West Garco: Highest COVID Rates in County

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COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Garfield County. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this update from Monday's County Commissioners meeting.

Zoo Animals To Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Jul 8, 2021

Humans aren’t the only mammals that can contract COVID-19. That’s why a company called Zoetis is donating more than 11,000 doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to zoos, sanctuaries and conservatories around the U.S.

Blogger Blames Alt-Right for Low Vax in Mesa County

Jul 1, 2021

The Delta COVID-19 variant continues to spread in Mesa County. Anne Landman, a Grand Junction blogger, recently wrote an editorial, calling Mesa County’s right wing culture responsible for the low vax rates and community spread. Here’s a clip from a conversation with KVNF’s Gavin Dahl.

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The cost of housing has been rising in the Roaring Fork Valley. For some locals already dealing with housing insecurity, COVID-19 was a tipping point. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon reports on a new effort to connect those people to assistance.

Garco Public Health: Delta Variant Spread by the Unvax'd

Jun 25, 2021

Crystal Theatre to Reopen

Jun 10, 2021
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Five Vax'd Coloradans to Get One Million Each

May 25, 2021

Colorado Comeback Cash is a new program to incentivize vaccination. And, the money is nothing to sneeze at. There’s a million bucks on the line. KSUT’s Sarah Flower explains.

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La Vacuna es Para Nosotros (The Vaccine is For Us) includes a short documentary in Spanish and a photo essay, featuring local faces. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Sylvia Johnson, who created the project, about pandemic inequities.

In March, the Aspen Community Foundation launched a new program in the Roaring Fork Valley that’s designed to help locals navigate financial and other setbacks brought on by COVID-19.

Garco Makes Changes to County COVID-19 Restrictions

Apr 21, 2021

On Monday, April 19, following the end of the state Public Health Department’s Coronavirus dial, Garfield County Commissioners weighed in on how the county will approach COVID-19 restrictions.

Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment handed restrictions and policies over to local authorities Friday. KGNU’s Shannon Young reports.

Garfield County Back to Yellow on State COVID Dial

Apr 2, 2021

The State Public  Health Department has moved Garfield County back into the Yellow Zone on the state Coronavirus Dial. Carrie Godes of Garfield County Public Health has this update.

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During the March 23rd meeting, the Carbondale Board of Trustees wrestled with a big agenda item: how to handle traffic on Main Street while the pandemic lingers on.

Pitco Goes Orange on State COVID Dial

Mar 25, 2021

Pitkin County moved into the Orange Zone on the state Coronavirus dial this week. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Laryssa Dardeneau of Pitkin County Public Health about what that means and when the county can go back to yellow.

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Ingrid Wussow is a fifth-generation local who was appointed to Glenwood Springs City Council in October, 2020. She's running uncontested in the upcoming City election to retain her seat as the Ward 2 Representative.  Click on this post to hear the longer conversation.

Garco Moves to Blue on State COVID Dial

Feb 26, 2021
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Garfield County moves into the Blue Zone on the state COVID-19 dial today. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Carrie Godes, county Public Information Officer, and Zack Sutherland, Operations Section Chief for the county's COVID-19 response, to find out what this looks like for businesses. Click the headline for county contact information.

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Experts who studied Colorado's response to the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic say history is not repeating itself when it comes to how state lawmakers are responding to COVID-19. KDNK's Capitol reporter Scott Franz has more.

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Mountain Voices Project has launched The Landlord/Tenant Housing Recovery Plan to help those who've had trouble paying or getting rent due to the financial impacts of COVID-19. John Fox-Rubin and Patrick Morrissy of Mountain Voices speak with Traci about the program. 

Unemployment Fraud Rampant in Colorado

Feb 16, 2021
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The pandemic has left millions of people without jobs and created an opportunity for hackers and identity thieves to use info obtained by data breaches to apply for unemployment benefits. KVNF's Gavin Dahl has this report.

AZYEP Youth News Team Discusses Pet Health

Feb 16, 2021

On this month's Youth News Team Show, Blake, Indigo, and Adele interviewed local veterinarian Dr. Louise Marron from Alpine Animal Hospital about how to keep animals safe and healthy during the pandemic. 

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As more people become eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, Roaring Fork Valley hospitals are adapting their systems and procedures for vaccine clinics. KDNK's Kathleen Shannon spoke with hospitals from Aspen to Rifle about what works and what doesn't.

Vaccines in the Valley: Part 1

Feb 12, 2021
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Garfield County has vaccinated nearly 80 percent of residents in the 70+ age group against COVID-19...and officially started with the 65+ age group this week. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh falls into the second age group and got her first round of the vaccine in early February.

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At a rally in Glenwood Springs, organized by Stay Free Colorado, a First Amendment group that also advocates against wearing masks during the pandemic, Garfield County Commissioner Tom Jankovsky took the stage, denouncing Governor Jared Polis and stating that the U.S. is in a cold war with China. This is the uncut version of his entire speech.

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The Roaring Fork Internet Users Group, also known as, shuttered its virtual doors in January this year. Here's more on local internet service providers dealing--or not dealing--with increased demand.  

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Last month in Glenwood Springs, Stay Free Colorado hosted a rally and invited physicians who spoke against mask mandates. But a doctor from Valley View Hospital refuted many of their claims. KDNK's Halle Zander reports.

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Elon Musk is experimenting with neural implants in pigs and monkeys. The dynamic trio (hi, Donna!) on Geekspeak talk about that, the soaring GameStop stock, COVID contact tracing, and the ongoing epic battle of iPhones vs. Androids.

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KVNF's Gavin Dahl speaks with two reporters at Paonia-based nonprofit magazine High Country News about their latest stories focused on specific Colorado communities: in Gunnison County and the Wet Mountain Valley.

Healthy is the New Happy: Keeping Kids Engaged and Connected

Jan 26, 2021

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On Healthy is the New Happy this Month, we welcome back Yolanda Gonzales from Focused Kids and Illiana Renteria from Raising a Reader who have lots of tips for staying building healthy relationships and habits with your kids during extended periods of time at home. This is a collaboration with the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program. 

Dystopian Film Fans More Prepared for Pandemic?

Jan 25, 2021
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A love of apocalyptic horror films may have actually helped people mentally prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic, according to research published this month in the journal Personality and Individual Differences. Mountain West News Bureau's Madelyn Beck reports.

Horror Film Fans Were Better Prepared For The Pandemic

Jan 20, 2021

A love of apocalyptic horror films may have actually helped people mentally prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic. At least, that's according to research published this month in the journal Personality and Individual Differences.