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Over 800 children were vaccinated for the flu in Pueblo yesterday. Fear of the flu, with the death of six children in Colorado so far, is prompting parents to get their kids flu shots. The vaccines have been in short supply but Gov. Owens said another 4,000 does of the vaccine was on its way to Colorado cities with Pueblo getting a hefty dose of the amounts available.
State officials say they are not sure how much, if any; taxpayers will save on auto insurance rates with the repeal of the Colorado No-Fault System. It may take up to 18 months until officials know for sure how national insurance companies adjust the rates for the state. So far motorists have not seen much of an impact in lower rates.
The West Nile Virus has claimed its 54th victim in Colorado, by far the most of any state. An Otero County woman is the latest victim. The West Nile, carried by mosquitos, is over for the season but there are still people suffering from the effects of the virus and more deaths could occur.
An Ortega Middle School 6th Grader in Alamosa, Ben Goldsworthy, was honored for creating the best conservation poster in Colorado this year. The honor came from the Colorado Association of Conservation District. Food for the future was the theme.
The Colorado Department of Education named a John Mall High School teacher as its educator of the year. Henry Mcintosh, a Language Arts Teacher, was honored Wednesday night. He has worked in the Walsenburg school system for 3 years and prior to that was in Colorado Springs for 20 years. Mcintosh established advanced placement classes to better prepare students for college, set up tours of Great Britain and helped organize athletic events. He will now be considered as U.S. Educator of the Year.
The biggest mailing day of the year is slated for next Monday, Dec. 15th. Colorado post offices are expected to handle 5 million holiday cards and one million packages. Mailing deadlines are fast approaching to get gifts to destinations on time.