Garfield County


Garfield County

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, is helping launch a program in Garfield County to help people in foster care find housing when they leave the system. 

The Garfield County Housing Authority will run the "Foster Youth to Independence" program. It will work to reduce homelessness among young adults 25 years or younger who are in, or recently left, the foster care system. 

Garfield County

The Garfield County commissioners meet with the planning commission Wednesday to discuss the housing element of the 2030 comprehensive plan.

Garfield County

A solar panel installation in Cattle Creek? $75,000. A new mobile vacuum for the landfill to pick up wind-blown trash? $150,000.


On Tuesday, the Garfield County Commissioners examined the county’s five-year capital improvement plan.

Aspen Public Radio

At the Energy and Environment Symposium last week in Rifle, local government officials from around Colorado rubbed elbows with oil and gas industry representatives.


The annual event was especially charged, given that Gov. Jared Polis had just signed Senate Bill 181 into law, granting local governments new authority to regulate oil and natural gas.

Rob Routledge, Bugwood.org

Garfield County is holding a photo contest for its 2020 calendar.  The theme? Noxious weeds.

Take the purple loosestrife. Its bright flowers might make a great shot in any calendar.  But Sarah LaRose, Garfield County’s Vegetation Program Coordinator, says, don’t let noxious weeds like the purple loosestrife fool you with their good looks.



Garfield County

The Garfield County Commissioners are revisiting two permit applications for storage facilities near Carbondale.

The commissioners have visited the sites and will hear from public Monday afternoon.


Regional Roadmap Aims To Boost Solar Energy

Feb 21, 2019

On Thursday, big energy consumers in the Roaring Fork Valley, like the Aspen Skiing Company, meet in Glenwood Springs with governments and energy providers to discuss how to boost solar energy production

Garfield County Swears In Elected Officials

Jan 7, 2019
Garfield County Sheriff's office

On Tuesday morning, Ninth District Judge James Boyd will swear in Sheriff Lou Vallario.

Garfield County To Reclaim Sales Tax Revenue

Dec 20, 2018
Garfield County

In 2019, Garfield County plans to recover over $580,000 from different towns and entities; in 2018, it gave away too much sales tax revenue.

Garfield County’s overall property value is 9 percent higher than last year. Jim Yellico, the county assessor, said it’s all because of oil and gas.

Mountain Edition: June 14, 2018

Jun 14, 2018

This week, hosts Zoe Rom and Christin Kay bring you the week's news from the Roaring Fork Valley. 

Sen. Cory Gardner

On Friday, Rep. Scott Tipton and Sen. Cory Gardner held a press conference in Grand Junction with David Bernhardt, the Deputy Secretary of the Interior.

The Reporter Two-Way: County investment income

Mar 21, 2018
Garfield County

In 2017, Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin Counties all earned more than expected from their investment portfolios.

Garfield County

Garfield County was expecting around $1 million in investment income in 2017, so the nearly $1.9 million came as a pleasant surprise.

Garfield County

Ryan Zinke, the Department of the Interior Secretary, is open to relocating the BLM headquarters to the Western U.S.

Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District

On Dec. 28, 2017, the police and EMTs in Carbondale responded to two calls within 90 minutes of each other.

Dr. Temple Grandin to speak at Ag Expo in Rifle

Feb 1, 2018

Dr. Temple Grandin is an expert on animal behavior and also an advocate for those with autism. She’s this year’s keynote speaker at Garfield County’s Ag Expo.

Garfield County Assessor

Garfield County will see $7 million more in property taxes this year compared to last, the bulk of which is for a hospital.

Garfield County

Xcel Energy has plans to build a new power plant, and Mesa County wants it built on the Western Slope. On Monday, Garfield County’s Commissioners will discuss if they want to jump on board.