Colorado Physical Activity and Nutrition State Plan 2010
Early Childhood Resource Kit
Colorado Older Adult Resource Kit
Walk to School Resource Kit
There are links throughout this agency’s publications and web site that are worth checking out.
- Governor's Task Force on Y2K Preparedness
- Year 2000: Legal Sector Status Report
- Year 2000: Colorado Banking and Finance Sector
- Year 2000: Telecommunications Sector Status Report
- Year 2000: Transportation Sector Status Report
- Year 2000: Governmental Coordination Sector Status Report
- Year 2000: Public Safety Sector Status Report
Happy New Year (and party like it's 1999!)
For anyone seeking Colorado health care, trying to find out where to get help can be a daunting task. The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, one of several state agencies with a focus on health care, has put together a handy directory, Who Does What in Colorado’s Health Care, to put you in the right direction. Referrals are to local and federal government, and non-profit agencies as well as state agencies. In addition, more focused directories are available, such as:
· Medicaid Provider Lookup
· Colorado Indigent Care Program (CICP) Provider Directory
· Prenatal Plus Provider Agencies in Colorado by County
Though not really a directory, the Health Care Resource Book 2007 is a guide to major Colorado health care programs. Try a search in our catalog to turn up additional directories.
- Colorado Cultural Resource Survey Manual: Guidelines for Identification, History, and Archaeology (Colorado Historical Society: 2005)
- Report of the State Archaeologist to the Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs (Colorado Historical Society: 1999)
- Prehistory in Peril: The Best and Worst of Durango Archaeology (University Press of Colorado: 1997)
- Fort Lewis College Archaeological Investigations in Ridges Basin, Southwest Colorado, 1965-1982 (Fort Lewis College: 1985)
- Colorado Plains Prehistoric Context for Management of Prehistoric Resources of the Colorado Plains (Colorado Historical Society: 1984)
- Archaeological Studies of Disaster (University of Colorado at Boulder: 1980)
- Southwestern Pottery: An Annotated Bibliography and List of Types and Wares (University of Northern Colorado: 1976)
- Archaeology and Paleontology Publications (online resource from the Colorado Historical Society)
There's more, as well, so be sure to check our online catalog where you can use "archaeology" as a keyword search.
You can learn a lot from the reports, including a school's academic performance, CSAP results, safety and discipline incidents, the student/teacher ratio, and financial information. The reports are searchable by school name, school district, or geography. There is also a "custom" search feature that allows searching by school characteristics: type of school, school size, schools with after school programs, and much more.
Colorado Earthquake Hazards, 1999
We Don’t have Earthquakes in Colorado, Do We? 2002
Colorado Earthquake Map Server
Published Faults of the Colorado Front Range, 2003
State of Colorado Five-Year Earthquake and Related Hazards Plan, 1999
Colorado Earthquake Information 1867-1996
These and other titles on the subject can be borrowed from our library.
Our library just received a directory of resources for anyone concerned with maternal substance abuse. Called The Source, it is published by the Colorado Responds to Children with Special Needs program in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Their fact sheet, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Alcohol Related Birth Defects, is a good summary of the problem as well.
We have many resources at the State Publications Library discussing radon including tips on testing your home, and how to treat it. A search in our library catalog for the term "radon" will bring up a list of titles. Publications of interest include:
- "Radon the Invisible Killer", a video for Colorado residents from the Department of Public Health and Environment is available online, and can also be checked out from our library. The video is available along with general information on radon on the department website
- "Radon in the Home", a fact sheet from the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Service.
- "Dealing with Radon in Real Estate Transactions", HE17/32.2/R77/2004
LEAP – a federally funded program administered by the Department of Human Services – helps with heating costs.
Energy Outreach Colorado - receives state funding to help low-income energy consumers.
Governor’s Energy Office Free Energy Services – provides free energy efficiency upgrades to qualifying households.
For more information and background on the state's efforts go to:
State Funded Energy Efficiency Services For Colorado’s Low-Income Households First Annual Report, Oct. 1, 2007
Executive Order D 026 07 Directing the Colorado Commission on Low-Income Energy Assistance to Coordinate the State’s Low-Income Energy Services
Governor’s Energy Office web site
Maybe now after such a significant baseball event, they'll need to publish a new edition of They Came to Play!
The Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado State Patrol give the following tips for a safe Halloween:
- Designate your sober driver before going out and give that person your keys;
- If you are impaired, call a taxi, use mass transit or call a sober friend or family member
to help get you home safely;
- Always buckle up – it’s still your best defense against an impaired driver;
- If you know someone is about to drive while impaired, take their keys and help them
make other arrangements to get where they are going safely;
- Motorists can report drunk and aggressive drivers by calling STAR-CSP (*277), a free
cell phone call.
The State has also set up a cyber security website. This website was designed so consumers could learn more about safety on the internet. Topics covered include fraud, spyware, and keeping your kids safe online.
Homeowners Insurance Premiums Report
Automobile Insurance Premiums Report
Colorado Insurance Industry Statistical Report
Annual Report on Complaints Against Insurers
Insurance Complaint Ratio Information
A search in our library catalog turns up additional information on insurance.
Building Renovation and Demolition: What You Need to Know
Asbestos Waste Disposal, April 2007
The Homeland Security pages from the Colorado Division of Emergency Management are a great resource. Make sure to scroll down the page, and glance through the "Information links" on the right side of the page. There are links to information on Colorado Counter Terrorism efforts, emergency preparedness, and where to get help when you need it.
Household hazardous waste collection events and facilities
Solid waste landfills list
Batteries compliance bulletin
Fluorescent lamps compliance bulletin
Household hazardous waste management options
Thermometer spill cleanup
- Consumer Alerts and Tips regarding insurance, from the Dept. of Regulatory Agencies.
- Consumer Information regarding real estate, also from the Dept. of Regulatory Agencies.
- Colorado Consumer Protection Division, information from the Dept. of Public Health and Environment regarding food and product safety.
- Consumer Guide to Colorado's Higher Education Institutions from the Dept. of Higher Education.
- Consumer Resource Guide from the Attorney General's Office, regarding protecting yourself from scams and fraud.
- Consumer Information from the Dept. of Revenue regarding purchasing a vehicle.
- Business Center website from the Colorado Secretary of State's Office, which enables site visitors to search local business records.
"The decision to feed hummingbirds carries along the responsibility to offer them fresh, healthy food and a safe, clean feeding station. Forget the commercial nectars or red dyes. Plain old sugar dissolved in water at a ratio of one part sugar to four parts water is best. This approximates the sweetness of flower nectar. Use only white table sugar. Honey and artificial sweeteners have been shown to be harmful to hummingbirds. Because of the high sugar level, hummingbird nectar may sour and mold may grow in the feeder in warm weather. When preparing your sugar-water, boil the water for a few minutes, stir in the sugar and let it cool, then fill the feeder and refrigerate any excess solution. Keep your feeder clean by rinsing it out between fillings. If you see spots of mold, scrub with a brush. If the mold persists use a 5% dilute bleach solution, then rinse thoroughly. Replace old nectar with fresh sugar water every week in spring and fall, every two to three days as it warms up, and daily if the temperature rises above 85 degrees."
This publication also offers facts on Colorado hummingbirds, including their coloring, flight, and their enormous appetites - they eat up to five times their body weight each day!
If you don't have a feeder, the Division of Wildlife's website lists places you can go to view hummingbirds.
Lead Services Directory, July 2007 – lists such resources as home test kits, blood lead analysis labs, certified contractors, and a dozen other categories
Lead-Based Paint Abatement and Waste Management, 2002 – excellent overview on exposure, effect on children, abatement, disposal, soil contamination, and more
Childhood Lead Poisoning in Colorado, 2005 – data, screening guidelines
Denver Childhood Blood Lead Survey, January 1996
Lead-Based Paint Hazards and Regulation Requirements, Division of Housing
Lead Poisoning Prevention web site, CDPHE– lists sources of lead
Lead-Based Paint Compliance web site, CDPHE -- approved encapsulant products, statutes, and regulations
A search in our online catalog turns up additional titles available for loan.
In 2006 the General Assembly passed several new measures applicable to young drivers. An issue brief, "New Driving Laws for Minor Drivers", from the Legislative Council provides a nice overview. Other materials on driving and driver's safety are available from the State Publications Library. Use the keyword "driving" in our library catalog for a list of titles.
We also have a very interesting book in our collection available for loan: "Spanning Generations: The Historic Bridges of Colorado" (TRA1.2/B76/2004) from the Department of Transportation that contains a pictorial history of Colorado bridges, including a chapter on bridge types. If you feel like a drive in the high country, we have a pamphlet for "Driving Tours of Historic Bridges in Fremont County and near Interstate 70 west of Denver." (TRA1.2/B76/2004/2)
Fight the Bite Colorado
West Nile Virus, Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology Division
The Regional Air Quality Council has a site with basic facts on ozone, tips on limiting ozone-producing emissions, and you can also sign up for ozone action email alerts.
For information on the state's efforts to reduce ozone air pollution, visit the Department of Public Health and Environment's Ozone page. Current air quality readings for Colorado can be found at http://apcd.state.co.us/psi/today.phtml, from the Air Pollution Control Division.
In 2003 Governor Owens issued Executive Order D 002 03 to coordinate efforts to eradicate this plant on public land. In response to the Executive Order the Department of Natural Resources published a report, 10-Year Strategic Plan on the Comprehensive Removal of Tamarisk and the Coordinated Restoration of Colorado’s Native Riparian Ecosystems, in 2004.
You may wonder what this plant looks like. It isn’t just a little weed, easy to overlook. Thick stands, up to 15 feet high, obstruct views of lakes and rivers and make access to them difficult. It crowds out native shrubs and trees that wildlife depend on and is of no use to native species. Difficult to eradicate, the most critical problem is that it consumes enormous amounts of water. One acre of tamarisk uses 1.3 million gallons of water per year. For pictures and details, check out the above reports and the following state publications:
Streamlines, v.20, no. 3, pp. 4-5
Weed Profile, Saltcedar (Tamarisk) Colorado State Parks
Publications on wind power are also available to check out from the State Publications Library. A keyword search using the term "wind power" will bring up a list of titles. Titles which may be of interest:
Wind Energy in Colorado: A Practical Guide for Farmers and Ranchers
Windpower and Wildlife in Colorado (Resource Guide from the Colorado Division of Wildlife)
- Developing with Wildlife in Mind
- Mountain Lion-Human Interaction
- Coping with Skunks
- Preventing Woodpecker Damage
- Wildlife in Danger
- Effects of Population Growth on Wildlife Habitat in Colorado
- Living with Deer and Elk
- Too Close for Comfort: How to Avoid Conflicts with Wildlife in the City
- Don't Tempt with Twinkies: Wildlife and People at Risk
- Human-Wildlife Interactions on Mt. Evans
- Fences for Man and Beast
- Rabies in Pets, Livestock, and Wildlife
- Cities & Birds
For updates on fires in Colorado, check the Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center. In-depth fire data is also available through the Colorado division of the Bureau of Land Management, including fire weather and smoke dispersion forecasts.
Publications in our library on lightning and wildfire safety can be located by using the key words "wildfire" and "lightning" in the library catalog.
Online titles which may be of interest:
"Creating Wildfire Defensible Zones"
"Vegetative Recovery after Forest Fire"
"Soil Erosion Control after Wildfire"
- The Colorado Bicycling Manual: the official rule book for bikes and pedestrians. The manual includes the rules of the road, tips and suggestions for equipment and accessories, and theft prevention.
- Colorado Biking Links
- Colorado Bicycling Maps
- Share the Road video
- Special Tips
- How bikeable is your community?
Information about Bike Month events can be found on the Bike Colorado web site, and Colorado Bike Month posters are available to download for printing at http://www.dot.state.co.us/bikeped/Poster.htm. Materials on biking are also available for lending from the Colorado State Publications Library. Search for "bicycle" in our catalog for a list of titles.
Blazing the Tuberculosis Trail – Shows the history of tuberculosis treatment in Colorado’s early days and how National Jewish Hospital opened as a tuberculosis sanatorium, along with 3 other sanatoria. (Descriptions of the open air treatment are fascinating.)
A Medical Gentleman: James J. Waring M.D. - Biography of this early Colorado doctor who had the disease himself, with his work in the field, along with a picture of the stigma attached to TB. (Laws prohibiting hand shaking and kissing were attempted. Those prohibiting spitting were passed.)
Annual Reports of the State Board of Health, 1876- Case histories, rules for consumptives
Recent Levels of Known Tuberculosis in Colorado, 1957 – data for the 1940’s and 50’s, in addition to the work of Dr. Florence Sabin. (In 1949, about 69% of the metro area population aged 15 and older were x-rayed.)
Tuberculosis Manual – Current guidelines for screening, treatment, prevention, etc.
Tuberculosis in Colorado: A Summary of Cases – data for most years back to 1999.
Tuberculosis Program website at the Department of Public Health and Environment
The commission was created by the state legislature in 2006 to make recommendations for comprehensive health care reform. Their charge was to select plans that would increase access to health care coverage and decrease costs for residents.
Features of the proposed programs include subsidies for those under 200 - 400% of the federal poverty level, and mandated health coverage. Details on the proposals are available on the commission's proposal website.
It's fishing season! Now that the days are getting nicer, it's great to spend time outdoors. If you like fishing, there are many good sources of information from the Colorado Division of Wildlife. You can find valuable information online, and we have fishing guides and maps available to check out from our library.
- 2007 Colorado Fishing (Fishing Regulations and Property Directory) --A directory of rules and restrictions for individual fishing spots across Colorado. Also available for lending at the CoSPL (NR6.44/2007)
- Colorado Fishing Map (NR 6.29/F52/1999)
- Fishing Close to Home (NR6.2/F52/2006/2) --A guide to the lakes and streams along the central front range open to public fishing. Includes an identification guide and pointers on catching and cleaning fish.
- Fishing Colorado Hot Spots
- 2007 Fish Distribution schedule (NR6/230.10/2007) - A list of species and stocking numbers for Colorado streams, lakes, ponds, etc.
- How to Catch Trout (NR6.2/T75/1991) --Tips on trout fishing, where to go, fly tying, etc.
- Species Identification
For young fisher-folk, check out the " 101 places to take a kid fishing" web site, and "Martin the Martian Learns to Fish" a comic book put out by the Division of Wildlife. (NR6.2/M36/1987)
Follow Martin the Martian as he learns why humans fish; a brief history of fishing; what equipment, bait, and clothing fishers need; how to think like a fish; common fish species in the state; and how to cast, catch, clean, store, and cook a fish.
Colorado.com is the official Colorado tourism site. It has many resources for planning your vacation, whether you are a Colorado resident wishing to learn more about your state, or traveling here from somewhere else.
The Colorado Department of Transportation produces the official state maps. These can be borrowed from our library.
If you are interested in visiting historic sites in Colorado, many are listed on the Colorado Historical Society's webpage. Also, we have available in our library the book Colorado Museums and Historic Sites. This book lists nearly all the museums and places of historical interest to visit throughout the state. And if you are visiting here in Denver, Colorado's Capitol is one of the most popular tourist spots. In our library you can find publications such as "Visitor's Guide to Colorado's Capitol" and "Memorials and Art Around the State Capitol," as well as Derek Everett's book "The Colorado State Capitol." There is also a virtual tour of the state house provided by the Colorado Legislative Council.
The Colorado Department of Natural Resources has many publications of interest to tourists and vacationers, including hiking maps produced by Colorado State Parks, and wildlife viewing guides produced by the Division of Wildife. Check our catalog for the many titles offered by this agency.
Finally, if you're interested in tourism statistics, we have those, too. Examples include the Colorado Visitor's Study, produced annually, as well as some older publications like statistical studies of the Colorado ski industry done by CU-Boulder in the 1980s. Again, check our catalog for these and other Colorado tourism resources.
- Flash flood facts and tips
- Lightning safety and tips
- 72 hour family emergency kit
- Family Emergency Preparedness Guide
- Public Preparedness Information
Additional print resources can be located by searching our library catalog using keywords: "floods", "wildfires", "tornado", or "emergency".
-State Homepage: "Information for Kids and Students"
-Colorado Historical Society: "Kid's Page"
-Division of Minerals and Geology: "Kid's Page"
-Department of Agriculture: "Kid's Page"
-Secretary of State's Office: "Kid's Page"
-Colorado State Archives: "Colorado Bibliographies: Books for Kids"
-Attorney General: "Safe Surfing Initiative Kids Page"
-Division of Wildlife: "Discovery Pages"
"Annual Report of the State Engineer"which gives a summary of Colorado water issues for the year. Issues for 1996 - 2005 are available online, and biennial reports from 1885 -1944 are available in the State Publications Library.
"Guide to Colorado Well Permits, Water Rights, and Water Administration" (Colorado Division of Water Resources)
The Colorado Division of Water Resources, Colorado Water Conservation Board, and the CSU Cooperative Extension Service are also good sources for water information.
Because the biocontrol agents are usually host specific, you must accurately identify the species you are trying to control. The site includes a link to the Colorado Weed Management Association Noxious Weeds site to help with identification. Additional information can be found in the CSU Cooperative Extension’s Gardening Online Fact Sheets and Insects Online Fact Sheets. In addition, a search in our online catalog turns up many publications on weeds, insects, and organic gardening which can be borrowed from our library. One helpful title is Weeds of Colorado: A Comprehensive Guide to Identification, 1998, by Robert Zimdahl, published by Cooperative Extension.
Once the budget has been printed, a copy will be available at our library, and an electronic version will posted on the Session Laws web page. Historical budget information is also available at the State Publications Library.
In addition to advancing the state’s efficient, renewable, and clean energy resources, the GEO will add a new full-time climate change advisor. As part of his New Energy Economy, Governor Ritter also recently issued two Executive Orders on the Greening of State Government. These detail the plans for Colorado state government to take a position of leadership by reducing the environmental impact of state government agencies.
Our library has several documents on the Columbine investigation, including Report of the investigation into the 1997 directed report and related matters concerning the Columbine High School shootings in April 1999; Report of the investigation into missing daily field activity and daily supervisor reports related to Columbine High School shootings; and The report of Governor Bill Owens' Columbine Review Commission. We also have in our collection documents from CU's Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence.
The Oklahoma City bombing was an act of domestic terrorism, and you can read about Colorado's efforts to prepare for terrorism in the State of Colorado Homeland Security Strategy and Colorado homeland security in 2006, both available in our library.
Celebrations in Colorado take place the entire week especially in the Denver area. If you would like to celebrate by planting a tree, our library has many resources to help select an appropriate tree. A search of “trees” in our online catalog turns up 125 items covering such varieties as evergreen, deciduous, mountain trees, natives; topics such as how to plant trees; xeriscaping; pests, diseases, and more. Most of these resources are from the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension.
“A person shall not drive a motor vehicle in the passing lane of a highway if the speed limit is sixty-five miles per hour or more unless such person is passing other motor vehicles that are in a nonpassing lane or turning left, or unless the volume of traffic does not permit the motor vehicle to safely merge into a nonpassing lane.”
Brochures with information about traffic safety are available on the Colorado Department of Transportation website: http://www.dot.state.co.us/Publications/onlinebrochures.htm
The Colorado Legislative Council recently published an Issue Brief called Identity Theft on the topic of placing a security freeze on credit reports. It provides a brief summary of the act and how to go about setting up a freeze, providing you with contact information and charges. Check it out.
The Governor's Office of Energy Management and Conservation provides a wealth of information on current renewable energy programs, and their publications section has fact sheets on sun, wind and biofuel energy. Another good source is ColoradoENERGY.org , a portal of energy facts and information put together by a coalition of Colorado energy organizations.
Recent titles from our collection include:
Attracting Butterflies to the Garden
Rock Garden Plants
Native Herbaceous perennials for Colorado landscapes
Homeowners' Guide: Alternative pest management for the lawn and garden.
To find other publications on this topic, search our library catalog using the keyword "garden".
Now everyone can listen to "Where the Columbines Grow" by going to the site called Colorado State Song. If you would like the sheet music, our library can fax or mail it to you.
For additional business and economic information, check out our subject resources guide.
The State Publications Library has several studies on homelessness in the Denver metro area which can be accessed online, or borrowed through interlibrary loan:
- Homelessness in the Denver metropolitan area : fourth homeless point in time study, January 27, 2003
- Homelessness in the Denver metropolitan area : fall point in time study, September 19, 2000
- Homelessness in the Denver metropolitan area : a base line point in time study, June 15, 1998
Other studies can be found by a keyword search for "homeless" in our library catalog.
A search in our online catalog on child abuse turns up several dozen titles. More recent ones include:
Child Abuse: Information for School Employees, Colorado Department of Education, 2006
Child Abuse and Prevention, Colorado Department of Education, 2004
Preventing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect: Guidance for School Personnel, Colorado Department of Education, 2002
Child Abuse and Neglect Cases in the Colorado Courts 1996-2000: a Reassessment, Colorado Judicial Branch, 2002
In addition, these titles, as well as related ones, can be borrowed in hardcopy from our library.
For help with federal forms call the IRS hotline: 1-800-829-1040, and check with your local libray for tax information resources.
Even if the bill does not pass, there are already steps consumers can take to reduce the amount of junk mail they receive. A publication from the Governor's Office of Energy Management and Conservation, Stamp Out Unwanted Mail, outlines the steps consumers can take to remove themselves from various national marketing lists and credit card offers.
The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey site has information for everyone on ways to help prevent the spread of destructive tree insects through the appropriate use of firewood. Similar information is on CSU Extension’s fact sheet, Firewood and House Log Insects.
-Colorado Dept. of Human Services' adoption resources page - provides links to sites for searching for children to adopt, help for adoptive parents, and assistance with the adoption process.
-Answers to Your Questions About Relinquishment and Adoption
-The Compass: A Family Guide to Post-Adoption Resources in Colorado
-Recruitment and Retention Resources: Adoption, Foster Care
-A Guide to Adoption Benefits in Colorado
-A Place to Call Home, Forever
Our library has cataloged CDOT’s research reports on de-icers for those who want more background. Some are available online, but all can be borrowed in hardcopy from our library.
Evaluation of Products That Protect Concrete and Steel from Winter Maintenance
A Synthesis to Improve the Design and Construction of CDOT's Bridge Anti-Icing Systems
Corrosion Effects of Magnesium Chloride and Sodium Chloride on Automobiles
Cost of Sanding
Evaluation and Comparison of Three Chemical Deicers for Use in Colorado
Evaluation of Selected Deicers Based on a Review of the Literature
Studies of Environmental Effects of Magnesium Chloride Deicer in Colorado
Effect of Magnesium Chloride on Asphalt Pavements
Preliminary Environmental Evaluation of Caliber M1000 De-icer for Use in Colorado
The Colorado Climate Center has an interesting web site, also useful to students. The Learn About the Climate of Colorado page describes winters on the Colorado plains as “dry winters with occasional wind-blown snow.” Obviously this winter is not the norm. On this site also click on For fun: Q & A for answers to more climate-related questions.
After the Boettchers' deaths in the 1950s, the mansion's future was in question. The neighborhood was changing, and as Capitol Hill's days as an exclusive and wealthy neighborhood had passed, the mansion was no longer practical as a single-family home. Other neighborhood houses were being torn down or converted into apartments and office buildings. So the home was given by the Boettcher Foundation to the State of Colorado for use as a governor's residence, where not only could the governor's family reside, but the home could also serve as space for official functions. Despite initial opposition from the State, the mansion was finally accepted in 1959 and Gov. Stephen McNichols and his family moved in.
Many of the Boettcher's furnishings can still be seen in the mansion, while others have been brought in during succeeding governors' administrations. Under former First Lady Frances Owens, significant restoration was done along with redecoration of some of the rooms. Well-known furnishings in the mansion include a Louis XIV desk; a chandelier that hung in the White House during the Grant administration (when Colorado became a state); rare 18th century tapestries; and china from the USS Colorado.
To commemorate the Boettchers' legacy in the mansion, Governor Bill Owens in 2003 issued an Executive Order officially renaming it the "Governor's Residence at the Boettcher Mansion."
For more on the mansion, its history, and availability for special events, see the mansion's brand-new homepage.
Many employers are wondering how to verify documents provided by new employees. The CDLE recommends using two free online databases:
1) The "Basic Pilot Program" - a site maintained by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Bureau; and
2) The "Social Security Number Verification Service" - maintained by the Social Security Administration.
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