Extreme Skiing Mixed with Extreme Conditions Warrant Extreme Preparedness. Per the National Ski Patrol, the growing interest in free skiing and riding is pushing more skiers and snowboarders to venture outside of ski area boundaries in search of perfect powder. However beautiful the back country may be, those pristine slopes come with multiple risks, and one of the most significant is the risk of avalanche.
The nationwide "If You See Something, Say Something(tm)" public awareness campaign was created to raise public awareness of indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, and to emphasize the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the proper local law enforcement authorities.
Report suspicious activities to your local law enforcement agency.
Many products advertise free trial offers that claim to be "risk free" or offer a "money-back guarantee." However, some "free" trial offers end up being traps that lock consumers into plans that charge automatic recurring fees.
Often a free trial offer will require you to provide your credit card information for a nominal activation or shipping fee. However, once you accept the free trial offer and the company has your payment information, you may be charged for products you never ordered. Here are some ways you can protect yourself from these frustrating "free" trial offers:
Can you catch this invisible killer? Carbon Monoxide, or CO, is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause sudden illness and death. Cooking and heating are the most common causes of Carbon Monoxide poisoning at home. Installing Carbon Monoxide detectors throughout your home is the best way to prevent poisoning from this silent killer.
Preparedness starts with you. As you begin considering your 2017 resolutions we ask you to consider dedicating this year to preparedness. We will continue our Prepare Colorado initiative with our partners from the Colorado Red Cross and FEMA Region VIII. We hope you will join us in making Colorado the most prepared state in the Nation.
You can start today by "Resolving to be COReady in 2017". Take action today with any of these steps:
Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Hanukah all fall within three days of each other this year. As friends and families gather together this season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety Inspection Service has four food safety tips to ensure a healthy and safe holiday.
Even on Holidays, Always Follow the Four Steps to Food Safety
A critical part of healthy eating is keeping foods safe. Individuals in their own homes can reduce contaminants and keep food safe to eat by following safe food handling practices. Four basic food safety principles work together to reduce the risk of foodborne illness -- Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill. These four principles are the cornerstones of Fight BAC!(r), a national public education campaign to promote food safety to consumers and educate them on how to handle and prepare food safely.
Don't let Jack Frost nip at your nose.
Boulder Brands, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Earth Balance Vegan White Cheddar Mac & Cheese and Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Mac & Cheese. The products are being recalled as the health and safety of our consumers as our top priority. Boulder Brands initiated the recall after being informed by consumers that the product may contain a dairy allergen. People with a dairy allergy or sensitivity run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
Whenever winter weather arrives, remember this simple message: Get to where you need to be before the weather gets bad! In other words, stay off the roads when it snows!