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Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin counties Thursday announced a coordinated regional testing strategy for COVID-19. For links to testing information by county, click the headline.

Some of the first known cases of COVID-19 in Colorado showed up in Vail and Eagle County. That means there are people who have recovered and can give blood plasma that might help critically ill patients.

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Eagle County Commissioners Tuesday allocated an additional $500,000 in economic assistance for residents experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19.

 

 

Regional health officials in Garfield, Eagle, and Pitkin counties are asking residents to self-report their symptoms as a way of measuring and responding to the spread of COVID-19. KDNK’s Lucas Turner spoke with Becky Larson, Epidemiologist for Eagle County Public Health and Environment to learn more about how these tools work.

A Garfield County woman in her 70s who tested positive for COVID-19 died Saturday. Garfield County Health officials say the woman had other significant health conditions, and that more countywide test results are pending. Pitkin and Eagle Counties also reported COVID-19 deaths on Friday, both have now reported two each. Click the headline for more details.

Eagle, Garfield, and Pitkin County issued a public health order Thursday to minimize the impacts and spread of COVID-19 in the region. The order is effective immediately and will be revisited on April 8th, 2020.

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  Governor Jared Polis is ramping up the state’s response to the coronavirus as the number of cases continues to grow, especially in mountain communities. Officials have now reported over 40 cases of COVID-19 in Colorado after testing more than 300 people. Our state Capitol Reporter Scott Franz has been following the developments, and he joined us from Denver to provide the latest information.

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  Eagle County Commissioners voted to extend the local disaster emergency declaration Tuesday in response to COVID-19. KDNK’s Lucas Turner reports on what the declaration means.

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Eagle County's regional public transportation provider ECO Transit is offering free rides tonight. Operations Manager Jeff Wetzel says the rides are available on all Eco Transit routes from midnight until approximately 2 AM.

Eagle County Joins Class-Action Lawsuit Against JUUL

Dec 19, 2019

Eagle County joined a federal lawsuit this week against JUUL Labs, Inc. for developing products targeting youth. The multi-district litigation aggregates all federal cases filed by individuals and states against JUUL into a single class-action suit to be heard in San Francisco. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Eagle County Commissioner Jeanne McQueeney to find out more.

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Every Friday from 9 am till noon, Eagle County staffers visit the Roaring Fork Valley to meet with residents at the El Jebel Community Center. KDNK's Lucas Turner spoke with Eagle County Manager Jeff Shroll and Communications Director Justin Patrick to learn more about “Roaring Fork Fridays.”

Alpine Legal Services

Alpine Legal Services is a non-profit civil legal assistance agency dedicated to providing legal services and upholding fundamental legal rights in Garfield, Pitkin and western Eagle Counties. Here, Executive Director Jennifer Wherry talks about the organization and their participation in the AmeriCorps VISTA program. 

The buses are packed together so tight, it's difficult to walk between them without getting hurt.

Standing in a Glenwood Springs maintenance facility, Dan Blankenship, CEO and president of the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority, points to a driver slowly backing into a narrow slot.

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Here’s your community calendar for Tuesday, March 6th, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, at the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale. Sopris Liquor and Wine carries local and imported spirits, beer, and wine. For a list of today's events like March 6th Caucuses follow the headline...

The Eagle County Sheriff's Office is asking for help identifying three men suspected of making multiple fraudulent purchases throughout the Roaring Fork Valley over the holidays and during the past few weeks with stolen credit cards and PIN numbers. The suspects were seen by surveillance footage getting into a dark-colored minivan. The three suspects are seen in the photos as follows: one skinny male appears to be wearing a black hat, the second male is wearing a maroon jacket, and the third suspect is wearing a dark shirt covered by a jacket with an “8” or “18” on it, possibly a Broncos jersey.  If you have any information about these suspects or this crime, please call the Eagle County Sheriff's Office at (970) 328-8500 or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007, 1-800-972-TIPS, submit your tip online at www.tipsubmit.com, or text a tip from your cell phone at STOPCRIME plus your message to CRIMES (274637).  If your tip leads to the arrest and indictment of any suspect involved, you could earn up to a $1,500 reward from the Crime Stoppers.