Garfield County

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    Scuttlebutt / Community Calendar - April 15, 2021

    GarCo coverage
    It may appear ironic that the week after The Sopris Sun began regular coverage of Garfield’s Board of County Commissioners meetings, the county’s streaming service ceased to function properly this week. Until a recording of the April 12 meeting is recovered, or secretarial minutes are completed (and… read more →

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    Introducing: regular BOCC coverage

    The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meets regularly on the first three Mondays of each month. During these meetings, the commissioners consider requests brought by the public and various institutions throughout the county. The requests often come down to funding which the commissioners have the authority to approve… read more →

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    Legislature considers county health boards bill

    A proposed bill was introduced to Colorado’s House of Representatives that would restrict active county commissioners from serving concurrently on county health boards. This is significant for Garfield County’s Board of Health (BOH) which solely consists of the three county commissioners.

    House Bill (HB) 21-1115 was introduced on Feb.… read more →

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    Solar power initiative brought to Garfield County

    On March 1, Garfield Clean Energy (GCE) kicked off Solarize Garfield County (Solarize), a three-month initiative intended to increase the number of residences in Garfield County utilizing solar power generation. The Solarize program is a component of GCE’s overall objectives of increasing energy production from renewable resources, increasing energy efficiency… read more →

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    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - March 18, 2021

    Cowboy Up

    Cowboy Up Carbondale is accepting applications for this year’s event beneficiary. Applicants must be a 501c3 and be able to provide volunteers that support their organization. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2021. For more info, contact Erin Bassett at 970-309-3319 or ebassett@masonmorse.com

     

    Nordic Champs

    Roaring… read more →

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    Communities disagree over land use

    Overview
    In its bucolic setting, Missouri Heights rises over 1,000 feet above the valley floor. It’s a place without much noise or light pollution; home to ranches, farms, small residential subdivisions and equestrian facilities.
    Presently, Garfield County is reviewing plans by Ascendigo Autism Services for a 126-acre recreation/education… read more →

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    Avanzan vacunas en el condado de Garfield

    Publicado originalmente en inglés el 13 de enero, 2021

    Traducción por Jacquelinne Castro

    El programa de vacunación del condado de Garfield está avanzando más rápido. Dos potenciales vacunas vitales están aquí y acordando a Carrie Godes, una  especialista de salud del Condado de Garfield,… read more →

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    Vaccines roll out

    The Garfield County COVID-19 vaccination program is moving ahead and picking up speed. Two potentially life-saving vaccines are here and, according to Carrie Godes, Garfield County public health specialist, “We are getting more vials of the medication every several weeks with a mix of both the Pfizer and… read more →

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    Local and county officials urge pandemic compliance

    Roberta McGowan
    Sopris Sun Staff

    As Garfield County struggles to contain the pandemic, both the public health department and the Carbondale Police are determined to convince everyone to respect the ordinances and guidelines now in place.

    Police Chief Kirk Wilson said, “We respond to calls…

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