Author Archives: Pat Duprey

Garfield County Libraries will be Closed for a Staff Work Day

All six branches of the Garfield County Libraries will be closed Tuesday, October 16 for a staff training day. Normal library hours will resume on Wednesday, October 17 at 11 a.m. You can still browse and request books, movies, and … Continue reading

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Update: I-70 West Bound Closed

After a one and a half hour closure due to fire activity Westbound I-70 has re-opened at Parachute (exit 75). ———————————————————————————————————- I-70 westbound is closed at Parachute. A detour is in place at the Parachute using highway 6.

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Update: I-70 East Bound Closed

Update: As of 4:30PM the traffic back-up has disappeared and it looks as if things have opened completely, however we have not received the “official” word that both lanes of I-70 eastbound have opened. ———————————————————————————————————- As of 3:00PM traffic is … Continue reading

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City of Aspen Road Work: Galena Street and Main Street Work begins September 12

Aspen, CO – Construction on the Galena and Main Street bus stop and pedestrian safety improvements project begins September 12 through October 31. Pedestrian and business access will remain open. It is expected that both westbound lanes will remain open … Continue reading

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I-70 Closed in Both Directions

7:00Pm – Interstate 70 has reopened with one west bound lane closed in the area of the fire.  The fire grew to about 25 acres, and crews are setting back burns to prevent the fire hot spots from spreading.  At … Continue reading

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Suicide Prevention Coalition of Garfield County is seeing an increase in suicide deaths

The month of July has seen an uptick of suicide deaths in Garfield County. As a coalition we work to train individuals what warning signs to be aware of when someone may be on the path of suicide. Mental health … Continue reading

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Bear Awareness: More Bears are Possible in Our Towns and Cities

We build our homes in the mountains and we interface with many species of wildlife including the black bear. As noted in a brochure from Colorado Parks and Wildlife; “Black” is a species, not a color. In Colorado many black … Continue reading

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Town of Carbondale Agrees With Garfield County Burn Restrictions

Carbondale, Colo. – In conjunction with Garfield County’s Stage I Fire Restrictions that begin May 31, 2018, the Town of Carbondale and Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District are instituting State I Fire Restrictions within town limits until further notice. … Continue reading

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City of Rifle Answers Your Burning Questions

Due to extremely dry conditions, effective May 31st, Garfield County enacted Stage 1 fire restrictions which will remain in place until further notice. Pursuant to Rifle Municipal Code 10-10-40 (e), all fire restrictions issued by Garfield County are applicable in … Continue reading

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Garfield County Begins Fire Restrictions

Stage 1 fire restrictions for unincorporated, private, & state lands begin for Garfield County tomorrow May 31, 2018, beginning at 12:00 AM.  The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the six Fire Districts in Garfield County, (Carbondale & Rural … Continue reading

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