Author Archives: Ron Milhorn

Oil & Gas Rule-Making on Hold Due to Coronavirus

DENVER—The rulemaking process for Colorado’s Oil and Gas industry is on hold for the time being because of the COVID-19 outbreak and ban on public gatherings. Colorado Oil and Gas Commission Director Jeff Robbins says face to face meetings are … Continue reading

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RE-1 School District Prepares for On-line Instruction

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—When students in the Roaring Fork Valley return to school next week after spring break, it won’t be to a classroom. Welcome to virtual learning. The RE-1 School Board and staff members held a special meeting Wednesday night to … Continue reading

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The First Coronavirus Death in Roaring Fork Valley

ASPEN—COVID-19 has claimed it’s first victim in the Roaring Fork Valley. According to a report from the Pitkin County Public Health Office, a 94 year old Aspen man died at his home Tuesday, March 24th.  Health officials say the man … Continue reading

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State Allows Restaurants to Sell Bulk Items to Public

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Shoppers, frustrated by aisles of empty shelves at their local grocery stores now have another option for some basic necessities during the Covid-19 crisis. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment temporarily lifted restrictions allowing restaurants to sell … Continue reading

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Garfield County not Revealing Towns for Positive COVID Tests

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—It may be an invisible enemy but many anxious people still want to know if anyone in their community or neighborhood has tested positive for coronavirus.  In medical circles, there’s no chance that information will be divulged. Carrie Godes … Continue reading

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Fort Carson Medical Personnel being sent to Washington State

Medical staffers at Fort Carson are being deployed to Washington State to provide routine and emergency care. Fort Carson says that will allow Washington doctors and nurses to focus on detecting and treating patients believed to have been exposed to … Continue reading

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Along with Pitkin County, Five Other Colorado Counties Issue “Stay at Home Orders”

Stay at home orders are being imposed on more than 2 million people in five Denver area counties in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The orders covering Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Douglas and Jefferson counties go into … Continue reading

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Lost Snowmobile Riders were Treasure Hunters

DENVER (AP) – Two snowmobile riders from Colorado were searching for an elusive treasure when they got stranded and one died at Dinosaur National Park in Utah. The two set out from the Denver area March 17 to search for … Continue reading

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Virus Outbreak & the National Parks

CHEYENNE, Wyoming (AP) – Three of America’s best-known national parks – Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Great Smoky Mountains – closed their gates Tuesday as parks struggle to keep popular recreation areas open while struggling to prevent spreading the coronavirus at … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Claims a Third Victim in Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS—(AP) – Health officials in Colorado say a man in his 60s has died of the coronavirus. A spokeswoman for El Paso County Public Health said today the man had been in contact with a woman in her 80s … Continue reading

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