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Colorado Department of Health and Environment

Colorado Department of Health and Environment
Colorado Department of Health and Environment

Custer County drops all of its coronavirus-related restrictions

Commissioners in the rural Colorado county cited major declines in coronavirus cases and progress in vaccinations

News

Colorado has two years to hit its 28% recycling goal. A new report shows we’re nowhere close.

Rural Colorado has already met its 2021 goal, but the Front Range is lagging behind.

Environment

Opinion: Colorado vaccination bill would have set a dangerous and discriminatory precedent

Opinion Columns

Forget plastic bans: Mountain towns try volunteerism, bootcamps as solutions to single-use

Telluride and Mountain Village are working together to find products that can solve the town’s reliance on plastic and recycling

Environment

As with birth control, Colorado makes anti-smoking drugs available at pharmacies — no doctor visit required

Pharmacists in the state can take a three-hour course to be able to prescribe pills, inhalers and nasal sprays — side effects and all

Health

Coloradans generate 9.6 pounds of trash per person, per day. Where does it all go?

The state has 190 closed landfills and produces increasingly more waste each year. We’re not out of room, but that’s not the point.

Growth