CDOT: Glenwood Canyon road impacts Jan. 18-21

The project teams will be off the interstate on Monday, Jan. 17 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. Work will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

The CDOT team will implement a full eastbound night closure of I-70 Glenwood Canyon on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 11:55 p.m. to Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 6 a.m. from Exit 116 (Glenwood Springs) to Exit 133 (Dotsero). The official closure point for eastbound motorists will be Exit 87 (West Rifle) in order to guide commercial vehicles to Colorado Highway 13 as the identified alternate route. Eastbound motorists seeking to access Glenwood Springs or the Roaring Fork Valley will be able to continue eastbound on I-70.

Westbound will remain open. This closure is necessary to place a crane on I-70 next to the Colorado River at MP 124.4. The crane is necessary for crews to deliver a conveyor belt to this location, equipment that will be instrumental in removing material from the riverbed up to the I-70 highway deck. The material will then be hauled out of the canyon.

Off-haul operations continue at MP 123.5/Blue Gulch and MP 124.5/Wagon Gulch. Motorists should anticipate slower speeds throughout the canyon and an increase in truck traffic. Crews continue to utilize an eastbound single lane closure in place from MP 123 to 124.5. Work is weather dependent and motorists are reminded to drive the posted speeds through the work zone and drive for conditions.

The GeoHazard project team anticipates they will restart the rockfall fence project sometime in late February/early March.

Motorists planning to travel on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon should pay attention to road conditions on cotrip.org and weather forecasts. Rest area and recreation path information is also available at cotrip.org. I-70 safety closure information can be found on CDOT’s website by clicking here.

Anticipated traffic impacts
? There will be an eastbound right lane closure from mile point 123-124.5 for the
Colorado River recovery work.
? Work is scheduled Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The IHC Scott team will be working 11
hour shifts from 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
? In the coming weeks, work may take place at night or on the weekends if necessary to
complete work before the end of April.

Stay Informed and Connect with the Project
Project information is available at:

? Project website
? Project information hotline: 970-319-1887
? Project email: I70GlenwoodCanyon@gmail.com

CDOT: Glenwood Canyon road impacts Jan. 18-21

NWS: Ice jam in Roaring Fork River – flood advisory

National Weather Service

Flood advisory for an ice jam in effect until 930 p.m. MST this evening.

  • WHAT…Flooding caused by an ice jam is expected.
  • WHERE…The Roaring Fork River in portions of northwest Colorado
    and west central Colorado, including the following counties, in
    northwest Colorado, Eagle and Garfield. In west central Colorado,
    Pitkin.
  • WHEN…Until 9:30 p.m. MST.
  • IMPACTS…Anglers and anyone near or in the Roaring Fork River
    should move away from the river and seek higher ground now. Use
    extreme caution and be on the lookout for ice and debris flowing
    in the river.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…
  • At 3:38 p.m. MST, emergency management reported an ice jam near
    the advisory area.
  • Some locations that will experience flooding include…
    Carbondale, Basalt, Snowmass and El Jebel.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Emergency management and law enforcement are asking all citizens to
use extreme caution in and around the Roaring Fork River.

NWS: Ice jam in Roaring Fork River – flood advisory

Updated Grand River Health COVID-19 cumulative stats for January 11, 2022

RIFLE, COLO – The following are updated statistics from Grand River Health:

Grand River Health COVID-19 cumulative stats – 1/11/2022:

Number of individuals tested: 13,798
Positive results: 2,735
Pending results: 6
New positives since 1/5/22: 116
Patients admitted with COVID-19 since outbreak began: 111
Patients transferred: 20
Patients discharged: 90
Reported numbers are from Grand River Health only and could change at any time.

Moderna and PFIZER Booster Vaccine for Adults and children 5-11 are available by appointment only.

 To get an appointment please call 970 -625-1100.

As a reminder… the Emergency department sees patients with life threatening situations of life and limb. Our Respiratory clinic sees all upper respiratory illnesses including season flu, sore throats and COVID or COVID-like symptoms. Grand River Health seasonal respiratory clinics in Rifle and Battlement Mesa. The Rifle clinic is open weekdays from 8a-11pm and weekends 10a-6pm, the respiratory clinic is in a new location on the south side of the facility.  Battlement Mesa Respiratory clinic is open weekdays 8a-5pm. All appointments can be made through the patient portal or by calling (970) 625-1100. Maps and information will be available online at www.grandriverhealth.org.

All clinic services, hospital and specialty services are open. All patients will be screened appropriately.

All appointments can be made by calling (970) 625-1100. Patients are asked to wear an ear loop mask while in the facility.

Updated Grand River Health COVID-19 cumulative stats for January 11, 2022

Updated Valley View COVID-19 cumulative stats

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, COLO. – The following are updated statistics from Valley View: 

Valley View COVID-19 cumulative stats – 1/11/22

Specimens collected thru Valley View: 42,402
Positive results: 3,823
Patients admitted with COVID-19 since outbreak began: 419
Admitted patients discharged: 359

Definitions: Specimens collected: These are specimens collected by Valley View providers that are tested by Valley View’s laboratory in Glenwood Springs or sent to an outside laboratory to conduct COVID-19 testing. This is a cumulative number. 

Positive results: These are the number of positive COVID-19 results returned from the Valley View specimens tested. This definition is updated on April 21 to clarify that the positive results represent positive patients. This is a cumulative number. Patients admitted with COVID-19 since outreach began: Patients with a positive COVID-19 test who have been hospitalized at Valley View. This is a cumulative number.

Admitted patients discharged: Of admitted patients with a positive COVID-19 test, number who have been discharged from Valley View Hospital. Patients may be discharged to recover at home, to hospice or to psychiatric care. This is a cumulative number.   

Additional questions:

“From whom is Valley View collecting specimens?” Valley View is testing:

  • Patients who are symptomatic and have been referred by their primary care provider.
  • Patients undergoing medically necessary surgery.
  • Patients undergoing designated procedures that are high risk for aerosol generation.
  • Patients with a referral from their primary care provider for a test needed for work or travel.

 “What kind of PCR test does Valley View offer?” Currently, Valley View has a nasopharyngeal PCR test. For the nasopharyngeal swab, a special swab of the nose occurs, it is then placed in a tube and sent for testing. 

“What is the difference between the number of patients admitted and number of patients discharged?” The difference between the number of patients and admitted patients discharged represents current hospitalized patients, patients transferred to other hospitals or those who have passed away. For example, if there are 21 patients admitted and 16 discharged, the difference is five. This is a cumulative number representing the entirety of Valley View’s efforts caring for COVID-19 patients. Therefore five total patients are hospitalized, have been transferred to a hospital as they need a higher level of care or, unfortunately, have passed away. Valley View will not offer additional details so as to protect their privacy. 

“What is the turnaround for test results?”  At this point, Valley View is receiving test results same-day to 48 hours. The variability in time is due to the type of test ordered by the provider. For example, an individual experiencing a medical emergency may require a rapid test. 

“The number of positive tests is not the same as admitted patients. Why?” Not all positive patients require hospitalization. For patients with mild symptoms, his/her doctor may recommend that they recover at home with specific instructions (e.g. isolation, monitor symptoms). Other positive patients may be very ill and need hospitalization.

“What is the status of these individual hospitalized patients?” Per the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Valley View will not speak to the specific status of an individual patient.

Updated Valley View COVID-19 cumulative stats

COVID hot topics

Garfield County Public Health

COMMUNITY NOTICE
1.6.22

Vaccine

Hundreds of first doses administered each week

Garfield residents are still getting vaccinated. County providers administered 859 new first doses of COVID-19 vaccine December 17 to 31.

Boosters for 12 to 15

The CDC recommends anyone age 12 and up get a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least five months after completing the two-dose series. Garfield County vaccine clinics are posted on the vaccine web page.

Lost your vaccine card? Find your digital copy

Go to myColorado,the State of Colorado’s Officialh Mobile App, to find your vaccine record and set up your profile. You can add your dependent’s vaccine card as well by taking a photo and uploading it to the ‘myDocuments’ section of your app.

Testing

Expanded weekend testing. State of Colorado FREE testing, walk up or appointment, PCR molecular test (results in 36-48 hours)

Saturdays, Glenwood Garfield County Public Health (back parking lot), 2014 Blake Ave. Glenwood Springs, 10 am – 4 pm

Sundays, Rifle Garfield County Public Health, (conference room) 195 W. 14th St. 10 am – 4 pm 

Complete list of COVID testing locations in Garfield County

FREE rapid home testprogram for residential and businesses.

Isolation/quarantine simplified

Test negative for COVID but feel sick?

If you are sick stay home and get well. If you have been exposed to COVID-19 AND feel sick, but receive a negative COVID test, please follow isolation guidance.

Simplified isolation/quarantine guidance for the general public.


Temas importantes sobre COVID

AVISO COMUNITARIO
6 de enero, 2022

Vacunas

Cientos de primeras dosis administradas cada semana

Residentes de Garfield todavía se están vacunando. Los proveedores del condado administraron 859 nuevas primeras dosis de la vacuna COVID-19 del 17 al 31 de diciembre.

Refuerzos para para niños de 12 a 15 años

El CDC recomienda que cualquier persona de 12 años o más reciba la tercera dosis de la vacuna Pfizer al menos cinco meses después de completar la serie de dos dosis. Las clínicas de vacunación del Condado Garfield están publicadas en la página web de vacunas.

¿Perdiste tu tarjeta de vacunas? Encuentra tu copia digita

Vaya a myColorado la aplicación móvil oficial del estado de Colorado, para encontrar su registro de vacunas y configurar su perfil. También puede agregar la tarjeta de vacunación de sus dependientes tomando una foto y subiéndola en la sección “myDocuments” de su aplicación

Pruebas

Pruebas ampliadas durante el fin de semana. Pruebas gratis por el Estado de Colorado, sin cita o con cita, Prueba molecular PCR (resultados en 36-48 horas)

sábados, Salud Pública del Condado Garfield en Glenwood (estacionamiento posterior), 2014 Blake Ave. Glenwood Springs, 10 am – 4 pm

domingos, Salud Pública del Condado Garfield en Rifle, (cuarto de conferencias) 195 W. 14th St. 10 am – 4 pm 

Lista completa de lugares de prueba para COVID en el Condado Garfield

Programa de pruebas rápida en su hogar GRATIS para hogares y empresas

Aislamiento/cuarentena simplificada

¿Da negativo para COVID pero se siente enfermo?  Si está enfermo, quédese en casa y recupérese. Si ha estado expuesto a COVID-19 Y se siente enfermo, pero recibe una prueba de COVID negativa, por favor siga la guía de aislamiento.

Guía simplificada de aislamiento/cuarentena para el público en general.

COVID hot topics

UPDATED VALLEY VIEW COVID-19 CUMULATIVE STATS

Valley View Hospital

January 4, 2022, GLENWOOD SPRINGS, COLO – The following are updated statistics from Valley View:

Valley View COVID-19 Cumulative Stats 1/4/22
Specimens collected thru Valley View: 41,648
Positive results: 3,573
Patients admitted with COVID-19 since outbreak began: 405
Admitted patients discharged: 346

Definitions:
Specimens collected: These are specimens collected by Valley View providers that are tested by Valley View’s laboratory in Glenwood Springs or sent to an outside laboratory to conduct COVID-19 testing. This is a cumulative number. 

Positive results: These are the number of positive COVID-19 results returned from the Valley View specimens tested. This definition is updated on April 21 to clarify that the positive results represent positive patients. This is a cumulative number.

Patients admitted with COVID-19 since outreach began: Patients with a positive COVID-19 test who have been hospitalized at Valley View. This is a cumulative number.

Admitted patients discharged: Of admitted patients with a positive COVID-19 test, number who have been discharged from Valley View Hospital. Patients may be discharged to recover at home, to hospice or to psychiatric care. This is a cumulative number.

Additional Questions:

“From whom is Valley View collecting specimens?”
Valley View is testing:

  • Patients who are symptomatic and have been referred by their primary care provider.
  • Patients undergoing medically necessary surgery.
  • Patients undergoing designated procedures that are high risk for aerosol generation.
  • Patients with a referral from their primary care provider for a test needed for work or travel.

 “What kind of PCR test does Valley View offer?” Currently, Valley View has a nasopharyngeal PCR test. For the nasopharyngeal swab, a special swab of the nose occurs, it is then placed in a tube and sent for testing. 

“What is the difference between the number of patients admitted and number of patients discharged?” The difference between the number of patients and admitted patients discharged represents current hospitalized patients, patients transferred to other hospitals or those who have passed away. For example, if there are 21 patients admitted and 16 discharged, the difference is five. This is a cumulative number representing the entirety of Valley View’s efforts caring for COVID-19 patients. Therefore five total patients are hospitalized, have been transferred to a hospital as they need a higher level of care or, unfortunately, have passed away. Valley View will not offer additional details so as to protect their privacy.

“What is the turnaround for test results?”  At this point, Valley View is receiving test results same-day to 48 hours. The variability in time is due to the type of test ordered by the provider. For example, an individual experiencing a medical emergency may require a rapid test.

“The number of positive tests is not the same as admitted patients. Why?” Not all positive patients require hospitalization. For patients with mild symptoms, his/her doctor may recommend that they recover at home with specific instructions (e.g. isolation, monitor symptoms). Other positive patients may be very ill and need hospitalization.

“What is the status of these individual hospitalized patients?” Per the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Valley View will not speak to the specific status of an individual patient.

UPDATED VALLEY VIEW COVID-19 CUMULATIVE STATS

CSP: Accident alert for travel in Garfield County and surrounding areas

Colorado State Patrol

Garfield County and surrounding areas are under an Accident Alert.

Unless your incident has injuries, is a solvable hit and run, driver is impaired, or one party does not have insurance, a counter report is requested.

You can file online at tinyurl.com/ycgb73jk

CSP: Accident alert for travel in Garfield County and surrounding areas

Updated Valley View COVID-19 cumulative stats

Valley View

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, COLO – The following are updated statistics from Valley View:

Valley View COVID-19 Cumulative Stats 1/4/22
Specimens collected thru Valley View: 41,648
Positive results: 3,573
Patients admitted with COVID-19 since outbreak began: 405
Admitted patients discharged: 346

Definitions:

Specimens collected: These are specimens collected by Valley View providers that are tested by Valley View’s laboratory in Glenwood Springs or sent to an outside laboratory to conduct COVID-19 testing. This is a cumulative number.

Positive results: These are the number of positive COVID-19 results returned from the Valley View specimens tested. This definition is updated on April 21 to clarify that the positive results represent positive patients. This is a cumulative number.

Patients admitted with COVID-19 since outreach began: Patients with a positive COVID-19 test who have been hospitalized at Valley View. This is a cumulative number.

Admitted patients discharged: Of admitted patients with a positive COVID-19 test, number who have been discharged from Valley View Hospital. Patients may be discharged to recover at home, to hospice or to psychiatric care. This is a cumulative number.  

Additional questions:

“From whom is Valley View collecting specimens?” Valley View is testing:

  • Patients who are symptomatic and have been referred by their primary care provider.
  • Patients undergoing medically necessary surgery.
  • Patients undergoing designated procedures that are high risk for aerosol generation.
  • Patients with a referral from their primary care provider for a test needed for work or travel.

“What kind of PCR test does Valley View offer?” Currently, Valley View has a nasopharyngeal PCR test. For the nasopharyngeal swab, a special swab of the nose occurs, it is then placed in a tube and sent for testing.

“What is the difference between the number of patients admitted and number of patients discharged?” The difference between the number of patients and admitted patients discharged represents current hospitalized patients, patients transferred to other hospitals or those who have passed away. For example, if there are 21 patients admitted and 16 discharged, the difference is five. This is a cumulative number representing the entirety of Valley View’s efforts caring for COVID-19 patients. Therefore five total patients are hospitalized, have been transferred to a hospital as they need a higher level of care or, unfortunately, have passed away. Valley View will not offer additional details so as to protect their privacy.

“What is the turnaround for test results?”  At this point, Valley View is receiving test results same-day to 48 hours. The variability in time is due to the type of test ordered by the provider. For example, an individual experiencing a medical emergency may require a rapid test.

“The number of positive tests is not the same as admitted patients. Why?” Not all positive patients require hospitalization. For patients with mild symptoms, his/her doctor may recommend that they recover at home with specific instructions (e.g. isolation, monitor symptoms). Other positive patients may be very ill and need hospitalization.  

“What is the status of these individual hospitalized patients?” Per the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Valley View will not speak to the specific status of an individual patient.

Updated Valley View COVID-19 cumulative stats

CDPHE study reinforces Colorado’s commitment to vaccine equity

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

STATEWIDE (Jan. 3, 2022) — Today, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment released a report that helps public health officials better understand and serve Coloradans when getting the COVID-19 vaccine. CDPHE designed the study with guidance from the Colorado School of Public Health to help our vaccine team understand how they can help eliminate disparities and ensure that all Coloradans have access to these life saving vaccines.  Specifically, CDPHE worked with Colorado School of Public Health to determine the modeling method that would allow a deeper understanding of the portion of vaccinated Coloradans who chose “other” or did not select a racial or ethnic option. 

The Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS) is an essential tool in helping the state track COVID-19 vaccination rates, however it has about 9.8% of total records who are unidentified in terms of race or ethnicity. 

“Our aim with this study is to have the most complete picture possible of the vaccination data so we can tailor our strategies accordingly,” said Tara Trujillo, CDPHE deputy executive director who led the vaccine campaign over the summer and into the fall. “As the pandemic continues, and enthusiasm about vaccination reduces over time, this analysis gives us a better sense of how our vaccine outreach efforts have been working, while also showing us what additional work we have to do to reach historically underserved communities.” 

The report’s findings are incredibly important because vaccines remain the best available public health measure to protect people from COVID-19, slow transmission, and reduce the likelihood of new variants emerging. CDPHE plans to add this modeling data to the vaccine data dashboard this month. 

Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

CDPHE study reinforces Colorado’s commitment to vaccine equity

I-70 closed in Glenwood Canyon following multi-vehicle crash

Colorado State Patrol

1.3.22, UPDATE – 3:04 p.m. – ROAD OPEN: Interstate 70 in BOTH directions is now open through the Glenwood Canyon, following a multi-car crash. With sub-zero temps, roadways are still icy! Please take your time and SLOW DOWN!

Colorado Department of Transportation

1.3.22, UPDATE – 12 p.m. – Emergency responders continue to work to safely clear the crash. All real time updates will continue to be posted to cotrip.org, CDOT’s Twitter page, and are available by dialing 5-1-1.

Colorado State Patrol

1.3.22 – 11:04 a.m. – ROAD CLOSED due to multi-car crash in Glenwood Canyon. I-70 is closed in both directions due to a 17 car crash (15 cars and 2 commercial motor vehicles (CMV’s)). Injuries are reported. Emergency crews are on scene trying to clear the incident.

photos: Colorado State Patrol

Colorado Department of Transportation

Travel Impact | I-70 is closed both directions through Glenwood Canyon

I-70 is closed both directions between milepost 116 and 133 through Glenwood Canyon following a multi-vehicle crash.

Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority

1.3.22 – 10:05 a.m.: I-70 is closed at mile marker 133 westbound, Dotsero, due to an accident.

1.3.22 – 9:52 a.m.: I-70 is closed at mile marker 116 eastbound, Glenwood Springs, due to an accident.

I-70 closed in Glenwood Canyon following multi-vehicle crash