THREE-YEAR WATER QUALITY STUDY REVEALS NO LASTING IMPACTS FROM GOLD KING MINE SPILL

  Durango, Colo. – August 2018 marks the three-year anniversary of the Gold King Mine spill that sent three hundred gallons of mine wastewater into the Animas River system. Starting the day after the spill, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) in collaboration with San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH), the United [...]

By |2018-08-24T12:34:09+00:00August 24th, 2018|Gold King Mine Spill, Public Service Announcements, Water Quality|Comments Off on THREE-YEAR WATER QUALITY STUDY REVEALS NO LASTING IMPACTS FROM GOLD KING MINE SPILL

San Juan Basin Public Health Reminds Residents to Take Precautions to Prevent Rabies Exposures

San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) reports that two bats have tested positive for rabies over the past month in La Plata County. Bats are by far the most common carriers of rabies in Colorado. When a potential bat exposure occurs, SJBPH has strict guidance when recommending post-exposure treatment.  If a bat has been present [...]

By |2018-08-13T10:17:45+00:00August 13th, 2018|Communicable Disease, Public Service Announcements, Vaccinations|Comments Off on San Juan Basin Public Health Reminds Residents to Take Precautions to Prevent Rabies Exposures

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+00:00July 6th, 2018|Air Quality, Local Wildfire Updates, Public Service Announcements|Comments Off on 416 Fire Air Quality Health Advisory: Updated 7/6

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