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Colorado State Fair Starts Today

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The Colorado State Fair opens for its annual 11-day run Friday with a PRCA rodeo and concert with the Oak Ridge Boys. The fair will run through Labor Day, September 3.

Each day is packed with events, activities, exhibits, rodeos, concerts, and more. The full schedule is available at https://www.coloradostatefair.com/events. Featured entertainers include Larry the Cable Guy, Old Dominion and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

Dear Dietitian – Ketogenic Diet for Epilepsy

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Dear Dietitian,

My four-year-old son, Alex, has suffered from epilepsy since shortly after birth. He is on medication, but still has as many as five seizures a week. I have been thinking about putting him on a ketogenic diet, as I have heard from other parents that it will reduce the number of seizures. Other parents have said the diet is very hard to stick to, and it didn't work for their child. What do you think?

Sharon

Dear Sharon,

First human cases of West Nile virus reported for 2018; take precautions to avoid bites

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The first two human cases of West Nile virus in Colorado in 2018 have been reported in Weld and Delta counties. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reminds people that preventing mosquito bites is the No. 1 way to avoid getting any mosquito-borne illness.

New Look at Historic Boggsville Site

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Thanks to two grants from the Gates Family Foundation, high quality interpretive signs were recently installed along the walking paths at Boggsville Historic Site.  The new signs are designed to blend with the natural landscape and withstand the harsh Southeast Colorado sun and wind. The former trail signs were a mishmash of markers installed at various times during various projects. The old signs, erected many years ago, were cracked, peeling, difficult to read and were removed.