“We are getting a lot more people interested in bicycling supplies and information as opposed to last year,” said Richard Pica, sales associate for High Alpine Sports store in Fairplay. “It could be because they want to get outside after the virus lockdown,” he added.
It was a beautiful, sunny mountain morning with only a few gusts of wind for the drive-in Guffey Community Charter School graduation ceremonies held at Sarah’s Place at the Bakery, located on the south side of the school with plenty of parking.
Everyone seemed to be enjoying being outside and visiting, with the proper social distancing and masks, of course.
School Principal Martine Walker introduced the teachers, Jenny Hartman, sixth to eighth grades, Lynda MacDonald, third to fifth grades and former kindergraten to second grade volunteer Kathie Boucher.
The Board of Trustees for the Town of Fairplay grappled with a myriad of perplexing questions Monday night, May 18, that cut directly to the heart of civil liberties, public safety and the rights of business owners.
Members of the state’s Joint Budget Committee recommended last week that Colorado legislators cut more than $500 million in funding for K-12 education in the coming school year. That recommendation, if accepted by lawmakers, would represent a 15 percent cut in the state’s total K-12 education budget of $4.6 billion.
The call for cuts was proposed due to economic losses the state incurred as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Those losses have created a $3.3 billion shortfall in the state’s annual budget.
It is not uncommon to hear an announcement these days about events being cancelled due to the novel coronavirus, and Park County is not exempt.
Answers to longstanding mysteries and unsolved crimes are sometimes provided with the use of forensic reconstruction, a lot of perseverance and collaboration, and a little luck.
The John Aden murder case, for example, began when a Colorado Parks and Wildlife officer discovered Aden’s remains while hiking near Tarryall Reservoir in 2014.
With only the skull and mandible of the victim with which to work, Park County Coroner David Kintz began the process of attempting to identify the deceased.
A murder case that occurred in Park County more than six years ago has resulted in the arrest of James Kevin Aden, a resident of Iowa.
Aden appeared in court via a video conference Tuesday for an advisement meeting before Park County Court Judge Brian Green.
Aden will be formally charged before 11th Judicial District Judge, Stephen A. Groome, with the murder of his brother, John Aden, at a hearing set by Judge Green for May 18.
In coordination with state efforts, STRIDE Community Health Center in Denver announced today the expansion of its COVID-19 and IgG Antibody testing to include mobile on-site testing for rural and suburban communities and businesses in need.
Park County law enforcement personnel face unusual challenges and life-threatening situations on a regular basis. For them, risking their personal well-being in the line of duty is simply part of a day’s work. They are also the most apt and qualified among us to do so.
What’s good for public health is not necessarily good for business, and what’s good for business is not necessarily good for public health.
Governmental leaders and decision-makers at all levels are pondering a perplexing dilemma that forces them to address mounting financial concerns and loss of revenue on one hand, and continuing public health concerns on the other.
At a special meeting Saturday, April 18, the Platte Canyon School District RE-1, voted to give district Superintendent Mike Schmidt emergency powers in order to address the coronavirus issue.
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced in a press release Thursday afternoon that there had been a 1-day delay in paying benefit payments for those people who requested payment on their claims on April 19.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment released a new public health order ordering workers in critical businesses and critical government functions to wear non-medical masks and gloves while at work to protect the health and welfare of the public.
Platte Canyon School District RE-1 Superintendent Mike Schmidt and the PCSD Board of Education decided at their regularly scheduled April 13 meeting to extend its Remote Learning Program through the end of the 2019-2020 school year.
Gov. Jared Polis discussed modeling data Monday that shows how Coloradans are doing their part during the stay-at-home order and what next steps will look like as health and safety restrictions change in the coming days and weeks.
Two more people have died from COVID-19 in the last few days, bringing Chaffee County’s total to six deaths as of Friday. Five of the deaths are connected to Columbine Manor Care Center.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has launched a short survey designed to track symptoms of COVID-19, even if the person experiencing symptoms is unable or does not need to be tested.
Rotary Club of Conifer volunteers brave the elements to continue delivery of the weekly food bags to students at local schools. Prior to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the 285 BackPack Project was delivering between
When we are dining, we always appreciate great service with a great personality and smile. With her extensive knowledge of the menu and a quick wit, Matti Hill is entitled to this award. She won Best Server at Crossroads Pub and Grill in Pine Junction. (Photo by Vivian Rosso/The Flume)
People’s Choiice voters like the way Dianna Roder of Roder and Associates Tax and accounting handles their numbers. They tied with their best business friends, Ascent Accounting in Pine Junction. (Photo by Vivian Rosso/The Flume)
It has been said that a river cuts through a rock not because of its power, but its persistence.
Leona Nelson very likely would have agreed.
Nelson passed away March 31 at her home in Shawnee at the age of 89, but not before leaving an indelible, one-of-a-kind footprint in her wake.
Perhaps Nelson’s swath of influence was so wide, in part, because she wore so many hats during her remarkably active lifetime. First and foremost, Nelson was a wife, a mother to four children and a grandmother to 15 grandkids and great-grandkids.
While Coloradans are already encouraged to wear cloth face coverings when going on grocery runs, they can take additional sanitary steps to ensure their purchases remain contaminant-free.
To cope with the uncertainty of the coronavirus, Salida residents have begun joining a loosely organized national movement to howl at 8 p.m. every night outside their homes.
The Park County Coroners Office can confirm that a 39 year old male resident of Florida died from COVID-19 at a residence in the county on April 11, 2020. Park County Public Health conducted a disease tracing investigation and have determined that the risk to Park County Citizens is low.
DENVER – Gov. Jared Polis signed an Executive Order today extending the disaster emergency declaration for COVID-19 for an additional 30 days.
Zac Rogers, an assistant professor of operations and supply chain management in CSU’s College of Business, has spent a lot of time thinking about what it takes to get things from Point A to Point B.
Young Interact Rotarians from Platte Canyon High School, Elijah Dimon-Ainscough (left), freshman, and Drew Heineman (right), senior, helped gather hundreds of coats and blankets to donate to a small nonprofit called Halo’s Closet, located on West Colfax. The dozen or so bags and large boxes …
Requiring students to physically attend classes and encouraging them to exchange ideas in a social setting has proven over time to be amongst the most efficient and effective methods of educating the masses. Hence, the traditional, lecture-based classroom environment has been the preferred learning model for educational institutions at all levels since our nation’s inception.
So what happens when that tried and true model, out of sheer necessity due to a viral pandemic, is abruptly abandoned and replaced by what is commonly referred to as “distance learning?”
Gov. Jared Polis recently signed an executive order that extends the deadline to file certain business documents and information to county assessors from April 15 to June 15.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in 2018 over 30 million small businesses accounted for 99.9 percent of the total businesses in the United States. Over 59 million small business employees accounted for 48% of the total employees across the country.
The Center for Independence continues to provide cost-free services to individuals with disabilities as an essential business during the current stay at home period.
On Friday, April 3, Gov. Jared Polis announced the Colorado Mask Campaign encouraging Coloradans to wear non-medical cloth face coverings when leaving the home for essential business.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has launched a new trail closure tracking feature on the Colorado Trail Explorer (COTREX) app to enhance the outdoor recreation planning experience for our community.
Chaffee County Public Health director and Incident Command for COVID-19 Andrea Carlstrom announced Friday the state and federal guidelines for COVID 19 precautions now include recommendations for the general public to wear a non-medical cloth face coverings when leaving the home for essentia…
STATEWIDE — As the weekend approaches, the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado Department of Natural Resources are reminding people to resist the temptation to travel to the mountains for recreational activities. Staying close to home and limiting travel are essential to p…
With heavy hearts they said, the organizers behind Campout For The Cause announced the cancellation of the 2020 festival at the Meadows near Buena Vista May 29-31.
This Week's Mountain Guide
- Campout for the Cause cancels 2020 festival near Buena Vista
- High school sports grind to a halt
- Fairplay Board of Trustees approves electric vehicle charging station
- Flattening the curve
- Gov. orders bars, restaurants closed
- Town of Buena Vista closing offices, town hall
- Walk-in closure for Sangre de Cristo Electric Association
- Lariat cancels this weekend's live entertainment
- Buena Vista school district closing facilities for 2 weeks
- 9Health Fair is cancelled due to coronavirus
- Town of Fairplay supports face coverings, but rejects new ordinance
- State budget cuts likely to impact Park County K-12 public schools
- Arrest made in six-year-old murder case
- A positive change for Park County
- Small business restaurants reopening
- Park County Sheriff’s Blotter
- Colorado Trail looking for help
- Fairplay’s own “Field of Dreams”
- New requirement for accessing state wildlife areas and state trust lands
- Fireworks banned in Park County
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