Sarah Flower

Spring Fund Drive, Local Adventures Day

Apr 13, 2021
Ken Brott

It's Spring Fund Drive, Day 2 and we'll be drawing for fun and adventurous prizes all day while zooming in with friends near and far.

San Juan Basin Public Health Update, April 12, 2021

Apr 12, 2021

Colorado Governor Jared Polis announced that the state is in it’s 4th wave of COVID-19. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Liane Jollon, of San Juan Basin Public Health about what this wave means for Southwest Colorado.


San Juan Basin Public Health Update, April 5, 2021

Apr 5, 2021

COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Southwest Colorado. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Liane Jollon of San Juan Basin Public Health Department about the increase in cases, and Colorado Governor Jared Polis extending the statewide mask mandate.

First-year and returning students at Fort Lewis College in Durango will have one more item to check off their to-do list before coming to campus this fall. FLC announced Friday that all students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the Fall 2021 semester. KSUT’s Sarah Flower talked  to college president Tom Stritikus to learn more.

Colorado Governor Jared Polis announced today, March 29th, that every Coloradan 16 years old and up will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. KSUT’s Sarah Flower reports.


San Juan Basin Public Health update, March 29, 2021

Mar 29, 2021

Southwest Colorado is leading the state with its COVID-19 vaccine rollout, as Colorado is opening up vaccine eligibility to all residents 16 and older on Friday. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Liane Jollon of San Juan Basin Public Health for their weekly COVID-19 update. 

 

 

  

New Mexico Department of Health

The New Mexico Department of Health has launched a new app this week to help reduce the number of COVID-19 cases across the state. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Jim Walton from the state’s Department of Health about the app and why they're implementing it now. 


Over two million Coloradans are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, with over 30% of La Plata and Archuleta County residents having had their first dose. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Liane Jollon of San Juan Basin Public Health about further vaccine distribution, concerns about spring break travelers, and remaining cautious as the best plan for vaccinating children is determined. 


Compañeros

COVID immunization rates continue to increase in Colorado. March 24th data from the Department of Public Health shows that more than 900,000 people have received both shots. But behind the numbers, there's a stark racial divide. KSUT's Sarah Flower takes a closer look at efforts to ensure a more equitable vaccine rollout.

The number of people in Southwest Colorado that are testing positive for the variants of COVID-19 are increasing. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Liane Jollon of San Juan Basin Public Health about what this uptick in cases means for the region.

  

  

San Juan Basin Public Health

Liane Jollon, executive director of San Juan Basin Public Health, received a national award from the American Medical Association on Monday. KSUT’s Sarah Flower reports. 


Thousands of Southwest Colorado residents received the Covid-19 vaccine this weekend. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Liane Jollon of San Juan Basin Public Health about the success of the local vaccination events, and the need to stay vigilant to protect in-person learning at schools across the region. 

  

The Durango Independent Film Festival will present 99 films, in seven different categories over ten days, while celebrating its 16th anniversary, virtually. KSUT’s Sarah Flower reports:

 

 

The Durango Independent Film Festival runs virtually from March 3-12, 2021. More information can be found at durangofilm.org.  

  

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe has confirmed that a variant of COVID-19 has been found on Tribal lands after sequencing the laboratory sample from an individual who recently died. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Liane Jollon from San Juan Basin Public Health about what this confirmed case means locally in fighting the pandemic.


New Mexico State Parks

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is loosening some of the states COVID-19 restrictions, including the reopening of state parks to non-residents. KSUT’s Sarah Flower has more.


Andrea Zeiner

Southwest Colorado is leading the state in getting vaccines out to their communities. KSUT’s Sarah Flower talks with Liane Jollon of San Juan Basin Public Health Department about that success and some of the challenges they’re still currently facing. 


Colorado Governor Jared Polis delivered his State of the State address to the legislatures yesterday. While the speech was mixed with somber moments around the virus and inequities, Polis remains hopeful for the future. KSUT’s Sarah Flower reports. 

 


Many local teachers, early childhood educators, and Southern Ute Indian Tribal members and employees were vaccinated in the last several days. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Liane Jollon of San Juan Basin Public Health about how the vaccine rollouts are going, and if they're expected to protect against new variants of COVID-19 found in the U.S.


9Health Fair

A recent study found that almost half of all Americans are delaying doctor visits and well checks. 9Health Fair, a Colorado statewide preventive healthcare nonprofit is starting a pilot program for southwest Colorado to ensure equitable healthcare for all. KSUT’s Sarah Flower reports. 

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

There have been frequent adjustments to Colorado’s vaccine rollout as it has progressed, including new changes to the state Covid-19 Status Dial, moving our region to "blue". KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with San Juan Basin Public Health's Liane Jollon about what the new metrics mean for Southwest Colorado.

  

  

Colorado Pet Pantry

Colorado Pet Pantry is the largest nonprofit organization whose goal is to make sure that no pet goes hungry, keeping them out of shelters and with their families. They recently opened their doors to residents in the Four Corners. KSUT’s Sarah Flower has that story. 

Governor Jared Polis announced an updated Covid-19 vaccine rollout plan for Colorado on Friday. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Liane Jollon of San Juan Basin Public Health about how that plan will be implemented regionally.


Sarah Flower

Fort Lewis College students will return to in-person learning on Monday for the first time in almost 3 months. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with college president Tom Stritikus about what this spring semester will look like and how the college has stepped up its community wide testing for the virus.


courtesy of Sheila Casey

As the new White House administration takes over, KSUT’s Sarah Flower talks with Liane Jollon, of San Juan Basin Public Health about what new federal guidelines around COVID-19 means for local public health officials.

They also discuss the Community Vaccination Project, a successful local volunteer effort that vaccinated over 300 residents for Covid-19 over the weekend.

  

  

State of Colorado

Colorado Governor Jared Polis addresses tackling the inequities of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout and how his administration is working with Tribal communities. KSUT’s Sarah Flower has more.


On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, reporter Sarah Flower and Liane Jollon from SJBPH had their weekly conversation about Covid-19. Honoring Dr. King's legacy, they addressed how racism is also a public health issue and how the intersection of racism and a global pandemic has exploited the inequalities that have come with COVID-19.

Their discussion also touched on Jollon's response to a local group recently showing up at her home to protest state Covid-19 restrictions.

  

 

 

 

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, marginalized communities have experienced greater inequities. 4 Corners Mutual Aid Network has been trying to fill those gaps. KSUT’s Sarah Flower has more.

 

Pagosa Springs Medical Center

Rural hospitals face different challenges when it comes to fighting COVID-19 and executing the rollout of vaccines. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Dr. Rhonda Webb, CEO of Pagosa Springs Medical Center about how they’re faring at this point in the pandemic.


Public health officials across the country are scrambling for enough COVID-19 vaccine to accommodate the needs of their communities.  KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Liane Jollon from San Juan Basin Public Health about how the vaccine rollout is progressing in Southwest Colorado.

 

 

  

  

 

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