This week: Pitkin County’s front line workers are eligible for the COVID19 vaccine, but can your employer require you to get vaccinated? Also a look at the two back-to-back worldwide ski events Aspen is hosting beginning March 10. Host Alycin Bektesh is joined by Madeleine Osberger, Erica …
Business owners see certification as ‘insurance policy’ amid uncertainty
Almost 700 educators received their first shots Friday
Incidence rate climbs in PitCo, even within ‘orange-plus’ level
Governor Polis discusses the distribution of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, holiday safety and his roadmap to in-person learning.
Optimism permeates as the potential beginning of end of pandemic kicks off
After previously limiting informal gatherings to no more than five people from two different households immediately before Halloween, the Pitkin County Board of Health adjusted course, if only slightly, just 15 days before Christmas.
This week: The amazing life of Art Daily, whom Aspen lost this week, how the Aspen School District is leading the local strategy on long-term free COVID-19 testing, the final stages of the first step of an updated Aspen Airport, and of course, skiing. Host Alycin Bektesh is joined by Mega…
This week: An explosion at the Smuggler mine rocks the town, after getting no response on the state level to require visitors have negative COVID-19 tests before coming to Colorado, Pitkin County takes matters into their own hands, and a longtime restaurant is out as a new concept comes in,…
This week: Happy Ski Season! SkiCo opens a day early and with extra terrain for a first glimpse into what a pandemic ski season can look like. Pitkin County is hovering between state-sanctioned categories that restrict occupancy and hours of businesses, and some metrics show things will shut…
ACRA and the Pitkin County COVID Alliance (including Snowmass Tourism, Basalt Chamber of Commerce, Aspen Skiing Company, City of Aspen & Pitkin County Public Health) have launched the SOS (Save our Season) campaign to get control of COVID-19 spread in our community before a traditionally…
Quarantine, not illness, main reason for medical staff being out, putting county in ‘cautious’ level
Officials call for an affidavit requiring visitors be COVID-19 symptom free
Roaring Fork Neurology utilizes unused CARES Act funding to bring another drive-thru option
Jordana Sabella to step in after Koenemann’s departure Dec. 4
This week, Host Alycin Bektesh is joined by Megan Tackett and Mathew Bennett to discuss the record number of COVID-19 cases present in the valley, how new public health orders will impact local businesses and how the workforce will navigate uncertain employment and new ski pass options. Also…
Several sectors must reduce to 25% capacity as county finds itself in ‘orange’ category
Students, staff to have access to weekly coronavirus tests beginning Tuesday
This week, host Alycin Bektesh checks back in with infectious disease expert Dr. Daniel Pastula to find out what we know now about coronavirus that we didn’t know when we called him up as the the COVID-19 outbreak hit in March. Dr. Pastula is an Associate Professor of Neurology Infectious …
Aspen Skiing Co. president and CEO Mike Kaplan talks about the recently released pass options, operations and COVID-19 strategies as the winter ski season nears.
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