For updates on fires in Colorado, check the Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center. In-depth fire data is also available through the Colorado division of the Bureau of Land Management, including fire weather and smoke dispersion forecasts.
Publications in our library on lightning and wildfire safety can be located by using the key words "wildfire" and "lightning" in the library catalog.
Online titles which may be of interest:
"Creating Wildfire Defensible Zones"
"Vegetative Recovery after Forest Fire"
"Soil Erosion Control after Wildfire"
- The Colorado Bicycling Manual: the official rule book for bikes and pedestrians. The manual includes the rules of the road, tips and suggestions for equipment and accessories, and theft prevention.
- Colorado Biking Links
- Colorado Bicycling Maps
- Share the Road video
- Special Tips
- How bikeable is your community?
Information about Bike Month events can be found on the Bike Colorado web site, and Colorado Bike Month posters are available to download for printing at http://www.dot.state.co.us/bikeped/Poster.htm. Materials on biking are also available for lending from the Colorado State Publications Library. Search for "bicycle" in our catalog for a list of titles.
Blazing the Tuberculosis Trail – Shows the history of tuberculosis treatment in Colorado’s early days and how National Jewish Hospital opened as a tuberculosis sanatorium, along with 3 other sanatoria. (Descriptions of the open air treatment are fascinating.)
A Medical Gentleman: James J. Waring M.D. - Biography of this early Colorado doctor who had the disease himself, with his work in the field, along with a picture of the stigma attached to TB. (Laws prohibiting hand shaking and kissing were attempted. Those prohibiting spitting were passed.)
Annual Reports of the State Board of Health, 1876- Case histories, rules for consumptives
Recent Levels of Known Tuberculosis in Colorado, 1957 – data for the 1940’s and 50’s, in addition to the work of Dr. Florence Sabin. (In 1949, about 69% of the metro area population aged 15 and older were x-rayed.)
Tuberculosis Manual – Current guidelines for screening, treatment, prevention, etc.
Tuberculosis in Colorado: A Summary of Cases – data for most years back to 1999.
Tuberculosis Program website at the Department of Public Health and Environment
The commission was created by the state legislature in 2006 to make recommendations for comprehensive health care reform. Their charge was to select plans that would increase access to health care coverage and decrease costs for residents.
Features of the proposed programs include subsidies for those under 200 - 400% of the federal poverty level, and mandated health coverage. Details on the proposals are available on the commission's proposal website.