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Be Safe When Using Social Media

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Social media sites like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook are prime platforms for scammers to promote get rich quick schemes to unsuspecting victims.  Posts promoting "money flipping" are showing up more often in consumer's newsfeeds. Usually the post contains a photo of cash and the caption boasts of how easily a small amount can be "flipped" into a large amount.  The profile of the poster seems legitimate including photos, followers and even thank you messages from other "investors". 

Spaghetti Products Recall for Undeclared Allergens

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Conagra Brands, Inc is recalling approximately 700,125 pounds of spaghetti and meatball products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. The product(s) contains milk, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. 

The spaghetti and meatball products were produced on Jan. 5, 2017 and Jan. 12, 2017. The following products are subject to recall:

Pet Preparedness Disaster Plan

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Colorado has its share of natural disasters.  In trying to become better prepared, you may discuss and create plans for yourselves and family, but there is one family member who is often overlooked - your pet!  One of the biggest reasons people return to danger/evacuation zones is to save their pets.  Do you have a disaster plan in place for your pet(s)?  Pets depend on us for their safety, well-being and food/water.  Being prepared can make all the difference for you and your pet in a life threatening situation.  Check out the pet preparedness tips below:

Swimming Safety for Summer

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Playing at a water park, by a lake or in a pool are all popular summer activities especially on a hot Colorado day.  Swimming is a great recreational sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, but it is important to know how to be safe while you are in the water. The American Red Cross and Safe Kids Worldwide offers these important swimming safety tips you should take into consideration before you head out to the lake or pool:

Be Safety-Minded When Out on Your Paddleboard 

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Going out on the stand-up paddleboard is a great way to experience our state's waters, so Colorado Parks and Wildlife is urging boarders to stay safe while on rivers and reservoirs.

"Paddleboarding is easy to learn and almost anyone can have fun doing it," said Scott Rist, head ranger at Paonia, Sweitzer Lake and Crawford state parks. "But because it's easy, a lot of people don't realize that you can get in trouble when you fall off. We urge everyone to wear life jackets and use a tether."