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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  • Second COVID-19 Victim Found in Aspen
    Pitkin County Authorities have confirmed a second death from the COVID-19 virus. According to a press release from the Pitkin County Incident Management Team, 55-year-old Pauli Laukkanen actually died Sunday, but was not found until Tuesday when Aspen Police were called to conduct a welfare check. Pitkin County Coroner, Dr. Steven Ayers says Laukkanen had complained ...
  • Construction, with Restrictions, is Still Allowed in Garfield County
    To clear up confusion about some of the shutdowns due to the coronavirus outbreak and the stay at home order issued by Governor Polis, Garfield County issued a press release clarifying that are critical and are exempt from the states stay at home order under specific guidelines; Social distancing requirements must be met. Crews are ...
  • 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 a critical component to successful rulemaking but emergency declarations take precedence. Robbins says, “the decision ...
  • 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 had serious underlying medical issues and had been suffering from Coronavirus symptoms three days prior ...
  • Pitkin County Reports First COVID-19 Death
    The Pitkin County Coroner says a 97-year-old man has died of complications from COVID-19. His name has not been released pending notification of family. His exact date of death was also not released, though a press release from the Coroner indicates he was sick for three days and had underlying medical conditions.
  • Glenwood City Council Holds Online-Only Meeting Tonight
    Glenwood Springs City Council will host a special online-only meeting tonight at 6:00. Instructions for viewing the meeting and how to participate can be found here. Click on “Special City Council Meeting, March 26, 2020” for more information.
  • Hotel Colorado Closed Until Further Notice
    It’s a sign of the times. The historic Hotel Colorado is closed until further notice because of the coronavirus outbreak. Workers were busy yesterday installing security cameras and putting locks on the doors of Glenwood Springs iconic 127-year-old landmark. Employees and staff members have been placed on furlough and will be brought back when things ...
  • Colorado State Patrol Institutes Statewide “Accident Alert”
    The Colorado State Patrol has enacted a statewide accident alert, meaning they will not respond to any vehicle crashes as long as all drivers have insurance and there are no injuries, drugs or alcohol suspected. Any drivers involved in such a crash should exchange information with other drivers and file a report online. Any crashes within ...
  • 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 bulk items to the public.  Rebecca Rogers with Garfield County Public Health’s Consumer Protection Division ...
  • 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 with the Garfield County Public Health Department says she doesn’t even bother asking the question. ...

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