416 Fire Updates

Reentry Fire Evacuated Residents Public Health Considerations for Residents Returning Home Mental Health After a Wildfire Wildland Fire Chemical Clean-Up Flooding Large-scale wildfires dramatically alter the terrain and ground conditions. Flooding after fire is often more severe, as debris and ash left from the fire can form mudflows and leave large amounts of [...]

By | 2018-08-01T12:05:38+00:00 July 27th, 2018|Air Quality, Emergency Preparedness, Local Wildfire Updates, Recent News|Comments Off on 416 Fire Updates

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

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

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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