Election results

In unofficial 2019 Coordinated Election results, all local ballot questions and issues passed. Statewide, Proposition CC failed, and Proposition DD appears to have passed by a close margin, although the state is still updating results.
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No criminal violation found in Rifle, CO officer-involved shooting
November 5, 2019 - The 9th Judicial District Attorney's Office has concluded that no officer committed a criminal violation during an officer involved shooting August 5, 2019, and that it will not file any formal criminal charges arising from the shooting. A formal DA Review Letter provides a thorough explanation of the decision: DA letter of review-|

The 9th Judicial Critical Incident Team agencies participating in the investigation include: Garfield County Sheriff's Office, Glenwood Springs Police Department, Carbondale Police Department, Garfield County Coroner's Office, Aspen Police Department, Pitkin County Sheriff's Office, Investigators of the Office of the District Attorney-9th Judicial District, Snowmass Village Police Department, and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. The 9th Judicial Critical Incident Team had provided the investigation file to the Office of the District Attorney - 9th Judicial District for review, for a formal decision as to whether any violation of criminal law occurred, and to determine whether formal criminal charges should be filed.

November 6, 2019 - Rifle Police Department press release-|

Two Rivers Park closure
Sept. 24 - Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs is closed for riverfront improvements on through April, 2020.
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Weed Advisory Board
Garfield County is seeking volunteers to serve on the county's Noxious Weed Advisory Board. The board meets quarterly, and the terms are for three years. Letters of interest are due by Jan. 10, 2020, by 5 p.m.
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Noxious weed calendar
The 2020 Weeds of Garfield County calendar is available. The free calendar features stunning images of county landscapes and residents, and information about various noxious weeds.
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Veterans Day
All Garfield County offices of elected officials and county departments will be closed Monday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day. Staff functions that serve the community in emergency capacities will remain in operation.
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Ten Tips classes
This free class teaches parents 10 tips they should know to protect their children from sexual abuse. The classes take place on Nov. 20 in Parachute and on Nov. 21 in Rifle.
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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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  Watches, warnings and advisories
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