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Cases of whooping cough on the rise in Colorado

Colorado has just topped the 1,000 case mark for the number of pertussis cases in the state, reports the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. Pertussis is commonly known as whooping cough, and officially, the state has 1,026 cases of the disease, despite readily available vaccinations against it. “Whooping cough cases continue to mount in… Continue Reading Cases of whooping cough on the rise in Colorado

Lamborn’s oil shale proposal gets a hearing

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A Colorado Republican’s proposal for promoting oil shale research is getting a hearing. Rep. Doug Lamborn’s proposal was on the agenda for a hearing of the House subcommittee on energy and mineral resources Friday morning. He wants the Interior Department to offer more parcels of federal land that companies could lease to conduct research on… Continue Reading Lamborn’s oil shale proposal gets a hearing

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Ozone alert issued for Front Range

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The Regional Air Quality Council and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment have issued an ozone alert for the Front Range. Officials say hot temperatures, clear skies and light winds may lead to increased ozone throughout the region. The alert is in effect until 4 p.m. Monday. Ozone can trigger attacks for people… Continue Reading Ozone alert issued for Front Range

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The Bureau of Land Management Front Range District is seeking nominations for five open positions on the Front Range Resource Advisory Council, which advises the BLM on public land issues. Nominations must be received no later than May 10. The BLM’s advisory councils are composed of residents chosen for their expertise in natural resource issues… Continue Reading BLM advisory council nomination deadline nears

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The Front Range Water Council, which consists of all major water providers along the Front Range, including Colorado Springs Utilities, Denver Water, and five others, has released a report titled “Water and the Colorado Economy.” The report paints a very different picture of water use on the Colorado Front Range than what is commonly portrayed.… Continue Reading Front Range cities good at making every drop count

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Beginning in January, seven organizations with a stake in the future of Front Range transportation planning will collaborate to survey more than 1,500 Pikes Peak region households to anticipate future travel habits. The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments has joined with three other Front Range Metropolitan Planning Agencies and three government organizations to survey… Continue Reading PPACG partners for regional travel survey

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