County Announcements

County Announcements (13)

Monday, 15 April 2019 10:48

Public Hearing

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Notice of Public Hearing


Tequila Star Restaurant and Bar LLC has requested the licensing officials of Rio Grande County to grant license at 2830 US Hwy. 160 Monte Vista, CO. 81144

Hearing on application to be held at: Rio Grande County Commissioner’s Room 925 Sixth Street Room 207 Del Norte, CO. 81132

Time and Date: April 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Date of Application: March 26, 2019

By order of Board Rio Grande County Commissioners

Any interested person may appear to be heard at the public hearing.

Thursday, 11 April 2019 17:39

Rio Grande County Museum Press Release

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The gallery room at the Rio Grande County Museum will be filled with the artistic creations of the Del Norte School Art Departments starting on April 30th and continuing through May 12th.  The opening reception will be held on May 1st from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  This will be the perfect opportunity to see what our Del Norte kids are doing with their art work.  The Rio Grande County Museum is extremely pleased to be able to coordinate with the school district for this occasion.  Susan Carrasco and Jenna Randolph have worked hard with their students to keep art in our schools.

Following this event, art work of Darwin Thompson will be on display for two weeks.  Mr. Thompson show will feature carving that he has called “Traders and Trappers”.  This will also be the opening of a museum exhibit of “Trails, Traders and Trappers”.  Mr. Thompson’s exhibit will start May 14 and run for two weeks.

The events continue on May 18th with a “Day with the Museum Staff” that will start at 10:00 with tours for anyone who would like to go through the museum with one of the staff members or volunteers on an individual basis to see the exhibits, talk about the exhibits or even to see the inner working of the storage area and library area.  In the afternoon in honor of Armed Forces Day, Mikayla Baird will present a power point program on stories of a few of the Civil War Veterans who came to Rio Grande County following the war.  Ms. Baird will also present a short power point program on WWI On the Home Front. 

For more information, please contact the Rio Grande County Museum at (719)657-2847 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Check with our Facebook page for additional stories and information.

The Rio Grande County Museum is located at 580 Oak Street in Del Norte.

Thursday, 11 April 2019 17:33

Land Use Development Code Review & Update

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RG County updated the county’s master plan in 2016.  One of the goals set forth in the master plan was a review and update of the land use development code.

Please join us between the hours of 6pm and 8pm on April 23rd to review the progress made thus far and to share your thoughts and ideas on this reoganization and update draft of the land use development code book.


Suzanne Bothell has been appointed to the Homeland Security and All-Hazards Advisory Committee "HSAC" as the Colorado Counties Incorporated representative, for a 2 year term through 2021.  

County representation is important to this committee and CCI appreciates Commissioner Bothell and her ongoing committment to the work ahead.


If you have any questions please contact Commissioner Bothell. 

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.