June 13, 2019

Protection is your best bet against bugs this summer

AS SUMMERTIME TEMPERATURES RISE THE RISK FOR WEST NILE INCREASES Bug bites can be more than an annoying itch. Weather conditions are the number one predictor […]
June 13, 2019

Food Safety at Festivals

Food Safety at Festivals Summer has arrived. The smell of fresh cut grass, a BBQ with friends and, of course, those festivals that we wait all […]
June 13, 2019

Public Health Emerging Issues – June 13, 2019

FOOD SAFETY AT FESTIVALS Foodborne illness peaks in the summertime. Bacteria multiply more quickly in warmer temperatures.  Bacteria can double in as little as 20 minutes […]
May 31, 2019

Spring Open Burn Season ends May 31

Residents who obtained a burn permit for the Spring Burn season should be aware the season ends this Friday, May 31, 2019. Residents must use alternative […]
May 24, 2019

Colorado Counties Prepare as Risk for Flooding Rises with Record Snowpack

Colorado Counties Prepare as Risk for Flooding Rises with Record Snowpack In Hinsdale County volunteers are being asked to help fill sandbags, as the town of […]
May 24, 2019

Public Health Emerging Issues – May 24, 2019

RISING WATER BRINGS INCREASED RISK OF FLOODS As the increased amount of snow our state received this winter melts, coupled with a wetter than average spring, […]
May 16, 2019

Air Watch Alert – No Open Burning on 05/16/19 from Noon to 10 p.m.

Mesa County Public Health has issued a No Open Burning Air Watch Alert for Mesa County, including agricultural burns, from 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. on […]
May 15, 2019

Don’t Let Measles Be Your Travel Souvenir

Don’t Let Measles Be Your Travel Souvenir What you need to know about Measles before the summer travel season According to the Centers for Disease Control […]
May 15, 2019

Public Health Emerging Issues – May 15, 2019

FACTS TO KNOW AS MEASLES CASES SURGE TO 25 YEAR HIGH Measles is a highly contagious illness. People who are not protected against the disease who […]
May 7, 2019

Bike to Work and School Day Encourages Active Transportation

The Mesa County Commissioners proclaimed May as Grand Valley Bike Month to celebrate bicycling for transportation, fun, and health.  As part of the celebration, everyone is […]
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