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Colorado Department of Health and Environment

Prison Sewage Seeped Into Arkansas River

Posted 12.15.2011 | Denver

State officials say raw sewage from three Canon City state prisons has been leaking into a creek that empties into the Arkansas River. The sewer l...

Report: Increase Colorado's Childhood Obesity Rate 2nd Largest In The Country

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado's childhood obesity is increasing faster than in every other state but one, according to a report from Health Policy Solutions. Despite repo...

Colorado Medical Marijuana: Backlog Of Applications Could Cost State Millions This Year

Face the State | John Schroyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The drug business is just like any other--money is the motivating factor, pure and simple. And the state of Colorado is proving to be an excellent bro...

Schwartzwalder Uranium Mine

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A defunct uranium mine in Jefferson County is contaminating groundwater near a reservoir, but government regulators and mine executives have yet to se...

Colorado Medical Marijuana Application Deluge Prompts Process Change At Health Department

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Inundated with medical-marijuana patient applications, Colorado's health department has changed one way it handles the flood of paperwork. Starting A...

Colo. Health Dept. Lobbying Against Veterans' Access To Medical Marijuana To Treat PTSD

Mason Tvert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Mason Tvert

Officials are reportedly telling state legislators that allowing psychiatrists to recommend medical marijuana to PTSD patients is "like giving alcohol to an alcoholic."

Western Slope Uranium Mill: Only State Needs To Approve Before Ground Can Break

The Denver Post | Bruce Finley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A Canadian company's push to build the United States' first new conventional uranium mill since the Cold War has cleared local hurdles -- despite envi...