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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:

Ag Department Updates Farmers’ Market Directory

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As grass is greening and days are getting warmer, farmers' markets are popping up across the state.  The Colorado Department of Agriculture's 33rd annual Colorado Farm Fresh Directory helps consumers find farmers' markets, roadside stands, u-picks, wineries and agritourism activities. 

"If you are looking for local foods, Farm Fresh is the perfect guide," said Wendy White, marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. "We hope the publication helps connect consumers with local producers."

Swimming Safety for Summer

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Playing at a water park, by a lake or in a pool are all popular summer activities especially on a hot Colorado day.  Swimming is a great recreational sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, but it is important to know how to be safe while you are in the water. The American Red Cross and Safe Kids Worldwide offers these important swimming safety tips you should take into consideration before you head out to the lake or pool:

3 Tips to Keep Your Cell Bill in Check While Traveling

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(StatePoint) Travel can be rife with inconvenience, from delayed flights to lost luggage and more. And the high cost of staying connected via mobile devices is an additional headache for a growing number of travelers, especially those with international adventures ahead.

This summer travel season, T-Mobile and research firm GfK released a new study that shows Americans' reliance on their smartphones, and how potentially pricey travel could be for those who don't understand the costs of international roaming.

Mobile Cybersecurity - Protecting Yourself When Connecting on the Go

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A 2013 report indicated that 38 percent of smartphone users have been victims of cybercrime. This rate is expected to grow with mobile threats on the rise. To help fight this cybersecurity risk, the Department of Homeland Security developed the Stop.Think.Connect program. The following mobile tips are from their Mobile Security Tip Card.

Mental Health and Coping with Disasters

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Everyone copes with disasters and traumatic events differently.  Psychological trauma is an emotionally painful, shocking, stressful and sometimes life-threatening experience.  It may or may not involve physical injuries and can result from the impact of distressing events. These situations may also be natural disasters such as a tornado or earthquake.

Mental Health and Coping with Traumatic Events

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Psychological trauma is an emotionally painful, shocking, stressful and sometimes life-threatening experience. It may or may not involve physical injuries and can result from the impact of distressing events. These situations may also be natural disasters such as a tornado or earthquake. The events can also be human caused from a car accident, crime, or terror attack.