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 Air Quality Health Advisory: Updated 6/16

The thick smoke in the Animas Valley will lift throughout the morning hours with south to southeast winds on Saturday. Periods of rain and storms will bring much needed precipitation and cloud cover to the region. Smoke from the Burro and 416 Fires should remain within the Durango and northeastern Montezuma areas. Close to [...]

By | 2018-06-19T09:43:21+00:00 June 16th, 2018|Air Quality, Local Wildfire Updates, Public Service Announcements|Comments Off on 416 Fire Air Quality Health Advisory: Updated 6/16

416 Fire Updates

Air Quality The 416 Fire continues to burn north and west of Hermosa along Highway 550 in La Plata County. This fire may impact air quality in the region. Fine particles in smoke are respiratory irritants, and exposures to high concentrations can cause persistent cough, phlegm, wheezing, and difficulty breathing. If you or [...]

By | 2018-06-19T09:39:29+00:00 June 2nd, 2018|Air Quality, Emergency Preparedness, Local Wildfire Updates, Recent News|Comments Off on 416 Fire Updates

Public health works to protect your water, air quality

In the Four Corners, we love our world-class mountains, deserts, forests and rivers. Most people worry about water and air quality in this context- are we protecting our rivers from the impacts of growth, agricultural practices, and historic mining? What am I breathing on my mountain bike ride? As important as these questions are, [...]

By | 2018-03-06T10:31:15+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Air Quality, SJBPH Columns, Water Quality|Comments Off on Public health works to protect your water, air quality

Radon Action Month

January is National Radon Action Month and local agencies San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) and Colorado State University Extension Office of La Plata County encourage you to take action to reduce your exposure to radon. Radon is a colorless, odorless, invisible gas that can only be detected through radon testing. It is produced [...]

By | 2018-03-15T14:41:53+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Air Quality, Public Service Announcements|Comments Off on Radon Action Month
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