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Child Safety Fair
The 8th annual Child Safety Fair takes place April 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Rifle Middle School. Come enjoy this free family event, while learning how to keep your children safe.
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Hanging Lake vandalism
April 18 - Graffiti found along Hanging Lake Trail

Child with mumpsFour mumps cases reported in Garfield County
April 12 - Garfield County Public Health is investigating four reported mumps cases in county residents. The cases all involve adults and stem from the same initial exposure.
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Carbondale barn fire

April 7 - officials warn against burning in high winds

Harvey Gap boat closure
April 1 - reservoir closed to watercraft requiring nuisance species inspections.
 Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan survey
Garfield County is beginning the process of updating the 2012 Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (HMP) and would like your input. Please take the survey to help us understand your perception of where vulnerabilities exist.

HMPs, like the one approved for Garfield County in 2012, identify where vulnerabilities to natural disasters such as flood, drought, earthquake, wildfire, winter storm, or dam failure might exist. The plan covers the county, as well as participating communities and fire districts. It sets goals, establishes mitigation alternatives, and prioritizes projects which may alleviate potential damages to property and provide protection when future disasters occur.
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PUD text amendment
The Board of County Commissioners approved a text amendment to the Battlement Mesa PUD guide creating a new zone district that allows small injection wells as a special use. The change allows an application process.
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Purge the Spurge underway
Garfield County is inviting residents to pull two highly invasive noxious weeds - myrtle and cypress spurge - through June 30. Both are non-native plants, with sap that can irritate the skin, so gloves are recommended.
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Roadmap to better health
Garfield County strives to promote health, prevent disease, and ensure all residents have access to resources that help them achieve optimal health, safety, and well-being. This creates a healthier place to live, work, and play.
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Imagine 5
Imagine 5
The River Bridge Regional Center is hosting a fundraiser to help abused children in our community. The Imagine 5 event takes place at the Old Thompson Barn in Carbondale on April 29. Tickets are $50.


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