What’s the coronavirus picture locally? KDNK's Morgan Neely has this update.

Anti-Maskers Invoke Jesus Against School Mask Mandate

Sep 28, 2021
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The Garfield County’s Re-2 School District will implement universal masking on Monday, September 27 - just six weeks into the school year. KDNK's Morgan Neely has this report.

More than seven weeks after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended universal indoor masking in areas with "substantial" or "high" transmission of Covid-19, as of Thursday, September 16, Pitkin County is heeding the call. KDNK's Morgan Neely has more.


COVID-19 cases have soared in Garfield County since late August. KDNK’s Morgan Neely spoke with a county public health team about why cases have doubled recently, and what the public can do to protect themselves and their families.

The Pitkin County Board of Health last week decided on a mask mandate after all... sort of. KDNK’s Morgan Neely has more.

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The Pitkin County Board of Health meets today, and one topic they plan to cover promises to generate a lot of discussion but probably no action. KDNK's Morgan Neely has more.

Kelsy Been and Brianda Cervantes of the Roaring Fork School District share updates on COVID protocols for the  school year. / Kelsy Been y Brianda Cervantes del Distrito Escolar de Roaring Fork comparten actualizaciones sobre los protocolos COVID para el año escolar.

Officials are pushing to get Coloradans vaccinated against Covid-19. KDNK’s Morgan Neely spoke to Garfield County Public Health Specialist Carrie Godes to learn more about the shifting dynamics in the county due to the highly infectious Delta variant. 


CDC Investigates Staff of GJ Nursing Homes

Jul 23, 2021

West Garco: Highest COVID Rates in County

Jul 21, 2021

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.

Helpline Fills Gaps in Local Housing Assistance

Jun 29, 2021
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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.

Sylvia Johnson

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.

Bridging Resources is Just a Phone Call Away

May 13, 2021

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.

Carbondale's Main Street Plans for COVID Closures

Apr 1, 2021
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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.

City of Glenwood Springs

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.

Scott Franz

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.

Mountain Voices Project

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.