Mumps outbreak in the Denver metro area continues
Tri-County Health Department is alerting parents that mumps continues to spread in the Denver metro area. Ask your doctor about mumps if you develop acute painful swelling around the cheek area. Mumps is contagious so stay home for 5 days after swelling begins. Measles, mumps, rubella vaccine protects against mumps. Children could be exposed in schools so check MMR vaccination records. Unvaccinated children could be kept home if mumps breaks out in their schools. Visit www.tchd.org for more information.
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Bear hurt in forest fire near Durango released back to the wild
A bear injured in a forest fire in June near Durango was released back into the wild on Monday. Images below show the bears feet when it was found and with bandages applied at CPW’s Frisco Creek facility.
Anglers asked to curtail fishing on some southwest Colorado Rivers
Anglers are being asked to curtail fishing early in Southwest Colorado.