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Deadly ‘zombie’ deer disease in Colorado, other states could eventually spread to humans
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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Experts are warning that a deadly disease affecting deer in 24 states — including Colorado — and two Canadian provinces could spread to humans. Last week, experts from the University of Minnesota told lawmakers at the Minnesota State Capitol about the dangers of chronic wasting disease, according to the Twin Cities […]

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New food code strives to better protect public from food poisoning
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Colorado restaurants are being held to a higher standard after changes to the state’s food rules and regulations. Last year,salmonella outbreaks sickened dozens of people at restaurants across Denver metro counties prompting Colorado’s Board of Health to adopt changes. Maria Montes says her daughter came painfully close to dying from salmonella poisoning.  “She […]

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Your guide to understanding avalanches in Colorado after this winter got off to a dangerous start
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Sometimes — and more often than he’d like — the classes that Brian Pollock teaches on avalanche awareness turn into group therapy sessions. Pollock, the director of education for the non-profit Friends of Berthoud Pass, teaches winter sports enthusiasts, mostly backcountry skiers, how to avoid avalanches. Some come because they want to try backcountry skiing […]

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Salmonella outbreak tied to raw turkey expands with 63 more illnesses
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Sixty-three more people have been infected with salmonella linked to raw turkey products in an outbreak that began in November 2017, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. There have been 279 reported cases of salmonella associated with raw turkey in 41 states and the District of Columbia as of December 21. Of those, […]

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Conundrum Hot Springs overnight camping permits are available starting Friday
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Overnight camping permits at the Conundrum Hot Springs for the first half of the summer will be available starting Friday, the White River National Forest supervisor’s office announced Wednesday. The permits for April 1 through July 31 will be available for reservation starting at 8 a.m. Friday. Reservations must be made at recreation.gov. Details on […]

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Nearly 4.6 million visited Rocky Mountain National Park in 2018, breaking another record
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Despite ongoing efforts to manage congestion fueled by Front Range population growth, Rocky Mountain National Park saw a record number of visitors last year. The 104-year-old park drew 4,590,492 visitors in 2018, a 3.5 percent increase over 2017. The National Park Service’s annual ranking of the top 10 national parks has been delayed by the […]

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CDC: This year’s flu shot is less than 50 percent effective in preventing infection
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ATLANTA — Don’t let your guard down: The U.S. flu season is expected to continue for several more weeks, with activity across the nation now elevated, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. A flu shot is still recommended for those who have neglected to get one, but the CDC estimated this year’s vaccine’s […]

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