TOWN OF HAYDEN
TOWN OF HAYDEN
WILDFIRE SMOKE AND HEALTH: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
If moderate to heavy smoke is visible, air quality has reached levels that are unhealthy.
Not everyone who is exposed to wildfire smoke will have health problems.
Most healthy adults and children will recover quickly from smoke exposure and will not suffer long-term health consequences.
Particulate matter exposure is the principal public health threat from short-term exposures to wildfire smoke.
What are symptoms related to smoke exposure?
•Eye, nose and/or throat irritation–runny eyes and/or nose.
•Coughing, sore throat.
•Trouble breathing or tightness of the chest, which may be symptoms of a health emergency.
•The onset of symptoms related to pre-existing respiratory ailments like asthma or emphysema.
•Weakened immune system after prolonged exposure to smoke.
HOW CAN I PROTECT MYSELF FROM WILDFIRE SMOKE?
•Consider limiting outdoor activity when moderate to heavy smoke is present and relocating temporarily if smoke is present indoors and is making you ill.
•Use air conditioners on re-circulate mode and with the highest quality filters appropriate for the model, HEPA air filters, and close your windows. Move to a shelter if you do not have air conditioning and your home is too hot with the windows closed.
Please refer to links below, for additional information.
Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition Inc. is pleased to announce plans for the 7th annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival. The festival takes place August 30 – September 2, 2018 in Steamboat Springs and Hayden, Colorado and features over 50 exciting individual events. Most events are free and require no advanced registration. A few events with limited numbers require advance registration and a small fee.
Overall highlights of the festival include:
This year a special pre-festival family event will take place at Yampa Valley Brewing Company in Hayden. Join Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition (CCCC) and Yampa Valley Brewing Company (YVBC) on August 26 from 2 – 5 p.m. to celebrate the upcoming Yampa Valley Crane Festival and the “hatching” of YVBC’s “Sandhill Crane Red” ale in cans (previously only on tap)! Volunteers will be available to answer all crane and crane festival questions and to offer family fun activities such as crane face painting, crane cookie decorating, and a crane calling contest with prizes. A portion of all proceeds from the new beer can sales will go to benefit the cranes and the crane festival.
Full festival schedule and registration: www.coloradocranes.org. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-276-1933
On Monday at the Meeker Golf Course, Lt. Governor Donna Lynn and the Executive Director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), Stephanie Copeland, awarded the Town of Hayden a Blueprint 2.0 economic development project. The initiative, titled Community Placemaking, will engage the community by identifying local assets, providing instruction on the fundamentals of developing a sense of place, and developing a cohesive vision and strategy based on community assets. Hayden is honored and exited to receive this award, and was joined by other communities from across the state who received similar awards.
The OEDIT team will be partnering with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) and Community Builders (a community planning and placement non-profit based out of Glenwood Springs) to guide Hayden’s community placemaking. The group will lead three community workshops in Hayden, engaging local community leaders and business owners in the process, to help define and identify: (1) the alignment access segments of community; (2) potential downtown improvement plans; (3) physical assets for potential small scale renewal; and (4) potential actions to reinvigorate public spaces.
“We recently completed a community assessment project with OEDIT and are moving forward with the recommendations in that assessment. Community Placemaking was an initiative that OEDIT recommended we apply for, and we are very excited to have received this award and be able to take this next step in Hayden’s economic development. Ultimately, a unified and cohesive economic vision will help Hayden develop an actionable economic strategic business plan that we plan to complete in the early part of 2018,” said Councilwoman Ashley McMurray for the Town of Hayden.
The Town of Hayden received a Community Assessment Program (CAP) Grant from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) for the purpose of creating a strategic economic business plan.
Below are items that were presented during the presentation on May 15, 2017.