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EPA Causes Another Spill
Posted by <> on 10/9/2015 9:19:00 AM.
The EPA has caused another mine spill, and they’re dismissing it as minor, but its lack of notification and acknowledgment is raising questions. The EPA said yesterday in a prepared statement that the Standard Mine spill near Crested Butte caused wastewater to flow into a creek on Tuesday. The creek runs into the town's water supply, but the agency said there was no sign of significant impact. The EPA said it immediately notified local public works officials, though the mayor of Crested Butte says he didn't find out until yesterday.
epa, spill, two

Statement from Sheriff Dunlap
Posted by <> on 10/9/2015 9:13:00 AM.
“Given the inaccuracy of the statements made by Councilman Bob Nicholson and City Manager Bill Bell in the October 7th edition of the Montrose Daily Press regarding the City of Montrose’s perceived need to create a second 911 dispatch center, I feel compelled to respond. I have never stated in writing or otherwise that the Sheriff’s Office would not provide dispatch services to the City of Montrose or other users. The assertion that I informed the city in writing that services would not be provided after January 1, 2016 is false.
dispatch, center, montrose, county

Red Mountain Pass Open
Posted by <> on 10/8/2015 9:23:00 AM.
US 550 Red Mtn. Pass is Open. Single lane, alternating travel will remain in place into mid-November for CDOT's crib wall repair project. No oversize/overweight vehicles permitted on US 550 Red Mountain Pass.
red mountain pass, open, us550

Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) Update – Positive Diagnosis in Fourteen Colorado Counties
Posted by <> on 10/8/2015 9:19:00 AM.
Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) Update – Positive Diagnosis in Fourteen Colorado Counties
Tips for Shows & Fairs, Livestock Owners and Veterinarians
BROOMFIELD, Colo. – As of 10/7/2015, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has 42 locations in 14 counties under quarantine after horses, mules, and cattle herds tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis (VS).
vesiculat stomatitus, colorado, counties

Flu Shot Contains Hybrid Vaccibe
Posted by <> on 10/7/2015 9:30:00 AM.
Flu season is approaching, and Colorado health officials are recommending flu shots. The CDC acknowledged earlier this year that their 2014 vaccine was not as effective as was hoped. But doctors in Colorado say that's no excuse not to get vaccinated, since the shot can boost the chances of not getting the flu.
flu shot, hybrid vaccine

Gov. Creates Mascot Commission
Posted by <> on 10/7/2015 9:28:00 AM.
Governor Hickenlooper wants a closer look at how Native Americans are portrayed in Colorado schools. He's ordering the creation of a commission to talk about the use of American Indian mascots. The move comes after a bill in the state Legislature to require tribal approval for using the imagery went nowhere in last year's session.
governor, mascot, commission

East Oak Grove Road Paving
Posted by <> on 10/7/2015 9:27:00 AM.
Paving is scheduled to start October 12 (weather permitting) and is expected to take one to two weeks to complete. Immediately following paving the roadway will be striped and opened to traffic. Some remaining landscaping and concrete work alongside the roadway will take place after paving, but these items will not delay opening of the road.
project, east oak grove

West End Pot Bust
Posted by <> on 10/5/2015 6:39:00 PM.
The BLM says ten people have been arrested in connection with the two separate and unrelated Pot fields in Montrose County. BLM rangers discovered the first pot farm on September 15th along the Dolores River between Gateway and Naturita. They found more than 1,200 marijuana plants, many exceeding six-feet-tall, along with 211 kilos of dried marijuana and a rifle. The rangers arrested four Mexican nationals.
illegal, pot, operations

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