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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 debris and waste. Quick cleanup [...]


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 [...]


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

Mental Health A natural disaster like a wildfire can have a significant impact on your emotional well-being. Take steps to ensure that you are taking care of your emotional needs during this time of crisis: Mental Health After a Wildfire. Public Health Considerations for Residents Returning Home  |  Español Take the following safety precautions upon returning to your [...]


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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