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

Colorado is loosening some restrictions on people’s movement starting this week as the state enters a new phase of its battle against the new coronavirus, but travel for outdoor recreation is one area that’s not being relaxed.  In fact, there may actually be stricter limits in place for people seeking some fresh air.  Gov. Jared […]

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Colorado’s economy is about to restart — slowly — but will customers follow?

Whenever Sadie Russo finally reboots her French bakery in Arvada and her café and dessert bar in Denver, she’ll remove some tables to allow for social distancing. She and her employees will wear gloves and masks, even though she hates concealing her favorite confection — smiles. Another life-saving strategy learned from the coronavirus shutdown not […]

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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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Man who delighted Vail apres-ski crowds for decades dies from coronavirus; El Paso County man also killed by disease

By Randy Wyrick, The Vail Daily The pandemic sweeping the globe has claimed the life of a Vail musical icon. Rod Powell, who delighted apres-ski crowds for decades in Vail with his musical talents, died on Saturday morning from complications of the new coronavirus. He is the fifth person in Colorado to be killed by […]

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

Skiers in Colorado’s mountain towns spend big money in March and early April. A Colorado Sun analysis of taxable sales in 13 ski towns over the past two years shows residents and visitors spending more than $500 million in the last two months of ski season. But with resorts ordered closed for at least the […]

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

UPDATED: This file was updated at 2:02 p.m. on March 16, 2020, to include the rates of COVID-19 infection in four Colorado mountain counties. People who recently visited or live in four mountain counties of Colorado should “minimize their contact with other people” because the new coronavirus is spreading so rampantly in those areas, state […]