Blogs

Troubleshooting a Higher Than Normal Water Bill

Have you received a higher water bill than usual? In the past few weeks, the District has received an increased number of calls from customers reporting high consumption on their most recent water bill. In several, but not all cases, the increase was a result of a leak that the customer did not realize they had. Here are some ways you can troubleshoot the cause of your higher water bill on your own.

DFPC Receives Grant Funding for High Tech Training Unit

 U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program provided an award of $433,000 in federal funding to purchase a mobile live-fire training unit for the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC).  These federal funds will help the state fire training program acquire this new resource to allow firefighters access to a safe, controlled live-fire training environment.
 

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

Overview

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. 

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