Below, you’ll find posts regarding COVID-19. In an effort to make pertinent information easier to locate, we have created two “child” pages. Local COVID-19 data can be found here. A list of local COVID-19 resources is here.

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  • Polis: Colorado adds Hundreds of Coronavirus Contact Tracers DENVER (AP) – Colorado is adding more than 800 contact tracers to the state’s coronavirus response to quickly identify virus outbreaks as it gradually reopens its economy. Gov. Jared Polis said Tuesday that the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency dedicated to enlisting people in public service, will supply AmeriCorps and Senior ...
  • 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 can be anyone, who has graduated from any school, job, etc. There are three ways to congratulate ...
  • Many Garfield County Fair Events Canceled GLENWOOD SPRINGS—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, professional rodeo, the demolition derby, the monster truck rally, the carnival, and the Friday night concert at this year’s Garfield County Fair. Some events will be ...
  • 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 50 percent occupancy levels, while still following social distancing guidelines and other restrictions. Recreation areas ...
  • 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 the deep, emotional and spiritual needs of their flocks. The letter states that if restaurants ...
  • 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 Commissioners all signed a 30-page variance request to allow 50 percent of normal seating capacity ...
  • 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, Kings of Leon, and Marion Morris are now scheduled to perform in Aspen September 3-5, ...
  • 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 decided to align with the state’s Safer at Home Order with a number of local ...
  • 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 dump for free. Instead, residents who ask will receive vouchers for one free pickup truck ...
  • 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 to step foot in the office were employees. Alberico says they can’t work remotely but ...

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