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Teller County Podcast - COVID and Public Health

Teller County Podcast - COVID and Public Health

March 25, 2020


This is Tommy, the producer of these podcasts. First of all, thank you Teller County for your feedback and your guidance. I created controversy with my original description to this podcast, and I will leave it, unchanged, below for full transparency. COVID19 is of the greatest concern and you should comply with the directions provided by the authorities. I'm a survivor of SARS, a disease I picked up in the mountains of Nepal while on assignment for the Army. So I understand and endorse the need for vigilance. But I also understand the need for hope. And that's what I wanted to portray here. Because this podcast is about hope. Remember that without vaccines and the other preventative measures that we put in place, the Influenza Virus can be incredibly dangerous. But we as a people have developed those vaccines and other preventative measures for that danger. And with time, dedication, and caution we will do the same for COVID19. #tellerstrong

"This is not as bad as the influenza virus... but because this is new there's a lot we don't know." Pandemics are nothing new. But we always pull through. And with COVID19 we will again. With time and the hard work of our health experts and first responders and the support of our community, we will overcome COVID19.

In the studio we are joined by County Administrator Sheryl Decker and Public Health Director Jacque Revello.

For current information about COVID19 in Teller County, visit

Teller County Podcast - The Woodland Park School District during COVID19

Teller County Podcast - The Woodland Park School District during COVID19

March 24, 2020

#tellerstrong #6feet

We in Teller County are fortunate to have effective leaders during these times with COVID19. Steve Woolf, the Superintendent of the Woodland Park School District is a prime example of good leadership. He brought his experience, energy, and passion to our podcast today.

In this podcast Superintendent Woolf joins Sheriff Mikesell, Commander Couch, and Deputy Bunting as they talk about the important issues and solutions in relationship to our schools.

For more information, visit:

You can also help out by donating to Community partnership:

Teller County Podcast - Facts about the County’s COVID19 Response

Teller County Podcast - Facts about the County’s COVID19 Response

March 23, 2020


Producer Tommy is hosting another podcast and has in the studio County Administrator Sheryl Decker, Director of Emergency Management Don Angell, Sheriff Mikesell, and Deputy Bunting. In this podcast, we dispel uninformed and inaccurate rumors, talk about the true situation with COVID19 testing, talk about the county's focus for Personal Protective Equipment during the worldwide shortage, our profound appreciation for Teller County's volunteers, the forward thinking in the county's planning process, the real significance of the county's declaration of "local disaster emergency", and the importance of experience and leadership.

Also, Don wants a crystal ball.


TCSO Podcast - COVID19 and Public Health

TCSO Podcast - COVID19 and Public Health

March 19, 2020

We in Teller County are very fortunate to have such great people to work towards our public safety. As evidence of this, Sheriff Mikesell, Commander Couch, and Deputy Bunting are joined by Dr. Jeremy DeWall. Dr. DeWall is the Medical Director for Teller Region EMS and is an Emergency Medicine & EMS Physician with UCHealth.

This is a special podcast to bring Teller County residents up to date on COVID19 and offer where to find the newest information as it evolves, how Teller County residents can help out, what to do if you think you're having symptoms, and where Teller County residents can get help (not only for COVID19, but also with needs like acquiring food).

We talk about donating food to Community Partnership at 11115 W Hwy 24 in Divide and how Woodland Park residents can donate foodstuffs to them at the Keller Williams Realty office at 107 Sundial Dr. in Woodland Park.

We also mention that the Little Chapel Food Pantry is still having its food pantry on March 23rd (get more information at

Also, Woodland Park's three major grocery stores are offering senior hours:

Safeway - Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00 - 9:00 am

City Market - Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 6:00 - 7:00 am

Walmart beginning on March 24th - Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:00 am

Find up-to-date information on COVID19 by visiting or by calling Colorado Help at 1-877-462-2911.

As always, you can find more information at

Stay smart, don't panic, and stay safe. Practice your social distancing and make sure you still live your life.

TCSO Podcast - Impairment and Driving

TCSO Podcast - Impairment and Driving

March 16, 2020

In today's podcast, producer Tommy is sitting in for Commander Couch and is joined by Deputy Renee Bunting from TCSO and Corporal Nicholas Hazlett from Colorado State Patrol.

As we get ready for Saint Patrick's Day, we talk about the dangers of impaired driving, how to plan for a safe night when drinking will be involved, and how to react if you find yourself drunk and therefore unable to drive home.

We also talk about different types of impairment, law enforcement training for identifying and dealing with impaired drivers, and how adults set the example for young drivers and drivers-to-be.

We hope for you a safe and enjoyable Saint Patrick's Day.

And with the Coronavirus vigilance, we urge you to follow the instructions and recommendations put out by your public officials.

TCSO Podcast - Volunteering

TCSO Podcast - Volunteering

February 10, 2020

In this Podcast, Sheriff Mikesell, Commander Couch, and Deputy Bunting are joined by Sergeant Randy Ford of the TCSO Reserve Program and Tommy Allen, producer of this podcast.

They discuss the many ways that a person can volunteer to work with the Teller County Sheriff's Office, from the Reserve Program, to the Sheriff's Posse, to the Honorary Deputy Sheriff's Association, to many other ways a resident of Teller County can help out.

If you wish to volunteer with the TCSO, you can go to or call (719) 687-9652.

TCSO Podcast - The County’s Medical First Resopnders

TCSO Podcast - The County’s Medical First Resopnders

February 5, 2020

In this week's podcast, Sheriff Mikesell, Commander Couch, and Deputy Bunting are joined by Eric Murray - EMS Director for Southwest Teller EMS and Tim Dienst - CEO of Ute Pass Regional HSD.

Together they discuss the brave men and women providing emergency medical services in Teller County, the great interactivity with the Teller County first responder community, challenges faced by the emergency medical responder community, and the future of medical response in our county.

For more information on Southwest Teller County EMS, contact Eric Murray at or by cell phone at (719) 464-7561

For more information on Ute Pass Regional Health Service District, contact Erin Quigley at (719) 686-6974 or visit their website at

TCSO Podcast - Mental Health Awareness

TCSO Podcast - Mental Health Awareness

January 13, 2020

If you or someone you know is in significant emotional crisis and/or are thinking of self harm, please immediately call Colorado Crisis Services at (844) 493-8255 or text the word Talk to them at 38255. Whatever you're going through, you don't have to go through it alone.

In today's podcast, Sheriff Mikesell, Commander Couch, and Deputy Bunting are joined by Captain James "Tiny" McLaughlin. Tiny is the Captain of the Ute Pass Regional Health Services District's Community Paramedicine program. To our podcast, Tiny brings his deep passion and caring for helping those with mental health problems. He discusses the roles and coordination of the county's first responders in helping clients towards finding mental health assistance and care, options clients and parents can use to find that assistance and care, and the emotional and societal impact suicide has on family, friends, first responders, and the community.

You can find out more about Colorado Crisis Services at and more about Tiny and the Ute Pass Regional Health Services District at