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River Bridge ribbon cutting
Garfield County Commissioners, River Bridge board members, local law enforcement and dozens more celebrated the grand opening of the new River Bridge Regional Center in Glenwood Springs on Friday.
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Suspect identified in I-70 closure
December 5, 2018 - GARFIELD COUNTY, CO. - Following a three-and-a-half-hour closure of I-70 and US 6 between exits 81 and 87, Justin Lopez Madrid, was arrested and transported to the Garfield County Jail.
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I-70 closure near Rifle

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO. - I-70 and US Highway 6 was closed today between exit 87 (West Rifle Exit) and the Rulison exit from approximately 11:00 AM until 2:30 PM.

Around 11:00 AM Garfield County Deputies and CSP responded to a call of a possible stabbing incident in the vicinity of the West Rifle Exit along I-70. Further investigation at the scene resulted in the discovery that one individual had fled to the nearby hillside and had positioned himself in a rocky area approximately 200 yards from the Interstate and the paralleling US Highway 6.
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Slash pile burning near Glenwood Springs
November 26 - The Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management will conduct slash pile burning on Lookout Mountain near Glenwood Springs.

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BOCC meeting in Silt
Monday's Garfield County Board of County Commissioners meeting is being held at 9 a.m., in the Silt Town Council Chambers at 231 N. 7th Street in Silt. Click the link below for that meeting's agenda.
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Food survey
Garfield County Public Health is conducting a short community survey on food issues in Garfield County. The health department hopes to gain feedback from a wide-ranging audience to better understand food preferences, food insecurity, and access healthy foods.
2018 Fair and Rodeo annual report
Fair and Rodeo annual report
The annual report for this year's 80th annual Garfield County Fair and Rodeo is now available. In 2018, main event ticket sales totaled $186,352.56, surpassing 2017 sales of $140,749.
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Vaping awareness
The Roaring Fork School District and public health departments in Garfield, Pitkin, and Eagle counties are raising awareness about the negative effects on youth smoking vaporizers. Studies show an increasing amount of Colorado youth are vaping.

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

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