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Ballots mailed

Ballots for the 2018 general election were mailed to active voters in Garfield County on Oct. 15. Voters should contact the clerk and recorder's office if they haven't received their ballots by Oct. 22.
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FIRE INFORMATION


Upper Colorado River Fire Management UnitFirefighters responding to wildfire north of Sweetwater Lake
Oct.1 18, 5:26 p.m.; Upper Colorado River Fire Management Unit - Engines, firefighters and a helicopter are responding to an active wildfire burning north of Sweetwater Lake on the Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District in Garfield County. The Johnny Myers Fire was called in late in the morning on Oct. 18. Three engines and a helicopter are on scene and actively responding. The helicopter is conducting water bucket drops to slow and check fire spread while firefighters on the ground are working to establish an anchor point to begin perimeter control. Additional crews are expected to arrive tomorrow.

“Fuel conditions are extremely variable across the District,” said Rick Truex, acting Eagle-Holy Cross District Ranger. “While snow is visible at high elevations, there is still potential for fire at lower elevations. We are asking the public and hunters to avoid the area while firefighters work to suppress this fire.”

Closures: No evacuations or closures are in place at this time, however public is asked to avoid the area.
Smoke: Smoke may be visible from the Colorado River Road.
No Fly Zone: Aerial operations are ongoing. Please refrain from flying drones in the area. Remember, if you fly, we can’t. 


Fire restrictions lifted in Garfield County

All fire restrictions have been lifted throughout Garfield County, including on all state and federal lands. Recent precipitation and cooler temperatures have reduced fire danger, though permits are still required to burn slash or leaves.
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Fireworks use ban
Fireworks use ban
Possession and use of fireworks for Garfield County in 2018
On June 11, 2018, the Garfield County Board of Commissioners banned, by Ordinance 1018-1, the ignition of all fireworks in unincorporated Garfield County; including all state and private lands, whether the fireworks are legal or illegal. The ban is in effect until the “end of fire season,” as determined by the Garfield County Sheriff.

Legal fireworks
are fine to purchase or possess, even when Stage I or Stage II fire restrictions have been established. It is the use of those fireworks which is currently illegal in unincorporated Garfield County (i.e. outside of the various municipal city limits; please check with each municipality for any restrictions they may have).

Possible penalties: This ordinance states that anyone violating this ordinance shall be subject to all surcharges set forth in § 30-15-402, C. R. S., as amended, and shall pay a fine of not more than $1,000.00 for each separate violation
Understand - Due to this ordinance, at this time, even the normally legal fireworks are illegal to ignite.

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Burn permits

Burn permit restrictions

No open burning is allowed without a permit; contact your local fire department to request a burn permit.
Fire safety - evacuation preparation from Garfield County on Vimeo.


Sheriff's office warns against phone scams
October 9 - Phone scams are being reported in Garfield County and beyond. Residents are reminded to remain vigilant in light of these scams, and to report suspicious activity. Never give out personal information, or bank or credit card information to a caller.
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2019 proposed budget
2019 proposed budget
Garfield County has unveiled its proposed budget for 2019. This includes a balanced operating budget, and a projected increase in revenues of more than $2 million over 2018.
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FMLD grants
FMLD grant awards
Garfield County Federal Mineral Lease District has announced nearly $1.2 million in grant awards for the fall cycle. The spring 2019 grant cycle begins in February.
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trail support
Trail support
Garfield County has applied for a Colorado Safe Routes to School grant that will help create a proposed 1.4-mile trail connecting the Riverview School to local trail systems, and neighborhoods.
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2019 Fair dates set
2019 Fair dates set
The dates for the 2019 Garfield County Fair and Rodeo have been set, and the Board of County Commissioners has appointed a new royalty coordinator, and is welcoming back last year's open class exhibits chair.
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