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2020 Southern Rocky Mountain Agricultural Conference and Trade Fair

February 4th - 6th, 2020

Ski Hi Park

Monte Vista, CO


This three day conference offers information on livestock, forage, vegetable, and grain production.  The trade fair includes cutting edge agricultural products, equipment, and technologies.  The overall theme of this year's conference is WATER.  Please join us!

Some of the topics include:  Clorado Climatology, Potato PVY Round Table, Ergot in Barley, Water Use in Hemp Production, Pre- and Post-Natal Nutrition of Cattle and Sheep, Hybrid Potato Breeding, Water Round Table

Demonstrations:  Hemp Harverster, Calving School, Potato Seed Culler, Baleage



Saturday, 26 October 2019 09:55

Weather - Winter Storm Alert

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Snow Alert

A couple of winter storms will bring a period of cold weather with off and on snow across southern Colorado, starting Sunday and continuing through Wednesday.  The heaviest rounds of snow will be Sunday night through Monday morning with another round Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday.  This will be a drier and fluffier snow than the previous event, but with the arrival of colder temperatures ahead of the snow, there won't be as much melting which will allow for more efficient snow accumulations, even across the lower elevations. 

A winter storm watch has been posted for the central and southeast mountains as well as portions of the southern I-25 corridor for the first round. Impacts from the second round of snow may be more widespread across southern Colorado depending on the eventual storm track. 

Know Before You Go


**UPDATE** As of 10:00 a.m., 10/04/2019, all Fire Restrictions in the County of Rio Grande have been lifted. 
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 14:27

2019 OHV Amendment Resolution & Map

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We have amended our OHV Resolution, check out

OHV Resolution Map 

For more information.

Thank you!

Rio Grande County Department of Social Services IV-D Child Support staff received the Colorado Family Support Council’s Outstanding Medium Size County award for 2018-2019 on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at the annual IV-D Conference.  Carolyn Gonzales received the Lump Sum award for a Medium Size County for 2018-2019 for collecting $112,713.27.  Staff also received the award from the Colorado Department of Human Services for Mineral County for meeting all four IV-D Task Force performance measurers for 2018 for CSTAT. Congratulations to this staff!

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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


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