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The Salida Fiber Festival board announced it is canceling this year’s festival, originally scheduled for Sept. 12-13 in Riverside Park, due to the potential effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on vendors, volunteers and visitors. 

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Guidestone Colorado will conduct plant sales May 16 and June 6, but due to COVID-19 restrictions the organization will switch to offering preorders online at GuidestoneColorado.org.

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To aid Buena Vista residents in figuring out which businesses are and aren’t open, Chandler Morehardt created a map compiling whatever announcements he can find into a map as part of a GIS (geographic information system) class he is taking at Colorado Mountain College.

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Two major fundraisers for the Howard Volunteer Fire Department, its Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast scheduled for May 25 and annual Chili Cook-off weekend on June 13-14, have been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, a press release stated.

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The board of Salida Concerts announced it will cancel the 2020 Salida Aspen Summer Concert Series due to the COVID-19 pandemic and likelihood that large gatherings will be prohibited throughout the summer. 

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by Max R. Smith

Times Staff Writer

 

The fourth Rapids & Grass Beer Festival, which was scheduled to return to Buena Vista the weekend of July 4, has been canceled to prevent spread of COVID-19, festival organizers announced April 22 through the blog Rad Craft Beer.

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The Colorado Brewers Guild and Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce announced they will postpone the 24th annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous beer fest, originally slated for July 11, with a tentative reschedule date of Oct. 3. 

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The Colorado Department of Natural Resources announced a new online resource for information on outdoor recreation, trails, marinas and other closures due to COVID-19 concerns.

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To protect volunteers, staff and the people they serve, all Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity operations will remain closed until April 11 in accordance with Gov. Jared Polis’ executive order in response to COVID-19.

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With the implementation of the stay at home requirements issued Wednesday by Colorado Governor Jared Polis, outdoor recreation equipment and play structures are now closed in the city of Salida.

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by Brian McCabe

Mail News Editor

Lunches distributed to students will be canceled today and Friday, Salida School District Superintendent David Blackburn said in a letter to parents. 

“I am sorry to report that our food program will be canceled for at least Thursday and Friday,” Blackburn wrote. “

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Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area Visitor Center, 307 W. Sackett Ave., is open for business as usual for the time being, although AHRA Park Manager Rob White said people are being encouraged to handle purchases by phone or online if possible.

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The Embracing Aging Planning Committee announced Monday that, to limit the impact of COVID-19, the event will be rescheduled from May 16 to Sept. 26 at Chaffee County Fairgrounds.

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Chaffee County Public Health announced it will host daily Facebook Live COVID-19 updates at noon Monday through Thursday and virtual town halls at 12:30 p.m. Fridays, both on Facebook Live on the COVID-19 Chaffee County page and Zoom, starting today.

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Due to COVID-19 precautions and concern for public safety, the celebration of life for James “Jamey” King scheduled for noon, March 21, 2020, at Salida Vineyard Church has been postponed until restrictions have been lifted.

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Salida city officials announced in a press release Wednesday that as of today City Hall will be closed to the public until further notice to slow potential spread of COVID-19 in the community.

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Saguache County government closed public access to buildings and several departments in an effort to slow potential spread of COVID-19, Bobby Woelz, Saguache County Office of Emergency Management director said.

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Upper Arkansas Area on Aging announced Tuesday that congregate meals are cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19 concerns. 

Meals on Wheels will continue to be delivered as scheduled. 

Meals are delivered Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in Salida and Buena Vista.

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Social distancing is a measure the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health entities have been advising to prevent or slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Gov. Jared Polis announced Monday that beginning today all restaurants and bars in Colorado will be closed to dine-in service and limited to only takeout and delivery service for at least the next 30 days in an effort to fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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Brian Berger, Poncha Springs town administrative officer, announced in a press release Monday that due to the COVID-19 virus, Town Hall, the community room, Crossroads Welcome Center and public works buildings will be closed to the public through at least March 30.

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The Buena Vista welcome center is closed to the public in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the BV Chamber of Commerce said Monday, but chamber staff are available by phone or email during normal business hours.

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I want to express my gratitude for the community’s support and patience as we evaluate and adjust our library services because of the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. The health and safety of our patrons, volunteers and staff are our top priority.

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The Buena Vista School District announced Friday afternoon that it was closing all school facilities for two weeks, effective today, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,

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Governor Jared Polis executed an executive order which directed that all downhill ski resorts in the state of Colorado suspend their operations from March 15- 22, 2020. The order is to curtail the spread of Covid-19 in mountain communities with limited care capacity.

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Public masses have been cancelled at St. Joseph's catholic church for the time being. Masses have also been cancelled around the state, including Denver, Pueblo and Colorado Springs, due to COVID-19.

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The town of Buena Vista is preparing to close its administrative offices, including Town Hall, to the public beginning Monday and extending through March 30, as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, town administrator Phillip Puckett said.

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Ark Valley Humane Society announced late Friday afternoon it would close its doors to the public for an "undetermined period of time" as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19.

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Sangre de Cristo Electric Association will close its business office lobby and its community room to the public beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, March 13. The closure will be in effect until further notice. The closure to the public of the lobby and community room is hoped to reduce exposure to a…

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9Health, the largest volunteer-driven, nonprofit health wellness and prevention effort in the country, has postponed the spring 9Health Fairs as a proactive measure to its ongoing commitment to keep Colorado healthy amid the growing public interest in COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronav…

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Because some Xcel Energy critical employees have encountered aggressive and threatening actions from customers recently while working in the field, the company issued a press release explaining its precautions to ensure health and safety of its employees and the public.

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This year’s Salida Studio Tour has been canceled due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Patti Vincent, president of the Salida Studio Tour board of directors, said in a press release, “Even though the event is not until the end of September, there is too much risk for the artists and visitors who may come to their studios during the event.” 

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The Internal Revenue Service issued a special alert Monday for several groups of federal benefit recipients to act by Wednesday if they didn’t file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 and have dependents, so they can quickly receive the full amount of their Economic Impact Payment, the COVID-19 sti…

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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.

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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.

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With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommending everyone wear non-medical masks in public spaces, Chaffee County Public Health offered some advice on the proper way to wear them to avoid cross-contamination.

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Buena Vista – For a community that bases much of its economy on being a destination for outdoor adventure seekers and has many businesses that operate during summer months and hibernate through the slower winter, stay-at-home orders can feel like a threat to its existence.

So far, the Campout for the Cause music festival at the Meadows and FIBArk in Salida have announced cancellations out of precautions around the COVID-19 pandemic.

Buena Vista’s whitewater festival, CKS Paddlefest, is still on for Memorial Day weekend, but its social media messaging carries an undercurrent of cautious optimism that is shared by many individuals and organizations while making plans later in 2020.

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Salida School District Superintendent David Blackburn told the school board Tuesday that he is proud of staff, students and families in the district for their work on distance learning and student engagement since in-person learning was suspended in early April due to COVID-19 precautions.

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Andrea Carlstrom, Chaffee County Public Health director and incident commander for COVID-19, explained what a phased approach to lifting restrictions and reaching recovery from COVID-19 could look like Wednesday in her daily Facebook Live update.

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Salida High School Principal Tami Thompson sent a letter to SHS families Monday stating all SHS-sponsored events, as well as any events scheduled at Salida High School, have been canceled through May 31.

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Within the last month, Chaffee County Community Foundation has raised $280,000 and distributed more than $41,000 for financial assistance through its Emergency Response Fund (ERF).

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Buena Vista – A new board was seated at the Tuesday meeting of the Buena Vista Board of Trustees, bringing on new trustees Amy Eckstein and Devin Rowe and bringing back Norm Nyberg for a second term.

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Following testing of all 66 residents and several staff members at Columbine Manor Care Center, 41 of Chaffee County’s 58 cases of COVID-19 were reported to be associated with the care facility.

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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.

Gov. Jared Polis has even encouraged Coloradans to participate.

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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.

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The FIBArk board of directors announced Monday the 2020 FIBArk Whitewater Festival set for mid-June is canceled.

FIBArk President Patrick Payne said he was disheartened by the announcement, but he understood why it had to happen.

“I’m disappointed, but I understand it had to be done,” Payne said. “Overall, we wanted to have everyone’s best interest in mind when making this decision.”

The decision to cancel the event was made Wednesday. Payne said, as far as he knows, this was the first time the festival has had to be canceled altogether since its creation in 1949.

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For people with financial capacity and confidence in the economy, now is a good time to buy a vehicle. Manufacturers are offering incentives, rates are low at banks, and sellers seem willing to make deals as sales have stalled.

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DENVER – An inmate of the Buena Vista Correctional Facility is asking a judge to order state officials to take measures to reduce the threat of COVID-19 at the prison.

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Chaffee County Public Health announced 71 symptomatic users have self-reported so far on the county’s COVID-19 self-reporting online tool.

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The number of COVID-19 outbreaks in Colorado residential and non-hospital health care facilities rose to 72 as of 4 p.m. Sunday.

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Chaffee County commissioners heard reports from department heads on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected them Monday during a virtual work session.

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The Atmos Energy/Robert W. Best Charitable Giving Fund announced a $1.5 million donation to be used to stock shelves at local food banks around the country, so students and families affected by the coronavirus outbreak can access nutritious meals while school is not in session.

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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.

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   DENVER  – An inmate of the Buena Vista Correctional Center is asking a judge to order state officials to take measures to reduce the threat of the COVID-19 virus at the prison.

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In a Facebook post written today, FIBArk Board of Directors announced that the 2020 festival is cancelled.

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Chaffee County Commissioner Greg Felt commended Monarch Mountain ski area for its recent generosity in his comments during the COVID-19 town hall Friday on Facebook Live and Zoom.

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Chaffee County Public Health reported Friday the fourth death in the county due to COVID-19, the third such death associated with Columbine Manor Care Center.

The center reported 26 positive cases as of Friday, including 13 residents still living at the center, nine staff members, one resident who discharged home and three resident deaths.

Columbine is one of 54 residential non-hospital facilities in the state experiencing an outbreak of the disease.

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Columbine Manor is currently experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19. As of April 10, there have been 26 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Columbine facility, including 13 residents living at the community, one resident who discharged home, nine staff members and three resident deaths.

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Easter Bunny paid an early visit to a backyard on D Street Thursday morning.

He’ll have things a little easier this year with community Easter Egg Hunts being cancelled for social distancing.

Easter Egg Hunts in Chipeta Park in Poncha Springs and Thonhoff Park in Salida are cancelled.

However, Poncha Springs is having a covert egg hunt. Parents can sign up by 1 p.m. today by emailing mail@ponchasprings.us or calling 719-539-6882 with their address, number of children and their ages and stating if they prefer having a bag of eggs dropped off or having them dispersed in their yard.

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Chaffee County Public Health issued a new countywide Public Health order effective 6 a.m. Friday through April 30.

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Chaffee County Public Health reported Friday the fourth death in the county due to COVID-19, the third such death associated with Columbine Manor Care Center.

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As of April 9, Chaffee County has 39 confirmed positive tests and three deaths associated with COVID-19, Andrea Carlstrom, director of Chaffee County Public and Environmental Health reported Friday morning.

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As Buena Vista schools entered its second week of distance learning in compliance with self-isolation rules to curb the spread of COVID-19, the district school board held a special virtual meeting Monday to receive an update on school life during this strange time.

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The third death due to COVID-19 in Chaffee County, announced Wednesday was confirmed to be a 96-year-old woman who was a resident of Columbine Manor Care Center a press release from Chaffee County Public Health stated Thursday.

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Gov. Jared Polis signed an executive order March 25 authorizing Colorado Parks and Wildlife to extend expiration dates of certain licenses, passes, permits, certificates and registrations for up to 30 days.

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Seniors who are stuck at home while the COVID-19 pandemic has called for drastic social distancing have been doing more cleaning, cooking, reading, meditating and watching more TV than usual.

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Acting regional forester Jennifer Eberlien announced and signed an order Tuesday to temporarily close developed recreation sites in the Rocky Mountain region to align with local, state and federal orders and guidelines.

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Greg Felt, Chaffee County commissioner, said a few words about maintaining kindness and respect on social media while expressing “valuable feedback”, during the daily update Thursday.

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Salida Schools announced new graduation dates and reported connecting with 99 percent of students in its first week of distance learning.

Salida High School principal Tami Thompson sent a letter out to seniors and their families Friday regarding graduation ceremonies for the class of 2020.

She said it has become clear the planned graduation date of May 23 is no longer an option.

A tentative date of July 18, has been set for the ceremony to celebrate the lifetime milestone.

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Monarch Mountain recently provided much needed assistance to Columbine Manor Care Center which has been coping with an outbreak of COVID-19.

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Chaffee County Public Health director and incident command for COVID 19, Andrea Carlstrom, said CCPH is working on an amended public health order for Chaffee County, which should be rolled out today.

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions on mass gatherings, Ark-Valley Humane Society’s (AVHS) third annual Tails on the Trail 5k Run/Walk for Animals will be held virtually from now until May 17.

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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.

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Gov. Jared Polis recently issued an executive order extending the deadline for businesses to remit sales tax by 30 days.

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Chaffee County Public Health launched a Google form for reporting business or individual non-compliance with public health orders Wednesday, which was accessible via the COVID-19 Chaffee County Facebook Page briefly.

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Monarch Quilters cancelled the April meeting and workshop due to COVID-19 virus. However, they have not let the down time stop them.

Many quilters are working on projects that need to be finished or are starting new ones and others are working on projects to benefit the community, Beverly Scanga wrote in an email.

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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.

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Organizers of Campout for the Cause announced cancellation of the festival May 29-31 at the Meadows near Buena Vista.

With social distancing orders changing rapidly by the day, there’s too much speculation surrounding large gatherings and their ability to return at this time, festival organizers said in a Friday press release.

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by D.J. DeJong

Mail Staff Writer

In a Chaffee County Public Health daily update about COVID-19, Andrea Carlstrom, CCPH director and Incident Command for COVID-19, presented a summary of a new modeling report from Colorado School of Public Health: “Projections of the COVID-19 epidemic in Colorado under different social distancing scenarios.” 

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Chaffee County residents have donated more than $250,000 to Chaffee County Community Foundation’s (CCCF) Emergency Response Fund (ERF) as of April 7 according to a press release

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by D.J. DeJong

Mail Staff Writer

Chaffee County Public Health reported 34 positive or probable cases of COVID-19 in the county as of Tuesday in the county. That was up from 26 reported cases Monday.

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by Brian McCabe

Mail News Editor

The Chaffee County Economic Recovery Team (CCERT) reported to the Chaffee County Commissioners Tuesday regarding their recent survey of local businesses and how they are handling the COVID-19 pandemic.

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by Brian McCabe

Mail News Editor

Chaffee County extended the Declaration of Local Emergency through May 5, the commissioner’s first meeting in May.

This only extends to the declaration; however, any Chaffee County Public Health orders such as “stay-at-home” would not be affected, Jennifer Davis, county attorney said. 

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by Cody Olivas

Mail Staff Writer

Chaffee County Public Health and local elected officials are encouraging people who own second homes in the county to stay in their primary residence for the time being. 

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The Now This Is Love Auction raised $116,514.88, according to a press release issued Tuesday by Scott Peterson, marketing director for the Chaffee County Visitors Bureau.

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by D.J. DeJong

Mail Staff Writer

The traditional Easter egg hunts at Thonhoff and Chipeta parks have been cancelled this year so everyone can stay safe at home.

Even so, the Easter Bunny recently asked for The Mountain Mail’s help to give kids a chance to hunt for eggs and get some goodies.

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With COVID-19 precautions restricting gym access, Kim’s Gym has begun producing video workout classes and posting them to its website.

The YouTube videos are exclusively posted to getufitsalida.com/online-classes for members and nonmembers. However, they are unlisted on YouTube.

Most instructors who taught at the gym before it temporarily closed have been filming workouts either at their homes or at the gym with a camera donated by Mountain Pawn & Gun.

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All unincorporated land within Chaffee County will be under Stage 2 fire restrictions effective Wednesday, April 8, Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze said in a press release issued Tuesday night. These lands include all unincorporated land in Chaffee County, with the exception of Forest Ser…

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The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment has compiled a list of COVID-19 symptoms, from mild to severe, to help people determine what steps they should take.

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Chaffee County Public Health reported a total of 26 positive cases (including probable cases) of COVID-19 in Chaffee County.

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Solvista Health and Chaffee County Public Health create a survey to “check in” with community members and see how they are doing during the COVID-19 stay-at-home order.

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Walden Chamber Music Society announced it is canceling its April 19 chamber music concert at Salida SteamPlant due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Society officials said in a press release that they will decide later whether they will cancel the group’s May 31 concert and will provide updates.

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As part of their newly implemented buying club, Gathering Grounds “has raised a substantial fund to help families” in need, but they are unsure of how to reach them.

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The food pantry at Salida First Presbyterian Church is still operating, but with additional safety protocols in place. 

The food pantry has continued operating from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays and is open to anyone. However, visitors are not allowed into the church for the time being. 

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Solvista Health is offering a series of videos, “Mental Health Minute,” featuring tips for taking care of behavioral health. 

“These tips will be especially helpful now while we are physically distancing at home. However, these practices are good for your overall health and wellness all the time,” Solvista stated in a press release.

The first of the series is available at vimeo.com/400380570?fbclid=IwAR0vSA48HT8snrvOaZK4GPZCXicG9K9RWRH6xmofjB86gBAqs8JtLeh8B08 or through the link on Solvista’s Facebook page.

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Chaffee County Commissioner Greg Felt said Friday one of the challenges the county is facing in the COVID-19 pandemic is providing consistent messaging through the county and municipalities.

Speaking at the weekly town hall hosted by Chaffee County Public Health on Facebook Live and Zoom, he commended Public Health for helping create and promote consistent messaging that Chaffee County is not open for business, tourists or recreation.

Felt said mobile messaging boards on through highways are displaying that consistent messaging urging people to stay home.

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The Chaffee County Economic Recovery Team is asking local business owners to fill out a survey to help determine the impact of the coronavirus on local businesses.

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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…

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At the weekly town hall hosted by Chaffee County Public Health on Facebook Live and Zoom, Greg Felt said one of the challenges the county is facing is providing consistent messaging through the county and municipalities.

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Gov. Jared Polis signed an executive order March 25 authorizing Colorado Parks and Wildlife to extend expiration dates of certain licenses, passes, permits, certificates and registrations for up to 30 days.

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Seniors who are stuck at home while the COVID-19 pandemic has called for drastic social distancing have been doing more cleaning, cooking, reading, meditating and watching more TV than usual.

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Acting regional forester Jennifer Eberlien announced and signed an order Tuesday to temporarily close developed recreation sites in the Rocky Mountain region to align with local, state and federal orders and guidelines.

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Greg Felt, Chaffee County commissioner, said a few words about maintaining kindness and respect on social media while expressing “valuable feedback”, during the daily update Thursday.

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Salida Schools announced new graduation dates and reported connecting with 99 percent of students in its first week of distance learning.

Salida High School principal Tami Thompson sent a letter out to seniors and their families Friday regarding graduation ceremonies for the class of 2020.

She said it has become clear the planned graduation date of May 23 is no longer an option.

A tentative date of July 18, has been set for the ceremony to celebrate the lifetime milestone.

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Monarch Mountain recently provided much needed assistance to Columbine Manor Care Center which has been coping with an outbreak of COVID-19.

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Chaffee County Public Health director and incident command for COVID 19, Andrea Carlstrom, said CCPH is working on an amended public health order for Chaffee County, which should be rolled out today.

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions on mass gatherings, Ark-Valley Humane Society’s (AVHS) third annual Tails on the Trail 5k Run/Walk for Animals will be held virtually from now until May 17.

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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.

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Gov. Jared Polis recently issued an executive order extending the deadline for businesses to remit sales tax by 30 days.

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Chaffee County Public Health launched a Google form for reporting business or individual non-compliance with public health orders Wednesday, which was accessible via the COVID-19 Chaffee County Facebook Page briefly.

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Monarch Quilters cancelled the April meeting and workshop due to COVID-19 virus. However, they have not let the down time stop them.

Many quilters are working on projects that need to be finished or are starting new ones and others are working on projects to benefit the community, Beverly Scanga wrote in an email.

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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.

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Organizers of Campout for the Cause announced cancellation of the festival May 29-31 at the Meadows near Buena Vista.

With social distancing orders changing rapidly by the day, there’s too much speculation surrounding large gatherings and their ability to return at this time, festival organizers said in a Friday press release.

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by D.J. DeJong

Mail Staff Writer

In a Chaffee County Public Health daily update about COVID-19, Andrea Carlstrom, CCPH director and Incident Command for COVID-19, presented a summary of a new modeling report from Colorado School of Public Health: “Projections of the COVID-19 epidemic in Colorado under different social distancing scenarios.” 

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Chaffee County residents have donated more than $250,000 to Chaffee County Community Foundation’s (CCCF) Emergency Response Fund (ERF) as of April 7 according to a press release

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by D.J. DeJong

Mail Staff Writer

Chaffee County Public Health reported 34 positive or probable cases of COVID-19 in the county as of Tuesday in the county. That was up from 26 reported cases Monday.

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by Brian McCabe

Mail News Editor

The Chaffee County Economic Recovery Team (CCERT) reported to the Chaffee County Commissioners Tuesday regarding their recent survey of local businesses and how they are handling the COVID-19 pandemic.

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by Brian McCabe

Mail News Editor

Chaffee County extended the Declaration of Local Emergency through May 5, the commissioner’s first meeting in May.

This only extends to the declaration; however, any Chaffee County Public Health orders such as “stay-at-home” would not be affected, Jennifer Davis, county attorney said. 

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by Cody Olivas

Mail Staff Writer

Chaffee County Public Health and local elected officials are encouraging people who own second homes in the county to stay in their primary residence for the time being. 

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Special to The Mail

The Now This Is Love Auction raised $116,514.88, according to a press release issued Tuesday by Scott Peterson, marketing director for the Chaffee County Visitors Bureau.

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by D.J. DeJong

Mail Staff Writer

The traditional Easter egg hunts at Thonhoff and Chipeta parks have been cancelled this year so everyone can stay safe at home.

Even so, the Easter Bunny recently asked for The Mountain Mail’s help to give kids a chance to hunt for eggs and get some goodies.

top story
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With COVID-19 precautions restricting gym access, Kim’s Gym has begun producing video workout classes and posting them to its website.

The YouTube videos are exclusively posted to getufitsalida.com/online-classes for members and nonmembers. However, they are unlisted on YouTube.

Most instructors who taught at the gym before it temporarily closed have been filming workouts either at their homes or at the gym with a camera donated by Mountain Pawn & Gun.

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All unincorporated land within Chaffee County will be under Stage 2 fire restrictions effective Wednesday, April 8, Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze said in a press release issued Tuesday night. These lands include all unincorporated land in Chaffee County, with the exception of Forest Ser…

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The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment has compiled a list of COVID-19 symptoms, from mild to severe, to help people determine what steps they should take.

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Chaffee County Public Health reported a total of 26 positive cases (including probable cases) of COVID-19 in Chaffee County.

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Solvista Health and Chaffee County Public Health create a survey to “check in” with community members and see how they are doing during the COVID-19 stay-at-home order.

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Walden Chamber Music Society announced it is canceling its April 19 chamber music concert at Salida SteamPlant due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Society officials said in a press release that they will decide later whether they will cancel the group’s May 31 concert and will provide updates.

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As part of their newly implemented buying club, Gathering Grounds “has raised a substantial fund to help families” in need, but they are unsure of how to reach them.

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The food pantry at Salida First Presbyterian Church is still operating, but with additional safety protocols in place. 

The food pantry has continued operating from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays and is open to anyone. However, visitors are not allowed into the church for the time being. 

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Solvista Health is offering a series of videos, “Mental Health Minute,” featuring tips for taking care of behavioral health. 

“These tips will be especially helpful now while we are physically distancing at home. However, these practices are good for your overall health and wellness all the time,” Solvista stated in a press release.

The first of the series is available at vimeo.com/400380570?fbclid=IwAR0vSA48HT8snrvOaZK4GPZCXicG9K9RWRH6xmofjB86gBAqs8JtLeh8B08 or through the link on Solvista’s Facebook page.

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Chaffee County Commissioner Greg Felt said Friday one of the challenges the county is facing in the COVID-19 pandemic is providing consistent messaging through the county and municipalities.

Speaking at the weekly town hall hosted by Chaffee County Public Health on Facebook Live and Zoom, he commended Public Health for helping create and promote consistent messaging that Chaffee County is not open for business, tourists or recreation.

Felt said mobile messaging boards on through highways are displaying that consistent messaging urging people to stay home.

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The Chaffee County Economic Recovery Team is asking local business owners to fill out a survey to help determine the impact of the coronavirus on local businesses.

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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…

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At the weekly town hall hosted by Chaffee County Public Health on Facebook Live and Zoom, Greg Felt said one of the challenges the county is facing is providing consistent messaging through the county and municipalities.