The Four Corners Air Quality Group is organizing a second public science forum September 12 in Durango to discuss methane and methane-related issues affecting the region. Air sampling completed during recent flyovers in the area found large methane fluctuations in the air.
Colorado saw a significant increase in obesity from 2015 to 2016, but remains the leanest state in the nation. The state's adult obesity rate climbed from 20.2 percent in 2015 to 22.3 percent in 2016, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The message from the Department of Veterans Affairs to the friends and families of Veterans during Suicide Prevention Month is simple: Be There.
"We know that in 2014, an average of 20 Veterans a day died in this country from suicide, which is 20 too many," said VA Secretary David J. Shulkin. "This is a national public health crisis requiring a national public health approach. When it comes to preventing Veteran suicide, VA can't - and should not - do this alone."
As summer draws to a close, the state health department is reminding Coloradans to continue protecting themselves from mosquito bites to avoid the West Nile virus. There have been six human cases of the virus reported in Colorado far this year, and mosquito pools in multiple counties have tested positive for the virus.
Former State Sen. Mike Johnston, now running for Colorado governor, brought his family to Southeast Colorado over the weekend for several events.
One of those was a tour of Weisbrod Memorial County Hospital, and Johnston quickly learned first-hand how important the hospital is to rural communities.
Every year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognize August as National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This effort becomes of great importance especially in light of the increasing number of imported cases of measles disease in the United States. From January 1, 2017 through June 17, 2017, the CDC reports that 108 people in 11 states have already been infected with measles. This number is already 35% higher than in all of 2016.
Earlier this week the Colorado Department of Agriculture Animal Health Division sent out a release indicating that the number of reported rabies cases in Colorado was on the rise in 2017.
The Kiowa County Hospital District and County Board met in regular session on June 27, 2017 at 6:32 p.m. at the Bransgrove Building Meeting Room.
District Board members present were: Robert Woods, Mary Eikner, Priscilla Waggoner, Sylvia Shields and Cathryn Anderson. County Board members present were: Craig Kerfoot, John Negley and Lori Shalberg. Absent: Kim Harris (called) and Dennis Pearson (called)
Others present: Shannon Dixon, Char Korrell, Colette Martin, Tom Davis, Cindy McLoud, Braylynn Eder and Kevin Siefkas.
Bush Brothers & Company, which produces a variety of canned baked bean products, has issued a voluntary nation-wide recall of three products due to what the company calls a potentially defective side seam on the cans.
Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans, Country Style Baked Beans and Original Baked Beans in 28 ounce cans are subject to the recall. All have a best by date of June 2019.
The Town of Eads Drinking Water Quality Report will not be mailed to residents this year. A copy of the report is available at Eads Town Hall, 110 West 13th Street, Eads, and can also be viewed at the link below.