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27th Street Bridge closure

The 27th Street Bridge in Glenwood Springs is closed, Sept. 12 - 16, for roughly 84 hours. The old bridge will be removed, and the new structure will be set in its place. For updates, call or text (970) 618-5379.

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Smoke in Garfield County
Sept. 11 - Hunt Fire 10 percent contained
Sept. 9 - Hunt Fire grows to 2,574 acres
Sept. 7, 2019, Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority - the smoke in Garfield County is coming from the Hunt fire in Rio Blanco County.

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Middle Mamm fire at 265 acres

Sept. 4, 2019 - The Middle Mamm wildfire burning 10 miles south of Rifle, is at 265 acres. The fire is being managed by 36 firefighters to reduce fuels and improve habitat. It was sparked by lightning on July 28, and smoke may be seen from Interstate 70.
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Garfield County Public Health is calling on parents and guardians to keep vaccine-preventable diseases out of Colorado, by making sure youth are vaccinated.

Seasonal bat activity is prompting Garfield County Public Health to issue warnings about rabies. The deadly disease can spread to people and pets if they are bitten or scratched by a rabid animal.
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Free family Fridays
A free bilingual program offering activities for kids and workshops for adults takes place at CMC in Rifle, from Sept. 6 through Nov. 22, on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
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Fire safety
Fire safety
Visitors to the White River National Forest are urged to be vigilant with campfires due to hot, dry conditions. Drown any campfires fully when leaving; remember that fireworks are prohibited in the forest.
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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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