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Interesting Facts About Natural Gas You Should Know

Interesting Facts About Natural Gas You Should Know

We use natural gas in various applications: heating our homes, cooking on gas stoves, drying clothes, and fueling vehicles. But what do we really know about the little blue flame on our pilot lights and stovetops?

These are some interesting facts about natural gas you should know!

History

A cleaner alternative to oil and coal, natural gas has been used for centuries all over the world.

Kiowa County becomes the first county to reach child safety tipping point

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Illuminate Colorado (Illuminate) announce this week that Kiowa County is the first county in the state of Colorado to reach the tipping point to create a new standard of child safety in the community. In June of last year, llluminate, a statewide nonprofit organization working to strengthen families, organizations and communities to prevent child maltreatment, launched the Tip Colorado Initiative aimed at training more than 200,000 Coloradans to protect children from sexual abuse.

Top health risks that firefighters face

Top health risks that firefighters face

It's no surprise that a job dedicated to combatting fires has a slew of associated risks. Of course, thorough training and durable, protective uniforms help minimize some health hazards on the job. Even with training and PPE, firefighters are still highly susceptible to developing health issues over time. Whether you're interested in a firefighting career or are a veteran firefighter, discover the top health risks that firefighters face.

Safety Tips for Solo Road Trips During COVID-19

Safety Tips for Solo Road Trips During COVID-19

Especially right now, a road trip means freedom--freedom from stay-at-home orders, freedom from the daily routine, and freedom to get a bit of that travel bug met. That said, road trips during this time aren't going to look at the same as they once did. We should not travel with all our friends packed in the vehicle, and we shouldn't book stays at hotels for nights on end.

2020 Flood and fire awareness week in Colorado: the week in review

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This week is Flood and Wildfire Awareness Week in Colorado. The National Weather Service offices in the state, and KiowaCountyPress.net - a Weather Ready Nation partner - are bringing you a series of articles this week to help you improve your safety and preparedness. Friday's article provided a look at wildfire safety and mitigation Colorado.