Category Archives: COVID-19

Congrats, Grads!

KMTS wants to honor graduates of all ages with encouraging messages. If you or someone you know graduated or will graduate from… anything this spring or summer, tell us about it and we’ll share your message on the air. It … Continue reading

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2020 Garfield County Fair Canceled

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—The 82nd annual Garfield County Fair and Rodeo has been canceled due to the risks involved with COVID-19 and large crowds. The Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a motion made by Tom Jankovsky to call off bull riding, … Continue reading

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Garfield County’s “Safer at Home” Variance Mostly Approved

Garfield County’s request for a variance of the Safer at Home Order was approved yesterday by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Per the variance, restaurants, houses of worship, fitness facilities and gyms are allowed to re-open at … Continue reading

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Local Pastors Unite to Gather Together Again

RIFLE—Roughly two dozen pastors and ministers in Garfield County are politely and respectfully saying, “it’s time for church.” In a letter addressed to the Garfield County Board of Commissioners, pastors from Parachute to Glenwood Springs say virtual fellowship isn’t meeting … Continue reading

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Garfield County Commissioners ask for State Variance

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Colorado Governor Jared Polis and the state health department will soon be getting an urgent request from Garfield County to ease up on the current COVID-19 restrictions.  This afternoon, during a special one-hour public hearing, the Board of County … Continue reading

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JAS Labor Day Festival Postponed to 2021

Add the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival to the growing list of events that have been canceled this summer due to COVID-19. The announcement came in email form this afternoon from JAS President Jim Horowitz. Stevie Nicks, Eric Church, … Continue reading

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Pitkin County Announces “Road Map to Reopening”

A road map to reopening has been laid out by medical experts in Pitkin County. The first part of the journey begins this Saturday, May 9. A medical advisory team at Aspen Valley Hospital and Pitkin County Public Health has … Continue reading

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Glenwood Springs Cancels Spring Cleanup

Spring cleanup in Glenwood Springs is not happening this year because of COVID-19 and social distancing limitations. City Manager Debra Figueroa says she had no choice but to cancel the annual event where residents get their junk hauled to the … Continue reading

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Garfield County Offices Will Remain Closed This Week

While many businesses are reopening their doors, Garfield County offices will remain closed to walk-in traffic. That doesn’t mean you can’t take care of business. County Clerk and Recorder Jean Alberico says for the past six weeks the only people … Continue reading

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Country Jam 2020 Canceled

After holding out hope that Country Jam would happen this year, the organizers of the event have chosen to cancel due to concerns about COVID-19. Country Jam staff say they are looking forward to Country Jam 2021. Due to artist … Continue reading

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