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Preparedness Month - Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community

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The theme for the second week of National Preparedness Month is helping your neighbors and your community.  Life-threatening emergencies can happen fast. According to a 2016 National Academies of Science study, trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under age 46.  Life-threatening injuries require immediate action to prevent an injured person from dying.

Food Safety Training for Home Food Sellers

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The Colorado State University extension office in Pueblo is offering low-cost training for people interested in selling home-made foods. The training meets the requirements of the Colorado Cottage Food Act.

Two classes, entitled Cottage Food Safety Training, will be presented by Extension Agent Laura Krause. The first class will be October 3 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the CSU Extension Office, located at 701 Court Street, Suite C, in Pueblo. The class will be repeated November 7 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Atmos Energy - Call 811 Before You Dig, It is the Law!

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Calling 811 Reduces Risk of Damaged Utility Lines by 99 Percent

Did you know that, before you dig, it is required by law to call 811 to have all buried utility lines located and marked? Atmos Energy wants to thank homeowners and excavators alike for observing the law and keeping our communities safe by always calling 811 before digging.

Tips to Prevent Heatstroke

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Did you know that an average of 675 deaths from extreme heat events occur each year in the United States? Extremely high or unusually hot temperatures can affect your health.  Most vulnerable are the elderly, those who work or exercise outdoors, infants and children, the homeless or poor, and people with a chronic medical condition.

Today, and every day, we remind you take the necessary precautions to prevent serious health effects such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke. 

Bush’s Beans Recalled Over Potential Can Defect

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Bush Brothers & Company, which produces a variety of canned baked bean products, has issued a voluntary nation-wide recall of three products due to what the company calls a potentially defective side seam on the cans.

Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans, Country Style Baked Beans and Original Baked Beans in 28 ounce cans are subject to the recall. All have a best by date of June 2019.