Garfield County

Garfield County
8:28 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Oil, Gas and Land Use Dominant Issues In Garfield County Race

Democrat Michael Sullivan is challenging incumbent republican Tom Jankovsky for a seat on the Garfield County Board of Commissioners.
Credit Marci Krivonen

In one of the only contested Garfield County races, two candidates with different viewpoints are running for county commissioner. Incumbent republican Tom Jankovsky is seeking a second four-year term. He’s being challenged by Michael Sullivan, a democrat, who says he’d represent a voice that’s going unheard. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

District One in Garfield County covers Carbondale and parts of Glenwood Springs. Candidate Michael Sullivan says he typifies the values and concerns in this area.

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Energy Development
10:52 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Study Looks At Economic Impact From Oil, Gas In Garfield County

A new study from the Leeds School of Business looks into the economic impact of energy development in each Colorado county, including Garfield.
Credit Marci Krivonen

CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business released a study last week tracking how much money the oil and gas industry has contributed to the Colorado economy. Researchers found billions of dollars were generated over a four-year period.

The study was commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute and looks at energy development in each county from 2008 to 2012. During that time, the energy industry generated more than $126 billion statewide, the analysis finds.

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APR Local News
8:56 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Gay Marriage: No Name Couple First To Wed In Garfield County

Clerks in Colorado counties began issuing marriage licenses to gay couples on Tuesday. Toni Grenko and Kat Sing were the first same-sex couple to wed in Garfield County.
Credit Marci Krivonen

Same-sex marriage became legal in Colorado on Tuesday after the state supreme court cleared the last hurdle. Colorado’s attorney general announced clerks in all 64 counties were legally required to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

Kat Sing and Toni Grenko were the first gay couple to get a license in Garfield County. The couple, from No Name, has been together for three years.

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Garfield County
10:39 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Garfield County Projects More Oil & Gas Revenues

Garfield County Manager Andrew "Drew" Gorgey.
Credit Elise Thatcher

Garfield County is looking at how much money it can spend-- and save-- next year. Officials introduced the proposed 2015 budget… and it's a lot like the playbook officials had this year, in 2014. But there are some key changes. 

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Grand Avenue Bridge
6:19 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

GarCo Approves First Big Local Check for New Bridge

Rendering of proposed Grand Avenue Bridge, connector with Interstate 70 and pedestrian bridge. Perspective taken from the northeast side of Glenwood Springs, near the Glenwood Springs Hot Springs Pool & Spa.

A new Grand Avenue Bridge is one step closer to becoming a reality. Garfield County Commissioners have voted to contribute three million dollars towards the project -- the first big check from a local government. The support is becoming essential for the project-- and Commissioners were quick to say the Upper Roaring Fork Valley should also pitch in. 

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