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The Smoking Gun
Thong-Clad Driver Was Covered In Vaselinenotes that a porno magazine was atop the passenger seat. After initiating a ve
The Smoking Gun / Posted 6 hours ago
notes that a porno magazine was atop the passenger seat. After initiating a vehicle stop last Sunday afternoon in Enid, a Garfield County Sheriff's Office deputy approached the car and spotted "a nearly naked white male driver" behind the... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Courts to sponsor training sessions on civil casesat the Mesa County Central Services Building, 125 N. Spruce St. ■ Glenwood Spr
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 19 hours ago
at the Mesa County Central Services Building, 125 N. Spruce St. ■ Glenwood Springs: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Garfield County Courthouse, 109 Eighth St. ■ Montrose County: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Montrose County Justice Center,... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Glenwood’s 27th St. bridge project gets $500KSprings' plans to replace the 27th Street bridge after the new Grand Avenue bri
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted yesterday
Springs' plans to replace the 27th Street bridge after the new Grand Avenue bridge is completed got a big boost from the Garfield County Federal Mineral Lease District this week. A $500,000 award toward the project to replace the bridge was the... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Old wells provide steady stream of plugging workwells, in times past those requirements were as little as $500. Earlier this ye
The Daily Sentinel / Posted yesterday
wells, in times past those requirements were as little as $500. Earlier this year, the state plugged a domestic well in Garfield County that had a $5,000 bond that the state was able to collect from the homeowners who most recently owned the... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
New Castle adds to trail networkOutdoor recreation remains a focus for every Garfield County town. New Castle i
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted yesterday
Outdoor recreation remains a focus for every Garfield County town. New Castle is ready to open its newest trail, an attraction that residents have been looking to use for some time. On Saturday, residents, town officials and biking enthusiasts of... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Local Briefs, Oct. 21, 2017a judge,” a news release said. Volunteer lawyers and others will teach at thes
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
a judge,” a news release said. Volunteer lawyers and others will teach at these sessions: ■ 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Oct. 26, Garfield County, 109 Eighth St., Glenwood Springs ■ 9 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. Oct. 26, Mesa County, 125 N. Spruce St., Grand... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Crime Briefs: ‘You in the suitcase, show me your hands’Searching the apartment of a wanted 48-year-old man suspected to be a member of
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 2 days ago
Searching the apartment of a wanted 48-year-old man suspected to be a member of the California Crips street gang, Garfield County authorities found him hiding in a pink suitcase. This was not, however, their first contact with the man. Parachute... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Enviros protest lease auctions for gas drillingof planned auctions. The organizations are protesting the leases of 22,038 acr
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
of planned auctions. The organizations are protesting the leases of 22,038 acres in Mesa County and nearly 5,000 acres in Garfield County. An auction is scheduled in December. Threats to the climate should be taken into account, the WildEarth... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Auto use tax asked of New Castle voterstax collected when New Castle residents purchase a new or used vehicle that req
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 2 days ago
tax collected when New Castle residents purchase a new or used vehicle that requires registration. New Castle is the only Garfield County community that does not currently collect this tax, which is projected to raise $330,000 annually for the... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
1,200 signed up for Rifle career expo next weekvalley is so large we needed to do one in the upper and lower valley because of
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 2 days ago
valley is so large we needed to do one in the upper and lower valley because of the number of students." “Our approach at Garfield County School District 16 is for every student to engage in an authentic education experience that will lead to... Read more
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FOX 31 Denver
Man wanted on several warrants found by police hiding in suitcase in Parachuteafter he was found hiding in a suitcase, the Parachute Police Department said.
FOX 31 Denver / Posted 3 days ago
after he was found hiding in a suitcase, the Parachute Police Department said. On Oct. 13, officers and members of the Garfield County Threat Assessment Group went to the last known address of Nathaniel Arlington, 48. They made contact with a... Read more
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Aspen Daily News
With legal baggage, man tried to hide in luggage, cops saychildren who were simply playing hide-and-seek may have aided in the arrest of
Aspen Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
children who were simply playing hide-and-seek may have aided in the arrest of Nathaniel Arlington, 48, said Walt Stowe, Garfield County sheriff’s deputy and spokesman. On Oct. 13, the sheriff’s office threat assessment group (TAG) and Parachute... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Blotter: Oct. 20, 2017Man found in suitcase A suspected gang member was arrested last week after Gar
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 3 days ago
Man found in suitcase A suspected gang member was arrested last week after Garfield County law enforcement officers found him hiding in a suitcase, according to a press release. Investigators with the Garfield County Threat Assessment Group and... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Silt house fire displaces family of fourtwo engines, three tenders for water shuttle operations and a stand-by ambulanc
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 4 days ago
two engines, three tenders for water shuttle operations and a stand-by ambulance, according to a press release. The Garfield County Sheriff's Office deputies along with the Victim Response Team responded to the scene. The home was engulfed... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Tax is considered the last chance for some historical societiesGarfield County's historical societies say a proposed tax increase is their las
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 4 days ago
Garfield County's historical societies say a proposed tax increase is their last shot at sustainable funding that will safeguard their futures. On the Nov. 7 ballot, seven of the county's historical societies and museums are asking voters to approve... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Towns in Garfield County 
get grants for mineral leasesTowns in Garfield County get grants for mineral leases Several communities in
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
Towns in Garfield County get grants for mineral leases Several communities in Garfield County were awarded more than $1.3 million in grants for various projects thanks to the county’s Federal Mineral Lease District. The district announced its fall... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Research your family’s roots during Family Heritage Monthcan remember. Uncovering the mystery of your personal history can be a daunting
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 4 days ago
can remember. Uncovering the mystery of your personal history can be a daunting, seemingly out-of-reach challenge. The Garfield County Libraries have many resources to help you take small steps to unearthing details on that elusive... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
October 18, 2017Corners region, or our own Piceance Basin in Western Colorado, we continue to b
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 5 days ago
Corners region, or our own Piceance Basin in Western Colorado, we continue to be plagued with ozone pollution. On average Garfield County is meeting national ambient air quality standards. But all it takes is one air inversion to shroud us in the... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Raids on marijuana grow houses often find Chinese ‘farmers’ insideis another state where police have arrested Chinese nationals in pot house bust
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 6 days ago
is another state where police have arrested Chinese nationals in pot house busts, including in far-flung locations, such as Garfield County in Colorado’s northwest corner. Last year, Garfield Sheriff Lou Vallario and his deputies descended on an... Read more
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Craig Daily Press
Dave Wallace: Local tax comparisonMeasure 2A passes) County property tax rate 0.36 percent — Routt County 0.32
Craig Daily Press / Posted 6 days ago
Measure 2A passes) County property tax rate 0.36 percent — Routt County 0.32 percent — Rio Blanco County 0.37 percent — Garfield County 0.46 percent — Mesa County 0.42 percent — Moffat County 0.45 percent — Moffat County (if Referred Measure... Read more
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Island Packet
Raids on pot grow houses finding more Chinese nationals, mysterious financingChinese suspects in recent raids on indoor pot farms. But raids have also taken
Island Packet / Posted 6 days ago
Chinese suspects in recent raids on indoor pot farms. But raids have also taken place in more far-flung locations, such as Garfield County in Colorado’s northwest corner. Last year, Garfield Sheriff Lou Vallario and his deputies descended on an... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Raids on pot grow houses finding more Chinese nationals, mysterious financingChinese suspects in recent raids on indoor pot farms. But raids have also taken
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 6 days ago
Chinese suspects in recent raids on indoor pot farms. But raids have also taken place in more far-flung locations, such as Garfield County in Colorado’s northwest corner. Last year, Garfield Sheriff Lou Vallario and his deputies descended on an... Read more
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The Aspen Times
Tax is considered the last chance for some Garfield County historical societiesGarfield County’s historical societies say a proposed tax increase is their las
The Aspen Times / Posted 6 days ago
Garfield County’s historical societies say a proposed tax increase is their last shot at sustainable funding that will safeguard their futures. On the Nov. 7 ballot, seven of the county’s historical societies and museums are asking voters to approve... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Shrull: RPI, big games are the new focal pointBears will play in Rifle. Both teams still have to take care of business over
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
Bears will play in Rifle. Both teams still have to take care of business over the next two weeks, and Rifle has a tough Garfield County rivalry game against Glenwood Springs (4-3) on Oct. 27. The Demons currently sit at No. 22 in the... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
LoVa hoping to connect Glenwood Springs to New Castlealong Interstate 70 from Glenwood Springs to beyond Parachute. While the projec
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 6 days ago
along Interstate 70 from Glenwood Springs to beyond Parachute. While the project remains on the shelves, on Monday the Garfield County Board of County Commissioners agreed to match up to $30,000 for the planning of the design of the LoVa Trail... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Ballots mailed out today for Nov. 7 electionBallots for the Nov. 7 mail election go out today in Garfield County, as voters
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 6 days ago
Ballots for the Nov. 7 mail election go out today in Garfield County, as voters prepare to decide on a range of regional and local tax issues and one Colorado Mountain College board seat. In the lone contested race for the CMC board, Parachute... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Prescribed burn planned near Cottonwood Passwithin the next few days to conduct the Cattle Creek prescribed burn. Smoke is
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 6 days ago
within the next few days to conduct the Cattle Creek prescribed burn. Smoke is expected to be visible from Carbondale, in Garfield County; Basalt in Pitkin County; and the towns of El Jebel, Gypsum and Eagle in Eagle County. Residents are asked... Read more
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Summit Daily News
Gypsum woman hangs herself at Garfield County Jail in Glenwood SpringsThe 34-year-old woman who was found hanged using thermal underwear at the Garfi
Summit Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
The 34-year-old woman who was found hanged using thermal underwear at the Garfield County Jail on Thursday and was later pronounced dead at Valley View Hospital has been identified by the Coroner's Office as Sarah Maillet of Gypsum. Maillet’s... Read more
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Vail Daily
Gypsum woman hangs herself at Garfield County Jail in Glenwood SpringsThe 34-year-old woman who was found hanged using thermal underwear at the Garfi
Vail Daily / Posted 8 days ago
The 34-year-old woman who was found hanged using thermal underwear at the Garfield County Jail on Thursday and was later pronounced dead at Valley View Hospital has been identified by the Coroner’s Office as Sarah Maillet of Gypsum. Maillet's... Read more
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Aspen Daily News
Elders, the law and lifeCounty, the number of seniors rose from 11.5 percent of the population to 17 pe
Aspen Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
County, the number of seniors rose from 11.5 percent of the population to 17 percent, U.S. Census Bureau numbers show. In Garfield County, the demographic during those years rose from 8.4 percent to 12 percent. “Senior issues in the whole United... Read more
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Aspen Daily News
Elders, the law and lifeCounty, the number of seniors rose from 11.5 percent of the population to 17 pe
Aspen Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
County, the number of seniors rose from 11.5 percent of the population to 17 percent, U.S. Census Bureau numbers show. In Garfield County, the demographic during those years rose from 8.4 percent to 12 percent. “Senior issues in the whole United... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Garfield County child welfare work wins high praise in national reviewGarfield County's child welfare division got some big recognition recently when
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 8 days ago
Garfield County's child welfare division got some big recognition recently when it was called out by a federal review team for setting the bar for the nation. Each year the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Children's Bureau has a team... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Western Garfield tax receipts outpace GlenwoodWestern Garfield County has outperformed Glenwood Springs and Carbondale in sal
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 8 days ago
Western Garfield County has outperformed Glenwood Springs and Carbondale in sales tax revenue growth so far this year. With county unemployment at just 2.4 percent, according to the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, the tax receipts may... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Weekly calendar2, Oct. 15, 2017Shop, 3090 N. 12th St., 985-4551, 243-2467. Fireside Book Club, 2 p.m., third
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 8 days ago
Shop, 3090 N. 12th St., 985-4551, 243-2467. Fireside Book Club, 2 p.m., third Tuesday of each month, Parachute Branch, Garfield County Libraries, 244 Grand Ave., Parachute, visit the library or call 285-9870 for this month’s selection. Western... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Veterans coalition, CASA get new shared homeA pair of good causes in Garfield County is getting a new home in downtown Glen
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 9 days ago
A pair of good causes in Garfield County is getting a new home in downtown Glenwood Springs. On Monday the Garfield County Commissioners approved leases for the Western Slope Veterans Coalition, the county veterans official and CASA of the Ninth,... Read more
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CBS Denver
Inmate Hangs Herself In Cell At Western Colorado Jail(AP) — Authorities say an inmate who hanged herself in a western Colorado jail
CBS Denver / Posted 9 days ago
(AP) — Authorities say an inmate who hanged herself in a western Colorado jail died soon after she arrived at a hospital. Garfield County sheriff’s officials say the 34-year-old woman, whose name has not been released, used her thermal underwear... Read more
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Aspen Daily News
Female inmate dies after hanging herself in Garfield County Jail cellA female inmate died Thursday after she hanged herself in the Garfield County J
Aspen Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
A female inmate died Thursday after she hanged herself in the Garfield County Jail. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an internal investigation into the death of the woman, whose name has not been released. A jail deputy found the... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Crime Briefs: Two juveniles arrested in Carbondale vehicle theftIt is yet to be seen whether the truck owner will press charges in the vehicle
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 9 days ago
It is yet to be seen whether the truck owner will press charges in the vehicle theft. Recommended Stories For You Back in Garfield County after being apprehended by authorities in Oregon, murder suspect Michael Francis Montgomery made his first... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Inmate kills herself at Garfield jailat Garfield jailIncumbent 'couldn't ignore the needs;' challenger wants middle
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 9 days ago
at Garfield jailIncumbent 'couldn't ignore the needs;' challenger wants middle school repaired A female inmate at the Garfield County Jail took her life Thursday by hanging herself with clothing, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Project PACK collecting donations throughout October for kids in crisisinclude essentials such as clothes and toiletries. After three years of supply
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 9 days ago
include essentials such as clothes and toiletries. After three years of supplying hundreds of backpacks through the Garfield County Sheriff's Office and River Bridge Regional Center, Project PACK is expanding into schools. All 11 schools in... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Live Like a Local: Symphony in the Valley conductor shares his favorite food, drink and shopping around the county2001, and he's served as the organization's conductor for four years. We asked
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 9 days ago
2001, and he's served as the organization's conductor for four years. We asked Thompson to share his favorite places in Garfield County. And hey, you've got an opportunity to check out one of those favorites — SITV — during its fall concert... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Garfield Jail inmate hangs herself Thursday eveningA 34-year-old woman who was an inmate at the Garfield County jail hanged hersel
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 9 days ago
A 34-year-old woman who was an inmate at the Garfield County jail hanged herself with thermal underwear Thursday evening, the first suicide at the jail since 2009, according to the sheriff's office. The woman was classified as minimum risk and was... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Garfield County inmate commits suicideA 34-year-old woman who was an inmate at the Garfield County jail hanged hersel
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 10 days ago
A 34-year-old woman who was an inmate at the Garfield County jail hanged herself with thermal underwear Thursday evening, the first suicide at the jail since 2009, according to the sheriff’s office. The woman was classified as minimum risk and was... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Mineral lease district takes advantage of investment lawRepublican Rep. Yeulin Willett and Sen. Ray Scott, doesn’t obligate the FML boa
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 10 days ago
Republican Rep. Yeulin Willett and Sen. Ray Scott, doesn’t obligate the FML board to use it. Such is the case for the Garfield County FML District. Gregg Rippy, president of that panel, said his board might use the law to help finance larger... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Blotter, Oct. 13, 2017and prohibited use of weapons Monday. ■ Someone stole a vehicle from the 2900
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 10 days ago
and prohibited use of weapons Monday. ■ Someone stole a vehicle from the 2900 block of View Drive on Tuesday. According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office: ■ Amilcar Argueta-Castillo, 42, is accused of driving under the influence Th... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Amy Barr joins LIFT-UP as executive directorService Center in Glenwood Springs, where she was the organization's business m
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 10 days ago
Service Center in Glenwood Springs, where she was the organization's business manager. She continues to serve on the Garfield County Human Services Commission. "LIFT-UP is excited to have Amy lead LIFT-UP's efforts to serve our neighbors in... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Divert your hazardous waste in Carbondale on Saturdaysoil with fall leaves. Participants who bring their own container will also get
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 11 days ago
soil with fall leaves. Participants who bring their own container will also get free compost. Glenwood Springs and Garfield County also host hazardous waste days. Glenwood's event is typically held around Earth Day, in April, while the... Read more
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Havre Daily News
Montana Farmers Union to hold 102nd Annual Conventionof a panel discussion featuring Dick Brown of the Montana Hospital Association;
Havre Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
of a panel discussion featuring Dick Brown of the Montana Hospital Association; Sarah Nordlund, director of nursing for the Garfield County Health Center in Jordan; and Beth Ann Carter with the Montana Office of Rural Health. The panel will be... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
State hopes for luck on Hwy. 13A chain-up area and passing lanes would be installed for the climb north of Rif
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 12 days ago
A chain-up area and passing lanes would be installed for the climb north of Rifle, and wildlife underpasses are planned in Garfield County. Dave Eller, director of CDOT’s Region 3 in northwest Colorado, told Garfield County commissioners Monday... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Garfield commissioners to weigh capital projects in conservative budgetThe Garfield County budget committee has presented its draft 2018 budget, and w
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 12 days ago
The Garfield County budget committee has presented its draft 2018 budget, and with a small dip in projected revenue, commissioners will be weighing which capital projects to green light. The county expects this budget to draw down its fund balance... Read more
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