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Grizzly Creek Fire UPDATES: Fire In Glenwood Canyon Closes I-70 And Cottonwood Pass

2:30 P.M Fire Managers will be holding a Facebook Live Conversation on the Grizzly Creek Fire page (@GrizzlyCreekFireCO) tonight at 6 p.m. The chat will be open for questions about the future of the fire. Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority has announced Glenwood Residents are restricted from watering lawns through tomorrow, August 13, due to water source capacity.

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Lately I've been spending my Wednesday mornings in Riverton City Park. With COVID-19 cases on the rise, it's safer to interview people outdoors, and I've been asking everyone I run into the same question: Is Riverton, Wyo., on the Wind River Reservation?

Elise Dantzler has been working in restaurants since she was 15. But, like many in her industry, she was laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That forced the 25-year-old Coloradan to rethink her living situation.

Strange Dirt/Courtesy Skye Gallery

Denver artist Marsha Robinson goes by Strange Dirt, and her first solo exhibition just opened at Skye Gallery in downtown Aspen. The collection is called "Sanctuary," and features an array of flora, fauna and bugs drawn by the self-taught artist. 

Glenwood Springs Fire Department

2:30 P.M Fire Managers will be holding a Facebook Live Conversation on the Grizzly Creek Fire page (@GrizzlyCreekFireCO) tonight at 6 p.m. The chat will be open for questions about the future of the fire. Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority has announced Glenwood Residents are restricted from watering lawns through tomorrow, August 13, due to water source capacity.


Wolfgang Volz © 2020 Christo

On August 10, 1972, the artist Christo unfurled his work “Valley Curtain” across Rifle Gap in Rifle, Colo. The piece involved over 200,000 square feet of sunset-hued nylon fabric that was slung across a quarter mile span between the valley walls. It took more than two years for Christo to realize his work, and the piece was torn down by the wind in less than two days. 

Christo’s official Facebook page announced on May 31, 2020 that the artist had died at the age of 84. Despite the fleeting nature of his work, according to those who saw “Valley Curtain” and other installations, his impact on the art world will be hard to forget.

Courtesy Aspen Historical Society/Ross Daniels

This is Week In The Arts—a curation of virtual events, exhibits and reopenings around the Roaring Fork Valley.

Alex Hager / Aspen Public Radio

Governor Polis Extends Executive Orders Aimed At COVID-19 Relief 

Tuesday, August 11 - Governor Polis signed 30-day extensions on three executive orders yesterday that are aimed at COVID-19 relief. The Governor extended eviction protections for some Coloradans economically affected by the pandemic by 30 days. He also signed a 30-day extension on an Executive Order from March that suspends certain statutes to maintain eligibility for Coloradans enrolled in Medicaid the Children's Basic Health Plan. Govenor Polis also signed an extension on an executive order that suspends certain rules and statues to expand the state's healthcare workforce for hospitals and other inpatient medical facilities. 

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