Top 5 Most Read Stories Last Week: Boosters, Short-Term Rentals & Ski Area Staff

Editor’s Note: The stories on this list received the most pageviews on over the past week.

1. If you have received a Moderna or J&J vaccine, you may be eligible for your booster

According to a press release from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, those who have received a Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and are at higher risk of COVID-19 can now be recalled.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people aged 65 and over, residents of long-term care facilities, and those aged 18 to 64 with underlying health conditions, as well as those with a increased risk of exposure and transmission to COVID-19 due to where they work or live – get the Moderna booster. Those who initially received the Moderna vaccine should wait at least six months after their second dose before receiving a booster.

Booster doses are also recommended for anyone 18 years of age or older who has received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Pfizer’s booster shots were approved in September.

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2. Property Managers Respond to Summit Lease to Locals County Short Term Rental Conversion Program

Summit County’s short-term rental conversion program has been a hot topic since Summit County Housing Director Jason Dietz first suggested the idea during a Council of Commissioners working session. of Summit County during the summer.

Since the inception of the program, the topic has generated a lot of buzz, especially from property managers, who were initially skeptical of the program. Now, some of them are saying they are satisfied with the way the program has set up.

Toby Babich, president of the Summit Area Alliance of Vacation Rental Managers and owner of Breckenridge Resort Managers, said he was happy to see that there were a few different phases of the program and a varying degree of incentives depending on the duration of the lease and the number of rooms. .

He also noted that the unknown long-term funding is cause for concern and the county will likely need to develop some sort of long-term incentive to keep the program running.

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3. Local ski resorts secure workforce housing to help with staffing ahead of winter.

It seems there is no business immune to Summit County’s workforce issues: Restaurants were forced to close early due to limited staff, Summit Stage is cutting service so that it has difficulty recruiting staff, and some entities give priority to routes that will be cleared of snow. first with hard to find drivers.

As the rest of the county strives to maintain a workforce that is large enough to keep the community running, all eyes are on how the local ski areas plan to address workforce challenges. work and housing for their seasonal staff.

Loveland Ski Area is working on securing additional units for its staff before the season by renting the old Bearadise Motel in Idaho Springs. The motel will house about 30 employees of the complex.

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4. A Look at the Complaints Behind the Proposed Class Action Against Vail Resorts

A total of 16 current and former Vail Resorts employees have joined a proposed class action lawsuit alleging the company violated federal fair labor standards law, as well as the labor laws of Colorado and eight other states.

The lawsuit was first filed in December 2020 in Colorado District Court on behalf of current or former employees of Beaver Creek Resort.

The complaint includes allegations that the company failed to pay employees for all hours worked, as well as for overtime, meals, rest periods and training.

The lawsuit is currently postponed and has not yet received conditional certification for group or “class action” status.

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5. Breckenridge aims to improve the enforcement of complaints about short-term rentals

The City of Breckenridge has received 121 complaints about short-term rentals this year, and as the city continues to make changes to its rental policies, it seeks to be more proactive in enforcing regulations.

Of the complaints the city received this year, 78 were about noise, 17 were about parking, nine were about garbage, and 17 were classified as nuisance, which includes all complaints not about parking, noise, or garbage.

Brian Waldes, Breckenridge’s chief financial officer, said the city has put in place new ways to address concerns about short-term rentals in recent years. He said it started with making sure rental owners are licensed and that their licenses are displayed in their listings.

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