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Category: Fremont County

Decker Fire update and public meeting

“The fire is now seven days old. It started with a lightning strike on the Rio Grande [National Forest] side. It’s remained mostly in the wilderness area where it has lots of fuel from the dead timber due to the [pine] beetles … The fire is currently cleaning up that forest. It’s doing good things, and we’re watching its progress,”
John Markalunas
Incident Commander

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‘Launch Together’ highlights Early Childhood Trauma Prevention pilot for rural areas

“The more adversity you have, the worse the outcomes can be, and that includes earning potential, maintaining relationships, jobs … we’re talking about adverse starts that can take 20 years off a child’s life and the trauma can be inter-generational. Toxic stress is just that – it can be financial, the family environment, it can be addictions, long-term postpartum depression, all contribute to toxic stress. Toxic stress changes the brain.”

Aylet Talmi, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
University of Colorado School of Medicine and Childrne’s Hospital of Colorado

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