DHS honored by state Department of Human Services employees were honored in April with C-Stat awards for their outstanding work in helping local families gain access to needed resources, including food and cash assistance. State honors DHS-|
Four mumps cases reported in Garfield County April 12 - Garfield County Public Health is investigating four reported mumps cases in county residents. The cases all involve adults and stem from the same initial exposure. press release
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.
2017 Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan survey-|
PUD text amendment
The Board of County Commissioners approved a text amendment to the Battlement Mesa PUD guide creating a new zone district that allows small injection wells as a special use. The change allows an application process.
Garfield County is inviting residents to pull two highly invasive noxious weeds - myrtle and cypress spurge - through June 30. Both are non-native plants, with sap that can irritate the skin, so gloves are recommended.
Garfield County strives to promote health, prevent disease, and ensure all residents have access to resources that help them achieve optimal health, safety, and well-being. This creates a healthier place to live, work, and play.
December 6 - Garfield County Commissioner Tom Jankovsky has been appointed to the Bureau of Land Management's citizen-based Northwest Resource Advisory Council. The appointment was announced December 6. appointments-| NW RAC-|
Garfield County -
NEW ENERGY IN THE WILD WEST: This is the official website of Garfield County government in west central Colorado. The county covers nearly two million acres, ranging from rugged alpine mountains to high mountain desert plateaus - about 60% public lands. Home to approximately 58,000 people, Garfield County boasts incredible outdoor adventures, a premier seasonal climate and has major rail, interstate and air access. Industries include energy development, tourism, ranching and farming. demographics-|