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Tri-County’s executive director on the breakup of Colorado’s largest health department


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 12:00:57 +0000

Author: John Aguilar

Dr. John Douglas, the executive director of the Tri-County Health Department, talked to The Denver Post about what he thinks he did right and wrong, how his staff got a raw deal and his thoughts about how a health agency that has provided services for 73 years for up to 1.5 million people came apart in a matter of weeks.

Read more: Tri-County’s executive director on the breakup of Colorado’s largest health department


Douglas County School District, parents sue new county health department over mask exemption


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 21:50:42 +0000

Author: John Aguilar

The Douglas County School District, along with the parents of nine students with disabilities, sued the county's new health department in federal court Wednesday over a public health order the department issued earlier this month allowing parents to get an exemption from the district's requirement that all students and staff wear masks.

Read more: Douglas County School District, parents sue new county health department over mask exemption


Climate change could mean fewer and smaller pumpkins. Researchers are on quest for a hybrid pumpkin.


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 21:46:50 +0000

Author: Talia Soglin

Alan Walters has jack-o’-lantern pumpkins on his front stoop -- not carved, because the fruit wouldn’t last long if it was.

Read more: Climate change could mean fewer and smaller pumpkins. Researchers are on quest for a hybrid pumpkin.


Colorado, Forest Service announce a first-of-its-kind deal for 43rd state park


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 18:31:28 +0000

Author: Judith Kohler

A 488-acre parcel of land adjacent to the Flat Tops Wilderness Area that includes one of the state's largest natural lakes will be Colorado's 43rd state park.

Read more: Colorado, Forest Service announce a first-of-its-kind deal for 43rd state park


Adams County announces it will leave Tri-County and form its own public health department


Created: Tue, 19 Oct 2021 23:04:21 +0000

Author: John Aguilar

The Tri-County Health Department is set to lose a second member next year, with Adams County on Tuesday announcing that it will vote on a resolution next week declaring its intention to depart a health agency that until last month served 1.5 million people across a broad sweep of the metro area.

Read more: Adams County announces it will leave Tri-County and form its own public health department


Fish found only in Colorado River basin removed from the endangered species list


Created: Mon, 18 Oct 2021 19:38:35 +0000

Author: James Anderson

DENVER -- The humpback chub, a rare fish found only in the Colorado River basin, has been brought back from the brink of extinction after decades of protection, though work must continue to ensure its survival, federal authorities said Monday in reclassifying the species from endangered to threatened status.

Read more: Fish found only in Colorado River basin removed from the endangered species list


Water shortage worsening along northwest Colorado’s Yampa and White rivers


Created: Mon, 18 Oct 2021 12:00:42 +0000

Author: Conrad Swanson

Facing severe droughts along Colorado’s Western Slope, state officials want to take better stock of how much water people, businesses and governments take out of the White and Yampa rivers, both of which flow into the historically low Colorado River.

Read more: Water shortage worsening along northwest Colorado’s Yampa and White rivers


Going solo on public health will not come cheap for Tri-County’s remaining two members


Created: Mon, 18 Oct 2021 12:00:38 +0000

Author: John Aguilar

Public health is about to get more expensive in Adams and Arapahoe counties, as the rapid unraveling of the Tri-County Health Department forces both metro counties to figure out how to best safeguard the wellbeing of more than a million residents amid an ongoing global pandemic.

Read more: Going solo on public health will not come cheap for Tri-County’s remaining two members


White House targeting economic risks from climate change


Created: Fri, 15 Oct 2021 15:20:09 +0000

Author: Josh Boak

The Biden administration is taking steps to address the economic risks from climate change, issuing a 40-page report Friday on government-wide plans to protect the financial, insurance and housing markets and the savings of American families.

Read more: White House targeting economic risks from climate change


Head of Colorado’s air quality division shifts to new job after AG report details potential conflicts of interest


Created: Tue, 12 Oct 2021 21:47:56 +0000

Author: Conrad Swanson

Garry Kaufman has shifted from the Air Pollution Control Division to a newly created position at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment just weeks after the release of a state report.

Read more: Head of Colorado’s air quality division shifts to new job after AG report details potential conflicts of interest

 
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