GarCo taking West Nile precautionsJuly 2, 2014
As people in the Roaring Fork Valley prepare for Independence Day picnics and other outdoor celebration, talk of the West Nile Virus on the Western Slope is increasing. The Colorado department of Public Health and Environment recently reported that mosquitoes carrying West Nile were collected in Adams, Boulder, Delta and Weld Counties. And Garfield County Vegetation Manager Steve Anthony expects to see more of the Culex mosquitoes that carry West Nile in the coming weeks.
KDNK's Eric Skalac spoke with Anthony to find out what to expect this summer and also about what precautions Garfield County residents can take to protect themselves.