Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Colorado continues to fight climate change with a series of newly signed laws

Several state agencies will implement policies to slash greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, protect our natural and agricultural lands, and make the state more resilient 

Governor Polis recently signed into law a series of bills passed by the Colorado legislature that build on the state‚Äôs commitment to an equitable transition to a low-carbon economy through robust policies and targeted funding. 

Mental Health Support Available to Communities Statewide

November 24, 2020
Contact:  Mary Peck, 720-428-0441,

Broomfield, Colo. - In a year that has resulted in increased strain on mental health, and with the arrival of the holiday season, the Colorado Departments of Agriculture, Human Services and Public Health and Environment remind Coloradans that support is available to people in every Colorado county through a number of different resources:

Ram Diagnosed with Rabies in El Paso County

August 12, 2020
Contact: Mary Peck, 720-428-0441,

Broomfield, Colo. - The Colorado Department of Agriculture has confirmed that a 3-month-old ram in El Paso county with neurologic signs tested positive for rabies at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment laboratory. This is the third case of rabies in domestic livestock in Colorado in 2020; a bull in Pueblo county and a goat in Yuma county were diagnosed with rabies earlier this year.