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Garfield County

Garfield County

Garfield County’s Board of Commissioners will hold a public meeting Tuesday, Oct. 31, to discuss the 2018 budget.

Garfield County

Garfield County just released its projected budget for 2018; it’s been described as “very fiscally conservative.”

Garfield County

For the purposes of elections, counties are divided up into precincts and, on Monday, the Garfield County Board of Commissioners approved the redrawing of precinct lines in Carbondale and New Castle.

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Garfield County has a plan to improve their broadband, and the first priority is to reach the remotest parts of the county, where Internet is slowest.  

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The City of Rifle has an election Tuesday, Sept. 12. Voters will elect new council members and will have a say in allowing the sale of recreational marijuana.

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The City of Rifle has an election Tuesday, Sept. 12. Voters will elect new council members and will have a say in allowing the sale of recreational marijuana.

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The City of Rifle has an election Tuesday, Sept. 12. Voters will elect new council members and will have a say in allowing the sale of recreational marijuana.

Eagle County

There’s an election coming up in November, and, across Garfield and Eagle counties, voters will decide on everything from pot taxes to historic preservation.

Garfield County doesn’t have a detox center. People who are withdrawing from alcohol, drugs, or both, can go to the emergency room at Valley View Hospital, but that’s about it.

Garfield County

Garfield County’s Board of Commissioners met on Monday to discuss their lack of a detox facility.

Mind Springs Health

Mind Springs Health is a nonprofit healthcare company, specializing in mental health and addiction treatment across the Western Slope.

Garfield County

Garfield County’s Board of Commissioners is meeting with Rep. Bob Rankin on Monday. Rankin represents Garfield, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties. They’ll talk about health care.

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Interested citizens can hear updates on policy and management practices during a time of flux in the oil and gas industry on Thursday in Rifle.

 

Clean Energy Economy for the Region (CLEER)

The local renewable energy nonprofits CLEER (Clean Energy Economy for the Region), CORE (Community Office for Resource Efficiency), and Garfield Clean Energy are bringing energy companies and local governments together at a gathering on Friday at the Rifle Library, which, as it happens, is powered by solar arrays.

Mount Sopris Historical Society

On Tuesday, the Garfield County Commissioners approved a question to go on the November 2017 ballot. If it passes, it will raise property taxes to create a “Museum and Historic Preservation Fund.”

Garfield County

The Garfield County Commissioners signed a letter on Monday, encouraging the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to allow more drilling at the base of the Roan Plateau.

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In the November 2016 election, voters opted out of SB-152. This is the law that hobbled local governments from providing broadband services.

Garfield County Sheriff's office

When an 8-year-old died at Hanging Lake last week, after reportedly slipping and hitting his head, our sympathies immediately went out to his parents. That day was probably the worst of their lives, but it was a scarring day for others, too.

On Monday, Garfield County’s Board of Commissioners renewed a $85,0000 contract with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to monitor the county’s air quality.

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As of Tuesday, the state’s oil and gas operators should have inspected their pipelines within 1,000 feet of occupied buildings. In Garfield County, it’s unclear how many of those there are.

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