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State Behavioral Health Task Force Schedules Testimony Event Feb. 26

The state Behavioral Health Task Force (BHTF) wants to hear from individuals about their experiences accessing behavioral health services to help direct improvements, and is leading an event Feb. 26 in El Paso County to collect public testimony. State staff know the system is working for some, but it’s not working for everyone. In order…

Video: Update on Community Effort to Reduce Teen Suicides

The County Commissioners received some encouraging news indicating that a community wide collaborative effort to reduce teen suicides is starting to make a difference. Commissioners have recognized September as National Suicide Prevention Month. Commissioner Peggy Littleton, who also serves as member of the Board of Health, requested the update. Over the past five years…

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has just issued Air Quality Health Advisory for Wildfire Smoke until 4:00 p.m.

Wildfire Smoke Leads to Air Quality Health Advisory

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has just issued Air Quality Health Advisory for Southeastern Colorado until 4:00 p.m. because of the Wildfire Smoke. Affected Area: southeastern Colorado, including Elbert, El Paso, Lincoln, Kit Carson, Cheyenne, Pueblo, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero, Bent, Prowers, Las Animas, Baca, and eastern parts of Fremont and Huerfano Counties. Locations and…

Baseball size hail did significant damage to parts of El Paso County

Regional Building Warns of Carbon Monoxide Dangers

The Pikes Peak Regional Building Department is asking area residents to protect themselves and their families from the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning as they work to recover and rebuild from recent hail storms. Buildings throughout the Pikes Peak region have been pummeled by severe weather in recent weeks. Inspectors with Regional Building are noticing…