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Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

CARBONDALE, Colorado – The Garfield County Commissioners will hold their next regular meeting, on April 12, at the Carbondale Town Hall, located at 511 Colorado Ave.

The meeting will begin at 8 a.m., with periods for public comments from those not on the agenda at 8 a.m. and again at 1 p.m., after the lunch break.

The change in venue is part of an effort by the board of county commissioners to be in closer contact with constituents throughout the vast Garfield County territory.

The Garfield County commissioners this week made a $25,000 donation to what is billed as the final season for the Glenwood Springs Summer of Jazz concert series.

This will be the 25th year that the jazz series has entertained audiences from Glenwood Springs and beyond, but organizers say they cannot afford to keep the program going.

The board of county commissioners voted unanimously for the contribution after Commissioner Tresi Houpt called it “a program that I would like to see us support,” and pointed out that the county had recently agreed to pay $150,000 to bring the West Fest extravaganza to Rifle for the Garfield County Fair in August.

DENVER, Colorado – The Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board will hold a series of public hearings about new rules concerning uranium mining, permits fees and the disclosure of prospecting information, the MLRB announced on Wednesday.

The rulemaking is primarily being conducted to implement three bills the General Assembly passed in 2008 and 2007.

The formal rulemaking will begin with public comment at a hearing on April 15 in Loveland, followed by hearings on May 13 in Grand Junction, May 26 in Salida, and June 10 in Denver.

All public-comment hearings will fetter a live audio feed (listen only) on the Internet, available during the meeting, at


Public participation in this rulemaking is encouraged.

A draft of the proposed rules, along with written comments received, may be found at the web site, at http://mining.state.co.us/Rulemaking.htm.

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