2019 Employee Appreciation Picnic

Thursday staffing

Many Garfield County offices will be closed or lightly staffed on Thursday, June 27, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Glenwood Springs and 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Rifle, for the annual employee appreciation picnic.
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Structure fire in Carbondale
June 25 - A fire at an upholstery shop on Highway 82 in Carbondale was extinguished quickly by firefighters from the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District. Damage to the structure is significant.

Glenwood Canyon Xcel contruction closures
May 30 - To update the electric transmission and distribution grid in the region, Xcel Energy will be replace and repair power poles this summer in Glenwood Canyon and other areas within the White River National Forest.
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Hantavirus precautions
A case of hantavirus in northeast Colorado prompted a reminder to take precautions against exposure. The potentially fatal respiratory disease is carried by deer mice.

home buyers
Homebuyer support
Garfield County has authorized CHFA to utilize $3.15 million in private activity bond capacity to help first-time homebuyers and qualified veterans purchase a single-family home.
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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.

Lova trail
LoVa support letter
Garfield County is backing a local effort to acquire FLAP funding toward the design, engineering, and construction of the proposed 8.5-mile South Canyon Lower Valley Trail.
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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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