

elk calf November 21 - Winter motor use in White River National Forest begins Nov. 23

November 20 - Forest Service Christmas tree permits available through Dec. 22 | hours/locations | vendors

November 6 - Forest Service releases final decision on Tepee Park Ranch Project near Rifle

October 16 - A prescribed burn is planned for this week in a 1,200-acre area nine miles north of El Jebel in Cattle Creek. Prescribed burn-|     map-|

September 29 - Firefighters planning prescribed fires this fall in Eagle, Garfield, Rio Blanco counties

September 15 - E-bike use in the White River National Forest

September 13 update - Himes Peak Fire 100 percent contained

September 7 - The Himes Peak Fire is burning in grass, aspen and heavy dead timber in the Flat Tops Wilderness, approximately 46 miles east of Meeker. Trappers Lake and Himes Peak campgrounds are closed.
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September 5 - Trail closed Sept. 8-10 for maintenance

August 30 - Hanging Lake management plan proposal open house in Glenwood

August 22 - Proposed Hanging Lake management plan unveiled

July 7 - Additional fire restrictions in effect

July 4 - Clark Creek fire 80 percent contained

July 3 - Clark Creek fire near Rifle

May 30 - Temporary closure of Hanging Lake Trail, I-70 exit 125

May 26 - Trail closures near Snowmass for elk calving

May 22 - White River National Forest campgrounds are open

April 27 - Feedback sought on Rifle Creek grazing allotment

January 31 - 2017 grazing fees announced

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