Jill Voyles knew the first year would not be easy. But it would be worth it for her and husband, Brendan McClarney, to move their three daughters to Crested Butte from St. Louis, Missouri. Then right after they arrived last spring, everything shut down. McClarney’s job as a construction project manager evaporated. So did Voyles’ […]
state of emergency
Colorado’s coronavirus stay-at-home order raised a lot of questions. Don’t call 911 to ask them.
Coloradans with questions about the state’s new stay-at-home order were slamming phone lines at law enforcement agencies this week, sometimes to report their neighbors’ perceived violations but mostly to ask what they are allowed to do. Callers want to know if they will get charged if they leave their homes for regularly scheduled child custody […]
Homeless shelters and health officials scramble for a plan as coronavirus spreads in Colorado
The public health practices intended to slow the spread of COVID-19 appear relatively simple. Cover your cough, sneeze into your sleeve, wash your hands frequently and distance yourself from others if you are displaying symptoms. But for individuals living in shelters or residing in public spaces, following those precautions may be challenging. “All the preventative […]
Gov. Jared Polis declares state of emergency in response to coronavirus outbreak
Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in response to Colorado’s growing numbers of cases from the new coronavirus, allowing him to take more aggressive actions to try to curb the virus’s spread. There are now at least 17 confirmed cases in Colorado of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. […]