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416 Fire Air Quality Health Advisory: Updated 7/6

Durango, Bondad, and Aztec will have relief from the early morning unhealthy smoke conditions of the past few days, though areas of heavy smoke have been observed along the Animas River and southward to the New Mexico state line. Hermosa will see moderate early morning smoke which should begin clearing after 10 a.m. Smoke [...]

By | 2018-07-06T09:22:10+00:00 July 6th, 2018|Air Quality, Local Wildfire Updates, Public Service Announcements|Comments Off on 416 Fire Air Quality Health Advisory: Updated 7/6

WIC program increasing access to healthy foods in community

For more than 16 years, San Juan Basin Public Health has housed the local Women, Infants, and Children program with services available in Durango, Pagosa Springs and Ignacio. WIC is a federally funded, income-based program administered at the state level by the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment. WIC agencies across the [...]

By | 2018-07-02T10:00:38+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Health Equity, Healthy Foods, SJBPH Columns, WIC|Comments Off on WIC program increasing access to healthy foods in community

416 Fire Air Quality Health Advisory Cancelled: Updated 6/17

6/17/18 - Decreasing smoke production from the 416 Fire along with anticipated rainfall will allow the Air Quality Health Advisory for Wildfire Smoke to be cancelled for La Plata, northeastern Montezuma, and eastern Dolores Counties. If conditions warrant, this advisory could be re-issued at a future date. San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) in [...]

By | 2018-06-19T09:46:19+00:00 June 17th, 2018|Air Quality, Local Wildfire Updates|Comments Off on 416 Fire Air Quality Health Advisory Cancelled: Updated 6/17

416 Fire Reentry

In partnership with Fort Lewis College, La Plata County and the Rocky Mountain Type 1 Incident Management Team, a new interactive map is available to show residents whether their home is under evacuation or pre-evacuation order, as well as how far the structure is from the 416 Fire perimeter. The new fire evacuation map [...]

By | 2018-06-19T09:38:34+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Emergency Preparedness, Food Safety, Local Wildfire Updates, Water Quality|Comments Off on 416 Fire Reentry

People deserve to live independently, with integrity

Harry is an 85-year-old senior living alone in his home with neighbors checking in on him now and then.  His children and grandchildren live out of state, and express concerns about his ability to manage basic tasks in his home. They’re worried he might fall and not be found for days. Harry doesn’t want [...]

By | 2018-06-21T11:09:58+00:00 June 3rd, 2018|Long Term Care, SJBPH Columns|Comments Off on People deserve to live independently, with integrity
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