2019 Colorado Drug Trends Report Released

The Office of Behavioral Health’s Evaluation Team presented their Drug Trends analysis report to the Substance Abuse Trend and Response Task Force on Aug. 2, 2019. This report summarized findings from a 10-year trend analysis based on substance use treatment data from OBH-licensed facilities. The analysis focused on the six main substances that comprise 98% of all substance use treatment records: Alcohol, Marijuana, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Heroin, and Prescription Opioids. Highlights of this presentation are outlined below: 

Meet the Administrative Services Organizations for Crisis Regions 2, 4 and 7

OBH is highlighting the new Administrative Services Organizations (ASO) that took over management of the state’s comprehensive behavioral health crisis system as of July 1. Each ASO is tasked with creating a sustainable network of providers to deliver crisis services to Coloradans within their respective crisis regions, all of which align with the state’s Medicaid regions. This month, we are focusing on Beacon Health Options and Health Colorado, the ASOs collectively responsible for covering the northeastern, south central, and southeastern portions of the state. 

Mineral County BOCC Public Hearing

The Mineral County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 to consider a recommendation from the Mineral County Planning and Zoning Commission to approved revisions made to the Mineral County Zoning Regulations.  The hearing will begin at 5:30 pm at the Mineral County Courthouse, 1201 N Main, Creede, CO.  The draft revised Zoning Regulations can be found by clicking here.

Training Opportunities for the Colorado Private Sector: Continuity Planners Workshp


Have you ever wondered if your continuity plans are sufficient?  These two FEMA courses will teach you about facility and data planning, devolution and how to build teams of succession.   These sophicated courses are extremely detailed and provide great information.  Although they are more government focused, they can easily translate into business continuity in the private sector.

Roadway Safety

Longer and warmer days make summer a good time for roadwork to begin. It also puts more drivers on the road. This can be a dangerous combination. Between 1982 and 2014, work zone crashes killed 24,745 people according to the Federal Highway Administration. There are precautions that both road workers and drivers can take to ensure that everyone on the road has a safe summer. 

Recorder's Notes by Pamela Bacon, Logan County Clerk and Recorder


There are a few extraordinary dates coming up on the calendar:  Easy to remember for an anniversary date:

  • 8-9-19
  • 9-9-19
  • 9-19-19

1. Proof of Identification for both parties:

  • such as a United States issued Driver’s License,
  • United States issued State Identification Card or
  • Birth Certificate (must be original or a certified copy)

2. Age Requirement: