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

EDWARDS — Chris Montera’s team at Eagle County Paramedic Services began planning for COVID-19 response in early February, well before the county emerged as an epicenter for the virus.  As they sketched out worst-case scenarios, the first responders and emergency medical technicians kept returning to one question: “What if we get sick?” “So we started […]

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Sprawling Las Animas County, like many rural areas, badly needs emergency responders. But it’s a teachable moment.

HOEHNE — Between the passing bells, teen students gradually find their way to a second-floor classroom at the K-12 Hoehne School where they pause before entering, raise both hands and, one by one, greet instructor Dominic “Junie” Verquer with what could be considered the class mantra. “BSI, is my scene safe?” At first glance, the […]