On this day one year ago, Chaffee County was in the midst of an abrupt introduction to COVID-19 in our community in the form of 12 confirmed positive cases. Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center had assembled its primary COVID-19 response team, and Dr. Erika Gelgand rose to the occasi…
The Colorado Workforce Development Council, in partnership with the Trailhead Institute and the Colorado Public Health Workforce Collaborative, has launched newly developed career pathways in public health on the My Colorado Journey platform.
Be careful, it’s still icy outside! Take a simple, inexpensive preventative step (pun intended) to increase your traction on snow and ice by investing in a pair of ice cleats.
When Mary Lee Bensman was let go due to the pandemic shutdown from her long-time position at The Chaffee County Times last June, she felt lost, initially.
Sangre de Cristo Electric Association’s wholesale electricity provider, Tri-State Generation, filed a plan with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission at the end of last year that states the wholesaler would double its solar and wind resources by 2030.
Davalynn Spencer, a best-selling inspirational Western romance author, announced the Feb. 4 release of her latest book “A Change of Scenery”, book four in the Cañon City Chronicles series.
Winter can be a difficult time of the year, especially when coupled with the unique challenges COVID-19 presents, but there are ways to make it to spring intact.
As stated by the American Lung Association—and countless other nonprofit organizations, as well as scientists, hospitals, public health agencies and more—the lungs are the first organ in the body to be affected by COVID-19.
The Colorado Arts Relief Fund is providing $7.5 million to support arts, cultural and entertainment artists, crew members and also organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the world approaches a full year living under the threat of what we now know as the COVID-19 pandemic, and the recent announcement that vaccines may be available soon, public health entities still stress that social distancing, wearing masks and washing hands are the best defense against …
Baba’s Magical Christmas is now in its 12th year of providing Secret Santa gifts for students in the community who could benefit from an extra special Christmas.
For some people, cemeteries are a place to be avoided, but for the late Frank (Frangie) Ordaz, Woodlawn Cemetery (sometimes called Woodland) was a sacred place to be cherished and cared for. His granddaughter, Tracey (Ordaz) Mann and husband, Chris, are carrying on Frank’s legacy.
Devyn Grundy, 18, of Fairplay recently won first place for the 16- to 18-year-old age group in the oil or acrylic category at the Boys & Girl’s Clubs of America National Fine Arts contest held in Atlanta in August.
The year 1986 was a hard time for Buena Vista. The nation’s economy was in a recession, and the Climax mine north of Leadville, the Arkansas Valley’s largest employer and at one time the largest source of steel-hardening molybdenum in the world, had suspended production in 1982 ahead of clos…
Vino Salida maximized outdoor space, allowing people to socially distance themselves in festive, music-filled air and by doing so continued the Tenderfoot Stomp tradition Saturday.
As aspen leaves turn golden, hikers and hunters head to the mountains, but unfortunately they are not always prepared for the beating their feet will take.
Although we live in one of the healthiest counties and states in America, did you know that our current diabetes rate in Colorado would rank as the highest rate in America just 30 years ago?
The Colorado TINTS (Theater in Non-Traditional Spaces) production of “Mother! The Story of Mother Jones” starring Jan Justis is available to view online.
Katherine Granzella has had a busy couple of weeks, with two family weddings, her son’s birthday and her own 90th birthday and receiving the 2019 Auxilian of the Year award for her longtime work with Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.
To mask or not to mask – that seems to be the question, even though Gov. Jared Polis, as of July 17, issued a statewide order for Coloradans to wear a face covering while indoors.
Dr. Shikha Gupta, a new addition to Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center medical staff will provide allergy, asthma and immunology services for children and adults at the outpatient pavilion.