Locals Helping Locals

We are all Coloradans.

We all have a responsibility.
We are all in this together.

The Roaring Fork Valley is taking a very proactive and aggressive approach to protect our community. This is a coordinated effort with all three counties during the COVID-19 public health crisis. In a statement from the Pitkin County Commissioners and surrounding municipalities, residents are strongly encouraged to practice social distancing

Ways to help

NEW! State of Colorado COVID-19 Volunteer Response website – Help Colorado Now

  • Become a Volunteer
  • Contribute
  • Donate Supplies
  • Blood Donation

Support local

Do what you can to help your local businesses and organizations. This can range from buying gift cards from local restaurants so that we can keep revenue coming in for businesses. This could mean ordering takeout and tipping well. This could mean extra philanthropy to the non-profits you love. Do what you can safely while in this odd holding pattern.

Be nice. These are trying times, we are all on edge and we are all trying our best. 

Be ready to support your local businesses in the weeks and months to come. In 2013, following the Boston Marathon bombing and the closure of Boylston Street (a major commercial hub in Boston), locals and visitors came out in force to support the businesses who were impacted by the tragedy: Boylston Street Businesses Get Patrons, Loan Offer In Boston via NPR. We need to be prepared to do the same.

NEW! Local Neighbors Helping Neighbors hotline: 970-230-1974
Please share with those over 60 or at risk who want food or prescriptions delivered safely at no charge. Drivers are needed to take meds and food to those at risk. We’ve established safety protocol to protect volunteers and recipients. Text or call Jacque Whitsitt if you can help: 970-379-8854.

Town of Basalt

Letter to Basalt Community from Town Manager Ryan Mahoney – March 27, 2020

Town of Basalt COVID19 resource page

Social Distancing resources

GOOD NEWS | Pitkin County – Open Space and Trails plows lower Rio

If you are asymptomatic, take this time to explore your own backyard, while practicing social distancing. Explore our different pages within the Discover section of our website for ideas. Just remember that what ever you do, be safe.

Flatten The Curve

Check-in on each other

Now is a great time to pick up the phone and reconnect with someone. And disconnect every once and a while. The constant barrage of news and social media can take a toll. Go for a walk. Meditate. Do yoga. This is causing all of us to hit the PAUSE button – take a moment to breathe.