Brandy Ritter, Town Manager Town of Eagle
970-328-9628 | office
Feb. 3, 2021
3:30 pm Via Email
Local Media Briefing
Town of Eagle virtual press statement on Mineral Creek Avalanche
Eagle, CO – In response to inquiries regarding the Mineral Creek Avalanche that occurred Feb. 1, 2021, Town of Eagle Mayor, Scott Turnipseed, will be providing a brief statement via video conference at 5 p.m. this afternoon, Feb. 3. The Town of Eagle and Eagle County have also published a joint statement which is available at https://www.townofeagle.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=493.
Statements will be limited while an official announcement has not yet been made by San Juan Emergency Management.
Respectfully, we ask that follow-up questions and additional media inquiries be directed via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE VIDEO RECORDING
MEDIA ALERT - Joint Statement from Eagle County and the Town of Eagle
Feb. 3, 2021
Eagle County Manager
Town of Eagle Manager
Eagle County Government and the Town of Eagle are joining the community in mourning the loss of three friends and leaders. While an official announcement has not yet been made by our partners in San Juan County, the families of Seth Bossung, Andy Jessen and Adam Palmer are allowing us to share their names so we can all openly acknowledge their deaths and grieve together. The families are surrounded by loved ones, and we are asking everyone to respect their wishes as to when and how they wish to communicate with others.
Our hearts are heavy with the loss of these three men. Their contributions through their work in local government and local businesses, as well as their personal passions and their impact on the friends and family members they leave behind, have helped shape the community in ways that will be forever lasting. Every single one of us in both of our organizations has learned from their examples, and we are grateful to be able to call them colleagues.
It is important to recognize how this type of loss can affect people differently. There are so many resources to help with the trauma and mental health challenges that may come with grieving. A list of local organizations and providers can be found at https://www.eaglevalleybh.org/get-help-now. Financial assistance is available through Olivia’s Fund, so please do not hesitate to access these resources.
The strength of our community is rooted in our shared love for this place and the people who live here. Andy, Adam, and Seth exemplified this every day. Please find ways to come together safely and share your stories of them and others. We will do the same.