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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 from the fire will mainly [...]


416 Fire Updates

Air Quality The 416 Fire continues to burn 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 a family member are experiencing any respiratory [...]


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 state provide eligible families with [...]


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 conjunction with Colorado Department of [...]


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 can be found at: Residents [...]


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 to move out of his [...]


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