Memorial Day 2017



Memorial Day closures
Garfield County offices and departments will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Staff functions which serve the community in emergency or 24-hour capacities will remain in operation as needed.
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Brush fire
I-70 eastbound at the airport exit (mile marker 94) was closed briefly at approximately 4:30 pm Friday, May 26 for a brush fire, but was reopened about twenty minutes later.

Glenwood paving
May 31 - Downtown Glenwood paving


Scammers "ghosting" official phone numbers
May 12 - Sheriff’s office warns of scam demanding fake tax payments

Westbank Ridge work

From the second week in May through July, construction crews will install water and sewer lines on Westbank Ridge. Automated signals will be employed intermittently. Expect short delays. For questions, please call 970-945-1223.

 Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan survey
Garfield County is beginning the process of updating the 2012 Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (HMP) and would like your input. Please take the survey to help us understand your perception of where vulnerabilities exist.

HMPs, like the one approved for Garfield County in 2012, identify where vulnerabilities to natural disasters such as flood, drought, earthquake, wildfire, winter storm, or dam failure might exist. The plan covers the county, as well as participating communities and fire districts. It sets goals, establishes mitigation alternatives, and prioritizes projects which may alleviate potential damages to property and provide protection when future disasters occur.
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Weigh and Win
Garfield County is now offering the free Weigh and Win program to both employees and the general public. Participants can earn cash for losing weight. The weigh-in kiosk is at the Human Resources office through May.
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Independence Pass open
Highway 82 over Independence Pass is now open for the season, weather permitting. Semis and vehicles over 35 feet are prohibited from traveling over the 12,095-foot pass. Be wary of cyclists on the narrow road.
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Hantavirus case in Garfield County
Garfield County Public Health is investigating a case of hantavirus in a county resident. Hantavirus is a serious lung infection caused by viruses found in the saliva, urine, and droppings of some rodents.
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WICShopper app
WICShopper app launches
Families using the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program can now use the WICShopper app on their smartphones to scan product bar codes to see if they are WIC-eligible; check account balances; and download recipes.
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Agencies


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

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  Watches, warnings and advisories
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