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West Nile Virus Cases Increase

Nov 5th @ 12:15 pm

The Delta County Department of Health and Human Services reported a year to date total of 35 human cases of West Nile Virus and 1 fatality in October, compared to 1 case of the virus and no fatalities in all of 2011.  Seven of those cases resulted in hospitalizations.  For more information, go to www.fightthebitecolorado.com.

Health Officials Continue To Warn About West Nile Virus

Sep 13th @ 4:07 pm

State health officials say the number of West Nile Virus cases continues to rise at very concerning rate.  51 cases have now been discovered in the state.   In Mesa County 20 mosquitos tested positive for the disease.  With the numbers continuing to rise Health officials have renewed their message to people to take precautions and [...]

6 More West Nile Virus Cases Reported in Delta County

Aug 27th @ 4:03 pm

Although the peak season for the West Nile Virus is still not for another couple weeks, Delta County has now reported another 6 human cases of the virus.  This brings the total number of human cases in Delta County to 10.  Of the ten cases only two required hospitalization.  The Delta County Public Health office [...]

First Human Case of West Nile Confirmed in Mesa County

Aug 2nd @ 3:51 pm

The first case of human West Nile virus has been confirmed in Mesa County.  An adult female resident contracted the illness.  No word on the status of her condition.  Until now it’s been a relatively slow season for  infected mosquito trapped in the Grand Junction area.  Even so, Mesa County Health Dept. urges residents to [...]

West Nile Virus Detected in Delta County

Sep 1st @ 5:21 pm

DELTA  -  The Delta County Dept. of Health and Human Services has announced that West Nile Virus has been detected in Delta County.  A sample of 51 mosquitoes trapped in the Delta area  late last month tested positive for West Nile Virus.  This group of mosquitoes was collected from a trap on the east side [...]

NEWS: Thur. Aug. 19, 2010

Aug 19th @ 5:27 pm

Less than a week after he nearly died in the line of duty, a Grand Junction Police K-9 is back on the job. NBC  11 News is happy to report that police K 9 Oldo is showing he still has old spark and vigor back.  Last week while responding to a burglarly call in Fruita [...]

NEWS: Thur. July 29, 2010

Jul 29th @ 6:00 am

Portions of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests and local areas across the Forest have experienced sudden, violent and turbulent thunder and lightning storms, with more forecast throughout the week. On Tuesday, heavy storms with significant rainfall caused road closures and failures.  The Goodnough Road (Forest Service Road 618), located off highway 145 [...]