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Garfield County commits $3 million to Shoshone water right preservation

June 11, 2024
On June 10, the Garfield County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve a commitment of $3 million...
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‘Offensively named’ gulch receives new moniker

May 28, 2024
The Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board (CGNAB) has unanimously approved a name change for a gulch located 1.6 miles...
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Development taking off at county airport

May 23, 2024
Garfield County has fleshed out a process that allows a new association to oversee certain leases in aircraft hangar...
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County announces discretionary grant awardees

May 14, 2024
Garfield County has approved $27,000 in second-quarter discretionary grants for local nonprofits, out of $33,000 requested in applications. The...
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County reaffirms support for Mind Springs Health

May 9, 2024
Garfield County has continued its support of Mind Springs Health, approving a $49,500 grant toward operations and the cost...
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Fletchall appointed to library board

May 7, 2024
The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has appointed Myrna Fletchall to the Garfield County Public Library District...
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Significant success achieved in broadband initiative

April 17, 2024
Garfield County has nearly completed the first two parts of a three-phase initiative to bring more reliable, robust, and...
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BOCC passes firework prohibition ordinance

March 19, 2024
Garfield County has passed an ordinance prohibiting the sale, use, and possession of fireworks in unincorporated areas of the...
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CDOT highlights region 3 priorities

March 13, 2024
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has presented its region 3 projects to the Garfield County Board of County...
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Non-sanctuary county resolution approved by BOCC

March 5, 2024
A resolution declaring Garfield County, Colorado as a non-sanctuary county for undocumented immigrants was approved by the Board of...
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County supports New Castle entryway project

February 29, 2024
Garfield County has granted $250,000 from its general fund to the Town of New Castle toward a planned roundabout...
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Garfield County grants watershed council $15,000

February 28, 2024
Garfield County has continued its support of the Middle Colorado Watershed Council (MCWC) by approving two grants for the...
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First-quarter discretionary grant recipients announced

February 21, 2024
Garfield County has approved seven discretionary grant requests totaling $31,000 for local nonprofits that help improve the community. The...
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County funds monitoring station in South Canyon

January 9, 2024
Garfield County has agreed to help fund the operation and maintenance of an important water-monitoring station near South Canyon...
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County requests methane capture rule return in proposed Thompson Divide withdrawal

January 4, 2024
Garfield County has requested that the “methane capture” rule be reinstated into the proposed Thompson Divide Withdrawal Project, which...
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Beckley reappointed to the river district board

January 4, 2024
Garfield County has reappointed local businessman Steve Beckley as its representative to the Colorado River Water Conservation District (CRD)...
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Garfield County adopts 2024 budget

December 13, 2023
Garfield County has adopted its 2024 proposed budget, which includes a projected $131.4 million in expenditures and $128.2 million...
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County pursues temporary mill levy credit

December 5, 2023
Garfield County is pursuing a temporary mill levy credit in 2023 that effectively reduces its mills from 13.655 to...
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County opposes proposed SEC investment rule

November 27, 2023
Garfield County has submitted a letter voicing its opposition to a proposed U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule...
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Flying M Ranch PUD application denied

November 15, 2023
Garfield County has denied a rezoning application for a proposed planned unit development (PUD) south of Glenwood Springs. Flying...
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Large solar array coming to Wheeler Gulch

November 8, 2023
Garfield County has approved a limited impact land use change permit for a 10-megawatt, 44-acre solar array to be...
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Flying M Ranch PUD rezoning hearing continued

October 5, 2023
The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has requested a site visit for a rezoning application of a...
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CDOT presents options on Cottonwood Pass

September 21, 2023
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has outlined several options for improving safety on the Garfield County side of...
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Commissioners’ duties relative to the Garfield County Public Library District

September 11, 2023
Garfield County Commissioners have limited oversight or authority administered by Colorado law in relation to political subdivisions, such as...
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Contract set for CSU outdoor classroom design

July 20, 2023
Garfield County has contracted with Rosenfeld Design LLC out of Glenwood Springs for engineering and design work on a...
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Garfield County seeks engagement on broadband goals

June 12, 2023
Garfield County is planning formal engagement with prospective partners including local utilities and internet service providers (ISPs) in its...
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County mulls options for property tax relief

June 12, 2023
Garfield County is considering strategies to help provide some relief for property owners who are facing increases in their...
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County requests CDOT hold transportation meetings

May 17, 2023
Garfield County has sent the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) a letter requesting roundtable meetings with local governments to...
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Study supports Aspen Glen eagle buffer zone

April 20, 2023
A report from a local ecologist shows the continuous presence of eagles within a buffer zone located along the...
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Final order set in Garfield County case with RMI

April 11, 2023
A final order is set in a case between Rocky Mountain Industrials, Inc. (RMI) and the Garfield County Board...
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Garfield County seeks solutions to broadband roadblock

March 8, 2023
Garfield County has sent a letter to Colorado Governor Jared Polis and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Commission...
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Missouri Heights subdivision request approved

March 2, 2023
Garfield County has approved a minor subdivision application for a 41.3-acre property off Harmony Lane in Missouri Heights that...
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Garfield County pens comment letter on wolf reintroduction

March 1, 2023
Garfield County has submitted a comment letter on the draft Colorado Wolf Restoration and Management Plan supporting “impact-based management...
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Garfield County elected officials take oaths of office

January 13, 2023
Garfield County’s elected officials have taken their oaths of office and are settling into their new terms after being...
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County grant helps spark Parachute trails planning

December 22, 2022
A Garfield County grant has helped the Town of Parachute’s trail system plan gain traction and its staff is...
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County looks to cut through broadband red tape

December 21, 2022
Garfield County has sent a letter to Colorado Governor Jared Polis requesting assistance in navigating the roadblocks to access...
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Garfield County sets 2023 fair and rodeo dates

October 24, 2022
The 2023 Garfield County Fair and Rodeo has been scheduled for July 23 - 30 at the fairgrounds in...
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CPW presents county with mule deer population outlook

October 14, 2022
Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) has presented updates to its upcoming mule deer herd management plan to the Board...
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Board proposes grant to support Colorado River BOCES

October 14, 2022
Garfield County is supporting the Colorado River Board of Cooperative Education Services’ (BOCES) efforts to provide needed job skills...
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State Environmental Justice Task Force draft process draws concerns from Garfield County

September 23, 2022
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Garfield County has submitted comments and recommendations to the State of Colorado’s nascent Environmental Justice...
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County questions state’s process at Sweetwater

August 24, 2022
Garfield County has submitted a letter to the acting director of Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) voicing concerns that...
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Garfield County named participating agency on wolf reintroduction

August 24, 2022
Garfield County has been named as a participating agency in the state of Colorado’s wolf reintroduction plans for the...
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County approves $16,500 in discretionary grants

August 11, 2022
  Garfield County has awarded $16,500 in discretionary grants for the third quarter for qualifying nonprofits in the area....
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BOCC backs effort to assess nuclear power potential

July 20, 2022
Garfield County is backing an application by the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado (AGNC) to participate in a community...
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Commissioners sign letter supporting rural Colorado VA clinics

July 8, 2022
Garfield County has sent a letter to the state’s political leaders supporting Veterans Benefits Administration (U.S. Department of Veterans...
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Garfield County green-lights large solar farm

July 5, 2022
Garfield County has approved an application for a major impact land use change permit that paves the way for...
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Board backs support letter for affordable housing study grant

June 23, 2022
Garfield County has signed a letter of support for an application by the Greater Roaring Fork Valley Housing Coalition...
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County grants $200,000 to Silt for parks improvements

June 20, 2022
Garfield County has approved a $200,000 grant from the Conservation Trust Fund to the Town of Silt for improvements...
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Path connecting Riverview School to the community open

June 17, 2022
A trail project linking the Riverview School and its surrounding neighborhoods south of Glenwood Springs is now officially open...
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‘Hardwick Bridge Trail’ ribbon-cutting is June 17

June 10, 2022
A ribbon-cutting event for the new Riverview Safe Routes to School "Hardwick Bridge Trail" is scheduled for June 17...
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County wants to provide more input in state wolf plans

June 8, 2022
The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners has formally requested to be a cooperating agency with the U.S. Fish...
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Mallonee appointed to library board

May 23, 2022
John Mallonee has been appointed to fill a vacant at-large seat on the Garfield County Public Library District Board...
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County awards second-quarter discretionary funds

May 12, 2022
Garfield County has awarded $46,000 in second quarter discretionary grants to local nonprofit organizations. The nonprofits had requested $59,000...
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County awards HSC mini-grants

March 25, 2022
Human Services Commission grants approved for 24 local nonprofits GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Garfield County has awarded more than...
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Garfield County a cooperating agency for BLM greenhouse gas study

March 9, 2022
Garfield County will act as a cooperating agency with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on an upcoming Supplemental...
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Garfield County grants $220,000 to C.A.R.E.

March 4, 2022
Garfield County has granted $220,000 to Colorado Animal Rescue (C.A.R.E) toward its operations in 2022. The nonprofit provides housing...
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Board submits concerns over DOI’s atlas plan

March 2, 2022
Garfield County has provided formal comments to the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) on efforts to develop the American...
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Latino Community Committee meeting March 9

March 2, 2022
The Garfield County Latino Community Committee is meeting on Wednesday, March 9, at 6 p.m. in the Board of...
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Garfield County awards $26,500 in nonprofit grants

March 1, 2022
The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners has approved $26,500 in first quarter discretionary grants for local nonprofits. The...
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Garfield County honors Coal Ridge cheer squad

February 10, 2022
The Garfield County commissioners have signed a joint proclamation honoring the Coal Ridge High School Titans Co-ed Cheer Team...
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Garfield County grants YouthZone $67,500

January 21, 2022
Garfield County has approved a grant for $67,500 to YouthZone to help keep its Juvenile Diversion Program operating in...
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Garfield County supports senior meals program

December 7, 2021
Garfield County has agreed to help fund home-delivered meals to seniors in the Carbondale area. The Board of County...
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Familiar faces returning to county’s fair board

November 24, 2021
Garfield County has reappointed Klayton Costanzo and Duston Harris to the fair board and is welcoming back Eileen Sheets,...
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Garfield County amends Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan

November 18, 2021
Garfield County has approved a second amendment to its Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan, including an updated habitat map and...
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BOCC approves fourth-quarter discretionary grants

November 16, 2021
Garfield County has announced the recipients of its fourth-quarter Board of County Commissioners discretionary grants. Eight local nonprofits received...
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Garfield County adopts proposed 2022 budget

November 10, 2021
Garfield County has adopted its 2022 proposed budget, which features a balanced $94.6 million operating budget and $6.5 million...
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Garfield County grant supports Parachute trails plan

October 22, 2021
Garfield County has approved a $50,000 grant from its Conservation Trust Fund toward a new trails plan in the...
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Garfield County assessing future airport needs

October 8, 2021
Garfield County is assessing potential impacts, upgrades and trends that could affect the Rifle Garfield County Airport in the...
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Commissioners sign proclamation for Constitution Week

September 13, 2021
The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners has signed a proclamation honoring Constitution Week from Sept. 17 – 23....
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Additional safety signage requested on Highway 82

September 13, 2021
Garfield County has requested that the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) post additional signage close to the intersection of...
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Latino Community Committee meeting in New Castle

August 31, 2021
A meeting of the Latino Community Committee is slated for Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the New...
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Garfield, Eagle counties mull Cottonwood Pass options

August 10, 2021
Commissioners from Garfield and Eagle countries met with Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) officials on Tuesday to discuss the...
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Garfield County expanding Latino outreach

July 9, 2021
Garfield County is working with local leaders to improve communications with the Latino community throughout the region. The first...
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County pens resolution supporting two rural districts

July 9, 2021
The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners has signed a resolution supporting the creation of two wholly rural congressional...
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County partnership aims to further broadband goals

June 18, 2021
Garfield County is engaging in a partnership to help expand broadband access in the region through connections with existing...
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Garfield County rescinds emergency COVID-19 declaration

May 18, 2021
The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners has rescinded its emergency declaration regarding COVID-19 precautions in light of greater...
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Commissioners ink support for three Rep. Boebert bills

May 12, 2021
The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners is supporting three pieces of legislation introduced by Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert...
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Garfield County supporting Garfield Clean Energy

May 10, 2021
The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has approved a $150,000 grant supporting Garfield Clean Energy’s (GCE) efforts...
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Garfield County to receive $227,000 in National Forest Reserve payments

April 14, 2021
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Garfield County is expecting to receive $226,979 in National Forest Reserve payments for the year...
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Garfield County approves grants for local animal shelters

April 7, 2021
The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners has approved two grants totaling $420,000 to the Colorado Animal Rescue (C.A.R.E.)...
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Garfield County hosting community forum on health insurance affordability

March 31, 2021
Garfield County is hosting a virtual community forum on the affordability of healthcare insurance in the region on Monday,...
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Commissioners’ letter petitions Gov. Polis to reopen county

March 16, 2021
More than 25,000 vaccines have been administered in Garfield County The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners has submitted...
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Garfield County backs West Slope meat producers

March 16, 2021
Commissioners back “All Meats March” in response to governor’s meatless promotion Garfield County Commissioners proclaimed March of this year...
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Garfield County grants $300,000 to Parachute for transit

March 11, 2021
Parachute Area Transit System ridership increasing month to month Garfield County has approved a $300,000 grant to support the...
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Garfield County Commissioners oppose DeGette wilderness bill

March 11, 2021
Colorado Wilderness Act would designate more than 71,000 acres in the county Garfield County has submitted a letter in...
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Policy directives pave the road for accomplishments

March 5, 2021
Garfield County Commissioners’ directives help projects, policy come to fruition Garfield County accomplished much of its 2020 goals through...
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Garfield County opposing ‘30 x 30’ executive order

February 17, 2021
Garfield County is opposing an executive order by President Joe Biden that would permanently preserve 30 percent of public...
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Garfield County grants $30,500 to local nonprofits

February 11, 2021
The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners has approved more than $30,000 in first quarter discretionary grants to local...
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Commissioners appoint Beckley to Colorado River District board

February 4, 2021
The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners has appointed Steve Beckley as its representative on the Colorado River District...
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Commissioners announce policy directives for 2021

January 27, 2021
The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has unveiled its policy directives and action plan for the year,...
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Garfield County supporting AVLT ranch project

January 20, 2021
Garfield County is backing the Aspen Valley Land Trust’s (AVLT) purchase of a ranch property near Carbondale for use...
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County to enforce orange level COVID-19 dial standards for businesses

December 16, 2020
Under a new resolution, Garfield County is enforcing orange level regulations, plus existing variances, on the state’s COVID-19 dial...
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Garfield County grants $16,000 to local nonprofits

November 18, 2020
Garfield County has awarded $16,000 to local nonprofits from the Board of County Commissioners’ Discretionary Grant Fund for the...
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Board honors Merritt’s commitment to water issues

October 20, 2020
The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) honored Colorado River District President Dave Merritt for his decades of...
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Garfield County grants Salvation Army $50,000

October 16, 2020
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Garfield County has approved a $50,000 grant to the local Salvation Army to help with...
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Garfield County applauds 4-H

October 12, 2020
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – The Board of County Commissioners is officially recognizing the efforts of 4-H, America’s largest youth...
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Garfield County Commissioners back AVLT grant application

October 12, 2020
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Garfield County has signed a letter of support to help the Aspen Valley Land Trust...
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BOCC supports river district ballot initiative

September 23, 2020
The Garfield County Commissioners are supporting a ballot initiative going to voters by the Colorado River Water Conservation District...
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Silt interchange matching grant approved

September 23, 2020
Garfield County has approved the reauthorization of a matching grant for $175,000 toward a new Interstate 70 interchange at...
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Emergency declared over wildfires in Garfield County

August 14, 2020
Emergency declared over wildfires in Garfield County GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Garfield County has declared a local disaster emergency...
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County approves additional $500,000 to address limestone extraction matters

July 21, 2020
The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners has approved a supplemental budget request of $500,000 to cover expenses for...
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BOCC: take precautions to limit COVID-19 spread

July 2, 2020
The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) requests residents and visitors take simple actions and personal responsibility to...
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County awards $25,000 in discretionary grants

May 18, 2020
Qualifying local nonprofits and organizations have received a combined $25,000 in second-quarter discretionary grants from Garfield County. The Board...
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Meals on Wheels program delivering to larger population

March 30, 2020
The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners voted Friday to fund Grand River Meals on Wheels (GRMoW) in the...
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Garfield County grants $100,000 to LIFT-UP

March 24, 2020
Garfield County has approved a $100,000 grant to LIFT-UP to help with emergency food assistance in wake of economic...
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Garfield County enacts emergency declaration

March 17, 2020
Garfield County enacts emergency declaration Garfield County has declared a local disaster emergency in wake of the COVID-19 virus...
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County affirms intent to join Peak Health Alliance

February 11, 2020
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Garfield County has signed a letter of intent to participate in the Peak Health Alliance,...
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New Garfield County Education Center planned

February 11, 2020
Education center coming to Rifle Construction and renovation on the new 12,000-square-foot Garfield County Education Center begins this spring...
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December meetings

November 20, 2019
The Board of County Commissioners regular meeting on Dec. 2 has been canceled. The Dec. 16 BOCC meeting takes...
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Garfield County approves additional $5,000 to SBDC

August 16, 2019
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO - A federal program that helps new and existing businesses grow and flourish is reporting success...
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$3.15 million set-aside authorized for local qualifying mortgages

June 20, 2019
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO –Garfield County has authorized the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) to utilize $3.15 million in...
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Garfield County pens support letter for LoVa trail grant

June 6, 2019
GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. - Garfield County is backing a local effort to acquire $11 million in Colorado Federal Lands...
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County receiving nearly $7.3 million in long-awaited FMLD funds

May 23, 2019
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO - An intergovernmental agreement (IGA) between Garfield County and the Garfield County Federal Mineral Lease District...
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Garfield County affirms support for Second Amendment preservation

May 9, 2019
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO - The Board of County Commissioners unanimously supported a resolution declaring Garfield County as a Second...
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County expands fair board meeting site options

April 19, 2019
GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. - The Garfield County Fair Board may now hold its meetings at any properly posted meeting...
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RMR use permit meeting moved to Glenwood Middle School

April 17, 2019
GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. - A special meeting of the Garfield County Board of County Commissioners to review alleged violations...
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Garfield County partnering with CMC on scholarship

April 4, 2019
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO - Garfield County is supporting the Colorado Mountain College Foundation's application for Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative...
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Garfield County assists BLM decision on sage-grouse

March 19, 2019
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO –The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released an approved record of decision (ROD) on amendments...
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Local trails program receives funding for Garfield County projects

March 4, 2019
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO - The Garfield County Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC) program is receiving a generous $10,000 grant...
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Garfield County awards $30,000 to local nonprofits

February 8, 2019
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO - The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners awarded two local nonprofits $15,000 each toward operations...
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Focus on economic development, broadband, water rights

December 14, 2018
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO - The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has announced its policy directives, strategies, and...
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County approves $102 million budget for 2019

November 20, 2018
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners has approved a fiscally conservative $102 million proposed...
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Garfield County approves $19,200 in discretionary grants

November 13, 2018
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners have approved $19,200 in fourth-quarter discretionary grants to...
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Garfield County supports sage-grouse habitat mapping revisions

November 9, 2018
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO - Mapping of greater sage-grouse habitat in Colorado has been refined, updated, and supported by the...
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Garfield County approves contract for broadband “blueprint” phase

November 9, 2018
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners approved a $30,000 contract with Mammoth Networks to...
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County provides input on BLM greater sage-grouse draft management plan amendments

July 26, 2018
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO –Garfield County has submitted a letter to Gov. John Hickenlooper, as well as filed formal comments...
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Fireworks use prohibited in Garfield County

June 11, 2018
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Citing public safety concerns, the Garfield County Board of County Commissioners has unanimously supported a...
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Garfield County second quarter discretionary grants announced

May 14, 2018
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Garfield County has announced $45,500 in grant awards for the second quarter of 2018. Out...
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Martin receives Dale Sowards Outstanding Public Lands Official award

May 8, 2018
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Garfield County Commissioner John Martin was surprised to learn today he will receive the 2018...
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Garfield County will see $53,000 in Federal National Forest Reserve payments

April 5, 2018
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Garfield County has selected its representatives for a committee that will allocate $553,000 in National...
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Opportunities abound for Youth Corps in Garfield County

March 22, 2018
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO - Garfield County is again supporting the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps program, which provides opportunities for...
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County, Caerus reach agreement on 2015 natural gas production value

March 19, 2018
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO - The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners on Monday signed an abatement agreement with Caerus...
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BOCC, Encana reach agreement on 2014 natural gas production value

March 2, 2018
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO - The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners signed an agreement with Encana on Monday, resolving...
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Garfield County supports rural natural gas initiative

February 22, 2018
GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. - Garfield County has urged the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to support the use of...
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Garfield County backs moving BLM headquarters out west

February 21, 2018
GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. - Garfield County is supporting a push to move the Bureau of Land Management's headquarters to...
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Discretionary grants awarded for first quarter

February 18, 2018
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – More than $27,000 was awarded to local organizations out of the Garfield County Discretionary Grant...
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Garfield County supports local nonprofits

February 9, 2018
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO - The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners supported local nonprofits to the tune of $180,000...
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John Martin honored by Colorado Counties, Inc.

December 1, 2017
GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. - Garfield County Commissioner John Martin is the 2017 recipient of the Colorado Counties, Inc. (CCI)...
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Garfield County office space leased to three local nonprofits

October 13, 2017
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO - Three local nonprofits that serve Garfield County residents will now operate from a county-owned building...
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County awards Junior Achievement $10,000 grant

September 11, 2017
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO - Junior Achievement of the Roaring Fork Valley was awarded a $10,000 grant by the Garfield...
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Garfield County broadband strategy advancing

September 11, 2017
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO - A strategy to improve broadband services for residents in Garfield County is moving forward, with...
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Garfield County supports greater efficiency in BLM planning process

July 21, 2017
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO - Garfield County has joined a group of local governments supporting potential changes to increase the...
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Commissioners announce discretionary grant awards

May 9, 2017
GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. - The Garfield County commissioners announced discretionary grant award winners for the second quarter at their...
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Local governments sue to stop BLM’s new resource planning rules

December 12, 2016
(Dec. 12, 2016 - Garfield County, Colorado): Today, counties in six western states and a soil and water conservation...
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County approves 2017 balanced operating budget without reduction in services or staff

November 21, 2016
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO - The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) adopted the county's 2017 budget Monday, Nov....
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Marijuana regulations

November 7, 2016
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO - Following a range of citizen complaints and concerns surrounding the general health, safety and welfare...
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Garfield County Commissioners make 50 percent match up to $100,000, and order emergency measures

September 6, 2016
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO - The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners approved spending up to $100,000 in emergency funds...
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Garfield County requests community input regarding broadband

May 17, 2016
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Garfield and Mesa counties have jointly commenced a Broadband Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan study...
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Commissioners, county manager expected to part company

June 30, 2015
GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. - In a special meeting tomorrow morning, the Garfield County Board of Commissioners and Garfield County...
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Board of Commissioners advances county investment strategy

March 13, 2014
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO - A county investment policy and related strategy for 2014 were approved by the Garfield County...
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Air quality rulemaking

January 30, 2014
PARACHUTE, CO – Garfield County Commissioners and Mesa County Commissioners voted Thursday to submit a statement to a 2013-14...
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Commissioner John Martin receives Commissioner of the Year award

December 12, 2013
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO - Honored by his colleagues statewide, John Martin received the Commissioner of the Year award from...
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Grand Avenue tree lighting revives a historic tradition

November 21, 2013
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO - Garfield County will hold a simple tree lighting outside its 1102 Grand Avenue building in...
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Garfield County Commissioners advance land swap with Valley View Hospital Association

August 5, 2013
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO - A groundbreaking land swap with decades of history behind it will net two of the...
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Martin advances agenda as President of Western Interstate Region of National Association of Counties

July 2, 2013
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO - John Martin, Chairman of the Garfield County Board of County Commissioners, was installed as President...
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Bea Underwood Elementary wins first place in Bike and Walk to School Challenge

May 17, 2013
In an all-school assembly on Friday, May, 17, Garfield County Commissioner Mike Samson and Parachute Mayor Judy Beasley awarded...
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Ordinance bans fireworks sales and use in unincorporated Garfield County

May 9, 2013
Update: June 17, 2013 Garfield County Commissioners voted 2-1 on June 17 to rescind the ban on fireworks sales...
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Garfield County idling policy

April 26, 2013
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO - Garfield County has a new vehicle idling policy that requires county fleet vehicle drivers to...
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RFTA’s new compressed natural gas facility

March 7, 2013
Governor Hickenlooper joined numerous local agencies Wednesday in launching Roaring Fork Transportation Authority's (RFTA) new compressed natural gas (CNG)...
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Garfield County Board of County Commissioners work session

February 5, 2013
SG Interests has oil and gas leases in the Thompson Divide area of the White River National Forest. SG...
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Air emissions study under consideration by Garfield County commissioners

August 20, 2012
Following the presentation of a CSU proposed nearly $1.76 million air quality study August 20, Garfield County Commissioners directed...
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Garfield County Commissioners exercise purchase option on jail, save over $2 million in future interest payments

August 6, 2012
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO – The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) voted unanimously this afternoon to exercise its...
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Garfield County Commissioners authorize purchase option, vote to pay certificates

March 13, 2012
The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) formalized plans March 12 to save $2.4 million in future interest...
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Garfield County streams video and audio, and offers on-demand access to county meetings

December 5, 2011
The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners is announcing the release of a new venue for presenting its meetings...
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Summer work available for youth and young adults

June 21, 2011
The Western Colorado Conservation Corps (WCCC) and Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC) are seeking two crew leaders and 12...
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Garfield County elected officials are sworn in

January 11, 2011
Two newly elected officials joined five incumbent Garfield County officers in taking the oath of office January 11, 2011...
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BOCC files intervention on proposed well pad spacing

November 9, 2010
Local residents filled the Colorado Mountain College auditorium in Rifle for a November 9 special meeting before the Garfield...
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Proposed state legislation – health insurance rating zones

October 16, 2010
The Board of County Commissioners proposed state legislation to address the disparity in health care rates across the state....
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The use of reusable cloth bags

May 1, 2010
Members of Girl Scout Troop 275 presented evidence to the Garfield County Board of County Commissioners that the use...
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