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State's Public Health Dept. announces food recalls ice cream, frozen ravioli 25.3.2015 Denver Post: Local
The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment announced Tuesday the recall of two food products because of possible contamination with Listeria ...
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Colorado land impact of oil and gas boom: scars spread and stay 1.3.2015 Denver Post: Local
Oil and gas companies have yet to fully restore land around half of the 47,505 inactive wells in Colorado, and 72 percent of those un-restored sites have been in the process for more than ...
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Our View: Sweeping streets is more than cosmetic 1.3.2015 Steamboat Pilot
We can empathize with downtown residents who are losing sleep over the noise made by the city of Steamboat Springs’ pre-dawn street-sweeping operations this winter. However, we believe City Council’s plans to exempt street sweeping from the city noise ordinance, as it has already for emergency vehicles and snow plows, is a necessary step. At Issue The noise made by city street sweepers in the wee hours. Our View Sweeping city streets is essential to keeping Steamboat on the healthy side of air pollution regs. In fact, we are aware that city officials are obligated, under the terms of agreements with both the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the federal Environmental Protection Agency, to sweep the streets once they have dried following snow events. That effort is made to reduce a kind of air pollution referred to as “PM-10.” The abbreviation refers to tiny particulates suspended in the air that measure 10-microns or less – roughly the diameter of a human hair. Routt County ...
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Dems stop bill seeking oversight of Colorado health exchange bonuses 27.2.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
The House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee Thursday killed a Senate bill that would have required legislative approval of any pay bonus given to employees of the state health insurance ...
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New Colorado health, revenue reports shed little new light on blossoming pot industries 4.2.2015 Denver Post: All Political News
Dr. Larry Wolk, Colorado's chief medical officer and executive director of the Department of Public Health and Environment, talks to a legislative committee Tuesday about the health effects of
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Guest Commentary: Fracking and traveling the high road of corporate responsibility 29.1.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
The practice of "fracking" of oil/gas wells will continue in Colorado despite reasonable concerns regarding the short- and long-term health of residents and the environment.
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Think of pollution as trespassing 19.1.2015 Current Issue
Why take the ‘harms’ approach? Try this instead.
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Guest commentary: A call to climate action in this legislative session 16.1.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
Colorado's commitment to renewable energy has already put our state in good position to meet proposed EPA standards.
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Air quality in Denver metro area tests good to moderate 12.1.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
On Sunday afternoon, the Denver and Boulder metro area tests showed good to moderate air quality, officials said.
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A smooth(ie) start to the new year 7.1.2015 Durango Herald
Spinach and beets, avocados and peanut butter, chia seeds and bee pollen – smoothies have come a long way from fruit, yogurt and juice.In fact, for a lot of people they’re not a drink at all. They’re a meal. Both Durango Natural Foods Co-op and Nature’s Oasis, which sell health-food smoothies at...
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State takes new pot-education path 6.1.2015 Durango Herald
DENVER – Colorado is taking a novel approach to marijuana education – not telling people to avoid the drug, just to use it safely.State health officials announced a new $5.7 million campaign Monday. The ads are different from previous pot-education efforts because they don’t demonize the...
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New Colorado marijuana public education campaign takes lighter tone 6.1.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Quite possibly the world's first public service announcement on marijuana to feature hoedown music launched on radio stations across Colorado on Monday, part of a new campaign that state health officials hope will educate - not alienate - marijuana consumers about responsible use.
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Healthy Eating: Health Bowl 5.1.2015 Steamboat Pilot

1/2 pound carrots (cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces)

2 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

salt and pepper to taste

2 cups cooked quinoa

2 cups shredded chicken

1/2 cup marinated mushrooms

3 cups greens (romaine, Spring mix or other dark greens)

3/4 cup crumbled Feta cheese

1 avocado, cubed

Light balsamic vinaigrette or other light dressing

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Toss carrots in the olive oil then season with salt, pepper and turmeric. Roast carrots on a baking sheet for 18 to 20 minutes, or until tender. In a large serving bowl mix carrots with remaining ingredients, stir to combine and toss with dressing. Serves 4.

Adapted from a recipe by Charlyne Mattox and Lindsay Hunt, published in Real Simple magazine.

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Christmas parade for dying Utah girl 25.12.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
FOUNTAIN GREEN, Utah (AP) — A tiny rural town in Utah put on its first-ever Christmas light parade this week in the latest gesture aimed at making the holidays special for a dying little girl.
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Pushing ahead 12.12.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Preston loves country songs — the louder, the better. So, one morning in mid-October, Ana Watson cues up Jason Aldean's "Big Green Tractor" on her phone and hands it to her ...
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Community Agriculture Alliance: State of the Upper Yampa River Watershed 28.11.2014 Steamboat Pilot
We drink it, we grow food with it, we play in it — the Yampa River Watershed provides for our community in a way that the early settlers recognized when they built Steamboat Springs at the confluence of the Yampa River and six tributary streams. But what happens to the health of these streams as they navigate through forests, pastures and streetscapes before convening with our free-flowing river? The Upper Yampa Watershed Group invites you to a presentation on the State of the Watershed from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11t at Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library in Steamboat Springs, where the group will present its findings and solicit stakeholder input on the goals and objectives to be outlined in the Upper Yampa Watershed Plan. There are two types of water pollution: point source pollution and non-point source pollution. Point source pollution comes from a source that one can clearly point to, such as industrial and wastewater plant discharges. These sources are regulated by the EPA’s National ...
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Rickshaw research reveals extreme Delhi pollution 26.11.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
NEW DELHI (AP) — The three-wheeled rickshaw lurched through New Delhi's commuter-clogged streets with an American scientist and several air pollution monitors in the back seat.
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Immigrants baffled by lapse 19.11.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WASHINGTON (AP) — is working better, but immigrants are running into what looks like an obvious slip-up.
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Researchers assess emissions from Colorado oil and gas fields 16.11.2014 Denver Post: Business
The shale drilling boom that is sweeping across the country and unlocking vast oil and gas reserves also has unleashed a wave of air ...
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Emissions rules yield little benefit along Colorado's Front Range 13.11.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Oil and gas operations continue to fuel Front Range air pollution, and rules clamping down on emissions have had little effect in the past three years, a new study says.
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