Garfield County

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.”

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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.

Photo from Flickr user, Sean MacEntee

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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To address the need for more affordable housing, Garfield County recently changed their building code to allow for tiny homes.

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The Garfield County Coroner’s office investigated more deaths last year than in 2015.

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Senator Cory Gardner is scheduled to be in Glenwood Springs tonight at a fundraiser for Garfield County Republicans. Local activists plan to be there, too.

Garfield County’s Board of Commissioners agreed Monday to pay Xcel Energy just under $325,000 to power up one of their new radio towers.

Basalt’s town council voted Tuesday to adopt a resolution, declaring the town a “safe harbor” for immigrants.

Flickr user, Senator Claire McCaskill

Last week, the Garfield County Board of Commissioners publicly endorsed President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.

On Tuesday, Garfield County renewed a contract with a consulting firm to audit the local oil and gas industry.

The Garfield County Sheriff's office is reporting a hike in phone scams. Their advice to the public is to stay calm and carry on.

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Atlantic Aviation runs the Rifle airport, and they’re sinking some serious money in for upgrades.

Glenwood Springs Police Department

On any given night in Glenwood Springs, police officer Levi Blount could deal with meth addicts or stop-sign-runners, and there’s a decent chance both will ask where’s he from.

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