Government offices closing for Vets Day |

Government offices closing for Vets Day

In observance of Veterans Day, many state and Garfield County offices will be closed Wednesday.

It also is a federal and bank holiday.

State driver’s license offices, the Department of Public Health and Environment’s vital records office and executive branch departments will be among the facilities closed.

Most of Colorado’s state parks will be open, but administrative offices will be closed.

All Garfield County offices of elected officials and county administrative departments will be closed. Staff functions that serve the community in emergency or 24-hour capacities will remain in operation as needed; however, administrative offices of such departments will be closed.

The Garfield County Landfill near Rifle will be closed.

The Rifle Garfield County Airport will be open for general aviation, weather permitting, although the airport’s administrative offices will be closed.

Information on county holiday closures, meetings and services is available online at

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will offer all veterans free admission to state parks Wednesday. To obtain free admission to a state park, veterans, active duty military personnel (including active duty, Reserve and National Guard members) and their families must show:

• A valid active, reserve or retired military identification card.

• An identification card from the Veterans’ Administration, Veterans of Foreign Wars or the American Legion.

• Discharge papers or a DD214 or other proof of service

The identification should be presented at the park gate. All other passengers in the vehicle will be admitted for free. This offer applies only to free entrance; other fees, rules and regulations will apply.

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