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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.
Thursday, 07 February 2019 09:26

Clerk and Recorder Clerk

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Rio Grande County Clerk and Recorder is seeking a full time Clerk. Requirements include: High school diploma or GED, reasonable computer knowledge and associated skills, and three to six months related experience and/or training preferred. Applications and additional information available on-line: or pick up and submit to: Human Resources; 925 6th Street, Room 200; Del Norte by February 27th, 2019 $12.74 - $13.00/hr. DOE.

Thursday, 07 February 2019 09:16

Road and Bridge Equipment Operator 1

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Rio Grande County is seeking an Equipment Operator I for the Road and Bridge Department.  CDL Class A with Hazmat endorsement required.  High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Pre-employment drug screening is mandatory. Applications are available on line at, Human Resources 925 6th St., Room 200; Del Norte, CO 81132, and the Road and Bridge Department 168 N Washington St. Monte Vista, CO. 81144. Submit completed applications to Road and Bridge Department by February 27th @ 3:00 P.M. $13.76-$14.32 DOE.

Thursday, 07 February 2019 08:41

County Administrator

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 Rio Grande County, Colorado (population 12,000) is seeking a County Administrator. The successful candidate is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Board of Rio Grande County Commissioners (BOCC). Candidate will serve as the County’s Chief Administrative Officer. This includes various functions of the Rio Grande County Government, in accordance with policies set forth by the BOCC. Candidate will be a positive communicator with strong organizational skills, an effective leader with sound judgment, and be able to promote the policies of the BOCC. Education/Experience requirements are a Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from an accredited college or university in Public/Business Administration with two or more year’s related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience at the discretion of the BOCC. Drug screening and background check is required.  Salary $75k-$90k-DOE. Application and job description available on line at or pick up and submit to Human Resources: 925 6th St., Rm. 200; Del Norte, Co. 81132. Position closes March 8th, 2019 @ 3:30 P.M. or until filled.      

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 14:10

Suzanne Bothell Selected as Chair

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suzanne appointmentNewly-elected Chair of CCI's Agriculture, Wildlife & Rural Affairs Steering Committee, Rio Grande Commissioner Suzanne Bothell, with her vice chair, Pitkin County Commissioner Steve Child.

Suzanne Bothell has been selected Chair of Colorado Counties Inc Agriculture, Wildlife, and Rural Affairs Steering Committee.  As Chair, she will work with fellow commissioners and CCI staff to:

  • recognize agriculture as an essential economic sector and support activities and measures that promote and ensure the profitability of the agriculture industry.  Strong support for right-to-farm ordinances and the acquisition of conservation easements and conservation leases to maintain agricultural uses is part of this committees' charge,
  • supports enhancement of the local government role, including but not limited to the creation of wildlife advisory committees in the management and utilization of Colorado’s wildlife resources,
  • recognize the uniqueness and necessity of rural counties and urges county and state officials to take a strong leadership role in revitalizing communities in their county.  Local control is essential and the committee will oppose any efforts to supersede, override, preempt or limit local authority.
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.

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