Eagle County

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.

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

You’re not supposed to travel more than 10 miles for outdoor recreation during Colorado’s safer-at-home phase

Entering the height of Colorado’s outdoor recreation season, Gov. Jared Polis has ordered people not to travel more than 10 miles from their homes for exercise. “You can make the sacrifice of going to your second or third favorite park,” he said.

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado counties try different ways to tell visitors the same thing: please stay away

As Colorado rolls back its statewide stay-at-home order, counties are urging out-of-towners to continue delaying recreational visits.

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

Coronavirus testing is lagging so much that some Colorado counties are asking citizens to self-report symptoms

These county-run dashboards offer data that’s not statistically valid, but provides important clues. “In the absence of anything else, it’s really important to have something,” Summit County spokeswoman says.

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

Vail, Beaver Creek patrollers are trading in their skis for ambulance keys in Eagle County’s coronavirus fight

Eagle County Paramedic Services’ pandemic plan worried most about what happens when crews get sick. The statewide shutdown of ski resorts sent patrollers to the rescue.

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

How the closure of two Vail restaurants shows coronavirus’ domino effect on the food-service economy

Hundreds of workers and business owners in the Eagle Valley felt the pinch when Matt Morgan was forced to close Sweet Basil and Mountain Standard in Vail Village.

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado coronavirus deaths hit 33, including Eagle County man in his 40s

The Eagle County man is the youngest person in the state to die from the disease yet, shattering the notion among some that younger Coloradans are immune to serious complications from the disease

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

Amid coronavirus quarantines and job losses, Colorado girds for wave of domestic violence 

"This is just an incredibly dangerous time for those at risk for domestic violence," says an Eagle County human services worker

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado child care centers fear for their survival as coronavirus brings closures, enrollment dips

The pandemic is testing the stability of the state’s child care system -- one that will be critical to an economic recovery.