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West Nile Virus Mosquitoes found in Larimer County

West Nile Virus Mosquitoes found in Larimer County

Larimer County, Colorado -  The first positive West Nile virus mosquitoes of the year in Larimer County have been detected. The positive mosquito pools were found in the southeast and southwest areas of Fort Collins. So far this year, no human cases of West Nile virus have been reported.  West Nile disease is a viral infection which is spread to people through bites from infected Culex mosquitoes. The symptoms of West Nile disease can vary widely, from no symptoms to severe illness and ... Full Story

Larimer County adopts fire restrictions

Larimer County adopts fire restrictions

    Larimer County adopts fire restrictions Upon recommendation by the Larimer County Sheriff, the Board of Larimer County Commissioners today voted 3-0 to adopt fire restrictions in unincorporated Larimer County since the danger of wildfire, forest and grass fires are great due to above-normal temperatures, lightning strikes, and windy, dry conditions. As of noon, June 29, 2022, restrictions on open fires for the unincorporated portions of Larimer County go into effect. These restrictions ... Full Story

Rabid Bat found in Larimer County

    Health Department Reminds Pet and Livestock Owners to Keep Animals Up to Date with Rabies Vaccinations Larimer County, CO --- The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) has confirmed that a bat in Larimer County has tested positive for rabies. This is the first rabid bat found in Larimer County this year. This bat interacted with two dogs in a backyard and had no known human contact. The dogs were current on their rabies vaccines at the time of the incident and ... Full Story

Campground on the cheap spells trouble for Larimer

Campground on the cheap spells trouble for Larimer County

    By Andy Zipser A story in last week’s RV Travel newsletter about half-a-dozen proposals to build RV campgrounds touched on several themes more or less common to all of them. All the proposed projects are large, calling for a minimum of 300 sites. All the proposed projects are being more or less strenuously resisted by local residents. And all but one are being pushed by deep-pocketed developers seeking to create resort-level facilities, with highly developed infrastructures, ... Full Story

Berthoud Squad Shot at and Terrorized A Local Man

  Search for: We have heard nothing of this, but it shows that even Berthoud is not safe from those who claim to protect and serve. We are learning what people of color have known for years, don't call the police on your neighbor unless you want him killed. Also notable is that the deputies fired 5 shots at an unarmed man, framed in a doorway, and missed him every time. That does not give me much confidence it their training and ability, though for Mr. Hanson's sake I am glad ... Full Story

Colorado welcomes home 39 Colorado passengers from the

Colorado welcomes home 39 Colorado passengers from the Grand Princess cruise ship

DENVER, March 20, 2020: The State of Colorado is welcoming home 39 cruise ship passengers who have been under U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) quarantine since their ship docked in California on March 9. As requested by Governor Jared Polis in a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, all passengers returning to Colorado are asymptomatic at the time of travel. If passengers were symptomatic in any way, they remain in federal care and will not be returning to Colorado at this ... Full Story

State health department sending testing resources to

State health department sending testing resources to communities throughout Colorado

Drive-through testing site will be open in Salida on Saturday DENVER, March 20, 2020: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is sending testing resources to specific communities that have not yet had testing that will yield vital information about how the disease is spreading. CDPHE is also strongly advising the public: If you have symptoms (fever, cough, and shortness of breath), don’t wait for a test to self-isolate. The State is expanding testing to include a ... Full Story

Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) prepared to help

Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) prepared to  help low-income households

Denver, CO – March 20, 2020 – Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) has released additional energy assistance funds to our agency partners across the state and we are ready to assist those who have trouble paying their energy bills or heating their homes. Help can be accessed by calling 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435) or more information on programs can be found at www.EnergyOutreach.org. As the current economic disruption continues, EOC anticipates that the demand for energy ... Full Story

Colorado launches new COVID-19 website

Site features variety of informational resources, including case summary data visualization DENVER, March 17, 2020: The State of Colorado has launched a new website with a breadth of informational resources and improved data visualization for COVID-19. The website will be the state’s primary resource for information related to COVID-19 and will feature statewide coordinated response information. The new website is covid19.colorado.gov. The new data visualization dashboard is ... Full Story


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