COVID-19

  • Locations: News Published

    Legislature considers county health boards bill

    A proposed bill was introduced to Colorado’s House of Representatives that would restrict active county commissioners from serving concurrently on county health boards. This is significant for Garfield County’s Board of Health (BOH) which solely consists of the three county commissioners.

    House Bill (HB) 21-1115 was introduced on Feb.… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    A look inside: local schools one year into pandemic

    Few will forget the tumultuous week of March 9, 2020. Americans had witnessed cases of COVID-19 rapidly proliferate across the country and around the world. On March 10, Governor Polis declared a state of emergency after the presence of COVID was confirmed in Colorado. The outbreak was designated a global… read more →

  • Locations: Español Published

    Una mirada íntima: escuelas locales en año de pandemia

    Traducción por Jacquelinne Castro

    Poca gente se olvidará de la impactante semana del 9 de marzo del 2020. Americanos presenciaron los casos de COVID-19 proliferando rápidamente a través del país y alrededor del mundo. El 10 de marzo, el gobernador Polis declaró un estado de emergencia después de que la… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - February 25, 2021

    Illuminated
    Light the Night with Love shined brightly, bringing community members, artists, youth and sponsors together to spread joy and laughter. Carbondale Arts believes this is crucial as we maneuver through what, we hope, are the final months of strict COVID regulations. The event was safe and creative and… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, News Published

    Scuttlebutt - February 11, 2021

    Vaccine eligibility
    As of Feb. 8, Colorado opened vaccine eligibility to people ages 65 to 69, to K-12 educators and childcare workers, to first responders and other essential workers. This is Phase 1b.2 of the state’s vaccination plan. The expansion allows more than a quarter of Colorado adults to… read more →

  • Locations: Español Published

    Avanzan vacunas en el condado de Garfield

    Publicado originalmente en inglés el 13 de enero, 2021

    Traducción por Jacquelinne Castro

    El programa de vacunación del condado de Garfield está avanzando más rápido. Dos potenciales vacunas vitales están aquí y acordando a Carrie Godes, una  especialista de salud del Condado de Garfield,… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Year in review 2020 — a year apart

    Although it started before and will continue after, COVID-19 has defined 2020. The relative normalcy of January and February feels distant and alien now, and events that would once have defined the year — such as the Grizzly Creek Fire — seem almost like footnotes.
    The virus… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Aspen airport exempt from reducing its capacity

    Traveling can be stressful in and of itself. Some folks cannot stand the thought of flying while others struggle to leave the house without worrying they’ve forgotten something — like Kevin. Throw COVID-19 in the mix and many will decide to nix the prospect of traveling altogether. 

    To a casual… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Perhaps,  the dark global pandemic cloud may soon be lifting

    It’s here. After months of fear, worry and anticipation, the highly touted vaccine from Pfizer Inc. has arrived in the valley.

    Both Valley View (VVH) and Aspen Valley (AVH) hospitals have reported receiving allocated shipments and have just started vaccinating frontline healthcare staff. 

    Garfield County Health Specialist Carrie Godes said… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Restaurants deal with mixed COVID directives

    Text by Ken Pletcher
    Photos by Laurel Smith

    On Dec. 10, Garfield County’s COVID-19 status was changed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) from orange (“high risk”) to red (“severe risk”). Per CDPHE rules, it meant that restaurants were no longer permitted to have in-house… read more →