Tag Archives: children

Hayden to Start Mosquito Spraying Tomorrow

mosquito300The Town of Hayden is scheduled to start spraying for mosquitoes tomorrow. Spraying will take place in the evening hours. While the chemicals used are considered relatively harmless, officials recommend keeping small pets and children indoors while the spraying occurs. The operation depends on weather conditions. If Continue reading

Study of Marijuana Use Released

MARIJUANA-300Almost 14 percent of Colorado adults use pot. That’s according to the state Health Department’s first-ever survey of how many adults use the newly legal drug. Results from the 2014 survey were announced yesterday. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says that 13.6 percent of adults currently use pot. Continue reading

Hope West to Hold Kids Day Camp for Grieving Children

day campChildren who have experienced the death of a loved one will receive grief support at Kids Day Camp, a new grief support camp offered by HopeWest in Meeker. The camp is a free community service and open to children in 2nd Continue reading

Bloomberg Disagrees with Legalizing Marijuana

bloomFormer New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has sharply criticized Colorado’s decision to legalize marijuana and called it a terrible idea. Bloomberg said at a meeting at the Aspen Institute on Friday that marijuana is hurting the developing minds of children. He admitted to smoking a joint in the 1960s, but he Continue reading

EPA Accused of Conducting Experiments on Kids

EPA-300The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exposed children as young as 10 years old to dangerous levels of diesel exhaust in medical experiments. That’s according to documents obtained by the Energy and Environmental Legal Institute, through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The documents are being jointly Continue reading

Another Colorado Child Suffers Muscle Weakness After Illness

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Health officials are now investigating 10 cases of muscle weakness in Colorado children and whether the culprit is a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent doctors an alert about the “polio-like cases.” The germ – enterovirus 68 – was detected in four of Continue reading

Health Officials Investigating Child Illness

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Health officials are investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in Colorado children and whether the culprit is a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday sent doctors an alert about the polio-like cases. The germ – enterovirus 68 – was detected in Continue reading

Mosquito Spraying Takes Place Tonight in Craig

mosquito300Mosquito spraying takes place tonight in Craig and areas of Moffat County.  Moffat County Pest Management usually treats the two areas separately, but have decided to do both at the same time this year.  That means there will be two planes in the air tonight making chemical drops.  While the chemicals are believed to be Continue reading

Marijuana Bills Signed by Governor

MARIJUANA-300A measure to study changes to how marijuana edibles should look has been signed into law in Colorado with the goal of preventing accidental ingestions by children.  Governor John Hickenlooper also signed a bill yesterday to eventually limit marijuana in its concentrated form. The bills were signed Continue reading