2020 Human Services grants

Human Services Commission grants

Garfield County Human Services Commission grants are now available to qualifying nonprofit 501(c) (3) agencies. Applications are due to the Garfield County Manager's Office by 5 p.m. Aug. 16.
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Expect rise in river levels - reservoirs to release excess water

July 12 - Garfield County Sheriff's Office - Residents should expect an additional load of water runoff as up-stream reservoirs fill and exceed their normal safe levels. The Granby Dam is currently at a “Level 1” response and will start releasing more than the usual amount of water.

With the continued runoff peaking during the hot summer days, reservoirs will reach or near their capacity. When this happens, they will release additional water. This added water will accelerate the filling of lower reservoirs and create higher than normal runoff flows for the next few weeks on the streams and rivers between these reservoirs.

Users of the river systems need to be aware of these increased flows and the potential dangers associated with higher than average or higher than expected river water flow conditions.

27th Street Bridge closures

Closures July 15, 16 at night and July 25-29 full closure

Midland Bridge closure

July 19-20 asphalt work closure

Highway 325 open
July 13 - Following a temporary road closure which began late in the afternoon of July 12, CDOT has re-opened Colorado Highway 325 near the mile marker 7 near SH-13 north of Rifle.

CDOT staff observed no further movement of the embankment overnight as the soils continued to dry out.

Saturday morning, CDOT re-opened one lane of Highway 325 with temporary traffic control signal lights. Travelers can expect minor delays in this area, but the traditional access and egress to and from Rifle Falls, Rifle Park and the Flat Tops Wilderness area via SH 325 are is now available.

The Garfield County Sheriff's Office thanks CDOT, the Forest Service, the City of Rifle and the Rifle Police Department for their efforts in maintaining the safety of the public during this unexpected event.

FMLD joint grants
Garfield County FMLD joint grants are now available for $1 million in local government infrastructure funding. Applications are available for the fall cycle, which begins Aug. 1.
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Princess and Buckaroo
Sign up your little princesses and lil' buckaroos, ages 5-12, for a day of horsemanship and modeling at the Garfield County Fairgrounds on July 24. Registration is $20 before July 20.
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Service animals
The Garfield County Consumer Protection Division is working to provide education on the federal regulations that differentiate service and emotional support animals.

Gardening classes
A free community gardening class in English and Spanish is being held in Parachute at the Cottonwood CSU Extension garden. The class takes place Aug. 9 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
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Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

November 14 - Protect yourself and loved ones from the flu

     Air quality statewide   National Weather Service
  AQI Index for Colorado River Valley reports Garfield County air quality

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