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Garfield County's website

A new look online —

Colorado is a stunning place to live and visit. Conveying the beauty of the nearly two million acres of rugged alpine to desert panoramas that make up western Colorado’s Garfield County is best left to the sharpest of photographers.  We start the site with John Fielder’s image on our home page. Fielder captured the warmth and serenity of winters in the White River National Forest following what was probably a powerful blizzard that left snow stacked on every limb and filled every nook for miles around.

White River National Forest - copyright John Fielder

White River National Forest — John Fielder

To present a picture of what the whole of Garfield County looks like, we have decorated the home pages for each of Garfield County’s departments with incredible images from four of Garfield County’s professional photographers.  Ryan Mackley, Scot Gerdes, Bob Boylan and Katie Haefner have captured wonderful winter scenes across the county. Look through our department pages available from dropdown menus under the word “Colorado” at the top of any page, and learn more about Garfield County along the way.

This website will deliver news, events and, as always, county operations information for the benefit of our citizens. The next element to be added is a full-featured calendar with mobile news and weather information for our meetings. Also coming shortly is a robust search to make finding elements on the site easier. Take advantage of the topic menu at the top to find things from a cross-section of our departments.

We have simply transferred information from our last website and will now build increased content with daily updates from across the county. This site is a tool for Garfield County employees to help our community live and do business here, and it is exciting to have a new platform to provide the information that our citizens need!

Charles Zelenka
IT Director, Garfield County

New Garfield County website pages


John Fielder
"I think Colorado, where it is difficult to make a bad photograph, is the most beautiful place on Earth. From plains to foothills to Rocky Mountains to western slope river canyons, there is something for everyone. To that diversity add four seasons, and one realizes how lucky we all are to live, play, and work in Colorado. May we always protect these places for the sake of our economy and ecology, and our personal health and well-being, our children and theirs."
John Fielder,
Nature Photographer
Bio photo by Craig McNeil

About John Fielder:
John Fielder is a nationally renowned nature photographer, publisher, teacher, and preservationist. In 1981 he founded Westcliffe Publishers, one of the nation's largest publishers of nature books and calendars. A former department store executive who turned an avocation into a career, he is the photographer of 39 exhibit format books, guidebooks, and children's books, most about his adopted state of Colorado.

Fielder has worked tirelessly to promote the protection of Colorado's open space and wildlands. His photography has influenced people and legislation earning him recognition including the Sierra Club's Ansel Adams Award, the University of Denver's Daniel L. Ritchie Award, and the Distinguished Service Award from the University of Colorado. He was an original governor-appointed member of the lottery-related Board of Great Outdoors Colorado, and speaks to thousands of people each year to rally support for timely land-use and environmental issues.

Garfield County Administration
108 8th Street, Suite 101
Glenwood Springs, CO  81601

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