New Castle, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers continue searching for a bear that attacked a man late Saturday night at his home in New Castle. Around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, the victim said he heard a noise in his backyard and went to investigate. While outside, the victim startled a bear in his backyard, immediately knocking him down to the ground. During the attack, the victim used one arm to protect his face while grabbing his gun with the other free hand, firing three shots and scaring the bear away. The victim was taken to the hospital by
The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office has been researching body worn cameras for our deputies for over a year. This research included not only carefully examining several of the more popular systems on the market that are actively being used by other agencies but also tracking and monitoring the improvements in body-worn camera technology that has developed over the last few years. Sheriff Lou Vallario decided early on that we would not wait to implement this program in Garfield County until July of 2023, when body cameras are mandated to be worn by law enforcement officers in the State of Colorado.
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Garfield County Public Health has named Sara Brainard as its first-ever deputy director. Most recently public health’s nurse manager, Brainard has worked with the department since 2001. “Sara possesses a unique level of experience with a background in local, state, and global public health work,” said Garfield County Public Health Director Joshua Williams. “She knows how to navigate difficult situations to get things done for the people of Garfield County. We are happy to have Sara to help us advance our goals for the department in delivering better health opportunities to our community.” Brainard, who has