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KMGH 7 Denver
National Guard to search Lakewood yards for military munitionsLAKEWOOD, Colo. - The Army National Guard and the Colorado Department of Public
National Guard to search Lakewood yards for military munitions
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 9 hours ago
LAKEWOOD, Colo. - The Army National Guard and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment are asking some Lakewood homeowners for permission to check their yards for military munitions left over from a Pre-World War II artillery... Read more
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Denver Post
More than 1,600 patients at Swedish Medical Center get HIV tests, no results divulgedMore than 1,600 people have had their blood tested for HIV and hepatitis in the
More than 1,600 patients at Swedish Medical Center get HIV tests, no results divulged
Denver Post / Posted 15 hours ago
More than 1,600 people have had their blood tested for HIV and hepatitis in the wake of a drug diversion that put patients at risk, Swedish Medical Center said Friday. But neither hospital nor state officials would say whether anyone has been... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
Schools fight to get chickens back at schools after statewide banBOULDER, COLO. - A growing trend around Colorado pre-schools will be put to a h
Schools fight to get chickens back at schools after statewide ban
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted yesterday
BOULDER, COLO. - A growing trend around Colorado pre-schools will be put to a halt this year because of a ban by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment regarding live poultry and other animals. As of January of this year, new... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
County submitting comments on Ursa plansThe Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission appears poised to consider inc
County submitting comments on Ursa plans
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted yesterday
The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission appears poised to consider including some conditions reached by Garfield County and Ursa Resources as best management practices during the state permitting process for planned operations in Battlement... Read more
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Denver Post
Colorado legislators snuff warning labels on nicotine productsA House committee killed legislation Thursday that would have required warning
Colorado legislators snuff warning labels on nicotine products
Denver Post / Posted yesterday
A House committee killed legislation Thursday that would have required warning labels on nicotine products. Its Health, Insurance and Environment Committee voted 9-4 to defeat labeling requirements despite favorable testimony from hospital and... Read more
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Denver Post
Colorado officials won't halt Clean Power Plan efforts despite rulingColorado health and environmental officials will continue working toward compli
Colorado officials won't halt Clean Power Plan efforts despite ruling
Denver Post / Posted yesterday
Colorado health and environmental officials will continue working toward compliance with the controversial Clean Power Plan despite a Supreme Court decision Tuesday blocking the program's immediate implementation. State leaders say talks with... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Delay in clean-power plan draws praise A Supreme Court decision halting implementation of President Obama’s clean po
Delay in clean-power plan draws praise
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
A Supreme Court decision halting implementation of President Obama’s clean power plan is winning praise from a leading Colorado utility along with U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton and state Attorney General Cynthia... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Flu patient, 75, 
is 1st hospitalized 
in Mesa CountyFlu patient, 75, is 1st hospitalized in Mesa County A 75-year-old Mesa County
Flu patient, 75, 
is 1st hospitalized 
in Mesa County
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
Flu patient, 75, is 1st hospitalized in Mesa County A 75-year-old Mesa County resident has been hospitalized with influenza, the first confirmed hospitalized case in the county this flu season, county health officials announced Wednesday. No... Read more
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Denver Post
Colorado officials won't halt Clean Power Plan efforts despite rulingColorado health and environmental officials will continue working toward compli
Colorado officials won't halt Clean Power Plan efforts despite ruling
Denver Post / Posted 2 days ago
Colorado health and environmental officials will continue working toward compliance with the controversial Clean Power Plan despite a Supreme Court decision Tuesday blocking the program's immediate implementation. State leaders say talks with... Read more
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Boulder Daily Camera
Colorado officials won't halt Clean Power Plan efforts despite rulingColorado health and environmental officials will continue working toward compli
Colorado officials won't halt Clean Power Plan efforts despite ruling
Boulder Daily Camera / Posted 2 days ago
Colorado health and environmental officials will continue working toward compliance with the controversial Clean Power Plan despite a Supreme Court decision Tuesday blocking the program's immediate implementation. State leaders say talks with... Read more
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SkyHi Daily News
Grand County Rural Health Network to hold monthly meetingsThe Grand County Rural Health Network hosted a community meeting on Jan. 27. Th
Grand County Rural Health Network to hold monthly meetings
SkyHi Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
The Grand County Rural Health Network hosted a community meeting on Jan. 27. The goal of the meeting was to begin the conversation to identify possible solutions for long-term, 3-5 year change in the existing health and human services industry. Over... Read more
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Denver Post
Colorado officials won't halt Clean Power Plan efforts despite rulingColorado health and environmental officials will continue working toward compli
Colorado officials won't halt Clean Power Plan efforts despite ruling
Denver Post / Posted 2 days ago
Colorado health and environmental officials will continue working toward compliance with the controversial Clean Power Plan despite a Supreme Court decision Tuesday blocking the program's immediate implementation. State leaders say talks with... Read more
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Denver Post
EPA: Traces of contaminant found in 3 Colorado water systemsDENVER (AP) — Traces of widely used and potentially harmful chemicals have show
EPA: Traces of contaminant found in 3 Colorado water systems
Denver Post / Posted 4 days ago
DENVER (AP) — Traces of widely used and potentially harmful chemicals have shown up in three drinking water systems in Colorado, prompting officials to shut down three wells and start looking for the source. Two compounds once used in nonstick... Read more
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Loveland Reporter-Herald
RH Line calls printed Feb. 8, 2016The use of state money for radon control is madness. These bogus contractors ar
RH Line calls printed Feb. 8, 2016
Loveland Reporter-Herald / Posted 5 days ago
The use of state money for radon control is madness. These bogus contractors are frightening people to buy expensive equipment for their homes that they don't need. They prey on the elderly trying to show them that this radon gas is responsible from... Read more
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Denver Post
Colo. bill aims to curb radon deaths, but some in Boulder County say it's not enoughOn Tuesday, the state House committee on Health, Insurance and Environment will
Colo. bill aims to curb radon deaths, but some in Boulder County say it's not enough
Denver Post / Posted 6 days ago
On Tuesday, the state House committee on Health, Insurance and Environment will hear a newly introduced bill aimed at curbing deaths from exposure to radon. The invisible, odorless gas kills an estimated 500 Coloradans annually — more than drunk... Read more
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Boulder Daily Camera
Colo. bill aims to curb radon deaths, but some in Boulder County say it's not enoughOn Tuesday, the state House committee on Health, Insurance and Environment will
Colo. bill aims to curb radon deaths, but some in Boulder County say it's not enough
Boulder Daily Camera / Posted 6 days ago
On Tuesday, the state House committee on Health, Insurance and Environment will hear a newly introduced bill aimed at curbing deaths from exposure to radon. The invisible, odorless gas kills an estimated 500 Coloradans annually — more than drunk... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
EPA: Traces of contaminant found in 3 Colorado water systemsDENVER (AP) — Traces of widely used and potentially harmful chemicals have show
EPA: Traces of contaminant found in 3 Colorado water systems
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 7 days ago
DENVER (AP) — Traces of widely used and potentially harmful chemicals have shown up in three drinking water systems in Colorado, prompting officials to shut down three wells and start looking for the source. Two compounds once used in nonstick... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
EPA: Traces of contaminant found in 3 Colorado water systemsDENVER (AP) - Traces of widely used and potentially harmful chemicals have show
EPA: Traces of contaminant found in 3 Colorado water systems
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 7 days ago
DENVER (AP) - Traces of widely used and potentially harmful chemicals have shown up in three drinking water systems in Colorado, prompting officials to shut down three wells and start looking for the source. Two compounds once used in nonstick... Read more
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Denver Post
Swedish hospital says federal, state agencies recommended testsA veteran doctor at Swedish Medical Center said Thursday that the hospital foll
Swedish hospital says federal, state agencies recommended tests
Denver Post / Posted 8 days ago
A veteran doctor at Swedish Medical Center said Thursday that the hospital followed federal and state recommendations when it asked about 2,900 patients to get tested for three dangerous viruses. "The health department and the Centers for Disease... Read more
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KCEN-TV
Surgical Tech Accused of Switching Needles ID'dENGLEWOOD (KUSA) - The now-former surgical technician who may be responsible fo
Surgical Tech Accused of Switching Needles ID'd
KCEN-TV / Posted 8 days ago
ENGLEWOOD (KUSA) - The now-former surgical technician who may be responsible for roughly 2,900 people needing to be tested for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C has been identified. Rocky Allen, 28, was registered to practice as a surgical... Read more
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First Coast News
Surgical tech accused of switching needles ID'dENGLEWOOD - The now-former surgical technician who may be responsible for rough
Surgical tech accused of switching needles ID'd
First Coast News / Posted 8 days ago
ENGLEWOOD - The now-former surgical technician who may be responsible for roughly 2,900 people needing to be tested for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C has been identified. Rocky Allen, 28, was registered to practice as a surgical technologist in... Read more
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KOB 4 Albuquerque
Colorado hospital patients being tested for Hep B, Hep C, HIVEDGEWOOD, Colo. (KUSA) - Roughly 2,900 people who had surgery at Swedish Medica
Colorado hospital patients being tested for Hep B, Hep C, HIV
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted 8 days ago
EDGEWOOD, Colo. (KUSA) - Roughly 2,900 people who had surgery at Swedish Medical Center the past five months are being notified that they need to be tested for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C as part of an investigation into a now-former surgical... Read more
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FOX 31 Denver
Former surgical tech under investigation; Swedish Hospital urges testing of hundreds of patientsENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Swedish Medical Center is looking into a possible drug dive
Former surgical tech under investigation; Swedish Hospital urges testing of hundreds of patients
FOX 31 Denver / Posted 9 days ago
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Swedish Medical Center is looking into a possible drug diversion, or the stealing of narcotic pain medication intended for patients, by a former employee, the hospital announced Wednesday afternoon. Swedish would not confirm the... Read more
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KWGN Denver
Swedish Medical Center investigating possible drug diversion; patients may be at riskENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Swedish Medical Center is looking into a possible drug dive
Swedish Medical Center investigating possible drug diversion; patients may be at risk
KWGN Denver / Posted 9 days ago
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Swedish Medical Center is looking into a possible drug diversion, or the stealing of narcotic pain medication intended for patients, by a former employee, the hospital announced Wednesday afternoon. Swedish would not confirm the... Read more
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CBS Denver
Nearly 3,000 Swedish Medical Center Patients Urged To Get Blood TestsENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – The Colorado Department of Public Health is investiga
Nearly 3,000 Swedish Medical Center Patients Urged To Get Blood Tests
CBS Denver / Posted 9 days ago
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – The Colorado Department of Public Health is investigating possible drug diversion by a former employee at Swedish Medical Center and some patients are being asked to be tested for possible exposure to diseases. The former... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
Swedish Medical Center patients may be at risk for HIV, hepatitis because of former employeeENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Nearly 3,000 surgical patients treated at Swedish Medical Ce
Swedish Medical Center patients may be at risk for HIV, hepatitis because of former employee
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 9 days ago
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Nearly 3,000 surgical patients treated at Swedish Medical Center may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C, according to the hospital and the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. Englewood police and... Read more
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Craig Daily Press
Routt County commissioners consider a strategic shift on energy jobsSteamboat Springs — The Routt County Board of Commissioners is in discussions a
Routt County commissioners consider a strategic shift on energy jobs
Craig Daily Press / Posted 9 days ago
Steamboat Springs — The Routt County Board of Commissioners is in discussions about placing more emphasis on protecting existing energy jobs in Northwest Colorado as it conducts its annual review of strategic initiatives this month. In 2015, the... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
Swedish Medical Center patients may be at risk for HIV, hepatitis because of former employeeENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Nearly 3,000 surgical patients treated at Swedish Medical Ce
Swedish Medical Center patients may be at risk for HIV, hepatitis because of former employee
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 9 days ago
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Nearly 3,000 surgical patients treated at Swedish Medical Center may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C, according to the hospital and the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. Englewood police and... Read more
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KKTV 11 Colorado Springs
Former Swedish Medical Center Employee Investigated For Possible Drug DiversionTo join the conversation on this story and others, "like" our KKTV 11 News Face
Former Swedish Medical Center Employee Investigated For Possible Drug Diversion
KKTV 11 Colorado Springs / Posted 9 days ago
To join the conversation on this story and others, "like" our KKTV 11 News Facebook page! The Colorado Department of Public Health is investigating possible drug diversion by a former employee at Swedish Medical Center. Some patients may be... Read more
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Denver Post
Swedish Medical Center patients at risk of HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis CSwedish Medical Center is notifying patients who may have been put at risk of i
Swedish Medical Center patients at risk of HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C
Denver Post / Posted 9 days ago
Swedish Medical Center is notifying patients who may have been put at risk of infection for HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C from a former surgical technician, officials said Wednesday. Patients who had surgery at the medical center between Aug. 17,... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
First confirmed case of sexually transmitted Zika virus reported in TexasDENVER - The Zika virus doesn’t pose a major threat to Coloradans, unless they
First confirmed case of sexually transmitted Zika virus reported in Texas
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 10 days ago
DENVER - The Zika virus doesn’t pose a major threat to Coloradans, unless they travel to countries experiencing outbreaks. “Here in Colorado, we don’t have a mosquito that would transmit the disease,” said Dr. Jennifer House, a veterinarian and... Read more
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Denver Post
Denver releases 28K marijuana products it had recalled for pesticidesThe city of Denver has released more than 28,000 packages of marijuana-infused
Denver releases 28K marijuana products it had recalled for pesticides
Denver Post / Posted 10 days ago
The city of Denver has released more than 28,000 packages of marijuana-infused edibles back into the market after recalling the products late last year when they tested positive for pesticides that are banned for use on cannabis. The release comes... Read more
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Colorado Daily
Boulder, Longmont: Lead in drinking water not major concernNationally, the level of lead in drinking water is under scrutiny. President B
Boulder, Longmont: Lead in drinking water not major concern
Colorado Daily / Posted 12 days ago
Nationally, the level of lead in drinking water is under scrutiny. President Barack Obama declared a federal state of emergency in Flint, Mich., this month, after residents there were exposed to toxic levels of lead in their drinking water. Locally... Read more
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Colorado Springs Independent
Pueblo County will have a say in the future of the Springs' Southern Delivery System projectOne of the few cities its size not located on a river, Colorado Springs has alw
Pueblo County will have a say in the future of the Springs' Southern Delivery System project
Colorado Springs Independent / Posted 17 days ago
One of the few cities its size not located on a river, Colorado Springs has always wrestled with providing a water supply. Early on, citizens relied on shallow wells, followed by a trench to Fountain Creek and, eventually, a reservoir system and... Read more
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Colorado Springs Independent
Pueblo calls for more from Colorado Springs' stormwater planIf you don't know about a problem, you can't fix it. But if you do know about a
Pueblo calls for more from Colorado Springs' stormwater plan
Colorado Springs Independent / Posted 17 days ago
If you don't know about a problem, you can't fix it. But if you do know about a problem, and recklessly disregard doing something at the peril of others, that's the legal definition of gross negligence. In Pueblo's book, that definition might sum up... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Audit: Agency erred in immunization program DENVER — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment hasn’t foll
Audit: Agency erred in immunization program
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 17 days ago
DENVER — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment hasn’t followed proper procurement procedures in awarding a sole-source contract for an immunization program to a nonprofit group that had... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
Lawmaker wants to require restaurants to post notice if workers are not given five paid sick daysDENVER - A Colorado lawmaker is proposing a "Scarlet Letter" of sorts for state
Lawmaker wants to require restaurants to post notice if workers are not given five paid sick days
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 18 days ago
DENVER - A Colorado lawmaker is proposing a "Scarlet Letter" of sorts for statewide restaurants. State Sen. Jessie Ulibarri, D-Westminster, wants to require restaurant owners to have to post a notice on their door if they do not give their employees... Read more
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Denver Post
Silverton to EPA: Keep Gold King sludge out of AnimasSILVERTON — Colorado mountain residents hardest-hit by the EPA-triggered Gold K
Silverton to EPA: Keep Gold King sludge out of Animas
Denver Post / Posted 27 days ago
SILVERTON — Colorado mountain residents hardest-hit by the EPA-triggered Gold King Mine disaster say they'd like to make Silverton a research hub to find a better way — beyond building water treatment plants — to deal with thousands of mines leaking... Read more
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Vail Daily
Learn about radon with Walking Mountains Science Behind series on Wednesday, Jan. 20Honor you health and the health of your family for Radon Awareness Month by bec
Learn about radon with Walking Mountains Science Behind series on Wednesday, Jan. 20
Vail Daily / Posted 27 days ago
Honor you health and the health of your family for Radon Awareness Month by becoming educated about where radon comes from and its danger to human health with Walking Mountains Science Center on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Peg Roding, instructor of the 3Rs... Read more
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Craig Daily Press
Health briefs for Jan. 16, 2016: Some Coloradans will have more time to pick new health insuranceDENVER — Connect for Health Colorado has announced that thousands of Coloradans
Health briefs for Jan. 16, 2016: Some Coloradans will have more time to pick new health insurance
Craig Daily Press / Posted 28 days ago
DENVER — Connect for Health Colorado has announced that thousands of Coloradans would have additional time to pick new health insurance coverage for 2016 through a Special Enrollment Period. Individuals and families who are shopping for new health... Read more
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Canon City Daily Record
Officials need more data for Cotter planThe latest developments in the Quality Assurance Project Plan for the Cotter Co
Officials need more data for Cotter plan
Canon City Daily Record / Posted 29 days ago
The latest developments in the Quality Assurance Project Plan for the Cotter Corp./Lincoln Park Superfund Site were discussed Thursday during the first Community Advisory Group meeting of the year. The agencies involved at the site need more data... Read more
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KKTV 11 Colorado Springs
Children's Cough Syrups Recalled Amid Fears Of OverdoseTo join the conversation on this story and others, "like" our KKTV 11 News Face
Children's Cough Syrups Recalled Amid Fears Of Overdose
KKTV 11 Colorado Springs / Posted 29 days ago
To join the conversation on this story and others, "like" our KKTV 11 News Facebook page! Check your medicine cabinet: the FDA recently recalled two children's cough syrups due to overdose concerns. Both cough syrups are sold generically as store... Read more
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