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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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Cottonwood Pass opens after long wait, described as – “one amazingly beautiful road”

“The Central Federal Lands Highway Division is proud to be party of such an amazing and beautiful project. The partnership of the counties, the Forest Service, and the Dept. of Transportation has been a great example of what we can do together, to achieve a project that is going to benefit not just the counties, but the entire country.”
Renee Sigel,
Director
Central Federal Lands Division

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Longfellow Elementary School wins $15,000 Colorado Succeeds prize

“Wow! First all to our kids in our community in Salida, nicely done everybody! Thanks to everyone who is part of bringing this together. We can’t say enough about an effort to value our teachers and people who work with kids in school. It never happens enough and it’s a wonderful thing to see happen.

Chuck McKenna
Longfellow Elementary Principal

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