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Silverton To Pursue Superfund Help After Mine SpillSouthwestern Colorado officials have voted to begin negotiating with state and federal agencies about a Superfund cleanup of old mines, including one that spewed millions of gallons of wastewater into rivers in August.
3 Cases Of Life-Threatening Typhoid Fever Linked To Qdoba In FirestoneThree cases of life-threatening typhoid fever have been confirmed in Colorado. All three of the people sickened with the rare bacterial infection had eaten at a Qdoba Mexican grill in Firestone in August.
Colorado Mine Spill Prompts Changes In Warning SystemA massive wastewater spill from an old gold mine in southwestern Colorado prompted state officials to expand the list of downstream users they warn after such accidents.
Jefferson County Reports Its First Case Of West Nile Virus In A HumanAnother person has gotten sick with West Nile virus in Colorado.
3 More Cases Of Human West Nile In Colorado, Still No DeathsMore human cases of the West Nile virus along the Front Range have been announced.
Greeley Woman Is Weld County's First Human Case Of West Nile VirusWeld County on Thursday reported its first human case of West Nile virus this season.
Wildfire Haze In Colorado Could Stick Around For WeeksThe smoke and haze drifting from Pacific Northwest wildfires could hang around northern Colorado for weeks, the National Weather Service predicts.
Wildfire Haze Prompts Smoke Advisory For Northern ColoradoA wildfire smoke health advisory has been issued for northeastern Colorado until at least 4 p.m. Monday.
Colorado Expands Health Advisory As Wildfire Smoke SpreadsSmoke from large wildfires in other Western states has prompted Colorado officials to expand a health advisory to the northern half of their state.
With Animas River Back Open, Durango Hoping Visitors Will Flock BackDurango locals and tourists alike welcomed the news that La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith opened the Animas River last Friday for recreational use after the devastating toxic mine spill.
City Of Burlington Cited For Water Violations, Needs Help Paying FineThe city of Burlington has been fined nearly a million dollars for more than 2,100 violations of Colorado drinking water standards.
Doctor Says Spike In 'Rabbit Fever' Cases Should 'Be A Concern' For The PublicThe number of human cases of tularemia -- also known as rabbit fever -- is 10 times higher this year than just two years ago.
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