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Two flu-related deaths have been reported so far this winter in San Juan County, New Mexico, as one of the worst flu seasons in recent years sweeps the United States.

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The 2018 flu season is still underway.

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The Colorado Children's Campaign presented the results of the 2016-2017 Kids Count survey to local education, social service, and health and wellness leaders Monday afternoon. After their presentation, KSJD's Austin Cope spoke with a representatives from the Campaign to talk more about the results of the data.

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President Trump has proposed slashing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s budget by 30 percent.

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The Montezuma County commissioners gave approval Monday for the county health department to hire a new employee for 30 hours a week to help free up environmental health specialist Melissa Mathews for her other duties. The commission and health staff discussed a recent article in the Cortez Journal that charges the health department violated state open-records law by failing to turn over inspection records of 143 restaurant facilities upon request and demanding excessive fees.