An article concerning West Nile virus in the June 23 edition of the Post Independent neglected to mention that area residents interested in reporting sightings of dead birds should not report them to Garfield County, but to a statewide hotline for that purpose – 1 (877) 462-2911 – that is staffed from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
Garfield County is not conducting a bird survey of its own in connection with West Nile virus because the disease is now considered endemic to Colorado and the U.S.
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Richard Miller and Allison Marcus were sentenced to 45, days in jail, 1,500 hours of useful public service and $100,000 of restitution on June 30, 2019, as their sentence for starting the Lake Christine Fire the prior year. They have made significant strides in fulfilling their debt to society, according to the district attorney’s office.