New Garfield County surveyor got his start on Glenwood Canyon project |

New Garfield County surveyor got his start on Glenwood Canyon project

Lynn Burton
Post Independent Staff

Garfield County’s new surveyor is Scott Aibner of Rifle.

He took the job by appointment after no one stepped forward to run for the office in last November’s election.

Garfield County Clerk and Recorder Mildred Alsdorf swore in Aibner, 41, at Monday’s Garfield County commissioner meeting.

Aibner moved to the valley in 1985 to work on the Glenwood Canyon Interstate 70 project. In 1998, he opened Bookcliff Survey Services.

Aibner drives a red Honda VFR 800 motorcycle, and on nights and weekends, he and welder Mike Wright are working on their Ford Mustang stock car.

“I do the driving,” Aibner said. “We race at Thunder Mountain race track near Olathe.” They are trying to squeeze 300 horsepower from the engine.

He grew up in Colorado Springs and graduated from the University of Southern Colorado in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering technology.

From 1984 through 1990, Aibner worked as a surveyor for the Colorado Department of Transportation and its contractors. He worked for for High Country Engineering from 1990 to 1997.

After Aibner opened Bookcliff Survey Services in 1998, Michael Langhorne joined the firm as a partner. Both are licensed surveyors.

Aibner is a contract employee for Garfield County, and can be reached at his office at 625-1330.

His county duties include checking new subdivision plats, maintaining county survey records, and acting as surveyor when county property is in question.

Aibner and his wife, Georgi, have two daughters: Angela, 18, and Andrea, 14. They live in Rifle.

Aibner is a member of the Rifle Sportsman’s Club. He enjoys shooting sports, snowboarding, and motorcycles. Besides the Honda motorcycle Aibner rides on the street, he also has a Honda YR 400 offroad dirt bike.

“Motorcycles are my passion,” Aibner said.

Contact Lynn Burton: 945-8515, ext. 534

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