• 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. ...
  • 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 COVID-19.
  • 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 effect tomorrow and follow a stay at home order for Denver.
  • 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 Forrest Fenn’s treasure. The eccentric New Mexico antiquities dealer claimed to have buried the treasure ...
  • 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 congested sites. They join a growing list of national parks that have closed from New ...
  • Eagle County Reports First COVID-19 Death An Eagle County man in his sixties has reportedly died from COVID-19. Eagle county authorities confirmed the death this afternoon. A press release says the man, who had underlying health conditions, died at a Denver area hospital. The death is the first in the tri-county area. As of 4 p.m. Friday, the Colorado department of public ...
  • All Future Orders from State Health Department will Automatically be in Effect in Garfield County In an effort to standardize and streamline the Public Health Order process, Garfield County public health officials have adopted a standing order that any further public health orders or executive orders at the state level will automatically and immediately be in effect in Garfield County. Here is the full text of the order: MARCH 20, 2020 STANDING PUBLIC ...
  • Two Additional Cases of COVID-19 in Garfield County; Total now Five Garfield County officials say two more cases of COVID-19 have been identified. Both new cases are affecting males, one in his 50’s the other in his 60’s. They reportedly had not had contact with each other, causing public health officials to double down on their “Social Distancing” guidelines. Both victims are recovering at home. County officials ...