Multimedia & Data Journalism Student
at UC Berkeley
September 7, 2020
Local ranchers face backlog of cattle due to coronavirus. Now comes the drought.
Ranchers were left with a backlog of cattle earlier this year when meatpacking plants had to close or slow production due to COVID-19 outbreaks among employees and public health orders forced restaurants to shut down indoor dining.
They are now facing the compounding challenge of a drought, which is decreasing the amount of available hay and forcing more tough choices about herd management.
August 31, 2020
Nonresident COVID-19 cases significant part of Pitkin County, Aspen virus footprint
As summer tourism spiked in the Aspen area last month, so did the number of visitors and residents of neighboring counties who tested positive in Pitkin County for COVID-19.