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May 2021

#BikeThere: GCE lines up local events for Colorado Bike Month

June is Colorado Bike Month, and we’ll be celebrating it with BikeThere Garfield County, a series of free, fun, family-friendly events! Our goal is to help new and soon-to-be cyclists feel safe and confident riding their bikes in their towns and around the county, and to encourage seasoned cyclists to spend more time on their bikes for fun and function.

Mark your calendar for the first three Saturdays in June, when GCE will host bike repair/safety workshops and town tours in five towns, followed by a countywide bike expo in Glenwood Springs on the last Saturday of the month. Plus, play our bike bingo game and fill in your town passport to be eligible for prizes and discounts at local businesses.  Read more...

Solarize Garfield County: Why one New Castle couple decided to take the plunge on solar

Confucius said, “If your plan is for one year, plant rice; if your plan is for ten years, plant trees.” Today, the advice on energy is similar: if you plan to live somewhere for a year, change your lightbulbs; if you’re looking more like five or ten years out, install solar panels. Like many Garfield County homeowners, Kimberlie and Jim Chenoweth are in a position to take the longer view. Read more...

Solar energy expanding with new solar farm in Silt

Solar energy continues to grow in Garfield County, with a 20-acre solar farm in Silt coming on line that will generate enough electricity to power about 400 homes. The project highlights an accelerating trend in Garfield County, which has been a leader in rural solar development for more than a decade. Read more...

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