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Category: Health

America’s Vaping crisis comes home to Colorado, six cases of vaping-related lung illness reported in the state and 44 percent of Chaffee County youth report vaping

As alarming as the diseases being reported are, the prevelance of vaping behavior is even more shocking. According to the 2017 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey, 27 percent of Colorado teens report vaping behavior, which is the highest vaping rate in the nation. Chaffee County youth vaping rates are even higher – 44 percent of Chaffee County youth report that they have tried or are vaping.

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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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