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There are many ways to do solar right 22.10.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
Xcel Energy has been talking a lot about solar energy this year. Advertising proclaiming the need to "Do Solar Right" was ubiquitous before the utility proposed a new solar program of 50MW of centralized power that it wants to sell the public.
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Fight Ebola fear with facts 20.10.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
When you work in public health, you become tuned in to fear. And the fear level in the United States just ticked up a notch.
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Officials: Woman at Pentagon doesn't have Ebola 18.10.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia public health authorities say the woman who became ill in the Pentagon parking lot, setting off an Ebola scare, does not have the virus.
Health briefs: Drop-in flu clinics offered across Routt County 13.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will be holding several drop-in flu clinics across Routt County this season. These are for all insured adults and children, and the insurance will be processed, so bring your insurance cards. For uninsured adults and children, the shots will cost $21.50. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, CHP+, cash or check are accepted. Call at 970-871-7624 or www.nwcovna.org/flu.php for more information. • 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays to Oct. 28, at Steamboat Springs High School • 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, starting Oct. 9 and until further notice, at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101 • 3:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at South Routt Elementary School • 2:30 to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at North Routt Community Charter School • 4:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Clark Store • 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 5 and 6 at Hayden Elementary School REPS to host 4th annual Yampa Valley Wellness Conference Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide will ...
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Immunization Coalition honors four Coloradans 8.10.2014 Denver Post: Food
Dr. Chris Nevin-Woods, who for 22 years has been the city and county of Pueblo's public health director, is one of four "immunization champions" recognized by the Colorado Children's
Health briefs: REPS to host 4th annual Yampa Valley Wellness Conference 6.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide will be hosting the fourth annual Yampa Valley Wellness Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 17 in at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort in Steamboat Springs. The conference is open to all community members and professionals and will feature local and national speakers and breakout sessions on subjects ranging from concussion and suicide to bullying to medical marijuana. The conference is free and includes lunch. Visit the registration page online or contact repssteamboat@gmail.com for more information. CDPHE reminds small game hunters about tularemia risk October is the beginning of small game hunting season in Colorado. As the number of human tularemia cases in the state continues to rise, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reminds small game hunters to “hunt healthy” this year. “We haven’t seen this many tularemia cases in Colorado since the 1980s,” said State Public Health Veterinarian Dr. Jennifer House. “Historically, we see cases of tularemia ...
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States rush to regulate e-cigarettes amid little federal action 5.10.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
In a rush to keep electronic cigarettes out of children's hands, experts say that many states are passing laws that could mean fewer restrictions on the nicotine devices later.
Colorado health dept.: Adult deaths from viral illness not unexpected 4.10.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
The state health department said there is no evidence that the deaths of two adults from complications of viral infections at Lutheran Hospital in Wheat Ridge disclosed Wednesday signal an alarming outbreak of serious illness among adults from ...
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Mount Ontake eruption: Victim search suspended because of ash, toxic gas 30.9.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Toxic gases and ash from still-erupting Mount Ontake forced Japanese rescue workers to call off the search for more victims Monday as dozens of relatives awaited news of their family members.
Boulder prepares for bear-resistant trash enforcement 28.9.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Western Disposal says it will have provided bear-resistant trash carts to "about 95 percent" of residential customers with alley service in western Boulder by the time the city starts enforcement this ...
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India: Graft in health care impoverishes millions 27.9.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
NEW DELHI (AP) — Digamber Rawat rarely emerges from the tiny windowless room he shares with his parents because a mysterious illness has wasted away the strength in his legs.
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Bad air puts Denver near top of list for exposure to man-made risks 24.9.2014 Denver Post: Business
Too many days with poor air quality put Denver at No. 5 on a list of big U.S. counties where man-made environmental hazards are ...
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Steamboat briefs: Volunteers are needed for Zero Waste Program today 20.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s Zero Waste Program needs Zero Heroes this weekend. The last Steamboat Farmers Market and Steamboat OctoberWest will take place today along with the DitchFest Art and Music Festival in Oak Creek. Volunteers are needed at all three events to help divert resources while educating the community about zero waste. To volunteer, contact Carol Wilson at 970-819-9398 or carol@yvsc.org.    Plein Air Paint Out this week, sign up today at art museum The Steamboat Art Museum invites Steamboat Springs residents to participate in its Plein Air Paint Out from today to Sept. 27. Artists will meet at the Steamboat Art Museum today to sign in and have their canvas and papers stamped. They will have five days to paint the Steamboat area choosing three of their best works from the week to be displayed in the Steamboat Art Museum and available to be purchased. The entry fee is $25. An opening reception will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. The Paint Out will conclude a Quick Draw event ...
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Benefit at Botanic Gardens supports food-recovery group We Don't Waste 16.9.2014 Denver Post: Food
In 2013, 170 We Don't Waste volunteers put in 6,900 hours collecting leftover food from Denver-area venues, events, caterers, restaurants and other food distributors.
Gilbert Public Schools board: Where candidates stand 16.9.2014 azcentral.com | Arizona Republic Front Page
In one of the most heavily contested school-board races in the state, five candidates are vying for two open spots in the Gilbert Public ...
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U.N. says CO2 pollution levels reached record high in 2013 10.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Geneva • Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 as increasing levels of man-made pollution transform the planet, the U.N. weather agency said Tuesday. The heat-trapping gas blamed for the largest share of global warming rose to global concentrations of 396 parts per million last year, the biggest year-to-year change in three decades, the World Meteorological Organization said in an annual report. That’s an increase of 2.9 ppm from the previous year and is 42 perce...
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Suicide of Robin Williams highlights local public health problem 6.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The suicide of beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams in August released a flood of brokenhearted tributes from his many fans, friends and admirers. It also brought attention to a public health problem that Coloradans suffer at a higher rate than most of the rest of the country. Colorado’s suicide rate consistently tops the national average. In 2011, the state had the ninth highest suicide rate in the nation, according to the latest available Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. And it’s going up. The suicide rate in the state has jumped about 19 percent during the past decade, taking the lives of 1,004 Colorado residents last year, the state health department reports. Like Williams, many of those who died were middle-aged and older men. In 2013, their suicide rate was roughly twice the statewide average. People who study the trends said the nature of suicide makes it hard to pin down a reason that Coloradans experience more than their fair share of this tragedy. But some of the worst ...
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"The Congress" movie review: Sci-fi animation a waste of Robin Wright 5.9.2014 Denver Post: Entertainment
Two half-realized visions of near-future horrors don't add up to much of a whole in "The Congress," Ari Folman's mixture of live-action and animation that follows his widely praised "Waltz With Bashir."
Rich vs. poor diet gap is expanding 2.9.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
CHICAGO — Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet.
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Utah woman hopes good comes from her poison tea ordeal 30.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Jan Harding — who swallowed tea mixed with lye at a South Jordan restaurant nearly three weeks ago — wants something good to come from the ordeal that nearly killed her. Speaking publicly for the first since she drank the caustic brew, Harding said Friday she hopes the restaurant industry will make changes to keep anything similar from happening again. Meanwhile, prosecutors said Friday they expect to decide next week on what charges to file in connection with the episode, which occurred at the ...
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