Larimer County

11:06am

Sat July 19, 2014
Unemployment

Unemployment Levels Continue To Decline In Colorado

Colorado's jobless rate has continuously been lower than the nation.
Credit Colorado Department of Labor and Employment / Bureau of Labor Statistics

June 2014 marks yet another gain in job growth and a steadily decreasing unemployment rate for Colorado. These gains can be thanked largely on the public sector, although private sector jobs are on the rise as well.  

The state comes out ahead compared to the national average with several northern Front Range counties faring significantly better than the rest of the state.

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3:10pm

Mon July 7, 2014
Health

After Positive Fort Collins Test, What To Know About Tularemia

Wild rabbits are known carriers of tularemia, which was recently found in a dead one in Fort Collins.
Jimmy Thomas Flickr-Creative Commons

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 reported.

So how worried should you be?

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6:30am

Sat June 7, 2014
Flooding

Officials Urge Caution Around Raging Rivers

The Poudre River rages near Poudre Park on May 30, 2014.
Grace Hood KUNC

As temperatures rise, many flock to rivers and streams to cool off. Northern Colorado safety officials are urging “extreme caution” as rivers swell from their banks with higher-than-average snowpack. In the span of two weeks, three have died in the Poudre River due to the unsafe conditions.

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5:00am

Tue May 13, 2014
Health

'Significant And Persisting' Mental Illness A Challenge for Larimer, Fort Collins Law Enforcement

Fort Collins Police Department Officer Maureen Noe at work. Noe and other FCPD officers have regular training to work with those who have mental illnesses.
Grace Hood KUNC

Larimer County law enforcement, either on the street or in the county jail, say they're seeing more significant and persisting mental illnesses like mood, bipolar, psychotic disorders and schizophrenia.

The shift is taxing resources with Emergency Rooms, health care providers, jail resources and the Fort Collins Police Department.

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3:03pm

Tue March 25, 2014
Environment

Flash Flood Risk High in Boulder, Larimer County From Spring Runoff

Snowpack levels around the state as of March 19, 2014.
Credit National Resources Conservation Service / U.S.D.A

A combination of higher than average snowpack and saturated ground from the September 2013 flood has raised the risk of spring runoff flooding in the Saint Vrain, and Boulder Creek, Big Thompson and the upper Cache La Poudre River drainages.

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