Latest News – January 15
Lake County Officials Are Sworn Into Office Jan. 13
State Officials Hamner, Donovan in Leadville Saturday
State Senator Kerry Donovan and State Rep Millie Hamner will hold a town hall meeting in Leadville this Saturday, Jan. 17.
The two legislators who represent Lake County at the state capitol will be discussing the 2015 legislative session and their priorities for Lake County.
The meeting will be held at noon on Saturday, Jan. 17, at the at Colorado Mountain College- Leadville, room 701 (just off the Coronado Cafe). The public is welcome.
FREE Radon Kits at Lake County Public Health
January is National Radon Awareness Month. It’s never too late to reduce you or your children’s risk of lung cancer. Please test your home. Testing is easy and should only take a few minutes of your time. Lake County Public Health Agency has FREE radon test kits available for pick up.
Radon levels tend to vary from day to day and season to season. If your test result is below 4 pCi/L, you may want to test again sometime in the future. Radon levels below 4 pCi/L pose some risk, and you can reduce your risk of lung cancer by lowering your radon level. If you have a test result of 4 pCi/L or more, you can have a person who is qualified easily add a vent fan to further reduce the radon level in your home. Please visit Lake County Public Health Agency for more information about Radon. It is a good idea to retest your home every two years to be sure your radon levels remain low.
While radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas, high concentrations of radon gas in the home can be hazardous to you and your family’s health. Radon can seep into your home’s basement or crawl space through cracks in the foundation or walls, openings or spaces around sump pumps and drains, or construction joints or flaws. Your home traps radon inside, where it can build up. Any home may have a radon problem. This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements. You can’t see radon, but it’s not hard to find out if you have a radon problem in your home. All you need to do is test for radon. The amount of radon in the air is measured in “picocuries per liter of air,” or “pCi/L.” The US EPA says the average indoor radon level is estimated to be about 1.3 pCi/L, and about 0.4 pCi/L of radon is normally found in the outside air. Please test your home. If your home is on well water you can test your water too as Radon can also be found in water. For more information:LINK.
EDC to Update Community Tonight at CMC
The Leadville/Lake County Economic Development Corporation’s Annual Community Update will be held Thursday, Jan. 15 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. in the Climax Molybdenum Leadership Center, Room 401 up at Colorado Mountain College – Leadville. For more information:719-293-2316.