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KMGH 7 Denver
Controversial anti-vaccine film, Vaxxed, coming to Denver[it],'" said Ronnie Prine, whose son had an adverse reaction to a vaccine and w
Controversial anti-vaccine film, Vaxxed, coming to Denver
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 2 hours ago
[it],'" said Ronnie Prine, whose son had an adverse reaction to a vaccine and who passed away in 2014. But the head of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) calls "Vaxxed" misleading, and worries about the message it... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
Controversial anti-vaccine film, Vaxxed, coming to Denver[it],'" said Ronnie Prine, whose son had an adverse reaction to a vaccine and w
Controversial anti-vaccine film, Vaxxed, coming to Denver
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 4 hours ago
[it],'" said Ronnie Prine, whose son had an adverse reaction to a vaccine and who passed away in 2014. But the head of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) calls "Vaxxed" misleading, and worries about the message it... Read more
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Summit Daily News
Summit County FIRC brings leadership training to familiesThe Family and Intercultural Resource Center is offering a new training opportu
Summit County FIRC brings leadership training to families
Summit Daily News / Posted 4 hours ago
The Family and Intercultural Resource Center is offering a new training opportunity for parents. Teaming up with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, FIRC will host a 21-week leadership course, culminating in a project to benefit... Read more
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Colorado Daily
Colorado health officials praise decision to regulate e-cigarettesproducts and more research into their effectiveness. "It's a big step," said D
Colorado health officials praise decision to regulate e-cigarettes
Colorado Daily / Posted 8 hours ago
products and more research into their effectiveness. "It's a big step," said Dr. Larry Wolk, executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Federal regulation will permit "labeling requirements, sale... Read more
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Boulder Daily Camera
Colorado health officials praise decision to regulate e-cigarettesproducts and more research into their effectiveness. "It's a big step," said D
Colorado health officials praise decision to regulate e-cigarettes
Boulder Daily Camera / Posted 10 hours ago
products and more research into their effectiveness. "It's a big step," said Dr. Larry Wolk, executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Federal regulation will permit "labeling requirements, sale... Read more
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Denver Post
Colorado health officials praise decision to regulate e-cigarettesproducts and more research into their effectiveness. "It's a big step," said D
Colorado health officials praise decision to regulate e-cigarettes
Denver Post / Posted 11 hours ago
products and more research into their effectiveness. "It's a big step," said Dr. Larry Wolk, executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Federal regulation will permit "labeling requirements, sale... Read more
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Boulder Daily Camera
Boulder City Council: Emergency ordinance OKs issuance of $34M in water, sewer revenue bondsof replacing it. Staff also wrote that improvements to Boulder's wastewater tr
Boulder City Council: Emergency ordinance OKs issuance of $34M in water, sewer revenue bonds
Boulder Daily Camera / Posted 2 days ago
of replacing it. Staff also wrote that improvements to Boulder's wastewater treatment facility will also bring the city in line with Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment regulations around discharge of nitrogen into c... Read more
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SkyHi Daily News
Commissioners approve state letter on UPRR dischargeThe Grand County Board of Commissioners have approved a letter to officials wit
Commissioners approve state letter on UPRR discharge
SkyHi Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
The Grand County Board of Commissioners have approved a letter to officials with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment noting their concern with the Union Pacific Railroad’s recent discharge of wastewater into the Fraser River from... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
This Mental Health Month, let's
 embrace a 'zero suicide' modelState Capitol. Senate Bill 16-147 builds on a national “zero suicide” model to
This Mental Health Month, let's
 embrace a 'zero suicide' model
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
State Capitol. Senate Bill 16-147 builds on a national “zero suicide” model to create a suicide prevention plan within the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The Henry Ford Health System, which developed this model, achieved an... Read more
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Business Wire
Johns Manville veröffentlicht Nachhaltigkeitsbericht für 2015wiederverwertete. Branchenauszeichnung: 2015 erhielt JMs Werk in Fruita, Color
Johns Manville veröffentlicht Nachhaltigkeitsbericht für 2015
Business Wire / Posted 5 days ago
wiederverwertete. Branchenauszeichnung: 2015 erhielt JMs Werk in Fruita, Colorado, einen 24-Karat Gold Challenge Award vom Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment für die Erstellung und Implementierung eines Programms, das Jahrzehnte... Read more
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Denver Post
Two confirmed hantavirus cases in Colorado prompt exposure warningthe respiratory disease carried by deer mice. More than 90 cases of hantavirus
Two confirmed hantavirus cases in Colorado prompt exposure warning
Denver Post / Posted 6 days ago
the respiratory disease carried by deer mice. More than 90 cases of hantavirus have been documented in the state since the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment began tracking them in 1993, and about 40 percent of those people... Read more
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Business Wire
Johns Manville Releases 2015 Sustainability Reportlast year. Industry Recognition: In 2015, JM’s Fruita, Colo., plant received a
Johns Manville Releases 2015 Sustainability Report
Business Wire / Posted 6 days ago
last year. Industry Recognition: In 2015, JM’s Fruita, Colo., plant received a 24-Karat Gold Challenge Award from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for creating and implementing a program that eliminated decades of... Read more
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Craig Daily Press
Federal regulators meet in Craig to discuss energyPollution Control Division Director William Allison. As Allison stated at the
Federal regulators meet in Craig to discuss energy
Craig Daily Press / Posted 7 days ago
Pollution Control Division Director William Allison. As Allison stated at the meeting, his organization, as part of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, is responsible for implementing the federal Clean Power Plan at the... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Work on Clean Power Plan to continueEnvironmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. Under a bill that a Colora
Work on Clean Power Plan to continue
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. Under a bill that a Colorado House committee killed on Wednesday, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment would have been barred from working on such a plan, much less... Read more
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Loveland Reporter-Herald
Thousands of fish die between Drake and Loveland after exposure to chemicala slight change because the system would have alerted them of it before somethi
Thousands of fish die between Drake and Loveland after exposure to chemical
Loveland Reporter-Herald / Posted 8 days ago
a slight change because the system would have alerted them of it before something serious occurred. Dickmeyer said the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment was notified of the issue, but officials had no concerns and didn't ask... Read more
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The Aspen Times
Stormwater system deemed normalto normal and no longer require monitoring, a city official said in a statement
Stormwater system deemed normal
The Aspen Times / Posted 8 days ago
to normal and no longer require monitoring, a city official said in a statement Wednesday. State officials from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment made the call Wednesday and also authorized the city to take down signs... Read more
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Denver Post
Cadmium, lead, copper levels in Animas headwaters exceed state limitstailings as water rushes over them apparently are leaking the cadmium, copper a
Cadmium, lead, copper levels in Animas headwaters exceed state limits
Denver Post / Posted 8 days ago
tailings as water rushes over them apparently are leaking the cadmium, copper and six other metals at levels exceeding Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment standards. The cadmium and copper had dissolved into Animas... Read more
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CBS Denver
Bill To Require Registration Of Un-Vaccinated Children With State FailsDENVER (CBS4)– The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment admits
Bill To Require Registration Of Un-Vaccinated Children With State Fails
CBS Denver / Posted 10 days ago
DENVER (CBS4)– The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment admits it sent inaccurate letters to parents across the state regarding children who aren’t vaccinated. The letters were perceived to inform parents that a measure proposed at... Read more
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Brush News-Tribune
Drug-addicted, dangerous and licensed for the operating roomand obtaining a controlled substance by deceit. (Denver7) • When hospitals rep
Drug-addicted, dangerous and licensed for the operating room
Brush News-Tribune / Posted 10 days ago
and obtaining a controlled substance by deceit. (Denver7) • When hospitals report missing or stolen medicines to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, state investigations often show no calls to police or the federal Drug... Read more
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Denver Post
Air pollution hurting U.S. plant diversity, CU scientists findto protect public health and the environment. Nitrogen dioxide levels at four l
Air pollution hurting U.S. plant diversity, CU scientists find
Denver Post / Posted 10 days ago
to protect public health and the environment. Nitrogen dioxide levels at four locations in metro Denver, monitored by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, fall within federal limits, a state spokesman said. The problem with... Read more
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Loveland Reporter-Herald
DEA gives approval to Colorado-funded study on marijuana and PTSDbeen a long struggle. She's jumped through a lot of hoops." Sisley's study is
DEA gives approval to Colorado-funded study on marijuana and PTSD
Loveland Reporter-Herald / Posted 11 days ago
been a long struggle. She's jumped through a lot of hoops." Sisley's study is the costliest of the nine funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, which in 2014 received approval from the legislature to spend $9... Read more
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Denver Post
Drug-addicted, dangerous and licensed for the operating roomand obtaining a controlled substance by deceit. (Denver7) • When hospitals rep
Drug-addicted, dangerous and licensed for the operating room
Denver Post / Posted 11 days ago
and obtaining a controlled substance by deceit. (Denver7) • When hospitals report missing or stolen medicines to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, state investigations often show no calls to police or the federal Drug... Read more
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The Signal
The Checkered past of Cemexis a facility with an enforcement history,” said Christopher Dann, spokesman fo
The Checkered past of Cemex
The Signal / Posted 11 days ago
is a facility with an enforcement history,” said Christopher Dann, spokesman for the Air Pollution Control Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in Boulder. History Charlie Brennan, environmental reporter for the... Read more
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Greeley Tribune
Action Line: Residents ask about time capsule, lead levelspoisoning is currently the leading preventable environmental health risk to chi
Action Line: Residents ask about time capsule, lead levels
Greeley Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
poisoning is currently the leading preventable environmental health risk to children in the United States, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. In Colorado, nearly 200 children were confirmed to have elevated blood... Read more
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Denver Post
Drug-addicted, dangerous and licensed for the operating roomand obtaining a controlled substance by deceit. (Denver7) • When hospitals rep
Drug-addicted, dangerous and licensed for the operating room
Denver Post / Posted 12 days ago
and obtaining a controlled substance by deceit. (Denver7) • When hospitals report missing or stolen medicines to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, state investigations often show no calls to police or the federal Drug... Read more
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Denver Post
How The Denver Post reported its drug-diversion storyThe Denver Post obtained all reports from Colorado hospitals concerning drug di
How The Denver Post reported its drug-diversion story
Denver Post / Posted 12 days ago
The Denver Post obtained all reports from Colorado hospitals concerning drug diversions since 2010 from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The newspaper used these reports to build a database showing how many incidents each... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
What Maine can learn from Colorado about legal pot — so farmarijuana use yet that we know of, and that’s a good thing,” said Mike Van Dyke
What Maine can learn from Colorado about legal pot — so far
Bangor Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
marijuana use yet that we know of, and that’s a good thing,” said Mike Van Dyke, chief of environmental epidemiology at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Nonetheless, Van Dyke and other state public health officials are... Read more
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Brush News-Tribune
Colorado tapping dirty water to extend life of the pure stuffsystems, and Xcel Energy uses it in cooling towers at its Cherokee power plant
Colorado tapping dirty water to extend life of the pure stuff
Brush News-Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
systems, and Xcel Energy uses it in cooling towers at its Cherokee power plant in Adams County. For gray-water reuse, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is supporting efforts to meet the state goals while also trying to make... Read more
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The Washington Times
DEA greenlights marijuana study to measure pot’s effect on PTSDU.S. regulatory agencies, including the DEA and the Food and Drug Administratio
DEA greenlights marijuana study to measure pot’s effect on PTSD
The Washington Times / Posted 13 days ago
U.S. regulatory agencies, including the DEA and the Food and Drug Administration,” MAPS said in a statement. While the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced in December 2014 that it would be awarding MAPS a $2 million... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Study to look at health risks of oil drillingrisk related to oil and gas development, the state’s top health official says.
Study to look at health risks of oil drilling
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 13 days ago
risk related to oil and gas development, the state’s top health official says. Dr. Larry Wolk, executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, addressed the issue Thursday at the Energy & Environment Symposium,... Read more
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The Aspen Times
Aspen official: Sewage fix violates Clean Water Actdetected Monday was not coming from city drains, she said. Long reported the t
Aspen official: Sewage fix violates Clean Water Act
The Aspen Times / Posted 13 days ago
detected Monday was not coming from city drains, she said. Long reported the test results Thursday to officials with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and was waiting to hear their recommendations. Phone messages left... Read more
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CBS Denver
CBI Lab Mistakes Impact Drunk Driving Casesindependent labs, ChemaTox and Rocky Mountain Instrumental Laboratories, starte
CBI Lab Mistakes Impact Drunk Driving Cases
CBS Denver / Posted 14 days ago
independent labs, ChemaTox and Rocky Mountain Instrumental Laboratories, started noticing problems and reported them to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. “To see this many discrepancies when the CBI just started this summer,... Read more
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Denver Post
Colorado taps more dirty and recycled water to meet growing demandmake the plant a potable water facility — which defeats the purpose of reusing
Colorado taps more dirty and recycled water to meet growing demand
Denver Post / Posted 14 days ago
make the plant a potable water facility — which defeats the purpose of reusing water for non-drinking purposes." The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is trying to make sure gray water Denver and other cities redirect for... Read more
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Denver Post
Denver ranks 8th most-polluted due to ozone contamination of airplants for the elevated ozone, for which Front Range air has been deemed out of
Denver ranks 8th most-polluted due to ozone contamination of air
Denver Post / Posted 15 days ago
plants for the elevated ozone, for which Front Range air has been deemed out of compliance with federal health standards. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment officials, responsible for protecting residents, were not immediately... Read more
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Denver Post
Coca Mines agrees to pay $6 million in environmental clean-up costsSuperfund Site. The settlement must be approved in court. The EPA would recei
Coca Mines agrees to pay $6 million in environmental clean-up costs
Denver Post / Posted 15 days ago
Superfund Site. The settlement must be approved in court. The EPA would receive $600,000 of the settlement amount and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment would get $5.4 million, according to the agreement. The superfund site... Read more
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Colorado Springs Independent
PTSD sufferers must find other ways to acquire medical marijuanaas a treatment. Ironically, a study that could produce sufficient results was
PTSD sufferers must find other ways to acquire medical marijuana
Colorado Springs Independent / Posted 15 days ago
as a treatment. Ironically, a study that could produce sufficient results was approved by the board and funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment just a year earlier. Principal investigator Dr. Sue Sisley — booted from... Read more
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SkyHi Daily News
Northern Water’s Chimney Hollow Reservoir certified by StateWater’s Chimney Hollow Reservoir cleared one of the final two hurdles on the ro
Northern Water’s Chimney Hollow Reservoir certified by State
SkyHi Daily News / Posted 16 days ago
Water’s Chimney Hollow Reservoir cleared one of the final two hurdles on the road to construction in late March when the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) released its 401 water quality certification for the project,... Read more
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FOX News
Pot death: Teen leaps 4 stories after eating marijuana cookieso he ate the rest of the cookie, according to the report, from the Centers for
Pot death: Teen leaps 4 stories after eating marijuana cookie
FOX News / Posted 16 days ago
so he ate the rest of the cookie, according to the report, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Over the next few hours, the man showed erratic speech and hostile... Read more
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FOX News
Colorado visitors end up in ERs more for pot use than residentsjob of educating people buying their product, said the study's lead author. "T
Colorado visitors end up in ERs more for pot use than residents
FOX News / Posted 16 days ago
job of educating people buying their product, said the study's lead author. "The thing we'd like to emphasize is that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has done a good job of educating residents about the health effects of... Read more
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Denver Post
Lead level in water at Arvada pre-school far exceeds federal limitupset, she said. "We all said we're going to figure this out," she said. The
Lead level in water at Arvada pre-school far exceeds federal limit
Denver Post / Posted 19 days ago
upset, she said. "We all said we're going to figure this out," she said. The initial water sample was turned into the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment by a Head Start employee on March 28, after he noticed that the water... Read more
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CBS Denver
Elevated Lead Levels Found At Jeffco Head Startover Jefferson County Head Start in Arvada (credit: CBS) Jefferson County expe
Elevated Lead Levels Found At Jeffco Head Start
CBS Denver / Posted 21 days ago
over Jefferson County Head Start in Arvada (credit: CBS) Jefferson County expects to receive final test results from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on Friday. Those results are expected to be limited so more water... Read more
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The Aspen Times
Aspen issues cease and desist order to protect public healthpublic access in the parks was based on a recommendation from Robert Cribbs, en
Aspen issues cease and desist order to protect public health
The Aspen Times / Posted 21 days ago
public access in the parks was based on a recommendation from Robert Cribbs, environmental protection specialist with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, who is directing the city on mitigation efforts. The city discovered... Read more
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Denver Post
Elevated lead levels in water shuts down Arvada Head Start buildingweek after elevated levels of lead were found in the water, authorities said Th
Elevated lead levels in water shuts down Arvada Head Start building
Denver Post / Posted 21 days ago
week after elevated levels of lead were found in the water, authorities said Thursday. Arvada, Jefferson County and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment are investigating the situation. Testing found that the water at the... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Medical pot in schools? Some students need itmost likely in a nurse’s office. Colorado has about 350 kids under 18 on the m
Medical pot in schools? Some students need it
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 21 days ago
most likely in a nurse’s office. Colorado has about 350 kids under 18 on the medical marijuana registry, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The school districts say they’re being forced to sanction a practice... Read more
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Aspen Daily News
Sewage from Residences taints stormwater systempublic access in the parks was based on a recommendation from Robert Cribbs, en
Sewage from Residences taints stormwater system
Aspen Daily News / Posted 21 days ago
public access in the parks was based on a recommendation from Robert Cribbs, environmental protection specialist with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. He is directing the city on mitigation efforts, the release says. The... Read more
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The Aspen Times
BREAKING NEWS: Aspen issues cease and desist order to protect public healthpublic access in the parks was based on a recommendation from Robert Cribbs, en
BREAKING NEWS: Aspen issues cease and desist order to protect public health
The Aspen Times / Posted 22 days ago
public access in the parks was based on a recommendation from Robert Cribbs, environmental protection specialist with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, who is directing the city on mitigation efforts. The city discovered... Read more
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Loveland Reporter-Herald
Hickenlooper endorses Chimney Hollowone more approval, a wetlands permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A
Hickenlooper endorses Chimney Hollow
Loveland Reporter-Herald / Posted 22 days ago
one more approval, a wetlands permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A recent water quality certification from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment was the last step before the final federal permit. With state agencies... Read more
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Denver Post
Hickenlooper backs Windy Gap water, orders final permit pushWater Conservation Board, lays out measures to protect fish and off-set environ
Hickenlooper backs Windy Gap water, orders final permit push
Denver Post / Posted 22 days ago
Water Conservation Board, lays out measures to protect fish and off-set environmental harm including altered river flows. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment officials, responsible for ensuring water quality, signed off on March... Read more
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Loveland Reporter-Herald
Hickenlooper endorses Chimney Hollow Reservoirone more approval, a wetlands permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A
Hickenlooper endorses Chimney Hollow Reservoir
Loveland Reporter-Herald / Posted 22 days ago
one more approval, a wetlands permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A recent water quality certification from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment was the last step before the final federal permit. With state agencies... Read more
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FOX 11 Tucson
Pot-in-schools debate returns to Coloradois neutral on the measure. Colorado has about 350 kids under 18 on the medical
Pot-in-schools debate returns to Colorado
FOX 11 Tucson / Posted 22 days ago
is neutral on the measure. Colorado has about 350 kids under 18 on the medical marijuana registry, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Sponsors say they hope that growing acceptance of marijuana to treat... Read more
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