Fort Collins http://www.kunc.org en Emerging Virus Chikungunya Under Scrutiny By Fort Collins CDC Lab http://www.kunc.org/post/emerging-virus-chikungunya-under-scrutiny-fort-collins-cdc-lab <p>While most Americans probably haven't heard of Chikungunya, Ann Powers, a research microbiologist at the Centers for Disease Control, has been studying the virus for 15 years.</p><p>The mosquito-carried virus made the news recently when the first locally-transmitted case of it appeared in Florida, July 17. Now, the public and medical researchers are wondering if it may spread further into the United States, and how serious it might be.</p><p>The research that Powers does at the CDC's Division of Vector Borne Diseases in Fort Collins may help answer some of those questions.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 59079 at http://www.kunc.org Emerging Virus Chikungunya Under Scrutiny By Fort Collins CDC Lab Front Range Cities Top Forbes Biz-Friendly List http://www.kunc.org/post/front-range-cities-top-forbes-biz-friendly-list <p>We all know Colorado is a great place to live and do business, thanks to a wealth of high-tech companies, a diverse economy, and plenty of highly educated workers. That’s why it’s not too surprising to see five Front Range cities performing well in Forbes’ Best and Worst Places for Business 2014. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:47:21 +0000 Erin OToole 59030 at http://www.kunc.org Front Range Cities Top Forbes Biz-Friendly List In The Wake Of Fort Collins VA Scandal, American Legion Offers Help http://www.kunc.org/post/wake-fort-collins-va-scandal-american-legion-offers-help <p>Just one of several events held across the country, the American Legion is visiting Fort Collins, working to assist veterans after the Veterans Affairs health care scandal. The VA outpatient clinic here was part of nationwide problems involving appointment wait times — which the VA has connected to 23 deaths.</p><p>At every visit the formula is the same: Day One is a town hall to collect comment. Day Two and going forward is a command crisis center to help vets reschedule appointments and follow-up on claims.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Grace Hood 58878 at http://www.kunc.org In The Wake Of Fort Collins VA Scandal, American Legion Offers Help Grab A Tote Bag Fort Collins: City Considers Disposable Bag Charge http://www.kunc.org/post/grab-tote-bag-fort-collins-city-considers-disposable-bag-charge <p>Fort Collins may become the next Colorado city to <a href="http://www.fcgov.com/recycling/plasticbags.php" target="_blank">implement a disposable bag ordinance</a> aimed at reducing waste by encouraging the use of reusable bags. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:00:15 +0000 Erin OToole 58853 at http://www.kunc.org Grab A Tote Bag Fort Collins: City Considers Disposable Bag Charge After Positive Fort Collins Test, What To Know About Tularemia http://www.kunc.org/post/after-positive-fort-collins-test-what-know-about-tularemia <p>A wild rabbit in Fort Collins recently tested positive for a disease called tularemia, a very infectious disease that can sicken humans as well as animals, the Larimer County Health Department <a href="http://www.larimer.org/news/newsDetail.cfm?id=2531" target="_blank">reported</a>.</p><p>So how worried should you be?</p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:10:19 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58675 at http://www.kunc.org After Positive Fort Collins Test, What To Know About Tularemia