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Canon City Daily Record
What's next for the Gold King mine, one year after the disaster?will help minimize the potential for uncontrolled fluid releases." Yet in othe
What's next for the Gold King mine, one year after the disaster?
Canon City Daily Record / Posted yesterday
will help minimize the potential for uncontrolled fluid releases." Yet in other ways the EPA approach, working with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, still involves considerable expense and delay. EPA administrator Gina... Read more
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Canon City Daily Record
Cotter Uranium Mill-Lincoln Park Superfund Site cleanup in early stages, but moves forwardproviding you with what you need and what we need with this process," said EPA
Cotter Uranium Mill-Lincoln Park Superfund Site cleanup in early stages, but moves forward
Canon City Daily Record / Posted 2 days ago
providing you with what you need and what we need with this process," said EPA Remedial Project Manager Mark Aguilar. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment clarified to the CAG and other attendees that there wouldn't be any data... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
County takes over food inspectionsfood safety inspections. For more than a year the county had been discussing c
County takes over food inspections
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 3 days ago
food safety inspections. For more than a year the county had been discussing creating its own food safety program as the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has been gradually getting out of the business. The county began... Read more
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11 News Houston
Tampering possible after THC found in Hugo's water supplythink we owe it to our community, we owe it to our citizens to absolutely inves
Tampering possible after THC found in Hugo's water supply
11 News Houston / Posted 3 days ago
think we owe it to our community, we owe it to our citizens to absolutely investigate this 100 percent,” Yowell said. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says the town's water is considered safe for bathing, showering,... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
Venetucci Farm suspends sales over Widefield Aquifer contamination concernsCEO of the PPCF. The Foundation says it will continue to work with officials i
Venetucci Farm suspends sales over Widefield Aquifer contamination concerns
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 3 days ago
CEO of the PPCF. The Foundation says it will continue to work with officials in Widefield, Security, Fountain, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the El Paso County Public Health Department as these agencies and... Read more
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WCNC Charlotte
Tampering possible after THC found in Hugo's water supplythink we owe it to our community, we owe it to our citizens to absolutely inves
Tampering possible after THC found in Hugo's water supply
WCNC Charlotte / Posted 3 days ago
think we owe it to our community, we owe it to our citizens to absolutely investigate this 100 percent,” Yowell said. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says the town's water is considered safe for bathing, showering,... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Tipton wraps up opioid listening toursaid. In 2015, Colorado had 329 deaths from prescription opiate overdoses and
Tipton wraps up opioid listening tour
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 3 days ago
said. In 2015, Colorado had 329 deaths from prescription opiate overdoses and 160 from heroin, according to data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The number of opiate-related deaths per year reached triple digits for... Read more
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KWGN Denver
Extra water trucked into Hugo after THC found in supply wellingredient in marijuana. About 5,000 bottles of water were being passed out at
Extra water trucked into Hugo after THC found in supply well
KWGN Denver / Posted 3 days ago
ingredient in marijuana. About 5,000 bottles of water were being passed out at the Hugo Town Hall on Friday morning as the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment ran tests on the water supply. Residents can still bathe, wash clothing... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Marijuana tainted water found in Colorado, officials saynotified the town of about 800 people that the water should not be drunk, used
Marijuana tainted water found in Colorado, officials say
Baltimore Sun / Posted 3 days ago
notified the town of about 800 people that the water should not be drunk, used to cook with or even to bathe. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment later downgraded the warning - it was safe to shower, brush teeth and do... Read more
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FOX 31 Denver
Extra water trucked into Hugo after THC found in supply wellingredient in marijuana. About 5,000 bottles of water were being passed out at
Extra water trucked into Hugo after THC found in supply well
FOX 31 Denver / Posted 3 days ago
ingredient in marijuana. About 5,000 bottles of water were being passed out at the Hugo Town Hall on Friday morning as the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment ran tests on the water supply. Residents can still bathe, wash clothing... Read more
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KIVI Boise
Don't Drink That: THC Found In This Colorado Town's Water Supplyso far, but residents have been warned not to drink or cook with the water for
Don't Drink That: THC Found In This Colorado Town's Water Supply
KIVI Boise / Posted 3 days ago
so far, but residents have been warned not to drink or cook with the water for now. According to a statement from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, because this was a "short term exposure," it does not expect anyone to... Read more
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The Norwich Bulletin
Officials detect THC, marijuana's active ingredient, in Colorado town's public water supplynotified the town of about 800 people that the water should not be drunk, used
Officials detect THC, marijuana's active ingredient, in Colorado town's public water supply
The Norwich Bulletin / Posted 3 days ago
notified the town of about 800 people that the water should not be drunk, used to cook with or even to bathe. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment later downgraded the warning - it was safe to shower, brush teeth and do... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Water supply of US town tainted with active ingredient in marijuanaincluding the contamination levels, how much water a person drinks and how long
Water supply of US town tainted with active ingredient in marijuana
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 3 days ago
including the contamination levels, how much water a person drinks and how long the person is drinking the water, said the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The well which had evidence of tampering has since been sealed, and... Read more
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KTVB Boise
Tampering possible after THC found in Hugo's water supplythink we owe it to our community, we owe it to our citizens to absolutely inves
Tampering possible after THC found in Hugo's water supply
KTVB Boise / Posted 3 days ago
think we owe it to our community, we owe it to our citizens to absolutely investigate this 100 percent,” Yowell said. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says the town's water is considered safe for bathing, showering,... Read more
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Boulder Daily Camera
Colorado town finds THC in its water, warns residents not to drink or bathe in itcaution, avoid drinking Town of Hugo water. Fresh water is on the way to our co
Colorado town finds THC in its water, warns residents not to drink or bathe in it
Boulder Daily Camera / Posted 3 days ago
caution, avoid drinking Town of Hugo water. Fresh water is on the way to our community." Mark Salley, a spokesman for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, said a state toxicologist is assessing what kind of health effects the... Read more
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WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth
Tampering possible after THC found in Colorado town's water supplythink we owe it to our community, we owe it to our citizens to absolutely inves
Tampering possible after THC found in Colorado town's water supply
WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth / Posted 4 days ago
think we owe it to our community, we owe it to our citizens to absolutely investigate this 100 percent,” Yowell said. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says the town's water is considered safe for bathing, showering,... Read more
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Craig Daily Press
Tipton discusses opioid epidemic with communities across Coloradosaid. In 2015, Colorado had 329 deaths from prescription opiate overdoses and
Tipton discusses opioid epidemic with communities across Colorado
Craig Daily Press / Posted 4 days ago
said. In 2015, Colorado had 329 deaths from prescription opiate overdoses and 160 from heroin, according to data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The number of opiate-related deaths per year reached triple digits for... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
West Nile Virus spreads to 4th Colorado countyheadache, nausea and vomiting, muscle aches and weakness and rash, officials sa
West Nile Virus spreads to 4th Colorado county
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 6 days ago
headache, nausea and vomiting, muscle aches and weakness and rash, officials said. In 2015, there were 108 cases of West Nile Virus in Colorado. Three of those victims died, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Env... Read more
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CBS Denver
Patients: ‘Lyme Disease Is In Colorado’shows infections originating along the East Coast and Upper Midwest. Colorado s
Patients: ‘Lyme Disease Is In Colorado’
CBS Denver / Posted 7 days ago
shows infections originating along the East Coast and Upper Midwest. Colorado shows virtually no incidents of Lyme. And the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reports zero confirmed cases of Lyme disease in Colorado. “I would say... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Regulators approve 1 of 2 well pads in Battlement Mesabe conducted during the completions stage, and documentation of that monitoring
Regulators approve 1 of 2 well pads in Battlement Mesa
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 8 days ago
be conducted during the completions stage, and documentation of that monitoring must be made available to COGCC or the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. “All of them are important,” Simpson said of the conditions of... Read more
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Aspen Daily News
County lessens its disposal fees for Smuggler soildispose of the dirt in the past, but that burden was lessened by the county in
County lessens its disposal fees for Smuggler soil
Aspen Daily News / Posted 10 days ago
dispose of the dirt in the past, but that burden was lessened by the county in recent years through federal funding. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has since reclassified Smuggler soil, allowing it to be used as daily... Read more
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Craig Daily Press
Grant enables The Memorial Hospital to bolster rural emergency callsparticularly important. With some of those challenges in mind, The Memorial Ho
Grant enables The Memorial Hospital to bolster rural emergency calls
Craig Daily Press / Posted 10 days ago
particularly important. With some of those challenges in mind, The Memorial Hospital Foundation has landed a $10,000 Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment provider grant to help purchase new radio equipment for its three... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
Mosquitoes in Longmont test positive for West Nile Virusan infected mosquito. Generally, mosquito season runs from late April until mid
Mosquitoes in Longmont test positive for West Nile Virus
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 10 days ago
an infected mosquito. Generally, mosquito season runs from late April until mid-October. In 2015, there were 108 cases of West Nile Virus in Colorado. Three of those victims died, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environme... Read more
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CBS Denver
Patient Skeptical, Believes He Contracted Hep C From Guilty Surgical Tech's ActionsHollynd Hoskins (credit: CBS) Patzer has not yet filed a lawsuit. Swedish als
Patient Skeptical, Believes He Contracted Hep C From Guilty Surgical Tech's Actions
CBS Denver / Posted 12 days ago
Hollynd Hoskins (credit: CBS) Patzer has not yet filed a lawsuit. Swedish also issued another statement saying, “The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has determined that as to those patients who chose to be tested there’s... Read more
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Craig Daily Press
Man hurt in industrial accident: stable conditionand federal public health officials have found no relationship between the dise
Man hurt in industrial accident: stable condition
Craig Daily Press / Posted 13 days ago
and federal public health officials have found no relationship between the disease and human health problems. However, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Colorado Parks and Wildlife advise hunters to take precautions... Read more
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KWGN Denver
Former patient says his hepatitis C came from Swedish HospitalPatzer, became infected because of Allen’s criminal conduct. In a statement, D
Former patient says his hepatitis C came from Swedish Hospital
KWGN Denver / Posted 13 days ago
Patzer, became infected because of Allen’s criminal conduct. In a statement, Dr. Larry Wolk, the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said, “Of available blood test results, CDPHE`s investigation has... Read more
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FOX 31 Denver
Former patient says his hepatitis C came from Swedish HospitalPatzer, became infected because of Allen’s criminal conduct. In a statement, D
Former patient says his hepatitis C came from Swedish Hospital
FOX 31 Denver / Posted 13 days ago
Patzer, became infected because of Allen’s criminal conduct. In a statement, Dr. Larry Wolk, the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said, “Of available blood test results, CDPHE`s investigation has... Read more
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Breitbart
Colorado Increases Number of Refugees Diagnosed With Active TB to SixteenThe Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment admits that sixteen re
Colorado Increases Number of Refugees Diagnosed With Active TB to Sixteen
Breitbart / Posted 13 days ago
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment admits that sixteen refugees were diagnosed with active TB between 2011 and 2014. The admission comes one month after Breitbart News reported ten recently arrived refugees in Colorado were... Read more
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CBS Denver
Hospitals Reporting More Colorado Babies Being Born THC-Positiveis coming to take my baby?'” Houston said. What she feels is safe for her chil
Hospitals Reporting More Colorado Babies Being Born THC-Positive
CBS Denver / Posted 14 days ago
is coming to take my baby?'” Houston said. What she feels is safe for her child is not the same opinion as the state. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is recommending expectant mothers visit mothersconnection.com. CBS4’s... Read more
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Canon City Daily Record
Officials issue air quality health advisory in wake of Hayden Pass Firealso is visible locally from a fire burning on Fort Carson near Colo. 115 and t
Officials issue air quality health advisory in wake of Hayden Pass Fire
Canon City Daily Record / Posted 14 days ago
also is visible locally from a fire burning on Fort Carson near Colo. 115 and the Fremont County Line. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for locations, including Cañon... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
High temps, winds fuel fires across stateespecially those with heart disease, respiratory illness, the very young and th
High temps, winds fuel fires across state
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 14 days ago
especially those with heart disease, respiratory illness, the very young and the elderly.The rule of the thumb from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is if visibility is less than five miles in smoke in a neighborhood,... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Area support of diversion plans runs wide, deepto divert Colorado River water to Denver recently has won the endorsement of Go
Area support of diversion plans runs wide, deep
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 15 days ago
to divert Colorado River water to Denver recently has won the endorsement of Gov. John Hickenlooper and the approval of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. But Denver Water’s Gross Reservoir expansion project may be just as... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
Hayden Pass Fire in Coaldale grows to 5,000 acres; Pre-evacuation notices sent to nearby homesThis is especially true for those with heart disease, respiratory illnesses, th
Hayden Pass Fire in Coaldale grows to 5,000 acres; Pre-evacuation notices sent to nearby homes
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 15 days ago
This is especially true for those with heart disease, respiratory illnesses, the very young, and the elderly," said a Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment official. U.S. Forest Service fire crews and Western Fremont County... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Higher tobacco tax isn't the no-brainer it seemsstart — smoking or chewing. For the first time in nearly a decade, cigarette s
Higher tobacco tax isn't the no-brainer it seems
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 17 days ago
start — smoking or chewing. For the first time in nearly a decade, cigarette sales in the state increased last year. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported in February that cigarette sales were up 1.1 million packs from... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
State Health Department: A solution to the water contaminates is on its wayin place in the next 100 days to stop customers' exposure to the contaminates.
State Health Department: A solution to the water contaminates is on its way
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 18 days ago
in place in the next 100 days to stop customers' exposure to the contaminates. The Environmental Protection Agency, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the El Paso County Healthy Department and the water districts for... Read more
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Colorado Daily
New proposed tobacco initiative would triple cigarette taxes in Coloradohaving smoked a cigarette at least once in the previous month. That's down from
New proposed tobacco initiative would triple cigarette taxes in Colorado
Colorado Daily / Posted 18 days ago
having smoked a cigarette at least once in the previous month. That's down from 16 percent in 2011 and marks what the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, which publishes the study, calls "a new all-time low." The rates of... Read more
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SkyHi Daily News
Gross Reservoir expansion gets one step closer to approvalwith the clearing of one of the final regulatory hurdles the project faced: A w
Gross Reservoir expansion gets one step closer to approval
SkyHi Daily News / Posted 18 days ago
with the clearing of one of the final regulatory hurdles the project faced: A water quality certification from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment based on section 401 of the federal Clean Water Act. Now, only final... Read more
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Canon City Daily Record
New proposed tobacco initiative would triple cigarette taxes in Coloradohaving smoked a cigarette at least once in the previous month. That's down from
New proposed tobacco initiative would triple cigarette taxes in Colorado
Canon City Daily Record / Posted 18 days ago
having smoked a cigarette at least once in the previous month. That's down from 16 percent in 2011 and marks what the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, which publishes the study, calls "a new all-time low." The rates of... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Proposal would triple Colorado's tobacco taxby 64 cents for a pack of cigarettes and doubling the 20 percent tax on non-cig
Proposal would triple Colorado's tobacco tax
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 19 days ago
by 64 cents for a pack of cigarettes and doubling the 20 percent tax on non-cigarette tobacco products. In February, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported that cigarette sales in the state increased for the first time... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
Elevated number of kidney cancer cases in Southern El Paso CountyA study conducted by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment f
Elevated number of kidney cancer cases in Southern El Paso County
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 19 days ago
A study conducted by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment found an increased number of kidney cancer cases in Southern El Paso County. CDPHE conducted the study following the discovery of Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in... Read more
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Denver Post
New proposed tobacco initiative would triple cigarette taxes in Coloradohaving smoked a cigarette at least once in the previous month. That’s down from
New proposed tobacco initiative would triple cigarette taxes in Colorado
Denver Post / Posted 19 days ago
having smoked a cigarette at least once in the previous month. That’s down from 16 percent in 2011 and marks what the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, which publishes the study, calls “a new all-time low.” The rates of... Read more
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CBS Denver
Air Force To Filter Water In Colorado Towns For Containmentthey say that might be because the residents also have higher rates of obesity
Air Force To Filter Water In Colorado Towns For Containment
CBS Denver / Posted 19 days ago
they say that might be because the residents also have higher rates of obesity and smoking. In a report dated June 30, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said it doesn’t have enough information to definitively link the... Read more
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Deseret News
Colorado teens are using less marijuana since legalizationA recent survey by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment fou
Colorado teens are using less marijuana since legalization
Deseret News / Posted 21 days ago
A recent survey by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment found fewer Colorado teens said they used marijuana in the last year than in 2009 — a surprising decrease in one of the first states to legalize the production and sale of... Read more
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Broomfield Enterprise
Case of tularemia prompts public health precautionsJason Vahling, Broomfield County public health director, said. Broomfield Publ
Case of tularemia prompts public health precautions
Broomfield Enterprise / Posted 26 days ago
Jason Vahling, Broomfield County public health director, said. Broomfield Public Health and Environment worked with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to confirm the positive test. Tularemia is caused by the bacterium... Read more
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examiner.com
Marijuana use down among Colorado teens after legalizationSurveys conducted by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment i
Marijuana use down among Colorado teens after legalization
examiner.com / Posted 27 days ago
Surveys conducted by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment indicate that marijuana use among Colorado teens was stagnant since 2013. A total of 17,000 middle and high schoolers at 157 schools are randomly surveyed every year. In... Read more
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The Patriot Ledger
Colorado survey stirs Massachusetts marijuana debateof opponents that legalization will lead to higher rates of teenage pot consump
Colorado survey stirs Massachusetts marijuana debate
The Patriot Ledger / Posted 28 days ago
of opponents that legalization will lead to higher rates of teenage pot consumption.The survey released Monday by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment found that 21.2 percent of high school students in that state reported... Read more
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Roll Call
For Colorado’s Cynthia Coffman, Defending Sovereignty Is Not Easy1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. She has also worked at the Colorado General Asse
For Colorado’s Cynthia Coffman, Defending Sovereignty Is Not Easy
Roll Call / Posted 28 days ago
1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. She has also worked at the Colorado General Assembly’s Office of Legislative Council, at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and as chief counsel to former Colorado Gov. Bill Owens. When Colorado... Read more
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The Fort Morgan Times
Mosquito spraying Monday in southwest Fort Morganvirus spreading in Colorado from mosquitoes continue to be low, according to a
Mosquito spraying Monday in southwest Fort Morgan
The Fort Morgan Times / Posted 30 days ago
virus spreading in Colorado from mosquitoes continue to be low, according to a statement from the executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, which OtterTail also cited. It says that "the type of mosquitoes that... Read more
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Craig Daily Press
Health Briefs: Yellow fever vaccine in short supplyof Hinton, West Virginia.”State launches new tobacco cessation efforts DENVER:
Health Briefs: Yellow fever vaccine in short supply
Craig Daily Press / Posted a month ago
of Hinton, West Virginia.”State launches new tobacco cessation efforts DENVER: Two tobacco-prevention campaigns from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment target the same audiences — young adult “social” smokers and youth —... Read more

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