Garfield County Commissioners

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Garfield County Commissioners Monday approved a $250,000 supplemental for the 2021 budget. The money is designated for projected legal costs the county expects to incur related to Rocky Mountain Industrial’s proposed limestone quarry expansion near Glenwood Springs. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has more.

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The Glenwood Springs City Council recently submitted a letter to the Garfield County Commissioners, calling on them to spend county money to help local businesses. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Glenwood Springs Mayor Jonathan Godes for the details.

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Garfield County Commissioners continue to resist taking on new COVID-19 restrictions despite an almost vertical spike in confirmed cases.

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Despite spiking coronavirus cases in the county, Garfield County Commissioners refuse to enforce stricter public health orders. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more from this week’s regular meeting.

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Garfield County Commissioners Monday unanimously approved another permit extension for Ursa Resources’ A Pad, pipeline, and injection well in Battlement Mesa. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh reports that the decision was not without some pushback.

Republican incumbents are leading in the Garfield County Commissioner Races. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more from the Democratic challengers.

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As state and local COVID numbers rise, Garfield County Commissioners are leaving mask-wearing up to personal responsibility. But, as KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh reports, cases continue to climb.

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.

Garco Commissioner Race Live Tonight on KDNK

Oct 8, 2020
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Join us for the second "Before the Ballot" forum tonight from 5 - 7, featuring the Garfield County Commissioner race. Click on the headline to find links and more information.

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Democrat Katrina Byars has stepped down as candidate for Garfield County Commissioner District 2. KDNK's Lucas Turner has more.

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A Denver District Court Judge last week granted seven conservation groups across Colorado intervenor status in two lawsuits - one filed by Garfield County -  that challenge new statewide air quality protections. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

Rocky Mountain Industrials Quarry Lawsuit Update

May 26, 2020
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The Glenwood Springs Citizens Alliance and the Garfield County Commissioners are united against Rocky Mountain Industrials’ plan to expand the limestone quarry near Glenwood. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

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Garfield County Commissioners approved a fireworks ban earlier this week but, as KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh reports, it’s a little complicated.

Garco Expands 1041 Regs to Include New Mining Permits

May 12, 2020
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The moratorium on new mining and gravel operations permits in Garfield County is over but there is a new land use code amendment in place. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

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KDNK's Weekly News Reel takes a look at the week's top local and regional news stories aired on KDNK between Monday and Friday.

Garco Commissioners Consider Fireworks Ban

May 6, 2020
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High fire danger and emergency responders stretched thin by the pandemic could lead to a county-wide fireworks ban. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

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Rocky Mountain Industrials has earned a second Notice of Violation from Garfield County. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

Katrina Byars

Katrina Byars is a former Carbondale Town Trustee and current democratic candidate for Garfield County’s Board of County Commissioners. She has a Masters of Legal Studies in natural resources and environmental law and is a long-time advocate for healthy communities and healthy public lands. She shares her practices and mindset for maintaining strong leadership amidst the political and social challenges of these times.

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Garfield County Commissioners are part of a lawsuit against the state’s Air Quality Control Commission. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh explains.

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Garfield County Commissioners unanimously approved $278,360 for the Town of Parachute Monday to boost the development of a new bus service that would connect the town with Battlement Mesa and Rifle. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has the details.

Garfield County Democrats

Former Carbondale Town Trustee Katrina Byars is challenging Garfield County Commissioner John Martin for his District 2 seat this November. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has more from her campaign announcement Saturday.

Americas Chamber of Commerce

The Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys have a new chamber of commerce seeking to integrate and empower Spanish-speaking residents. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh met Americas Chamber of Commerce President and Founder Paulina Navas, Executive Director John Lopez and Vicepresident Susana Salamun.

Garco Commissioners Oppose Wolf Reintroduction

Nov 14, 2019
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A ballot initiative is in the works to restore grey wolves to Colorado. But, Garfield County Commissioners recently joined other West Slope counties in opposition to the proposal. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

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The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission recently released draft rules on oil and gas flowlines, mandated by SB-181. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report on changes the Garfield County Commissioners would like included in the final rules. 

Roaring Fork Weekly Journal

Sloan Shoemaker, who writes the Half-Hearted Fanatic column for the Roaring Fork Weekly Journal, in print around the midvalley, and online, was executive director at Wilderness Workshop for over 20 years before retiring and picking up the pen.

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Garfield County Commissioners recently agreed to join county governments within the Piceance Basin to write up Basin-wide rules for state oil and gas regulations. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

Garco Commissioners Support Jordan Cove

Jul 3, 2019
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Garfield County Commissioners have not backed down on their support for the proposed Jordan Cove Liquified Natural Gas Plant in Coos Bay, Oregon. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

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A recent meeting with Garfield County Commissioners and John Whitney of Sen. Michael Bennett's office opened the door to more talks about supporting the Colorado Recreation Economy Act, or CORE Act. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

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About 200 people gathered at Glenwood Springs Middle School Monday night for a hearing on Rocky Mountain Resources county permit violations at the limestone quarry above Glenwood. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh reports on citizen concerns and the decision by Garfield County Commissioners to give RMR until June 1 to come into compliance.

Garfield County Commissioners oppose the Extreme Risk Protection Order Bill, which was signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis last week. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports.

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