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Colorado Mountain College will host information sessions in June to explain the curriculum and application process for two newly approved bachelor’s degrees in business administration and sustainability studies.

Upper-division courses for both bachelor’s degrees will debut this fall. Applications and more information are available online at http://www.coloradomtn.edu/4year or at any Colorado Mountain College location.

Bachelor’s degree information sessions are scheduled at the following Colorado Mountain College locations:

• Monday, June 6, 6-7 p.m., Basalt Middle School, 51 School Street (call CMC in Aspen, (970) 925-7740;

• Tuesday, June 7, 6-7 p.m., CMC in Parachute, at the former Grand Valley Educational Career Center, 281 North Parachute Ave. Call CMC in Rifle, (970) 625-1871.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Construction crews working on the renovated Taco Bell will close 20th street starting Monday through Friday next week.

The crews will be working on driveways, explained John Dahlman of Westec Construction, and hope to be finished before Friday if at all possible.

LAKEWOOD, Colorado – The Colorado Department of Agriculture continues to investigate the spread of Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) in the state and has put a quarantine and hold order on Garfield County.

As of Friday, nine confirmed cases of horses with EHV-1 have been reported in the state, and there are 22 suspected cases where horses have been exposed to the virus or show some symptoms of having the virus.

Twelve quarantine and hold orders have been issued in eight counties: Bent, Boulder, Garfield, Gunnison, Larimer, Mesa, Morgan, and Weld. They did not release how many cases were specific to Garfield County.

The Department is not making recommendations concerning the cancellation of events but is reminding horse owners and event organizers that static EHV-1 case numbers do not signify the end of the spread of EHV-1.

The Department also recommends that all people within the horse industry regularly visit CDA’s website at http://www.colorado.gov/ag for the latest information and resources. Another vital resource for horse owners is their private practicing veterinarian.

Standard requirements for horses entering Colorado include a health certificate issued within 30 days of their arrival and a negative Coggins test within 12 months. A new requirement consists of a permit to enter the state. Horse owners who wish to bring their horse into Colorado must first call their veterinarian. That veterinarian can then contact the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office at (303) 239-4161 and request a permit number. That number would then be included on the health certificate.

The CDA encourages all horse owners who attended the Ogden, Utah, to notify their veterinarian and isolate and monitor their horses for clinical signs of the disease.

EHV-1 is not transmissible to people; it can be a serious equine disease that can cause respiratory and neurological clinical signs; it can even result in death.

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