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Boulder, CO – A domestic cat living in the 2500 block of 6th Street has tested positive for plague. Additionally, a dead squirrel found at the intersection of 8th and Maxwell Avenue has tested positive for plague. As a result, the Mapleton Hill neighborhood has been posted with signs listing precautionary measures to avoid plague.
This is the first time plague activity has been confirmed in Boulder County this season, and public health officials want to remind residents about how to protect themselves against plague.
“We want people to understand what steps they should take to protect themselves, their family members, and their pets,” said Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) Environmental Health Division Manager Joe Malinowski. “Because plague is most commonly transmitted by fleas, taking steps to avoid flea exposure will be most helpful in preventing this disease.”
Public health officials recommend the following precautions to reduce the likelihood of being exposed to plague:
· AVOID FLEAS! Protect pets with flea powder, and keep pets on a leash and out of wild rodent habitats.
· STAY OUT of areas that wild rodents inhabit. If you enter areas with wild rodents, wear insect repellent and tuck your pants cuffs into your socks to prevent flea bites.
· AVOID all contact with wild rodents, including squirrels; do not feed or handle them.
· NEVER TOUCH sick or dead animals with your bare hands. Use a long-handled shovel to place dead animals in a garbage bag, and then place the bag in an outdoor garbage can.
· PREVENT rodent infestations around your house. Clear plants and materials away from outside walls, reduce access to food items, and set traps.
· TREAT known rodent sites around your home with flea powder or a suitable insecticide.
Plague occurs naturally in Colorado and is an infectious disease spread by fleas to wild rodents and other small mammals, such as squirrels, rats, prairie dogs, and rabbits. Bubonic plague is the most common form of plague and occurs after a bite from an infected flea. Plague can spread to humans when infected fleas from squirrels, prairie dogs, and other wild rodents bite a human.
Household pets, such as dogs and especially cats, can either get plague or carry infected fleas home to their owners. In rare instances, plague can be transmitted to people from cats sick with plague. “Keeping cats indoors is the best way to protect them from getting plague,” said Malinowski. “In addition, pet owners should discuss with their veterinarians the best way to protect pets from fleas.”
Symptoms of plague infection include high fever, extreme fatigue, and painful swollen lymph nodes (called bubos). If you observe these symptoms in a person or pet, it is important to contact your health care provider or veterinarian immediately. Plague can be treated with antibiotics, but this treatment is most successful when the disease can be diagnosed quickly.
For more information about plague, please visit the BCPH web site at www.BoulderCountyHealth.org, or call the Health Alert Hotline at 303-441-1460.
Earth Day Network Aims for Billion Acts of Green
WASHINGTON, DC, April 21, 2011 (ENS) – Earth Day Network and
Facebook are collaborating to motivate people to participate in the
Billion Acts of Green campaign with a new application for publicizing
environmental actions. The Facebook app is part of Earth Day Network’s
campaign to reach “a billion….
BP to Pay $1 Billion for Early Gulf Coast Restoration
WASHINGTON, DC, April 21, 2011 (ENS) – BP has agreed to provide $1
billion toward early restoration projects in the Gulf of Mexico to
address injuries to natural resources caused by latest year’s oil
spill, the largest in U.S. history. …
Japan Enforces No-Go Zone Around Crippled Nuclear Plant
TOKYO, Japan, April 21, 2011 (ENS) – The Japanese government will
enforce a no-entry zone within 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) of the
battered Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant from midnight
Thursday, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said today…..
Bolivia Celebrates Law Granting Rights to Mother Earth
LA PAZ, Bolivia, April 20, 2011 (ENS) – Bolivia today marked the
International Day of Mother Earth with a ceremony in the Plaza
Murillo, the center of political power. An ancient ritual shared
center stage with speeches in which authorities in this Andean nation
extolled the Law of Mother Earth – the world’s first legislation …
BP Sues Transocean for $40 Billion Over Gulf Oil Spill
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, April 20, 2011 (ENS) – On the first
anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig blowout in the Gulf of
Mexico, BP today filed a $40 billion lawsuit against the rig’s owner,
UN Chief Charts Five-Step Path to Global Nuclear Safety
KIEV, Ukraine, April 19, 2011 (ENS) – As he prepared to visit
Chernobyl 25 years after the world’s worst nuclear disaster, UN
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon outlined a five-step plan to strengthen
global nuclear safety…..
Entire Gulf of Mexico Reopened to Fishing a Year After BP Spill
WASHINGTON, DC, April 19, 2011 (ENS) – Federal regulators today
reopened commercial and recreational fishing in all federal waters of
the Gulf of Mexico that were closed to fishing due to the BP Deepwater
Horizon oil spill……
BP Blowout One Year Later: Drilling Safety an Explosive Issue
WASHINGTON, DC, April 18, 2011 (ENS) – Hundreds of activists
protesting fossil fuels marched to the Department of the Interior’s
headquarters today and swarmed inside, calling for the abolition of
offshore oil drilling, coal mining and tar sands extraction……
Georgia Court Rejects Air Permit for New Coal-Fired Power Plant
ATLANTA, Georgia, April 20, 2011 (ENS) – A Georgia administrative
law court has sided with two citizen groups opposed to the proposed
Longleaf coal-fired power plant in Blakely, Georgia, designed to be
the largest coal plant in the nation…..
Huge Texas Wildfires Scorch 1.5 Million Acres
AUSTIN, Texas, April 19, 2011 (ENS) – A unprecedented wildfire
situation in Texas has set more than 1.5 million acres ablaze, forced
hundreds of people to flee their homes and destroyed hundreds of homes
U.S. Offers $5 Million to Advance Electric Vehicles
WASHINGTON, DC, April 19, 2011 (ENS) – U.S. Energy Secretary Steven
Chu Tuesday announced $5 million in new funding for community efforts
to deploy electric vehicle infrastructure and charging stations. ..
Shell Eco-Marathon Winner Gets Over 2,500 Miles Per Gallon
HOUSTON, Texas, April 19, 2011 (ENS) – A prototype car that achieved
an amazing 2,564.8 miles per gallon won first place in the Shell
Eco-marathon 2011 in Houston this past weekend. …
EPA Considers Ban on Dangerous Chemicals in Spray Foam Insulation
WASHINGTON, DC, April 16, 2011 (ENS) – The U.S. EPA is considering a
ban or restriction on consumer insulation and sealant products
containing a family of chemicals known as diisocyantes….
U.S. Alliance Debunks Myths Surrounding Fuel Efficent Cars
NEW YORK, New York, April 14, 2011 (ENS) – Go60MPG, a new alliance
of American environmental groups, is rallying support to raise
federal fuel efficiency standards for new cars to 60 miles per gallon
by the year 2025…..
Congress Pulls Wolves Off Endangered Species List
WASHINGTON, DC, April 14, 2011 (ENS) – Congress today approved a
budget bill that includes a rider removing wolves in Montana, Idaho,
Washington, Oregon and Utah from the federal endangered species list
and sets the stage for near-term delisting in Wyoming. The measure
returns control of wolf management to the states….
Press Releases From the Environmental Marketplace
Hospitals Around the Country Hold Earth Day Events to
Highlight Importance of “Going Green”
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 21, 2010 –/WORLD-WIRE/– Hospitals and
other members of the health care sector will be marking Earth Day
2011 with a wide variety of events showcasing their efforts to
develop sustainable operations and reduce their environmental
footprint. From making a rap video to staging water tasting and other
educational games, those engaged in sustainable health care are
finding fun and creative ways to educate their peers and their
communities about their successes in lessening their impact on the
Toyota Financial Services Celebrates Earth Day and Boys & Girls
Clubs of East Los Angeles with $500,000 Investment and “BE GREEN
American Standard Inspires Solutions in Earth Day Video, ‘Water
Wake-Up Call’ <http://www.world-wire.com/news/1104180001.html>
PISCATAWAY, N.J., April 18, 2011 –/WORLD-WIRE/– – Water usage
and costs affect all Americans and are becoming newsier topics every
day. As Earth Day on April 22 nears, environmental news will get a
Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud Retains Power in Scandalous
Malaysian Polls <http://www.world-wire.com/news/1104190002.html>
KUCHING, SARAWAK, MALAYSIA, April 19, 2011, –/WORLD-WIRE/–377,000
votes from a population of 2.4 million have been sufficient to enable
Abdul Taib Mahmud (“Taib”), the controversial Chief Minister of the
Malaysian state of Sarawak, to be returned to office for his seventh
term in power. Despite heavy criticism over graft and abuse of power,
the Taib-led Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition has won the Sarawak state
polls, which were held last Saturday, with a majority of 54.5% of the
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Upcoming events and RMPJC Meetings at Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center Boulder Colorado HUGE list:0
Friday, February 25 BOULDER DOCUMENTARY FILM PREMIERE: The Economics of Happiness at Unity of Boulder, 2855 Folsom Street at 7 p.m. Features a chorus of voices from six continents joining together in a powerful message: we need to relocalize, to bring the economy home. $5. An audience discussion will follow the film.
Saturday, February 26 BOULDER Protect the Clean Air Act Rally at 1 pm at the Municipal Building, corner of Broadway and Canyon. The purpose is to draw attention to the attacks happening in Congress on the Clean Air Act, the E.P.A. and their authority to regulate carbon pollution. Local experts, activists and leaders will speak.
Saturday, February. 26 DENVER Solidarity march with public employees in Wisconsin who are trying to preserve their right to organize unions. At 12 noon at the State Capitol, 1313 Sherman.
Saturday and Sunday Feb. 26 and 27 BOULDER Our Local Economy in Transition. This two-day conference explores the most pressing issues that we face as a community. 9-5pm at the Millennium Harvest House; $50 in advance; $60 at the door. More info: http://www.transitioncolorado.org
Sunday Feb. 27 BOULDER Left Hand Movie Night! Showing of Michael Moore’s documentary “Capitalism: A Love Story” at 7 p.m. at Left Hand Books, 1200 Pearl Street in Boulder (Bdwy and Pearl in basement). Free. Everyone welcome
Monday, February 28 DENVER The Colorado Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee will hear testimony on the Colorado Senate Bill 168 which establishes the Colorado Health Care Cooperative, a health care system owned by all residents of Colorado which would ensure that access to quality, affordable heath care for all Coloradans and would control health care costs. For summary of the bill, go to ) 1:30 to 5 PM in the Colorado Capitol Building, Old Supreme Court Chambers (2nd Floor). Rally on the West Steps of the Colorado Capitol from 11:30 AM to 12:10 PM. The rally will include speakers, music and street theater. Want to testify or be a health care speaker? Prepare at a Special Workshop for Health Care Speakers and Senate Committee Hearing Speakers Saturday, February 26th – Noon to 3 PM Location: The Kirk of Bonnie Brae. More info: 303-277-8306 email: info@HealthCareForAllColorado.org or email@example.com
Tuesday, March 1 BOULDER Boulder Municipal Court Judge Linda Cooke will report to the Boulder City Council on the state of the court. Please come to the public comment section of the Council meeting at 6 p.m. (get there by 5:30 p.m. to sign up) and ask the council to rescind the city’s homeless “camping” ordinance and to fund programs to ensure everyone has a place to sleep year round in Boulder. The Council is located in the Municipal Building at Canyon and Broadway.
Thursday March 3 BOULDER Trial of homeless person for “camping”. Jury selection starts at 9 a.m. and testimony begins around 10:30 a.m. Interesting and a good support for homeless and their cause to stop ticketing people for sleeping out doors when they don’t have a home. At the Municipal Court at 6th and Canyon.
Thursday, March 3 BOULDER “Art, Science and Rocky Flats”, a presentation by Denver artist Barbara Donachy & Metro State Chemistry Prof. Niels Schonbeck continues the Rocky Flats Nuclear Guardianship series, 7:30 PM, Thursday, March 3, at Naropa University’s Nalanda Campus, 6287 Arapahoe at 63rd St, Boulder Info: http://www.rockyflatsguardianship.org.
Friday, March 4, BOULDER Award-winning journalist Amy Goodman, host of the daily, grassroots, global, radio/TV news hour Democracy Now will speak on the role of independent media in promoting social justice at 7pm at the University of Colorado, MATH 100, 2300 Colorado Avenue.. Free and open to University of Colorado at Boulder students; $5 for community members.
Friday, March 4 BOULDER ”American Muslims and Citizenship”, Lecture by Professor Abdullami Ahmad An-Na’im of Emory Law School. Ahmad An-Na’im is the author of “Islam and the Secular State” and teaches courses in international law, human rights and Islamic law. At 4 p.m. at the Canyon Theater, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave. www.boulderlibrary.org 303-441-4941. Free.
Saturday, March 5 and Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12 BOULDER The Peace and Social Justice Committee of the Boulder Friends Meeting presents Mary’s Joy, a dramatic reading of a new play about Mary Dyer, hanged in Boston June 1, 1660 for being a Quaker. At the Friends Meeting House, 1825 Upland Ave March 5 at 2pm; March 11&12 at 7pm, Donations benefit the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center and Universal Arts Boulder. Seating Extremely Limited – no late seating WARNING! SOME MATERIAL MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AUDIENCES – Discretion Advised Details:universalartsboulder.wordpress.com
Sunday March 6 BOULDER Veterans for Peace meeting will be feature Dr. Leroy Moore who will give us an update on what’s happening at Rocky Flats, as well as “A Call to Guardianship” which is a series of lectures and workshops over the next 4 months. At the Arborwood Condominiums Clubhouse at 3250 O’Neal Circle. Potluck dinner at 6pm, speaker at 7.
March 6, BOULDER ”9/11 WTC Debate: Collapse by Fire? or Explosive Controlled Demolition” Richard Gage, AIA, 23-year architect in the Bay Area and founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth will debate Chris Mohr, Denver investigative journalist. The question: What brought down the three World Trade Center skyscrapers? 5 pm at the University of Colorado at Boulder, UMC room 235.
Sunday, March 6 -Tuesday March 8 BOULDER/ DENVER Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh will speak in Denver and Boulder as part of his North America tour to promote his recent book, titled “Popular Resistance in Palestine: A History of Hope and Empowerment.”. A long-time peace and justice activist, he teaches in Bethlehem University in the occupied West Bank. His book provides a comprehensive overview of Palestinian resistance going back to the beginning of the Zionist project in the 19th century until today.
Qumsiyeh events In BOULDER on Monday, March 7
“Popular Resistance in Palestine and the Arab World: Winds of Change,” lecture at the University of Colorado, Boulder (Eaton Humanities Building, Room 250), 4-6 pm. o
Book signing, Boulder Bookstore, 1107 Pearl Street (Boulder Mall), 7 pm
Qumsiyeh events In DENVER March 6-8:
Sunday, March 6, Lecture at Montview Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia at Montview Boulevard, Park Hill, Denver. Sponsored by Sabeel. 3-5 pm.
Monday, March 7, University of Colorado at Denver Auraria campus, Tivoli 320C. 12:30-2:00 pm.
Tuesday, March 8, University of Denver, Korbel School, Cyber Cafe. 6-8 pm.
Tuesday, March 8, LeRoy Moore speaks on Rocky Flats: Local Hazard Forever, Best Western Lodge, Nederland. 6 PM meal of soup and bread; 7 PM presentation (come for both or only for the presentation). Sponsored by Mountain Forum of Nederland.
Sunday, March 13 BOULDER Potluck for Peace This is a fun and informal social event for people who are bringing peace into the world. Come meet others in our community who care about peace, like you do; 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm; Boulder Mennonite Faith Community 3910 Table Mesa Drive, Bring a dish of your choice that feeds 8 people. Bring a plate, utensils, cup and drink Event will be held rain or shine. Wheelchair Accessible. RSVP: By March 10th. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Questions? 303-588-4452 Please indicate how many people are coming with you. Sponsored by Bldr. Co. Peace Group, RMPJC & Vets For Peace. Please bring your own reusable table service & dish/food in a washable/reusable container. Donations for facility rental welcome.
Sunday, March 13 BOULDER ”My Experience with Immigration Policy” with Journalist, Author and First Lady of Colorado. Thorpe is the author of “Just Like Us”,. At the UU Church of Boulder at 5001 Pennsylvania Avenue at 7 p.m. Free.
Sunday, March 20 BOULDER Jacqueline Muller, long time Boulder resident who went to the city of Hebron, Palestine in 2008 and participated in the activities of Library on Wheels for Nonviolence and Peace, will show her documentary film about young people exploring gender and social issues as well as nonviolent methods to deal with conflict on 9 am, First Congregational Church Corner of Pine and Broadway.
April 8 WASHINGTON D.C. Pentagon Action for Peace: A Call to action by the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance. Contact info:Joyfirst5@gmail.com
Wednesday, April 13 BOULDER Our U.S. Courts, part of the Boulder Public Library Court Series, Main Branch Boulder Library, Canyon Theater, 1001 Arapahoe Ave. 7 p.m. Info: email@example.com or 303-441-4941.
RMPJC COLLECTIVE MEETINGS:
The RMPJC invites you to help create a more peaceful, just and sustainable world by joining one of our collectives or by volunteering in our office. Our collectives discuss issues and take action at the local, state and national levels.
Economy/International Collective meets the first and third Mondays at 7 p.m. at RMPJC.
Middle East Collective meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7 p.m. at RMPJC.
Move to Amend meets the 2nd Wednesday at 7 p.m. at RMPJC. This group is working to get a City Council resolution passed that would support amending the U.S. Constitution to say that corporations are not persons and are not entitled to the rights of persons.
Citizens for Pesticide Reform meets as needed and works extensively by email. Contact Betty @ (303) 444-6981 for meeting info and how to get involved.
Everybody Eats. Call Dave Georgis for details 303 499-2175.
Nuclear Nexus. Call Judith Mohling (303) 447-9635 for meeting info and how to get involved.
Other groups the RMPJC works with:
Homeless Organized for More Equality. Every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in the administrative building of the First Congregational Church at Pine and Broadway, 3rd floor.
Lafayette/Louisville Peace and Justice Group Next meeting: Sunday, Feb.27, 1-2:30 p.m. at the Cannon Mine Coffee Company at 210 S. Public Road in Lafayette.
RMPJC is located at 3970 Broadway, Suite 105, Boulder. From Quince and Broadway go east and take a right into the second driveway into the shopping center.
Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?-Martin Luther King
When you hear about the new health reform law these days, too much talk is focused on the political.
What I’ve found is that most Americans just want to know how this new law helps their families stay healthy — and how it reduces their costs.
The first thing I tell people who ask about the Affordable Care Act is that, for moms like me, it makes our lives easier. It gives families control over their own care. And it gives us the comfort of knowing that our insurance will be there when we need it most — especially if we get sick. Then I tell them that it gets better, but there’s a lot to know. To help, this administration has set up HealthCare.gov, where folks can see customized information about how care will improve for their families.
So much of what makes this law great is its emphasis on preventive care — right now, too many people aren’t getting the check-ups or the screenings they need to stay healthy. Twelve percent of kids haven’t seen a doctor in the past year. And 59 million adults — and 11 million children — depend on an insurance plan that does not cover basic immunizations.
Health reform is changing that. Under this new law, all new private plans will provide basic preventive services — things like childhood immunizations and checkups, mammograms, colonoscopies, cervical screenings, and treatment for high blood pressure — absolutely free of charge. No copay. No deductible. No co-insurance needed.
And, on HealthCare.gov, you can not only learn what preventive steps will help keep your family healthy, but also what insurance coverage options are available based on your needs.
A focus on prevention will help us to combat diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure — chronic illnesses that right now lead to seven of ten deaths in the United States and 75 percent of our national health care costs.
And it will help us tackle an issue that is dear to my heart — childhood obesity. As some of you know one of my top priorities as First Lady is the Let’s Move! campaign, where we have made it our goal to put a stop to the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so children who are born today grow up at a healthy weight.
Each of us needs to take responsibility for our own health and the health of our families, and the new health reform law can help. That’s why I’m writing today — to make sure you and Americans across the country know how their health plans are getting better day by day under reform.
Please visit HealthCare.gov and find out more about your care:
First up on 22 Boom is C.U. student Heather Loser with News for brainy people “Health & Pirates”. Dan Culberson’s Hotshots critical movie review of the film “Moon” in theaters this week. Jena Latham’s Cool After School teaches kids how to cook a “Chocolate Orange Angel Food Cake”, and to wrap up the show its Sky Guy with “How Many Galaxies are There?”.
Videos in this Episode
22 Boom Intro
World News 1 = Health Care and Internet Pirates
Hotshots Movie Review – Moon
Cool After School – Chocolate Orange Angel Food Cake
Sky Guy – How Many Galaxies Are There?