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

Animas River Spring Runoff Update

Colorado’s winter snowpack has begun to melt, and river flows throughout the Animas River watershed are on the rise. Every spring, runoff transports naturally occurring sediments downstream. Some of these sediments originate in the San Juan Mountains and are naturally high in certain heavy metals. This may cause the river to display a cloudy, turbid [...]

By | 2018-04-16T14:28:11+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Gold King Mine Spill, Public Service Announcements, Water Quality|Comments Off on Animas River Spring Runoff Update

Prevent Animal-borne (Zoonotic) Disease

As summer approaches, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) reminds residents that the risk of contracting certain animal-borne diseases increases. Zoonotic diseases are more common during warm weather months when humans and animals are frequently in close contact. SJBPH stresses the importance of controlling the presence of rodents and mosquitoes around homes as well as [...]

By | 2018-04-13T09:35:25+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Communicable Disease, Public Service Announcements, Vaccinations|Comments Off on Prevent Animal-borne (Zoonotic) Disease

State and Regional Cases of Hantavirus Reported

Over the past month, one case of hantavirus has been reported in Denver, Colorado in addition to two reported cases in Farmington, New Mexico. The risk of hantavirus increases as warm weather continues and residents begin their spring cleaning early. While most human cases are reported in spring and early summer, hantavirus can be contracted [...]

By | 2018-03-06T10:21:25+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Communicable Disease, Public Service Announcements|Comments Off on State and Regional Cases of Hantavirus Reported
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