Sep 18, 2013 7:59 PM by Alyse Rzemek

Be cautious of mosquito breeding grounds

After heavy rains, public health departments are always concerned about the threat of West Nile virus due to standing water. Pueblo County Public Health says there is an even higher risk after flooding. It has to do with the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek, both reaching record levels and as they subside pockets of standing water will naturally be left behind. This creates mosquito breeding grounds.

The health department says they'll be closely monitoring for any cases of West Nile.



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Falcon school fights to save student's life

FALCON- Aden Knar, a third grade student at Falcon Virtual Academy, is in need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant. His school, Falcon Virtual Academy, will host a bone marrow donor drive tomorrow to help find a match Aden. Knar, 10, was diagnosed at age 4 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and entered remission in 2008. In November 2013, the Knar family learned that the leukemia had returned, and is now isolated in his bone marrow. In an outreach of support, Falcon Virtual Academy hosted a bone marrow donor drive in January, and will be hosting another tomorrow from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 6113 Constitution Ave., directly west of Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. "We wanted to reach out to the family again," said Jodi Fletcher, assistant principal. Fletcher explained that more than 250 people participated in the January drive, and she hopes to have similar numbers April 19. The money from a bake sale at the drive, and a portion of the proceeds raised from a spring formal...

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