Garfield County

Fewer VOCs in Garco Air

Aug 20, 2021

Garfield County’s 2020 ambient air monitoring program report has some good news. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

Officials are pushing to get Coloradans vaccinated against Covid-19. KDNK’s Morgan Neely spoke to Garfield County Public Health Specialist Carrie Godes to learn more about the shifting dynamics in the county due to the highly infectious Delta variant. 

  

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Local Real Estate Market Still Booming

Jun 14, 2021
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CLEER Celebrates Colorado Bike Month

Jun 9, 2021
Garfield Clean Energy

June is Colorado's bike month! KDNK learns more from Zuleika Pevec: Clean Energy Programs Coordinator for Clean Energy Economy for the Region (CLEER), which also manages events for Garfield Clean Energy, or GCE.

Garfield County Back to Yellow on State COVID Dial

Apr 2, 2021

The State Public  Health Department has moved Garfield County back into the Yellow Zone on the state Coronavirus Dial. Carrie Godes of Garfield County Public Health has this update.

Fighting Noxious Weeds Needs a Multi-Pronged Approach

Mar 26, 2021
Steve Anthony

April and May is the time to get on top of your weed management plan. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon reports on local efforts to reduce weeds without using chemicals.

CDPHE

In Garfield County, 28% of the population is Hispanic, but that group represents 38% of confirmed COVID-19 cases. A group of local Hispanic community members was one of six across the country that gave input used at the National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine, presented by the Centers of Disease Control this week.

Garco COVID Rates Highest in Tri-County Area

Dec 23, 2020
SARAH JEANETTE MEYER

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Garfield County plus the number of deaths due to the virus have surpassed those in Eagle and Pitkin counties KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this update.

Garfield County Keeps Mail-In Ballots Secure

Oct 20, 2020

A study from the Pew Research Center shows that one-third of U.S. voters are not confident about how mail-in ballots are tallied. But, at a recent election judge training, Garfield County Clerk and Recorder Jean Alberico said the County has checks and balances in place to ensure an accurate count.

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Garfield County residents west of Rifle have a new option for public transportation, the Parachute Area Transit System, or PATS. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has the details.

 

Mountain Voices Project hosts an accountability session with Garfield, Eagle, and Pitkin county commissioner candidates on Tuesday, October 13, at 6:30 PM. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with English in Action Executive Director Lara Beaulieu about this bilingual, virtual event. Click on the headline to find registration information.

Mike Samson

Garfield County Commissioner Mike Samson has lived in Rifle for most of his life and worked for the RE-2 School District for 20 years. KDNK spoke with Samson about running for his fourth term. Tune in tomorrow for an interview with Commissioner Samson's challenger Leslie Robinson.

John Martin

First elected in 1996, Garfield County Commissioner and Chairman John Martin is running for his 7th term. KDNK spoke with John Martin about how he got started, what he's proud to have accomplished, and what his priorities are for Garfield County going into 2021. Stay tuned for interviews with his challengers Beatriz Soto and Brian Bark, as well as District 3 candidates Mike Samson and Leslie Robinson.

Leslie Robinson

Grand Valley Citizens Alliance chair Leslie Robinson is running for Garfield County Commission's District 3 seat. She spoke with KDNK about her vision for the county's future.

Beatriz Soto

Architect and organizer Beatriz Soto is running with the Democratic Party for Garfield County Commission's District 2 seat. She spoke with KDNK about what prompted her to join the race and the changes that she seeks. Stay tuned for interviews with unaffiliated challenger Brian Bark, as well as District 3 candidates Mike Samson and Leslie Robinson.

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Glenwood Springs Lawyer Colin Wilhelm is running for House District 57 as a Democrat this election. He spoke to KDNK's Lucas Turner about economic recovery after COVID-19, energy, water issues and more.

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Representative Perry Will is running as the Republican incumbent for Colorado House District 57 this election. He spoke to KDNK's Lucas Turner about healthcare, economic development, energy, water issues and more. 

Wildland Fire Smoke Widespread and Potentially Harmful

Aug 25, 2020
Amy Hadden Marsh/KDNK

While the Pine Gulch and Grizzly Creek Fires continue to grow in size, what about the smoke they're creating? Well, that can’t be measured in acres. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon has more.


Town of Carbondale Board of Trustees

The Town of Carbondale Planning and Zoning Commission met August 13 for a virtual hearing regarding a proposed development project along Highway 133. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon has the details.


Coronavirus cases in Garfield County spiked during the month of July, averaging 81 new cases per week from June 29th to July 26th. Now that trend seems to be heading in a more positive direction. KDNK’s Lucas Turner reports.

Don't Plant or Toss Those Mystery Seeds!

Jul 31, 2020
Steve Anthony, Garfield County

Mystery seeds are arriving in the mail in Colorado and Garfield County. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report on how the county and the state are handling the situation.  The Colorado Department of Agriculture's Mystery Seed Hotline is 303. 869.9081.

Lucas Turner/KDNK

The Weekly News Reel takes a look at the top local and regional news stories aired on KDNK between Monday and Friday. This week’s news includes COVID in the county and impacts on the Latino community, and Bureau of Land Management under fire.

Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin counties Thursday announced a coordinated regional testing strategy for COVID-19. For links to testing information by county, click the headline.

SARAH JEANETTE MEYER

The rise of COVID-19 cases locally is affecting the Latino demographic with notable prominence. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh has more on why this might be.

Mountain Voices Project

As confirmed cases of COVID-19 surge locally, Mountain Voices Project seeks government support for its Landlord/Tenant Housing Recovery Plan. Pat Morrissy describes the iniative.

Garfield County will not be moving forward into the next COVID-19 re-opening phase. One of the criteria to move into the next phase is a steady or declining virus rate but, in a press release today, officials say the county’s transmission rate is 35 cases in the past 2 weeks.

CDC

Garfield County health officials have seen a spike in new cases of COVID-19  in the past week, which could put the County’s variance from the state in jeopardy. The county is now at 244 cases since the pandemic began, with 44 diagnosed between June 8th and the 21st.

Beatriz Soto

A public letter penned to Garfield County Commissioners asks that county resources be made more inclusive during times of crisis and otherwise. Beatriz Soto, founding board member of Voces Unidas de las Montañas, explains the new organization's purpose and their requests of local government.

The “Safer At Home” orders issued from the State will begin on April 27th, 2020. Garfield County wants to give local businesses and agencies time to review the Garfield County Roadmap Criteria and complete a plan for their agency using the Garfield County Business Social Distancing Plan guidance.

Businesses and agencies in Garfield County should determine if they are high, medium, or low risk, complete the “Garfield County Business Social Distancing Plan”, and submit the form online at: www.garfield-county.com. 

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