Bull riding at the Garfield County Fair and Rodeo in 2021.

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, who served on the board in recent years. Costanzo and Harris, who served this year as fair board president and vice president, respectively, and Sheets are returning for three-year terms, which run until Oct. 15, 2024.

“I think Klayton and Duston have served admirably, and I would like to have them continue,” said Commissioner Mike Samson. “Eileen has done a great job for us in the past.”

The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) also approved the dates for the 84th annual Garfield County Fair and Rodeo, which takes place Aug. 1-7, 2022. Lisa Nieslanik has been appointed Livestock Marketing Committee president; Blair Bracken Open Class chair; and Duston Harris is filling the royalty coordinator position.

The 2021 Garfield County Fair and Rodeo annual report has been approved and highlights the successes of this year’s event. More information can be found online. All appointments and approvals were unanimous, 3-0.

Commissioners appoint Schauf to library board
Jaimie Schauf has been appointed to an at-large seat on the Garfield County Library Board of Trustees. The seat became open when former board member Landon Churchill relocated out of the area. The term is for five years.

“I grew up in Basalt, and moved away when I joined the U.S. Army,” Schauf, a New Castle resident, told the commissioners. “I returned, have worked for the library district, and now work at Colorado Mountain College. I want to make a positive impact on the library district and help it move along in its executive director search.”

The commissioners approved the appointment unanimously, 3-0.

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