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
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