Garfield County

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    Land and water woes

    The Garfield County Commissioners began their public meeting on Monday, Aug. 15, by issuing a letter to the acting director of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Heather Dugan, requesting answers to a list of questions regarding the process by which Sweetwater Lake became Colorado’s 43rd state park.

    Sweetwater Lake is owned… read more →

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    Judge Paul Metzger sets precedent of fairness

    Judge Paul Metzger has served as the county court judge for the Ninth Judicial District since 2003 and is preparing to step down Oct. 1. 

    Metzger was born on a naval base in Whidbey Island, Washington, where his father was a flier with the Navy.read more →

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    Shaping the future of wellness in Garfield County

    On Monday afternoon, in a Third Street Center board room, Carbondale citizens were given the rare opportunity to directly voice the concerns of their community to Garfield County’s department of public health (GCPH). This was organized as the fifth in a series of six focus groups, each held across the… read more →

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    GarCo report: Bear and water preparation

    Bear aware 
    Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Glenwood Springs District wildlife manager Matt Yamashita and assistant area wildlife manager Darren Chacon asked the commissioners to sign a letter in support of a regional funding effort to mitigate human and black bear encounters. 

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    Celebrating 50 years and new contract: Garfield County Senior Nutrition Program

    Come for the food, and stay for the company — the Department of Human Services’s (DHS) senior lunches are back on in eastern Garfield County.

    Since 1972, the DHS’s Senior Nutrition Program (SNP) has focused on creating meaningful connections and healthy meals for seniors around theread more →

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    GarCo Dems seek Latino outreach director

    Garfield County Democrats have high hopes for a new Latino outreach campaign. The campaign is based on former Georgia state representative and voting rights activist Stacy Abrams’ New Georgia Project for organizing Black voters in the state.

    At a Zoom fundraiser on Dec. 15, 2021, Democrat and community organizer Beatriz… read more →

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    GarCo report: The highs and lows of Garfield County governance

    The Garfield Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) took six and a half hours to address the Jan. 17 agenda. For the recording of the entire meeting, visit: www.garfield-county.com 

    COVID update

    The county’s newly-appointed director of public health, Josh Williams, appeared for his first Board of… read more →

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    Jean Alberico tallies up the years

    By David Rummel

    Jean Alberico is the longtime Garfield County Clerk, and she’s going to miss the job. 

    “I’ve loved this job from the get-go because there is so much interaction with the public,” she says. 

    But, after 40 yearsread more →

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    School quarantines take a toll

    The first hour of the Garfield Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Monday, Jan. 10, was taken up by one public comment item not on the agenda: school quarantines. 

    Jill Edinger is a parent of three. She appeared with two other parents of children who attend St. Stephens… read more →

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    Omicron surges through the Valley

    Omicron, the prevailing COVID-19 variant of concern, was first identified in South Africa in late November. Within weeks, it was detected in Colorado and by Dec. 15 had arrived in Garfield County. Days later, on Dec. 20, Pitkin County reported its first case of Omicron, with a vaccinated individual testing… read more →