Garfield County agreed to convert a private hangar lease to a commercial hangar lease for Rifle Aviation LLC to operate at the Rifle Garfield County Airport. The base term for the commercial space runs through May 31, 2052, and includes two five-year extensions. The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) also approved a Rifle Aviation conceptual plan, which aims to construct two new hangars on shovel-ready parcels of land for the purpose of renting out the heated hangar space, helping to grow the client base at the airport. “They’re requesting to lease Alpha 5 and Alpha 6 for the construction of
All Garfield County offices of elected officials and county administrative departments are closed Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day. Staff functions that serve the community in emergency or 24-hour capacities remain in operation, as needed, and administrative offices of such departments are closed. The Rifle Garfield County Airport is open for general aviation, weather permitting, although the airport’s administrative offices are closed. Anyone needing assistance at this time can call 970-230-1685. The Garfield County Landfill near Rifle is closed Monday, May 30.
John Mallonee has been appointed to fill a vacant at-large seat on the Garfield County Public Library District Board of Trustees. Mallonee, an attorney with Balcomb & Green, told the Board of County Commissioners that he has been looking for volunteer opportunities in the community and felt the library board was a perfect fit. He added that he’s a proponent of access to information, intellectual freedom, civility, and community. “Some of my fondest memories growing up as a kid were being in the library looking for a book with the right balance of pictures and words,” he said. “My mother