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1 year 6 months ago

Edible pot treats pose problem for kids

April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month, and some doctors are pointing to Colorado's lax marijuana laws as potential risks for children. Doctors at Children's Hospital in Denver are reporting a significant increase in hospital visits due to kids getting their hands on marijuana treats like brownies. Between 2005 and...

3 years 3 days ago

"Christmas for Kids" fundraiser

For a number of years our local four-wheel drive community has been assisting the Department of Human Services with their "Christmas for Kids" program. Today, the Colorado Southern District Four Wheel Drive Club presents their 4th annual "Christmas for Kids" fundraiser. It runs from 10 am - 3...

3 years 10 months ago

Adoptive parents: Every day is a blessing

November is National Adoption Month. The choice to adopt a child is never an easy one. It takes a certain type of person. "It takes special people to take other children into their home. These people are magnificent." says Yvonne Sletta with the Department of Human Services in El Paso...

4 years 4 months ago

County mulls move to old Intel building

El Paso County Commissioners are considering a $50 million consolidation project that would relocate several of their offices into one central building.  Should the Sustainable Facilities plan be approved, a vacant office building at the former Intel Processor Plant on Garden of the Gods Road could house the Health...

4 years 5 months ago

Changes at DHS

A disturbing recording from a baby monitor. "That recording apparently wasn't shared with anyone outside the individual case workers," said Rick Bengtsson, Director of the El Paso County Department of Health. Bengtsson was not in charge when 2-year-old Alize Vick died in 2007. She was in the care...

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