Memorial Day
Garfield County offices of elected officials and county administrative departments are closed Monday, May 28, for Memorial Day. Staff serving the community in emergency or 24-hour capacities will remain in operation.
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Sheriff's office warns of jury duty scam
May 23 - The Garfield County Sheriff's Office is warning citizens of a jury duty scam, in which people are being told they missed jury duty and must pay a fine to counter an arrest warrant. Most of the calls are being placed on Fridays or over the weekends.
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Grand Avenue Bridge overlay work at night
May 21 - On Thursday, May 31, crews will begin installation of the polyconcrete overlay. The overlay will help to protect the bridge and extend its overall longevity.

Please note that the polyconcrete overlay can have a distinct chemical smell; this is normal. Expect heavy construction noise. Crews will close one lane southbound at approximately 6 p.m. and one lane northbound at approximately 9 p.m. to allow for access. The overlay work is scheduled for weekday evenings and is anticipated to be complete June 8.
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Burn permit restrictions fire
No open burning is allowed without a permit, and no burn permits will be issued until conditions permit after Labor Day.

Traffic to cross median for bridge work
April 24 - Westbound I-70 traffic shift near Rifle through October
purge the spurge
Purge the Spurge
The sixth-annual Purge the Spurge" event is now underway through June 30, and Garfield County Vegetation Management also aims to "Sock the Rocket" this year, by targeting another noxious weed, the Dame's rocket.
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breast feeding
Breastfeeding support
A Garfield County nutrition assistance program is supporting breastfeeding moms through an expanded statewide peer texting program. Women receive texts from educators, who provide guidance throughout their pregnancy.
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John Martin award
Martin honored with NACo award
Garfield County Commissioner John Martin will receive the 2018 Dale Sowards Outstanding Public Lands Official Award, bestowed by the National Association of Countites (NACo) and the Western Interstate Region on May 25.
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senior awards
Senior awards
The 2018 Garfield County Volunteer Appreciation Banquet was May 5 at the Rifle Senior Center. Richard Smith, Dennis Sykes, Laura Goodwin, and Carl and Kathy Vogt received awards.
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Colorado Department of Transportation
Grand Avenue Bridge overlay work at night
May 21 - On Thursday, May 31, crews will begin installation of the polyconcrete overlay. The overlay will help to protect the bridge and extend its overall longevity.

Please note that the polyconcrete overlay can have a distinct chemical smell; this is normal. Expect heavy construction noise. Crews will close one lane southbound at approximately 6 p.m. and one lane northbound at approximately 9 p.m. to allow for access. The overlay work is scheduled for weekday evenings and is anticipated to be complete June 8.
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May 17 - Preventative rockslide work begins on Highway 133 near McClure Pass

April 8 - Glenwood Canyon rock fence improvement project

April 6 - Glenwood Canyon bike path is open for spring

March 26 - Bridge work on westbound I-70 bridge near Rifle

March 21 - I-70 Glenwood Canyon rockfall fence improvement project brings westbound right lane closure, east and westbound short-term traffic stops, and a reduced speed limit of 35 mph. The project will be in operation Monday - Thursday, 7 am - 7 pm until August.


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