The National Weather Service also has links to:
Survivor Stories - location when struck (such as on phone inside the home) and medical impacts
Success Stories - for example, changing outdoor sports weather awareness rules
Kids Page - games for children to learn lightning safety
Teacher's Tools - curriculum guides, slide presentations, games, etc.
Photos of Lightning Striking
We have a couple of publications that cover the early years of tuberculosis in the state. _Blazing the Tuberculosis Trail_ (HED6.14/6) tells the stories of the early years of four sanatoria in early Denver. _A medical gentleman : James J. Waring, M.D_ (HED6.2/W23/1993) tells the story of how Waring, who suffered from tuberculosis himself, searched for a cure for the dreaded disease and trained other doctors at CU Health Sciences.
Although tuberculosis isn’t the killer it once was, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment keeps close tabs on the disease in the state. They publish yearly reports Tuberculosis in Colorado as well as a Tuberculosis Manual for health care workers.
Several Colorado organizations have worked together to develop resources to help educate the public, restaurants and bars and other businesses about the smoke-free law. Colorado offers some excellent and effective resources free of charge to all Coloradans who want to quit smoking: Colorado Quiteline and Colorado Quitnet.
How does the law affect:
• Restaurants and Bars
• Other Businesses
• General Public
Check out the “Frequently Asked Questions” on each page above to answer such questions as: do businesses need to post a no-smoking sign, does the law apply to ski resorts on private land, or is smoking allowed in common laundry rooms in condominiums? Also, Fact Sheets with additional information in multiple languages are available to download.
State Parks Information and Camping Reservations
Official Map to Colorado Scenery and Adventure, CDOT
Colorado Wildlife Viewing Guide, 2000 – great resource for statewide locations for wildlife viewing, including camping, hiking, etc.
Fishing: Colorado Regulations and Property Directory
Fishing Guide, Division of Wildlife, 2006
Exploring Colorado State Parks, 1997 (Interesting information about parks in existence at that time.)
Messages in Stone: Colorado's Colorful Geology, 2003
Colorado Search and Rescue Fund (Purchase a card to help fund the program that reimburses search teams if you are lost.)
Search our online catalog for additional titles!
Some Fun Facts for the Colorado Interstate System:
- Interstate first signed and showed up on Colorado maps in 1961.
- Highest point on Interstate system is at the Eisenhower Tunnel. – 11,155 feet. Also, it’s the highest vehicular tunnel in the world.
- The last section of interstate highway to open in Colorado was I-76 between Pecos Street and I-25, in September 1993. Completion of this segment marked the completion of the interstate system in Colorado.
Histories of Colorado Interstates including construction highlights and major incidents for Interstates 25, 70, 225, 76, and 270. Historic photos can be ordered from the Colorado Department of Transportation.
Search the CoSPL catalog for titles of interest on interstates
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