Tag Archives: health

Health Effects Of Fracking Examined

frackingA three-year study on fracking well emissions could help researchers figure out if there are any harmful health effects on humans. The study measured methane, a greenhouse gas, and ozone- Continue reading

Colorado Health Care Infection Rates

Health-Care-300Infection rates in Colorado health care facilities are lower in some areas and higher in others when compared to national averages according to a report released by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The numbers show that infections rates were lower than the national average for colon surgeries, hip replacements, and Continue reading

Rules To Change For Breathalyzers

DUIBreathalyzer test results will no longer be public information according to a bill that’s moving its way through the state legislature. The state Senate unanimously approved a bill Tuesday that would keep the public from learning how intoxicated someone was in a roadside test. The change would mean that only Continue reading

Cigarette Sales Up In Colorado

NO SMOKINGCigarette sales were up last year in Colorado for the first time in nearly a decade according to the state Department of Public Health and Environment.  Numbers show that 1.1 million more packs were bought in 2015 compared to 2014.  However, the overall number of smokers continues to drop.  More than a million fewer people smoked in 2014 than in 2004.   Colorado Continue reading

Oil And Gas Impacts On Colorado Economy

oil-and-gas-industry-300A study by the University of Colorado Shows the Colorado Oil and Gas Industry is Key to the State’s Economic Health and Stability.  It also illustrates the positive impact of oil and gas to every Coloradan.  The oil and gas industry in 2014 pumped $31.7 billion into Colorado’s economy, according to the study, which was released yesterday.  Overall, the Continue reading

CPW Takes To Air To Track Big Game

colorado parksAlthough the main big game hunting seasons have ended, Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s researchers and biologists are preparing for another busy time of the year. Beginning this month through late March, Wildlife employees will climb aboard aircraft and fly across large swaths of wildlife habitat in search of big game animals to classify by sex and age while others will gather biological data on the ground. Late-season hunters and outdoor Continue reading

Smoke And Haze Brings Air Quality Concerns

downloadFor a third day smoke and haze are expected. The haze hanging over our area is not due to local fires, but is the result of the number of large fires across the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies. The Air Quality Index (or AQI) for much of Northwest Colorado is in the “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” range. The AQI is an index for reporting daily air quality. It tells you how clean or polluted your air Continue reading

Udall-Alkali Fire

mark-udall-300Senator Mark Udall is using the Alkali Fire to reach out to Northwest Coloradans.  Udall has constantly dodged interview requests from Wild West Radio to speak about issues that concern Northwest Colorado.  The Senator is rarely seen in Northwest Colorado, and has consistently supported measures on energy, health, Continue reading

State Launches Pot Information Web Site

MARIJUANA-300The State of Colorado has launched a new website to answer common questions about the legalization of adult use of retail marijuana and the health impacts related to marijuana use.  The website features current, research-based information and resources from the Colorado departments of Continue reading