The national measles outbreak has state and local health officials concerned.
Last month 102 people from 14 states were reported to have measles, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One of those cases was reported in Colorado and a majority of them are part of an outbreak linked to a California amusement park.
That’s why state and local health officials are urging adults to get vaccinated and parents to inoculate their kids against the disease.
In recent months multiple businesses have closed and shop spaces remain empty on the main drag in Paonia. The town is in Delta County, a place that's seen the boom-or-bust cycle of the coal industry.
This week a bill that would extend protections to victims of alleged sex offenses cleared the state house. This is Rep. Millie Hamner, D-Dillon, the bill’s sponsor.
"A few years ago, I successfully carried legislation that protected victims of stalking," says Hamner, "that bill became known as Vonnie's Law. This bill, HB 1060, extends the protections we were able to put in place for victims of stalking, to victims of sexual assault.
Last weekend was the Winter Celebration at Crawford State Park. It was a chance for the park to highlight the recreation available to winter enthusiasts. One of the events was an ice fishing seminar and demonstration. KVNF’s Jake Ryan was there.
The day started with a class led by Senior Ranger Scott Rist.
“Today we’re teaching people how to catch crappies through the ice, focusing on equipment, strategies, electronics, just everything that’s involved,” says Rist.
It seems Lake County’s only hospital won’t be closing. A new partnership has saved St. Vincent General in Leadville.
Last November, St. Vincent Hospital announced it was planning to close in March due to financial issues. A property-tax increase that would have helped the hospital pay for much-needed repairs was turned down by voters.
Now, things are looking better for St. Vincent General. This week the hospital’s board entered a verbal agreement with Centura Health, a Colorado-based company.