• Garfield County Launches Coronavirus Hotline GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Garfield County has established a hotline for anyone with questions or concerns about Coronavirus.  Carrie Godes with Garfield County Public Health says there are a few numbers that people may want to put on speed dial in their phones as the virus continues to spread.  The Aspen to Parachute number for folks that may ...
  • Hospitals Suspend Programs Due to COVID-19 GLENWOOD SPRINGS/RIFLE—Garfield County’s two hospitals are making changes to daily operations because of Coronavirus.  Both Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs and Grand River Health in Rifle have suspended elective procedures and patient care to protect hospital resources which are being stretched to the limit.  The suspension also includes non-essential patient care like well and ...
  • Garfield County Energy Advisory Board April Meeting has been Cancelled The monthly meeting that was scheduled for April 2nd has been cancelled due to the Public health order from Garfield County. The Public Health Order is scheduled to be revisited on April 8, 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation and let you know if the May 7th meeting will be held or if it ...
  • All Garfield County Libraries Closed Through April 8th All Garfield County Libraries are closed to the public today, March 16, through April 8 as a precaution related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This decision was not made lightly, but ultimately the safety of our residents, staff, volunteers, and community partners is our highest priority. As we are part of the local and global ...
  • Second Garfield County Positive Test for COVID-19 A second Garfield County resident has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. According to a press release from Garfield County, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment confirmed a presumptive positive test for a Garfield county woman in her 40s. presumptive positive means that the results have not been verified by the US Centers ...
  • First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Garfield County The Garfield County Public Health Department has confirmed a presumptive positive test for the COVID-19 virus. The health department says a woman in her 30’s tested positive and is currently recovering in self-quarantine. She did not require hospitalization. A press release from the health department says the woman had contact with travelers in Pitkin County ...
  • Full Text of Tonight’s Tri-County Public Health Order Here is the full text of this evening’s order from Garfield, Pitkin and Eagle Counties NEW LIMITS ON LARGE GATHERINGS, OTHER EMERGENCY STRATEGIES TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 Eagle, Garfield, and Pitkin County are issuing a Public Health order to minimize the health impacts of COVID-19. Not only has COVID-19 presented in our tri-county region, but ...
  • More Cancellations due to Coronavirus Concerns The City of Rifle has decided to cancel all events through the weekend at the Ute Theater due to Coronavirus concerns. Canceled are the Jason Boland and the Stragglers concert tonight and the comedy event scheduled for Saturday. The Boland show will be rescheduled for a later date. The cancellations at the Ute are just the latest ...
  • Garfield County Suing State Air Quality Commission GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Garfield County and eight other rural counties in Colorado are taking the state to court. The Western and Rural Local Government Coalition filed suit Wednesday in Denver District Court over the new pollution regulations passed by the Air Quality Control Commission last December. Garfield County Commissioner Tom Jankovsky says the new regulations lump in ...
  • COVID-19 Cases Rise in Pitkin County ASPEN—More testing, more positive cases of COVID-19 in Pitkin County. Six more presumptive positive cases of Coronavirus have been confirmed in the Aspen area, bringing the tally to nine with one test still pending.  That’s the latest information from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Pitkin County Health Department.  It all ...