Martin honored with NACo award
Garfield County Commissioner John Martin will receive the 2018 Dale Sowards Outstanding Public Lands Official Award, bestowed by the National Association of Countites (NACo) and the Western Interstate Region (WIR) on May 25.
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Burn permit restrictions fire
No open burning is allowed without a permit, and no burn permits will be issued until conditions permit after Labor Day.

Traffic to cross median for bridge work
April 24 - Westbound I-70 traffic shift near Rifle through October
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Purge the Spurge
The sixth-annual Purge the Spurge" event is now underway through June 30, and Garfield County Vegetation Management also aims to "Sock the Rocket" this year, by targeting another noxious weed, the Dame's rocket.
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Breastfeeding support
A Garfield County nutrition assistance program is supporting breastfeeding moms through an expanded statewide peer texting program. Women receive texts from educators, who provide guidance throughout their pregnancy.
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2018 discretionary grants
Second quarter grant awards
Garfield County has announced $45,500 in grant awards for the second quarter of 2018. The second quarter allocations leave $33,500 remaining in the in the Discretionary Fund for the third quarter grant cycle.

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Senior awards
The 2018 Garfield County Volunteer Appreciation Banquet was May 5 at the Rifle Senior Center. Richard Smith, Dennis Sykes, Laura Goodwin, and Carl and Kathy Vogt received awards.
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     Air quality statewide   National Weather Service
  AQI Index for Colorado River Valley reports Garfield County air quality

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