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15 Campfire Safety Tips

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Approximately 90 percent of all wildfires are caused by people.  One of the most common causes is unattended campfires.  Emergency responders need your help in keeping our forests and campgrounds safe for everyone.  There are a few key steps to making and maintaining a safe campfire.

Pick a Safe Spot

Tips for Parents - Internet Safety

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How many electronic, internet enabled devices do you have in your home? How often are you, your family, and your children sending and receiving information via the internet?

According to one survey in 2016, 88% of the population are internet users in North America. The same study reports that in 2016 there was an average of 7.7 devices/connections per person, and by 2021, the average internet household will generate 227.5 gigabytes of internet traffic per month.

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". 

5 Tips for Shopping at Farmers Markets

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Shopping at farmers markets is one way to get delicious and fresh produce you can enjoy at home.

"Getting plenty of fruits and vegetables helps families live healthier lives and reduces the likelihood of chronic disease," said Elaine Auld, CEO of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE).  "Lack of nutritious foods puts people at high risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity."

Not everyone may be familiar with shopping at farmers markets. Auld offered the following tips to help people make the most of bringing the best of the farm to their family.

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: