This week: Our reporters respond to news of a suspect with a weapon that has put Willits neighborhood on lockdown, the ongoing work of keeping I-70 safe, a check in on the public's mental health, and the lasting health effects of contracting COVID 19. Host Alycin Bektesh is joined by Made…
Local case studies illustrate lingering impacts
A deep dive into a shrinking landscape through the lens of several local media outlets
"We will, all of us in this community, get tons of skiing in, more than enough this winter...assuming we can keep Covid under control for our health care workers, for ourselves, for our vulnerable, and all do our part." -Mike Kaplan, president & CEO, Aspen Skiing Co.
Business Liaison Robert Schultz discusses the progress and compliance within the business community, the strength of the 5 Commitments to Containment, and how recent changes to the health order effect private gatherings.
Masks must be worn at all times in Aspen’s Zone 2 beginning today. Program Administrator for Pitkin County Public Health Laryssa Dandeneau discusses the change in the public health order and why wearing masks is important to the safety of locals and visitors to the valley.
Framework for ‘hybrid’ reopening just a draft ahead of board meeting
Children, families presenting symptoms but staff seemingly unaffected
Meridian ‘hustled through pandemic’ while maintaining health, safety standards
Order cites inebriation as risk to public health
Free masks available at city's visitor center
BOCC votes unanimously to approve breakdown of local funds distributions
Success will depend on testing; no sports left untouched
In a time of unknowns and an ever-changing landscape amid continuing COVID-19 outbreaks, one thing is certain: there is no going back to school in a traditional sense any time soon.
Governor issues statewide mask mandate in newest coronavirus prevention measure
Pitkin County business owners can take a deep breath — even as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb in the Roaring Fork Valley, there is little risk of another shutdown mirroring the early days of the pandemic.
July 3 traditionally busiest day of the year at highway’s measuring point
Rate of COVID-19 positive tests climbs from 5% to above 7%
Resumption of courier system allows users to borrow from huge combined collection
Pitkin jobless rate hit 20% in May, third highest in state
Protections established for individual privacy
Marijuana industry’s Stanley Brothers partner with Colorado dispensaries for COVID relief
Demand for air travel to Aspen takes sharp turn upward in June
Son of Rev. Jesse Jackson offers historical context, encouragement to local organizers
‘Five commitments’ key to containment among spike in COVID-19 cases, officials reiterate
Director of Recreation for the City of Aspen Cory Vander Veen spills the details about the reopening of programs and facilities at the Parks & Rec department.
Restaurant’s co-owner says Willits location unaffected
Hot springs, adventure park attractions already doing business
Adaptations force innovation, though some nonprofit recipients feeling the hit
Discussions underway to predict future needs
Restaurant screening procedures identified potential case
In-house rapid tests get results within 45 minutes
Heather’s co-owner has COVID-19; eatery hopes to reopen after Father’s Day
Emergency funding now may cut into regular grant cycle process
The news of a multi-jurisdictional outbreak of COVID-19 in the Roaring Fork Valley earlier this week created a local demand for testing from people who were showing no symptoms of the virus, according to a Pitkin County news release issued Wednesday.
With Phase 2 of Aspen’s reopening underway, the Mayor of Aspen discusses how businesses are reacting and discusses the expanded street commerce options, the restaurant and retails stimulus program and to continue to practice the five commitments of containment to ensure a safe and successful…
Operators of Pitkin County’s many unique lodging options are evaluating what a May 27 public health order permitting short-term stays means for them. Lodging facilities booking stays under 30 days may only host up to 50% of their occupancy ability, and must first submit a safety plan to the county.
Complications surround full street closures for expanded commerce
Daily nonstop DFW-ASE service resumes Thursday; SLC route looks doubtful for June
Maximum of 10 per group will be allowed