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COVID-19 and Grizzly Creek Fire | COVID-19 y el Incendio de Grizzly Creek

Monday, September 21, 2020

Eagle County Fire Restriction Info


BE PREPARED: When a RED FLAG WARNING is issued,
additional Fire Restrictions will apply!

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions will begin on Friday, September 18, 2020, for all unincorporated areas of Eagle County and will remain in effect until further notice
View Media Release HERE  *Please reference the 'Stage 1' Flyer and 'Exhibit A' images below. 

NOTE: The State of Colorado announced extended fire restrictions beginning September 18, 2020. The order reads until 'September 30th' and declares that conditions of extreme fire hazard exist and orders temporary fire restrictions in the state of Colorado to reduce the risk of new fires. 
Read Governor's executive order HERE

Review the complete Colorado FAQ’s sheet HERE: 
NOTE: Eagle County 'Stage 1' Fire Restrictions are in compliance with the State of Colorado's extended order which allow the following:
● Liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves; ● Fireplaces contained within buildings; ● Charcoal grills at private residences; ● Constructed, permanent fire pits or fire grates within developed camp and picnic grounds or recreation sites; ● Portable stoves, lanterns using gas, jellied petroleum, pressurized liquid fuel, or a fully enclosed (sheepherder type) stove with a one-quarter (0.25) inch spark arrester type screen; and 
● Fires in connection with prescribed or controlled burns for agricultural or irrigation purposes along ditches located within and completely surrounded by irrigated farmlands where such burning is necessary for crop survival and where specific written approval has been granted by the sheriff of the county where the prescribed burn will occur.
👉Local and federal entities may impose more restrictive requirements as they see fit.  You are required to adhere to those more restrictive requirements as implemented. 
✅Check with your local municipality for specific restrictions.

The BLM (Bureau of LandManagment) and USFS (United States Forest Service) lands in Eagle County have enacted Stage 1 Fire Restrictions effective on Friday, September 18, 2020.

🚩Any time a RED FLAG WARNING is issued, Stage 2 Fire Restrictions will be in effect for Eagle County as issued by the National Weather Service without any further action by the Sheriff.  

ALL hot work requires a permit from a local fire authority.

💥🧨Fireworks are always banned on public lands and are not allowed under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. No explosive targets or incendiary (tracer) rounds. These are never allowed on Federal lands.

**SCROLL DOWN to view Fire Stage flyers and interactive map**

⛅The NWS (National Weather Service) will announce a Red Flag Warning as issued for weather events which may result in extreme fire behavior that will occur within 24 hours. ... The type of weather patterns that can cause a watch or warning include low relative humidity, strong winds, dry fuels, the possibility of dry lightning strikes, or any combination of the above. 

⚠The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office would like to encourage residents and visitors to take personal responsibility and prepare before a wild-land fire occurs.

A Reminder to Be Prepared for additional Fire Restrictions During RED FLAG WARNINGS in Eagle County  View Media Release HERE

This information is in effect until further notice. 


For more information about fire restrictions on Federal Lands:
U.S. Forest Service link 

For information about fire restrictions across the State of Colorado:
CO Public Safety link

Eagle County is comprised of multiple authorities responsible for managing fire restrictions, including federal public lands managed by the United States Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management, unincorporated Eagle County, towns, and local municipalities.  The map below is intended to provide an overview of current fire restrictions across these jurisdictions covering all land within the boundaries of Eagle County and is a joint effort between the jurisdictions. 

*To view new table, click on the image at the bottom of the page below

Details regarding each type of fire restriction stage appear below the map on this page.


Eagle County Fire Restriction Categories/Map Key

No Fire Restrictions = Green
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions = Yellow
Stage 2 Fire Restrictions = Red
Complete Fire Ban = Black

Detailed overview:
No Restrictions = Green 
  • NOTE: No explosive targets or incendiary (tracer) rounds. These are never allowed on Federal lands
  • The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office would like to encourage residents and visitors to take personal responsibility and prepare before a wildland fire occurs.
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions = Yellow (click on the flyer to view)

What is NOT ALLOWED? 
  • ALL personal uses of Fireworks are prohibited!  
  • ANY fire not within a permanently constructed fire pit, ring, or grate on PUBLIC or PRIVATE land. 
  • Fires contained within portable devices (chimineas, grills and tiki torches with no shut-off valve) on undeveloped lands. 
  • Smoking outdoors in an area that is not cleared of all combustible materials. 
  • No explosive targets or incendiary (tracer) rounds. These are never allowed on Federal lands. 
  • Using any internal or external combustion engine WITHOUT a spark-arresting device.  
  • Welding or operating acetylene or other torches with an open flame in an area that is NOT cleared of at least 10 feet in diameter and NOT in possession of a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher.

What
IS ALLOWED?
  • Professional fireworks displays are allowed
  • Fires contained within a permanently constructed fire pit, ring or grate on PRIVATE land; or within a fee-charged PUBLIC recreational site, such as campgrounds.
  • Fires contained within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, lanterns, or heating devices on PUBLIC or PRIVATE land. 
  • Smoking within an enclosed vehicle, building, developed recreation site, or in an area that is cleared of all combustible materials.
  • Shooting or discharging firearms on PRIVATE land or at a PUBLIC Shooting Range.
  • Using internal or external combustion engines WITH a spark-arresting device. 
  • Welding or operating acetylene or other torches with an open flame in cleared areas of at least 10 feet in diameter and in possession of a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher.

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions = Red  (click on the flyer to view)

What is NOT ALLOWED? 
  • ALL personal uses of Fireworks are prohibited.  
  • Building, maintaining, attending, or using an open fire, campfire, or open flame outdoors is PROHIBITED. This includes charcoal grills, BBQs, coal, and wood-burning stoves.
  • Smoking outdoors when not in a developed recreational site or in an area that is cleared of all combustible materials.  
  • Shooting or discharge of firearms for recreational purposes on private or public land.
  • No explosive targets or incendiary (tracer) rounds. These are never allowed on Federal lands. 
  • Using any internal or external combustion engine (chainsaw, ATV, generator etc.) WITHOUT a spark-arresting device.
  • Welding or operating acetylene or other torch devices with open flame outdoors.  A ‘HOTWORK’ permit can be issued thru a local fire department with a site inspection. 
What IS ALLOWED?
  • Professional fireworks displays are allowed
  • Fires contained within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, lanterns, or heating devices on PUBLIC or PRIVATE land with a shut-off valve. 
  • Smoking within an enclosed vehicle, building, developed recreation site, or in an area that is cleared of all combustible materials.
  • Shooting or discharging firearms for hunting, with a valid and current hunting license on private or public lands.
  • Using internal or external combustion engines WITH a spark-arresting device, and a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher with a sound pointed shovel at least 35” long. Both must be readily available for use.
Complete Fire Ban = Black

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

All Pre-evacuation Orders Lifted in Eagle County | Se levantan todas las órdenes de pre-evacuación en el condado de Eagle

The pre-evacuation orders for the areas of Coulture Creek and Buck Point Drive due to the Grizzly Creek Fire have been lifted as of noon on Sept. 2. There are no other pre-evacuation orders in place for Eagle County. Coffee Pot Road remains closed to public, non-residential access. 

Grizzly Creek Fire information:
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6942
https://www.facebook.com/GrizzlyCreekFireCO/

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Las órdenes de pre-evacuación para las áreas de Coulture Creek y Buck Point Drive implementadas debido al incendio de Grizzly Creek, se levantaron a partir del mediodía del 2 de septiembre. No hay otras órdenes de pre-evacuación en vigencia para el condado de Eagle. Coffee Pot Road permanece cerrada al público y sin acceso para personas que no residen en el área. 

Información sobre el Incendio de Grizzly Creek: 
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6942 
https://www.facebook.com/GrizzlyCreekFireCO/


Monday, August 24, 2020

Restrictions lifted for Cottonwood Pass | Se levantan las restricciones para el Pase de Cottonwood

Cottonwood Pass is opening up with no additional restrictions effective immediately as of 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24. This is due to this morning’s reopening of I-70 between Glenwood Springs and Gypsum. As always, large vehicles should not travel through Cottonwood Pass. 


On Sunday, Aug. 23, Cottonwood Pass had been reopened for critical, local passenger vehicle traffic only. Nearly 250 requests were processed between Sunday and Monday morning for authorized use of the pass.


Should I-70 close in the future, access to Cottonwood Pass will be re-evaluated.  


For additional details on travel information, visit www.cotrip.org

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Cottonwood Pass se abre sin restricciones adicionales con efecto inmediato a partir de las 2 p.m. del lunes 24 de agosto. Esto se debe a la reapertura de la autopista I-70 esta mañana entre Glenwood Springs y Gypsum. Como siempre, los vehículos grandes no deben pasar por Cottonwood Pass.


El domingo 23 de agosto, Cottonwood Pass había sido reabierto solo para el tráfico de vehículos de pasajeros locales y con asuntos críticos. Se procesaron casi 250 solicitudes entre el domingo y el lunes por la mañana para el uso autorizado del pase.


Si la I-70 se cierra en el futuro, se volverá a evaluar el acceso a Cottonwood Pass.


Para obtener detalles adicionales sobre información relacionado a los viajes, visite www.cotrip.org




I-70 in Glenwood Canyon and CO 82 Independence Pass are open | I-70 en Glenwood Canyon y CO 82 Independence Pass están abierto

Colorado Department of Transportation is announcing I-70 in Glenwood Canyon and CO 82 Independence Pass are open.

I-70 is open between Glenwood Springs and Gypsum. Please prepare for lower speed limits, don't stop, rest areas are closed, probable closures due to landslides and other events, and traffic diversions.

For updates, detours and route information, visit www.cotrip.org.

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El departamento de transporte de Colorado esta anunciando I-70 en Glenwood Canyon y CO 82 Independence Pass están abierto. 

I-70 está abierta entre Glenwood Springs y Gypsum. Por favor, prepárese para límites de velocidad más bajos, no se detenga, las áreas de descanso están cerradas, cierres probables debido a deslizamientos de tierra y otros eventos, y desvíos de tráfico.

Para obtener actualizaciones, desvíos y información sobre las rutas, visite www.cotrip.org.

CDOT announces limited reopening of I-70 in Glenwood Canyon

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is announcing a limited reopening of Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon this morning. CDOT asks that motorists prepare for reduced speeds, no stopping in the canyon and closures due to mudslides and other events. CDOT also urges travelers to stay focused on the road and avoid distracted driving. The I-70 closure began Monday, Aug. 10, when the Grizzly Creek Fire started burning along the interstate. The closure was located between Glenwood Springs (Mile Point 116) and Gypsum (MP 140). Wildfires in other parts of Colorado continue to affect Colorado Highways 14 and 139.

The Colorado Department of Transportation opened 1-70 in Glenwood Canyon on Monday morning. Travelers will encounter a lower speed limit and should anticipate more safety closures after rains or other weather. Motorists should also plan for not being able to stop at rest areas in the canyon, due to rockfall and other hazards.

While on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon, it is critical for motorists to pay attention to the roadway, and follow signage and traffic guidance through the canyon. A head-to-head detour is in place between Hanging Lake Tunnel (Mile Point MP 125) and near No Name Tunnel (MP 117.6). This detour is on the eastbound deck, and is similar to the construction detour in place this summer during the Glenwood Canyon Phase 7 project. CDOT asks motorists to plan for additional travel time due to lower speed limits in the detour and elsewhere in the canyon.

Travelers should prepare for intermittent closures on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon that are required for repairs after the Grizzly Creek Fire or if conditions in the canyon require a safety closure. Repairs include the replacement of power poles by aerial operations, which require closing the interstate. The roadway and structures along the eastbound deck have been reviewed and are safe to travel on.

Travelers are urged to pay close attention to weather forecasts. Although CDOT has carefully reviewed the hazards affecting I-70 in Glenwood Canyon, the roadway is a changing environment. Even minimal amounts of rain could trigger mudslides, debris flows or rock slides in the burn area. Showers and thunderstorms are forecast for Glenwood Canyon this week and could prompt a safety closure. Motorists are asked to watch the forecast closely through the weekend. CDOT has a plan in place for needed emergency closures due to rockfall, mudslides or other impacts from burn scars on the canyon walls. We have stationed personnel in the canyon to allow quick response to any events that could impact the roads. Those personnel have the equipment necessary to restrict traffic so that CDOT can safely clear the road and assess damage before reopening. CDOT is also working on plans to bolster long-term resiliency to sediment fall and avalanche.

Travelers will not be able to stop in Glenwood Canyon while traveling on I-70. Rest areas in the canyon will be closed and motorists will not be able to use exit ramps. I-70 is too narrow to allow stopped vehicles along the roadway and Colorado State Patrol troopers will assist in watching for motorists who attempt to stop. The Glenwood Canyon bike path is also closed at this time. Rafting, kayaking and other river recreation activities are not allowed on the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon at this time.

CDOT will continue to monitor conditions in the canyon and will restrict traffic when necessary to maintain safety for the traveling public. 

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Cottonwood Pass to open to local traffic only | Cottonwood Pass abrirá solo para el tráfico local

Beginning Sunday, Aug. 23, Cottonwood Pass will open for critical, local passenger vehicle traffic.

Allowable local traffic includes trips such as: 

  • Travel to/from work or school.
  • Travel to/from medical, dental, or veterinary appointments.
  • Travel to/from other essential businesses or services in Eagle, Garfield or Pitkin counties.

Only regular passenger vehicles and pick-up trucks will be allowed on Cottonwood Pass without pre-approval. Travelers should be prepared to show proof of their need to travel, such as a work ID card or badge, confirmation of a doctor’s appointment, or a letter from their employer.

Local construction and delivery truck traffic will be accommodated by reservation only between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. and between 4 pm. and 6 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. To request a reservation, complete the form located at https://forms.gle/eNDyTd1QntqJ78Md6 or contact esf1.transportation@eaglecounty.us. Vehicles must be 35 feet in length or less. 

Cottonwood Pass is a narrow, winding road with blind corners and a varied road surface that is not designed to accommodate heavy traffic. Officials are asking motorists to refrain from using the pass for discretionary trips for the duration of the I-70 closure.

Through traffic, recreational vehicles and trailers remain prohibited on Cottonwood Pass. Through traffic should use the Colorado Department of Transportation approved detour routes, available at www.cotrip.org. Call 970-328-3793 for questions on Cottonwood Pass.

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A partir del domingo 23 de agosto, Cottonwood Pass se abrirá solo  para el tráfico para vehículos de pasajeros que sean locales y de función crítica.

El tráfico local permitido incluye viajes como:

  • De ida/vuelta al trabajo o la escuela.
  • De ida/vuelta a citas médicas, dentales o veterinarias.
  • De ida/vuelta a otros negocios o servicios esenciales en los condados de Eagle, Garfield o Pitkin.

Solo se permitirán vehículos de pasajeros regulares y camionetas en Cottonwood Pass sin la necesidad de aprobación previa. Los viajeros deben estar preparados para mostrar una prueba de su necesidad de viajar, como una tarjeta de identificación de trabajo o una insignia, la confirmación de una cita con el médico o una carta de su empleador.

La construcción local y el tráfico de camiones de reparto se atenderán con reserva solo entre las 8 a.m. y las 10 a.m. y entre las 4 p.m. y 6 p.m. los lunes, miércoles y viernes. Para solicitar una reservación, complete el formulario ubicado en https://forms.gle/eNDyTd1QntqJ78Md6 o comuníquese con esf1.transportation@eaglecounty.us. Los vehículos deben tener una longitud de 35 pies o menos.

Cottonwood Pass es una carretera estrecha y sinuosa con esquinas ciegas y una superficie de carretera variada que no está diseñada para adaptarse al tráfico pesado. Los funcionarios piden a los automovilistas que se abstengan de usar el pase para viajes opcionales o a su discreción personal durante el cierre de la I-70.

Para el tráfico de paso, los vehículos recreativos y los remolques están prohibidos en Cottonwood Pass. Para el tráfico de paso, se debe utilizar las rutas de desvío aprobadas por el Departamento de Transporte de Colorado, disponibles en www.cotrip.org.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Reminder | Recordatorio sobre Las Restricciones para Prevenir Incendios en la Etapa 2

As the weekend approaches, remember that Eagle County is still in Stage 2 Fire Restrictions. Help out our emergency responders by following all restrictions to help prevent additional fires in our area.

  • Smoking outdoors when not in a developed recreation site or in an area that is cleared of all combustible materials is prohibited. Do not smoke near dry, grassy areas or throw cigarette butts into those areas, as a fire can easily be started. 
  • Building, maintaining, attending or using an open fire, campfire or open flame outdoors is prohibited. This includes charcoal grills, BBQs, coal and wood burning stoves. Instead, on both public and private land, please use liquid fueled or gas fueled stoves, lanterns, or heating devices with a shut off valve. 
  • All personal use of fireworks is prohibited.
  • All explosive targets or incendiary (tracer) rounds are prohibited.
  • Using any internal or external combustion engine (chainsaw, ATV, generator, etc) without a spark-arresting device is prohibited.
  • Welding or operating acetylene or other torch device with open flame outdoors is prohibited. A ‘hotwork’ permit can be issued through a local fire department with a site inspection.

#OneSpark can cause a deadly wildfire!

For details, visit https://www.ecemergency.org/2020/04/eagle-county-fire-restriction-info.html

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A medida que se acerca el fin de semana, recuerde que el condado de Eagle todavía se encuentra en la etapa 2 de restricciones contra incendios. Ayude a nuestros servicios de emergencia cumpliendo con las restricciones para ayudar a prevenir incendios adicionales en nuestra área.

  • Está prohibido fumar al aire libre cuando no se encuentre en un sitio de recreación o en un área despejada de cualquier material combustibles. No fume cerca de áreas secas y áreas con césped, ni arroje colillas de cigarrillos en esas áreas, ya que se puede iniciar un incendio fácilmente.
  • Está prohibido construir, mantener, atender o usar una fogata, fogata de campamento o llama abierta al aire libre. Esto incluye parrillas de carbón, barbacoas, estufas de carbón y leña. Como alternativa utilice estufas, lámparas o dispositivos de calefacción de combustible líquido o de gas con una válvula de cierre tanto en terrenos públicos como privados. 
  • Se prohíbe todo uso personal de fuegos artificiales.
  • Todos los blancos explosivos o proyectiles incendiarios (trazadores) están prohibidos.
  • Está prohibido usar cualquier motor de combustión interna o externa (motosierra, ATV, generador, etc.) sin un dispositivo que contenga parachispas.
  • Está prohibido soldar u operar acetileno u otro dispositivo de soplete con llama abierta al aire libre. Se puede pedir un permiso de "trabajo riesgoso" con una inspección del sitio a través de un departamento de bomberos local.

¡#OneSpark puede causar un incendio forestal mortal!

Para obtener más información, visite https://www.ecemergency.org/2020/04/eagle-county-fire-restriction-info.html.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Update: Pre-Evacuation Orders for Buck Point Drive and Coulter Creek Area | Actualización de pre-evacuación para Buck Point Dr y el área de Coulter Creek

Buck Point Dr and the Coulter Creek area within Eagle County have moved to pre-evacuation status.
Residents can return home but should be prepared to leave again if necessary.

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Buck Point Dr y el área de Coulter Creek en Eagle County están ahora en estado previo de evacuación.
Los residentes necesitan estar preparados para irse si es necesario.

Eagle County Evacuation Site Closure for Grizzly Creek Fire | Cierre del Sitio de Evacuación del condado de Eagle

The Eagle County Evacuation Site at Battle Mountain High School in Edwards will close today at noon. The services at the evacuation site have not been heavily used at this point. Therefore, to preserve volunteer resources, it will be closed until needed. Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or 1-800-733-2767, if you need evacuation assistance.


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El sitio de evacuación del condado de Eagle en la escuela secundaria Battle Mountain en Edwards cerrará hoy al mediodía. Los servicios en el sitio de evacuación no se han utilizado mucho en este momento. Por lo tanto, para preservar los recursos de los voluntarios, este sitio de evacuación estará cerrado hasta que sea necesario. Por favor llamar al 1-800-RED-CROSS o al 1-800-733-2767, si necesita ayuda de evacuación. 


Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Your Resource for Emergency Information: Eagle County Alert Notification System | Recurso de información de emergencia: El sistema de notificación de alerta del condado de Eagle

Subscribe to Eagle County Alert at www.ecalert.org to receive text notifications on how the Grizzly Creek Fire is impacting your neighborhood and the greater community. This is your personal connection to real-time updates on evacuations and pre-evacuations with instructions on where to go, what to do, (or what not to do), who to contact and other important information. In addition to urgent notifications on evacuations and pre-evacuations, there are also updates on smoke hazards, severe weather, road closures, and more.

 

Sign-ups at www.ecalert.org are free and messages can be sent to your e-mail, smartphone or other handheld devices.

 

NOTE: If you already have an EC Alert account, be sure your location is up to date along with your subscription preferences to receive evacuation and pre-evacuation orders based on where you live or work.

 

 

Recurso de información de emergencia: El sistema de notificación de alerta del condado de Eagle

 

Suscríbase a las alertas del condado de Eagle en www.ecalert.org para recibir notificaciones de texto sobre cómo el incendio de Grizzly Creek está afectando su vecindario y a la comunidad en general. Esta es su conexión personal con noticias en tiempo real sobre evacuaciones y pre-evacuaciones con instrucciones sobre dónde ir, qué hacer (o qué no hacer), a quién contactar y otra información importante. Además de las notificaciones urgentes sobre evacuaciones y pre-evacuaciones, también hay actualizaciones sobre peligros relacionados al humo, clima severo, cierres de carreteras y más.

 

Las inscripciones en www.ecalert.org son gratuitas y los mensajes se pueden enviar a su correo electrónico, teléfono inteligente(smartphone) u otros dispositivos portátiles.

 

NOTA: Si ya tiene una cuenta EC Alert, asegúrese de que su ubicación esté actualizada junto con sus preferencias de suscripción para recibir órdenes de evacuación y pre-evacuación según el lugar donde vive o trabaja.

Evacuation and Pre-evacuation Update 10 a.m. 8/18/2020 | Actualización de Evacuación y Pre-evacuación 10 a.m. 8/18/2020

Evacuations have been lifted for the area north of I-70 and west of Colorado River Road to Coffee Pot Road, including Siloam Springs, Stephens Drive, Sweetwater and lower Colorado River Road. These areas are now all on pre-evacuation status and residents are reminded to be prepared to leave again if necessary.

Las órdenes de evacuación se han levantado para el área al norte de la I-70 y al oeste de Colorado River Road hasta Coffee Pot Road, incluyendo Siloam Springs, Stephens Drive, Sweetwater y la parte baja de Colorado River Road. Todas estas áreas ahora están con órdenes de pre-evacuación y se les recuerda a los residentes que estén preparados para evacuar su casa nuevamente si es necesario.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Health Recommendations for Wildfire Smoke | Recomendaciones de Salud para el Humo de los Incendios Forestales

 Wildfire smoke can irritate your lungs, cause inflammation, affect your immune system, and make you more prone to lung infections, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that cause COVID-19. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, preparing for wildfires might be a little different this year. Know how wildfire smoke can affect you and your loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic and what you can do to protect yourselves. 

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El humo de los incendios forestales puede irritar sus pulmones, causar inflamación, afectar su sistema inmunológico y hacerlo más propenso a infecciones pulmonares, incluido el SARS-CoV-2, el virus que causa el COVID-19. Debido a la pandemia de COVID-19, la preparación para los incendios forestales podría verse un poco diferente este año. Sepa cómo el humo de los incendios forestales puede afectarlo a usted y a sus seres queridos durante la pandemia de COVID-19 y qué puede hacer para protegerse.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Donation Information | Información de donacion

While we appreciate the generosity of the community and understand that people want to help with the Grizzly Creek Fire. Please know that our emergency responders and evacuees are taken care of through organizations such as the Red Cross, Salvation Army and Vail Health/Mira Bus. Therefore, please understand:
  • We are unable to accept physical donations right now
  • We don't have the capacity to handle, store, and manage goods or volunteers
  • We are still trying to limit interactions and surface touches due to COVID-19
Cash donations are the best way to help at this time. To make a donation, please contact any of the following organizations:
---------------------------- Apreciamos la generosidad de la comunidad y entendemos que la gente quiere ayudar, sepa que nuestros socorristas y las personas evacuadas están siendo atendidos a través de organizaciones como la Cruz Roja, el Salvation Army y Vail Health / Mira Bus. Por lo tanto, nos gustaría que por favor comprenda lo siguiente:
  • No podemos aceptar donaciones físicas(bienes) en este momento
  • No tenemos la capacidad de personal que ayudar a manejar, almacenar y administrar bienes o voluntarios
  • Todavía estamos tratando de limitar las interacciones y el contacto con superficies debido a COVID-19
Las donaciones en efectivo son la mejor manera de ayudar en este momento. Para hacer una donación, comuníquese con cualquiera de las siguientes organizaciones:


Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Grizzly Creek Fire Info | Información sobre el Incendio de Grizzly Creek



Get text and voice alerts about evacuation and return-to-home orders directly to your cell phone for the Grizzly Creek Fire at www.ecalert.org

Grizzly Creek Fire Information Resources

> Information on the Ready, Set, Go! Wildfire Action and Plan


4x4 mountain roads are not safe for travelers and are not passable
  • Independence Pass is OPEN with limited access and alternating traffic.
  • Hagerman Pass Road is CLOSED.
     
  • Horse Creek River Access, Duck Pond, and Red Dirt Open Space is CLOSED.

  • Colorado River Road is OPEN but RIVER ACCESS is limited. 
  • River Access UPDATES as follows:
    • 8.28.20: Cottonwood Island & Lyon's Gulch boat ramps are now OPEN
    • 8.28.20: The  Dotsero Landing remains CLOSED.

  • BLM Notice of Public Closure for areas within the Colorado River Field Office 
  • USFS Notice of Public Closure for areas within the White River National Forest 

Follow www.cotrip.org for all detour information



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Información sobre el Incendio Forestal de Grizzly Creek


Vea este mapa interactivo del área del incendio de Grizzly Creek, que indica las áreas de evacuación y cierre de carreteras. 

*Ingrese una dirección dentro la barra del buscador en la parte superior del mapa para ubicar su propiedad o casa. 
Información del Condado de Garfield sobre el incendio #GrizzlyCreekFire 

Siga @GrizzlyCreekFireCO 
Página oficial de Facebook para encontrar información, actualizaciones y reuniones comunitarias “EN VIVO”.
Página oficial de sistemas de información de incidentes 'InciWeb' para recibir informacion de ultimo minuto sobre el incendio



Para información de cómo prepararse para un incendio forestal, visite el programa de acción para incendios forestales '¡A sus marcas, listos, fuera!', para planificar y haga clic en enlace a continuación: https://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/Readysetgo(1).pdf

Los caminos de montaña 4x4 no son seguras para los viajeros y no son transitables

Independence Pass está abierto con acceso limitado y tráfico alterno.
Hagerman Pass Road está CERRADO.
Horse Creek River Access, Duck Pond y el espacio abierto de Red Dirt está CERRADO.
Todos los accesos al río desde Cottonwood a Dotsero Landing están CERRADO.
Noticia sobre el cierre al público de BLM para las áreas dentro de la oficina de campo del río Colorado. 
Noticia sobre el cierre al público de USFS para las áreas dentro del Bosque Nacional de White River. 

Siga este enlace www.cotrip.org para obtener más información sobre DESVIOS.  



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Monday, August 10, 2020

Smoke in the Eagle River Valley

Smoke in the Eagle River Valley is coming in from fires to the west. 

Heavy smoke from the Grizzly Creek Fire is expected in Eagle County overnight as temperatures cool. Keep windows closed when possible.

If smoke is thick or becomes thick in your neighborhood you may want to remain indoors. This is especially true for those with heart disease, respiratory illnesses, the very young, and the elderly. 

Consider limiting outdoor activity when moderate to heavy smoke is present. Consider relocating temporarily if smoke is present indoors and is making you ill. If visibility is less than 5 miles in your neighborhood, smoke has reached levels that are unhealthy.

Information on the Grizzly Creek Fire in Glenwood Canyon can be found at www.facebook.com/GrizzlyCreekFireCO or at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6942/.

Information on the Pine Gulch Fire north of Grand Junction can be found at www.facebook.com/PineGulchFireCO. 

Monday, July 27, 2020

County responds to state notification on public health variance | El condado responde a la notificación estatal sobre la divergencia de salud pública

Trends in the local spread of COVID-19 could affect Eagle County’s ability to maintain its public health order variance from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). If disease spread does not decrease to acceptable levels, the county may be required to reset to the state’s more restrictive public health order.

Last week, the state health department notified the county that local disease rates were outside the levels allowed by the variance. CDPHE required the county to create a mitigation plan that reflects the actions it will take over the next two weeks to significantly change the trends.

In response, Eagle County updated its public health order last Friday (7/17), which included limiting private gatherings to 10 people or less with six feet of distance required between non-household members; and limiting public gatherings to 100 people or less indoors and 175 outdoors with six feet of distance required between non-household members and no ability to expand events with multiple groups.

In addition, the county has submitted a plan to the state outlining immediate actions to help decrease case incidence rates to below 100 cases per 100,000 population within the next 2 to 4 weeks, and longer-term actions that will help maintain the economy, keep the workforce employed, open schools, and lead to a winter with ski resorts opened.

These actions range from increased education and communication, to assistance for those that may require isolation and quarantine, to greater collaboration regionally and statewide to improve testing capacity.

Officials continue to stress the importance of individual actions, as well. “We need the community to take this seriously,” said Eagle County Communications Director Kris Widlak. “We all must limit our social contacts and practice safe distancing. If you get sick, will you remember every person with whom you’ve had close contact over the past 10 to 14 days? Will you be able to warn and protect your family, your friends, your coworkers? If we all can’t answer these questions, then we are doing it wrong.” 

Conversations between Eagle County and CDPHE will be ongoing over the next few weeks as officials monitor disease trends.

Regular updates on the county’s response to COVID-19 are being shared at www.ECEmergency.org. The county’s forum for community discussions is at www.facebook.com/OneValleyVoice. Those with additional questions can email covidquestions@eaglecounty.us or call 970-328-9750.

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Las tendencias en la propagación local del COVID-19 podrían afectar la capacidad del Condado de Eagle de mantener la divergencia en su orden de salud pública de la del Departamento de Salud Pública y Medio Ambiente de Colorado (CDPHE, por sus siglas en inglés). Si la propagación de la enfermedad no disminuye a niveles aceptables, es posible que el condado deba restablecer la orden de salud pública más restrictiva del estado.

La semana pasada, el departamento de salud del estado notificó al condado que las tasas de enfermedades locales estaban fuera de los niveles permitidos por la variación. CDPHE requirió que el condado creara un plan de mitigación que refleje las acciones que tomará en las próximas dos semanas para cambiar significativamente las tendencias.

En respuesta a ello, el Condado de Eagle actualizó su orden de salud pública el viernes pasado (7/17), la cual incluyó limitar las reuniones privadas a 10 personas o menos con seis pies de distancia requerida entre las personas que no son miembros del mismo hogar; así como limitar las reuniones públicas a 100 personas o menos en interiores y 175 en exteriores con seis pies de distancia requerida entre personas que no son miembros del mismo hogar y sin capacidad de expandir eventos con múltiples grupos.

Además, el condado ha presentado un plan al estado que describe acciones inmediatas para ayudar a disminuir las tasas de incidencia de casos a menos de 100 casos por cada 100,000 habitantes en las próximas 2 a 4 semanas, y acciones adicionales a largo plazo que ayudarán a mantener la economía, a la fuerza laboral empleada, a abrir escuelas y que nos llevarán a un invierno donde los centros de esquí puedan estar abiertos.

Estas acciones van desde una mayor educación y comunicación, hasta asistencia para aquellos que pueden requerir aislamiento y cuarentena, y una mayor colaboración a nivel regional y estatal para mejorar la capacidad de evaluación.

Asimismo, los funcionarios continúan enfatizando la importancia de las acciones individuales. “Necesitamos que la comunidad se tome esto en serio”,dijo la Directora de Comunicaciones del Condado de Eagle, Kris Widlak. “Todos debemos limitar nuestros contactos sociales y practicar el distanciamiento seguro. Si se enferma, ¿podrá recordar a todas las personas con las que ha tenido contacto cercano durante los últimos 10 a 14 días? ¿Será capaz de advertir y proteger a su familia, sus amigos o sus compañeros de trabajo? Si todos no podemos responder estas preguntas, entonces estamos haciendo las cosas mal”. 

Las conversaciones entre el Condado de Eagle y CDPHE continuarán durante las próximas semanas mientras los funcionarios monitorean las tendencias de la enfermedad.

Las actualizaciones periódicas sobre la respuesta del condado al COVID-19 se comparten en www.ECEmergency.org. El foro del condado para debates comunitarios está en www.facebook.com/OneValleyVoice. Aquellos con preguntas adicionales pueden enviar un correo electrónico a covidquestions@eaglecounty.us o llamar al 970-328-9750.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Eagle County makes updates to its community monitoring dashboard | El Condado de Eagle actualiza su tablero de monitoreo comunitario

Eagle County has updated its Community COVID-19 Monitoring Dashboard to provide more real-time information and help more accurately represent disease trends.

The biggest change is in the “Confirmed Cases by Test Date” chart, which now shows daily confirmed cases, instead of posting this data every 5 days. This will provide the community with more real-time information on confirmed case incidence. Neighboring counties are using a similar graph with a 7- or 14-day rolling average, and officials say moving from 5  to 7 days will show a trendline that helps smooth out some of peaks and valleys created by the day-to-day inconsistencies in testing and lab turnaround times.

Another notable change includes the ability to choose a date range, making the Confirmed Cases by Test Date along with the Onset Date graphs the most effective charts for determining disease trends and level of transmission in the community.

The dashboard will continue to change as new indicators and data become available. Additional information on the county’s response to COVID-19 is available at www.ECEmergency.org and by following One Valley Voice on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OneValleyVoice.

Residents may also email CovidQuestions@eaglecounty.us or call 970-328-9750 with questions.

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El Condado de Eagle ha actualizado su Panel de Monitoreo de COVID-19 de la Comunidad para proporcionar más información en tiempo real y ayudar a representar con mayor precisión las tendencias de la enfermedad.

El mayor cambio se encuentra en el cuadro "Casos confirmados por fecha de prueba", que ahora muestra casos confirmados diariamente, en lugar de publicar estos datos cada 5 días. Esto proporcionará a la comunidad más información en tiempo real sobre la incidencia de casos confirmados. Los condados vecinos están utilizando un gráfico similar con un promedio móvil de 7 o 14 días, y las autoridades dicen que pasar de 5 a 7 días mostrará una línea de tendencia que ayuda a suavizar algunos de los picos y valles creados por las inconsistencias cotidianas en las pruebas y el tiempo para obtener los resultados del laboratorio.

Otro cambio notable incluye la habilidad de elegir un rango de fechas, lo que resulta en que los Casos Confirmados por Fecha de Prueba junto con los gráficos de Fecha de Inicio, sean los cuadros más efectivos para determinar las tendencias de la enfermedad y el nivel de transmisión comunitaria.

El tablero continuará cambiando a medida que haya nuevos indicadores y datos disponibles. Información adicional sobre la respuesta del condado al COVID-19 está disponible en www.ECEmergency.org y siguiendo a One Valley Voice en Facebook en www.facebook.com/OneValleyVoice.

Los residentes también pueden enviar correos electrónicos a CovidQuestions@eaglecounty.us o llamar al 970-328-9750 si tienen preguntas.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Eagle County's One Valley Voice hosts live streaming forum to address community response to COVID-19 | One Valley Voice del Condado de Eagle presenta un foro de transmisión en vivo para abordar la respuesta de la comunidad al COVID-19

Eagle County’s One Valley Voice will host “Community Conversation: A Collaborative Response to COVID-19” on Thursday, July 23 beginning at 2 p.m. The virtual forum will feature representatives from the business community, medical community, school district, news outlets and local government.

Themes will include preparing for the school year and a successful 2020/21 winter season, and the actions needed by all businesses, organizations and individuals to get us there. Participants will discuss their efforts to balance public health concerns with community outreach, student needs and economic activity in the coming months.

The panel will be facilitated by Eagle County Commissioner Jeanne McQueeney. Panelists will include:

Nadia Guerriero, Chief Operating Officer, Beaver Creek Resort
Kristen Pryor, General Manager, The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa
Dr. Brooks Bock, Chief Executive Officer, Colorado Mountain Medical
Phil Qualman, Superintendent, Eagle County Schools
Julio Jimenez, Reporter, Vail Daily
Jeff Shroll, County Manager, Eagle County Government

The Community Conversation will be live streamed at www.ecgtv.com, and at www.facebook.com/OneValleyVoice, and in Spanish at www.facebook.com/MiSaludMiCharco. The event will also be broadcast on Eagle County TV, found on channel 18 on Comcast in the Eagle River Valley. 
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One Valley Voice del condado de Eagle será el anfitrión de “Conversación comunitaria: una respuesta colaborativa al COVID-19”, el jueves 23 de julio a partir de las 2pm. El foro virtual contará con representantes de la comunidad empresarial, la comunidad médica, el distrito escolar, los medios de comunicación y el gobierno local.

Los temas incluirán la preparación para el año escolar, una exitosa temporada de invierno 2020/21, y las acciones que las empresas, organizaciones e individuos deberán tomar para lograr este objetivo. Los participantes discutirán sus esfuerzos para equilibrar de forma apropiada sus preocupaciones en relación a la salud pública y su difusión en la comunidad, las necesidades de los estudiantes y la actividad económica en los próximos meses.

El panel será facilitado por la comisionada del condado de Eagle, Jeanne McQueeney. En el panel se encontrarán:

Nadia Guerriero, Directora de Operaciones de Beaver Creek Resort
Kristen Pryor, Gerente General de The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa
Dr. Brooks Bock, Director Ejecutivo de Colorado Mountain Medical
Phil Qualman, Superintendente de Escuelas del Condado de Eagle
Julio Jiménez, Reportero de Vail Daily
Jeff Shroll, Gerente del Condado para el Gobierno del Condado de Eagle

La conversación comunitaria se transmitirá en vivo en www.ecgtv.com, en www.facebook.com/OneValleyVoice, y en español en www.facebook.com/MiSaludMiCharco. El evento también se transmitirá en Eagle County TV, que se encuentra en el canal 18 de Comcast en El Valle de Eagle River.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Increasing cases of COVID-19 in Eagle County prompt changes to public health order | El aumento de los casos de COVID-19 en el Condado de Eagle provoca cambios en la orden de salud pública

Eagle County has updated its public health order regarding COVID-19 due to increasing local spread of the disease. The new order is effective immediately.

Transmission within the county has steadily risen over the past few weeks, with a significant increase in the past five days. The percentage of positive test results (positivity rate) is also rising, prompting the changes to the order, as well as some new actions for how health officials and partners throughout the county will work toward slowing the spread of COVID-19.

The increases are not exclusive to Eagle County. Many other counties are experiencing similar increases, which is contributing to an overall upward trend for the state, warranting a statewide mask order issued by Governor Polis on Thursday (7/16).

Eagle County has yet to see increases in hospitalizations, although this typically takes a few weeks to emerge after the increases in cases. While most people will not have any complications or require medical assistance, some people are more vulnerable to severe disease. This includes people 65 years of age or older and people with underlying health conditions, such as those with chronic lung disease, moderate to severe asthma, serious heart conditions, are immunocompromised, or are pregnant. While the risk groups for severe disease have not changed much in the past few months, the most currently available data among children indicates less severe symptoms and illness overall when compared with adults.

“Our community goals are based on slowing the current spread of COVID-19 and keeping transmission rates within Eagle County at low levels,” said Heath Harmon, Director of Eagle County Public Health and Environment. “Taking actions now will directly support our longer-term goals including maintaining the current economy, keeping our workforce employed, opening schools, and preparing for a winter with ski resorts opened.”

Key actions being implemented include:
  • Limiting private gatherings to 10 people or less. Six feet of distance will still be required between non-household members.
  • Limiting public gatherings to 100 people or less for indoor environments and 175 people for outdoors. There will not be an ability to expand events with multiple groups and six feet of distance will still be required between non-household members. 
  • Increasing capacity for education and enforcement, which will include ongoing outreach and partnership with local industry sectors. 
  • Implementing a locally-focused marketing and communication strategy.
  • Working regionally to increase testing capacity and ensuring results within 48 hours.
  • Enhance the supports available for people that may require isolation and quarantine, including an assurance of paid leave associated with COVID-19.
  • Broadening the regional collaboration among public health and medical officials.
  • Advocating and collaborating with state officials on longer-term strategies that can support our communities.
“We have heard clearly from residents, partners, local governments that these are our collective goals and that we cannot achieve them without the backing and support of everyone in the community,” Harmon added. “Policies to prevent COVID-19 can only go so far. This is all heavily reliant on individual behaviors among locals and visitors.”

Regular updates on the county’s response to COVID-19 are being shared at www.ECEmergency.org. The county’s forum for community discussions is at www.facebook.com/OneValleyVoice. Those with additional questions can email covidquestions@eaglecounty.us or call 970-328-9750.

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El Condado de Eagle ha actualizado su orden de salud pública con respecto al COVID-19 debido al aumento de la propagación local de la enfermedad. La nueva orden entrará en vigencia de forma inmediata.  

El contagio dentro del condado ha ido en constante aumento en el transcurso de las últimas semanas, con un incremento significativo en los últimos cinco días. Asimismo, el porcentaje de resultados positivos de la prueba (tasa de positividad) también se ha visto afectada, lo que ha motivado cambios en la orden, así como nuevas acciones sobre cómo los funcionarios de salud y socios de todo el condado trabajarán para frenar la propagación del COVID-19.  

El aumento no es exclusivo del Condado de Eagle. Muchos otros países están experimentando un incremento similar, lo que contribuye a una tendencia general al alza, y justifica una orden para el uso de cubiertas faciales en todo el estado emitida por el gobernador Polis el día jueves 16 de julio. 

El Condado de Eagle aún no ha registrado incrementos en las hospitalizaciones, aunque generalmente esto se ve reflejado algunas semanas después del aumento en los casos. Si bien la mayoría de las personas no tendrán complicaciones ni requerirán de asistencia médica, algunas son más vulnerables a las enfermedades graves. Esto incluye personas de 65 años de edad o mayores y personas con afecciones de salud subyacentes, como aquellas con enfermedad pulmonar crónica, asma moderada a severa, condiciones cardíacas graves, inmunocomprometidas o embarazadas. Si bien los grupos de riesgo de enfermedad grave no han cambiado mucho en los últimos meses, los datos disponibles más recientes sobre los niños indican que los síntomas y enfermedades en general son menos graves en comparación con los adultos. 

"Nuestras metas comunitarias se basan en frenar la propagación actual del COVID-19 y en mantener los índices de contagio dentro del Condado de Eagle en niveles bajos", dijo Heath Harmon, Director de Salud Pública y Medio Ambiente del Condado de Eagle. "Tomar medidas ahora apoyará directamente nuestros objetivos a largo plazo, como el mantenimiento de la economía actual, el empleo de nuestra fuerza laboral, la reapertura de escuelas y prepararnos para un invierno en el que podamos tener a los centros de esquí operativos".

Las acciones clave que se implementan incluyen:
  • Limitar las reuniones privadas a 10 personas o menos para lo cual se continuará requiriendo una distancia mínima de seis pies de distanciamiento social entre los miembros que no pertenecen al mismo hogar.
  • Limitar las reuniones públicas a 100 personas o menos para ambientes interiores y 175 personas para exteriores. No habrá la capacidad de expandir eventos con múltiples grupos y aún se requerirán seis pies de distanciamiento social entre los asistentes que no sean miembros del mismo hogar. 
  • Incrementar la capacidad de educación y cumplimiento, que incluirá actividades de divulgación y colaboración continua con los sectores industriales locales. 
  • Implementar una estrategia de marketing y comunicación centralizada localmente.
  • Trabajar regionalmente para aumentar la cantidad de pruebas y garantizar los resultados en 48 horas.
  • Mejorar el apoyo disponible para las personas que requieran aislamiento y cuarentena, incluyendo la garantía de una licencia remunerada asociada al COVID-19.
  • Ampliar la colaboración regional entre los funcionarios de salud pública y los médicos.
  • Abogar y colaborar con funcionarios estatales en desarrollar estrategias a largo plazo que apoyen a nuestras comunidades.
"Hemos escuchado de los residentes, socios y gobiernos locales que estos son nuestros objetivos colectivos y que no podremos lograrlos sin el apoyo y el respaldo de todos en la comunidad," agregó Harmon. “Las políticas para prevenir el COVID-19 solo nos llevarán hasta cierto punto. Todo esto dependerá en gran medida del comportamiento individual de los locales y visitantes."

Las actualizaciones periódicas sobre la respuesta del condado al COVID-19 se comparten en www.ECEmergency.org. El foro del condado para debates comunitarios se encuentra en www.facebook.com/OneValleyVoice. Quienes tengan preguntas adicionales pueden enviar un correo electrónico a covidquestions@eaglecounty.us o llamar al 970-328-9750.