• Updated
  • 0

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.

  • Updated
  • 0

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…

  • 0

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently created a series of “myth busters” or facts about some common claims and questions about COVID-19. The organization’s answers and comments are as follows:

  • 0

As of Thursday, more than 220 donors had given about $240,000 to Chaffee County Community Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund (ERF).

  • 0

Coloradans who are uninsured now have until April 30 to sign up for individual health insurance during the COVID-19 Special Enrollment Period.

featured
  • 0

Salida Circus is seeking acts for its online Social Distance Extravaganza, scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday.

  • 0

The Leeds Business Confidence Index reported Colorado business leaders’ optimism dropped to its lowest point in the index’s recorded 17-year history, primarily because of the coronavirus outbreak.

  • 0

As of Wednesday, the official U.S. census day, 34.5 percent of Chaffee County residents had self-responded to the 2020 census.

  • 0

Chaffee County Family & Youth Initiatives invites county residents to participate in Wear Blue Day on Monday to raise awareness about the importance of strengthening families and preventing child abuse and neglect.

  • Updated
  • 0

Small nonfarm businesses in 35 Colorado counties, including Chaffee, Fremont, Saguache and Lake counties, are eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

  • 0

Salida Middle School officials recently announced the third-quarter honor roll and honor roll of distinction.

  • 0

The Chaffee County Clerk’s Office remains closed, but many of its functions can be completed online, by telephone or through the mail, County Clerk Lori Mitchell said.

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

During Thursday’s Chaffee County Public Health update on Facebook Live, Andrea Carlstrom, public health director and incident command for COVID-19, provided guidelines for recreating while COVID-19 precautions are in place.

top story
  • 0

After realizing Colorado’s stay-at-home order was negatively affecting her coffeehouse more than she expected, Gathering Grounds owner Ashli Campbell decided that instead of relying on takeout orders, she would convert her business into a buying club for essential groceries.

The club has two ordering deadlines: For Wednesday pickups, orders must be placed by noon Monday. For Friday pickups, orders must be placed by noon Wednesday. Pickup time frames for both days are between 4 and 7:15 p.m.

  • 0

Salida weather

Salida’s forecast today calls for sunny skies with a high near 49, a low around 28 and a southeast wind of 5-10 mph increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon.

  • 0

As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, Chaffee County had 18 reported positive cases of COVID-19, one of which resulted in death.

  • Updated
  • 0

Andrea Carlstrom, Chaffee County Public Health director and incident commander for COVID-19, offered tips for those working from home Wednesday during her daily update on Facebook Live:

  • Updated
  • 0

Last week, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This package is primarily aimed at helping the economy weather the recession triggered by our “social distancing” in response to COVID-19.

  • 0

Half of the 18 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Chaffee County are associated with Columbine Manor Care Center.

top story
  • 0

Ruby Brown sits in a room of her family’s home in Salida, in quarantine for two weeks following her return Friday from living in Sayulita, Nyarit, Mexico.

“I haven’t been able to hug my family yet,” she said.

When Brown left in January, after completing high school early in December, she planned to spend some time in Mexico learning Spanish and getting her foot in the door of a planned medical career, before heading off to the University of Colorado-Boulder in the fall.

featured
  • 0

When a shortage of hand sanitizer products due to COVID-19 was announced, four Chaffee County companies took initiative to meet the demand.

  • 0

Salida weather

Salida’s forecast calls for sunny skies today with a high near 60, a low around 27 and a southwest wind of 15-20 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers is forecast.

top story
  • Updated
  • 0

by Henry Netherland

Mail Staff Writer

Salida Community Center’s monthly food distribution event will take place at 10 a.m. today at 305 F St.

The event will distribute through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).

  • Updated
  • 0

by D.J. DeJong

Mail Staff Writer

Salida High School chemistry and physical science teacher Todd Bright was honored when Boettcher Scholarship finalist Fin Petit nominated him for a Boettcher teacher recognition award recently.

The Boettcher Foundation began recognizing “teachers who have dedicated themselves to providing Colorado students with an outstanding education” in 1992.

  • 0

We are receiving an influx of calls and reports of false social media posts and even robocalls claiming that hunting and fishing seasons are canceled, that valid licenses are no longer required to hunt and fish, or that park fees have been rescinded due to the COVID-19 outbreak. These report…

  • 0

U.S. stocks finished lower Tuesday, marking an end to the worst quarter since 2008. 

The utilities sector led the daily declines, while the energy sector was the only one to finish in positive territory.

  • 0

Salida weather

Salida’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies today with a high near 63, a low around 36 and a west wind of 5-15 mph.

  • Updated
  • 0

by Henry Netherland

Mail Staff Writer

With local organizations and businesses converting to virtual mediums to maintain daily operations as much as possible, Salida SteamPlant is following suit by offering individual virtual cinema screenings.

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

by Joy Jackson

Salida Regional Library

World War I pulled in with a tide of death and destruction; when it pulled back, a deadlier tide of influenza washed over the entire world.

The convergence of WWI with one of the deadliest pandemics on record had one bright note: The American Red Cross was at its strongest, reinforced by a large cadre of volunteer nurses. Here in Salida the Tuesday Evening Club, who were the founders of the library, started a Red Cross chapter in an effort to support troops who were headed overseas.

  • Updated
  • 0

by D.J. DeJong

Mail Staff Writer

With people staying home due to COVID-19, many are taking the opportunity to get spring cleaning done.

Under normal circumstances that might mean a trip to Caring and Sharing, 220 W. Fourth St., to donate items no longer needed, but just now, the thrift store is asking folks to please hold off.

  • Updated
  • 0

by Mountain Mail Staff

It’s no joke, today is Census Day.

Census Day is an important reference date for the 2020 Census, a press release from U.S. Census coordinator for Chaffee County April Obholz Bergeler stated. 

  • Updated
  • 0

by D.J. DeJong

Mail Staff Writer

Ark Valley Helping Hands continues to assist local seniors by offering grocery and medication pickup and delivery.

The service is available to all seniors in the Chaffee County area, and they do not have to be AVHH members to participate.

  • Updated
  • 0

by D.J. DeJong 

Mail Staff Writer

Andrea Carlstrom, Chaffee County Public Health director and Incident Command for COVID-19, said Chaffee County is not open to visitors, tourism or leisure at this time. 

“We’ve been fielding a lot of requests from people from outside our county who want to come here for these purposes. In order to protect our local resources and our health care system, we can’t allow that at this time. 

“We really appreciate everyone’s support and understanding that we’ve had to make these difficult decisions,” Carlstrom said.