Amy Hadden Marsh

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    GarCo Report: Airport tug-o-war, Trout Unlimited request delayed

    Garfield County Commissioners (BOCC) met at 9am in Rifle Monday at the Sheriff’s annex near the Rifle Garfield County Airport (RIL). The airport was one of the longer discussions during one of this year’s shorter meetings.

    Commissioners approved the revised 2023 Airport Development guidelines and thenread more →

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    GarCo Report: Local dogs and cats win big, fireworks are banned and the courthouse is too cold

    Sometimes funding request grants from the Garfield County Commissioners are like an awards ceremony. “And the winner is!” This time local dogs and cats won big. The commissioners approved Colorado Animal Rescue’s (CARE) request of $230,000 to continue its work.

    Wes Boyd, CARE director, and programread more →

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    CPW ups compensation for livestock killed by wolves

    “We’re nervous. We’re scared,” Meeker resident Ann Marie Scritchfield told the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission at a public meeting in Rifle earlier this month. Scritchfield is the owner/operator of Sable Mountain Outfitters, a 24-year, family-run business in Rio Blanco County. 

    Scritchfield joined close to 300 ranchers, outfitters, ecologists,… read more →

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    GarCo Report: Needle exchanges, free clothes and a civics lesson

    Garfield County Commissioners’ Monday agenda was full — five hours worth of topics, including a liquor license transfer for Rifle Fireside Lanes, fee waiver requests for events at the county fairgrounds, approval of the consent agenda, program updates and a raft of discretionary fund and nonprofit fund requests.

    Andrea Palm-Porter… read more →

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    GarCo Report: Staff thanks Alberico; public hearing regarding proposed subdivision on old Ascendigo property coming up

    “Jean, you are a leader,” proclaimed Michelle Davies, administrative assistant to the Garfield County Clerk and Recorder, at the Jan. 9 Garfield County Commissioners meeting. It was the last time Democrat Jean Alberico would take her seat alongside the board before Republican Jackie Harmon steps in.

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    Re-United for Thompson Divide

    Despite the efforts of Colorado Senators Michael Bennett and John Hickenlooper and Colorado Congressman Joe Neguse (D-CO-2), the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Economy (CORE) Act, which would have protected the Thompson Divide from new natural gas leasing in perpetuity as well as Camp Hale and other landscapes in Colorado,read more →

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    GarCo Report: Trails, water, Senator Joe Manchin and a changing of the guard

    Garfield County Commissioners had a busy agenda for their final regular meeting of 2022.

    The meeting kicked off with introductions of Bentley Henderson, new deputy county manager, and Jackie Harmon, county clerk and recorder-elect.

    A celebration for Jean Alberico, who is retiring after 40read more →

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    Uinta Basin Railway meets opposition in Glenwood Springs

    Oil producers want to quadruple the amount of fracked waxy crude that comes out of Utah’s Uinta Basin. Between 80,000 and 90,000 barrels per day are currently trucked to refineries in Salt Lake City, but refinery production there is capped due to air pollution on the Wasatch more →

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    Uinta Basin Railway encuentra oposición en Glenwood

    Traducción por Dolores Duarte

    Los productores de petróleo quieren cuadruplicar la cantidad de crudo ceroso de fracturación hidráulica que sale de la cuenca Uinta de Utah. Actualmente se transportan en camión entre 80,000 y 90,000 barriles diarios a las refinerías de Salt Lake City, pero su producción está limitada por… read more →

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    Commissioners approve new subdivision near CMC

    Editor’s note: The Sopris Sun is proud to return to regular Garfield County coverage. Better yet, ace reporter Amy Hadden Marsh will be on the beat. If you would like to help us underwrite this feature in 2023, contact

    On Monday, the Garfield County Commissioners unanimously voted to approve… read more →