Garfield County

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    School quarantines take a toll

    By James Steindler

    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… 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 →

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    BOCC buttons up final 2021 agenda

    By James Steindler

    The Garfield Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meetings are available on the Garfield County website for those who wish to view the meetings in their entirety. Following are but a few highlights from the Dec. 20 regular meeting. 

    DHS approvals

    Department of Human Services (DHS) Director… read more →

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    Preserving history and filling bellies

    By James Steindler

    The Garfield Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) had their first regular meeting of the month and addressed a plethora of agenda items. As a reminder, all BOCC meetings are available to stream during or after the fact on the county’s website: www.garfield-county.com

    At the Dec. 6 meeting,… read more →

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    GarCo Report: What in the census?!

    By James Steindler

    Following roll call and the pledge of allegiance, Commissioner Tom Jankovsky congratulated the Roaring Fork Rams soccer team for bringing home the state championship trophy. 

    2020 census

    Subsequently, Community Development Director Sheryl Bower introduced Colorado State Demographer Elizabeth Garner who presented trends based on the recent… read more →

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    GarCo report: Bracing for 2022

    By James Steindler

    The Garfield County Commissioners tackled yet another week’s agenda. As a reminder, all public meetings are available to stream online, during or after-the-fact, at https://www.garfield-county.com/

    COVID update

    For this month’s COVID update, Garfield County Public Health Director Yvonne Longread more →

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    Industrial businesses support Carbondale economy

    By James Steindler

    Tucked within the nooks and crannies of Carbondale, light industrial operations persist. While these businesses miss out on the window-shopping foot traffic characteristic of downtown, you can easily find their addresses online or — dare we say — the Yellow Pages. read more →

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    GarCo report: Valley Meals fights for funding

    By James Steindler

    Once the Garfield County commissioners meeting commenced on Oct. 18, Mary Kenyon with Valley Meals and More, based in Carbondale, addressed the board.

    Valley Meals and More serves hot meals from local restaurants to roughly 100 senior citizens at their homesread more →

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    P&Z mulls “Downtown North” land-use changes

    By Ken Pletcher

    Since early this year, the Carbondale Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) has worked closely with consulting firm Cushing Terrell (CT) to update the Town’s 2013 Comprehensive Plan (Comp Plan). Five components of the plan were identified for review, one of which was the plot of industrial land… read more →

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    Hardwick Bridge to welcome back foot traffic

    By Dyana Z. Furmansky

    Hardwick Bridge is not falling down, but it definitely needs new decking and side railings to safely carry pedestrians and bicyclists across the Roaring Fork River. This iron truss bridge, located north of the Iron Bridge and West Bank subdivisions, was erectedread more →