Aspen

Transportation Primary category in which blog post is published

Coronavirus created the shortest commercial jet flight in the country — Eagle to Aspen. But it won’t last.

The Department of Transportation is expected to OK the end of the “mountain hopper” that circles from Dallas to Eagle, Aspen and Montrose and back to Texas to meet federal rules in a $58 billion coronavirus stimulus package for airlines

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A small western Colorado town’s Memorial Day message: Please stay away

Marble — a 56-mile drive from Aspen by way of state highways 82 and 133 — will remain closed to people who live 10 miles or more outside of the town

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Fly from Aspen to Montrose for $30? Airlines are being allowed to cut small-airport service during coronavirus

With air travel contracting to 5% of pre-coronavirus levels, airlines now are allowed to cut some airports. Analysts project Colorado vacation towns aren’t on the chopping block.

Mount Evans Highway, Independence Pass into Aspen will remain closed because of coronavirus

The highway usually opens the Thursday before Memorial Day weekend, which would have been May 21 this year

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

When skiing stopped, so did pooping. Wastewater workers in Aspen and Vail faced a pile of problems.

The science of keeping the flora in a sewage treatment system balanced was knocked out of kilter when coronavirus shut skiing down and water use dropped 50% in two of Colorado’s most popular ski communities.

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

It’s unclear if Colorado counties can legally evict visitors to slow coronavirus. But one is doing it anyway.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton argues that Gunnison County’s order intended to keep the community’s small hospital from being overwhelmed is unconstitutional. Other Colorado communities are following suit to shut out visitors.

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

Stay-at-home order issued for Aspen, visitors told to leave

The Pitkin County order directs visitors to return home immediately by “the fastest and safest available means"

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

This is how much Colorado’s mountain communities stand to lose without skiing, restaurants, bars and lodging 

As mountain communities grind to close, coronavirus and economic worries turn to summer. “It’s time to show the world how tough we really are,” Telluride tourism chief says. 

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

Coronavirus is running so rampant in Colorado’s mountains residents, visitors should “minimize all contact with other people”

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on Sunday issued the alert about Eagle, Summit, Pitkin or Gunnison counties, where there have been about 50 confirmed cases of COVID-19.