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The Colorado County Clerks Association scholarship is established to aid outstanding Colorado graduating high school seniors in furthering their education, particularly in the field of public service. The scholarships will be awarded to qualifying students on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis. The scholarships will be one-time awards on a regional basis:

Central Region: Two (2) 51,000 awards. one (1) $500 award
Eastern, Southern and Western Region: One (1) 51,000 and one (1) 5500 award each.

The scholarship award may be used for educational expenses at an institution of higher learning including university, college, junior/community college, or technical institution.

Selection Criteria

  • Completed application.
  • 3.25 minimum grade point average (G.P.A.)
  • Participation in extracurricular, community and service activities.
  • Demonstrated financial need or hardship.

Selection Process
Students will submit applications to their county clerk of residence by the applicable deadline. Find a roster for county clerks at www.clerkand counties for contact information.

The applications are submitted by email (preferred), USPS, or in person to the County Clerk by the last Friday in March (March 29, 2019). Each Regional Chair will convene a selection committee and select the regional winners by the adopted scoring system.

Regional Chairs will email the name and contact information of the winner and 2nd and 3rd place finalists to the Executive Director by the last Friday in April (April 26,20791. The Executive Director will notify the winners and represented county clerks and post the name of the winner on the website on May 1st.

The winner will email the institution remittance information to the Board Treasurer upon graduation. The Board Treasurer will remit the financial award directly to the institution for access in the student's account.

Exclusions from Eligibility
Family members of the clerk and Recorder are not eligible for the cccA scholarship Award.
Family members of clerk and recorder staff members may be eligible.

Return of Scholarship Award
Scholarship Award winners must request the funds to be distributed by December 31st of the year the scholarship was awarded. lf the funds are not cla imed by the dead line, the second place winner will be advanced.

Application Process

  1. Complete application.
  2. No later than MARCH 29. 2019, email or mail completed application to: 
    • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • P. O. Box 160 Del Norte, CO 81132
    • Contact info may be found at 
  3. Regionswill convene and select regional winnersand notifythe Executive Director of the CCCA no later than the last Friday in April (April 26,2019)
  4. Scholarship winners will be notified and posted online at by May 1st.

Click here to download the packet.

Friday, 15 March 2019 13:37


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VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters) Coordinator for San Luis Valley.  SLV Healthcare Coalition and SLV Regional Emergency Operations Center Committee, through Rio Grande County, is seeking proposals for three-month subcontract to develop SLV VOAD program and recruit VOAD member organizations.  More information on the position and proposal requirements is available online at or by calling (719) 657-3352.

The advisory committee provides a critical link between the citizens of Colorado and the Colorado Department of Agriculture. Their primary responsibility is to solicit input from stakeholders within each member's area of expertise as well as to communicate the committee's recommendations to the region and other stakeholders in their efforts to control noxious weeds in  Colorado.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Commissioner Glover.
Wednesday, 09 January 2019 09:23

2019 Holiday Schedule

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 Day Date Holiday Comments
Tuesday January 1 New Year's Day  
Monday January 21 Martin Luther King, Jr.  
Monday February 10 President's Day  
Friday April 19 Good Friday 1/2 day
Monday May 27 Memorial Day  
Thursday July 4 Independence Day  
Monday September 2 Labor Day  
Monday November 11 Veterans Day  
Thursday November 28 Thanksgiving Day  
Friday November 29 Day after Thanksgiving  
Tuesday December 24 Christmas Eve  
Wednesday December 25 Christmas Day  
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 09:00

New County Elected Officials Sworn In

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Officials Swearing in 2019Rio Grande County Elected Officials were sworn in Tuesday morning, January 8th, 2019 by Judge Amanda Hopkins. Left to Right is Commissioner John Noffsker, Clerk and Recorder Cindy Hill, Assessor JJ Mondragon, Treasurer and Public Trustee Cherilyn Rue, Sheriff Don McDonald, and Judge Amanda Hopkins.


Officials Swearing in 2018Coroner Stephen Hunzeker was sworn in on January 2, 2019 by Judge Amanda Hopkins


Thursday, 27 December 2018 18:26

2019 Budget Adopted

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The 2019 Budget was has been approved by to the Rio Grande County Commissioners at a Special Meeting. To view the 2019 Budget click here.
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 13:53

The Generosity of our County Abounds

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Thank you so much to Community Banks , Rio Grande Hospital, Kiwanis Club, Sittler’s, Rio Grande County Treasurer’s office and the many other community members that have so generously given to our community. Words cannot express our gratitude to everyone who is making a child’s Christmas a little bit brighter.

Thank you Rio Grande County

A Resolution Appropriating Additional Sums of Money to defray expenses in excess of amounts budgeted for Rio Grande County, Colorado.

Friday, 01 April 2016 15:56

OHV Resolution

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We have updated OHV Resolution, please download and read the updated information.


pdfOHV Resolution June 20161.63 MB