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Vaccine Clinic – June 25th, 2021

Download: COVID-19 Vaccine Form
Download: Get Your Shot (Flyer)

The Baca County Board of Public Health, Baca County Public Health Agency, Southeast Colorado Hospital District will be holding a Covid-19 vaccination clinic at the Minnick Building at the County Fairgrounds on Friday, June 25th, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. For the Moderna vaccine, you need to be 18 or older. The Pfizer vaccine is eligible for kids 12 and over. If you are between the ages of 12-18 and would like to receive a vaccine, please contact Baca County Public Health as we may be able to obtain doses of the Pfizer vaccine for the clinic.

There is a form that needs to be completed; having the form completed prior to arrival will help make things run more smoothly. You can receive the form from the Baca County Commissioner’s office or on our website at www.bacacountyco.gov; see “vaccine form.” Also, if you return your completed form to the Baca County Public Health Agency or Commissioner’s office prior to the clinic, we will have an idea how many residents to expect; note, the health assessment section should be completed after you arrive at the clinic.

If you have any questions, please call the commissioner’s office at 719.523.6532 or Baca County Public Health Agency at 719.523.6621.

Vaccine Clinic – June 4th, 2021

Download: COVID-19 Vaccine Form

The Baca County Board of Public Health, Baca County Public Health Agency, Southeast Colorado Hospital District will be holding a Covid-19 vaccination clinic at the Minnick Building at the County Fairgrounds on Friday, June 4th, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. For the Moderna vaccine, you need to be 18 or older. The Pfizer vaccine is eligible for kids 12 and over. If you are between the ages of 12-18 and would like to receive a vaccine, please contact Baca County Public Health as we may be able to obtain doses of the Pfizer vaccine for the clinic.

There is a form that needs to be completed; having the form completed prior to arrival will help make things run more smoothly. You can receive the form from the Baca County Commissioner’s office or on our website at www.bacacountyco.gov; see “vaccine form.” Also, if you return your completed form to the Baca County Public Health Agency or Commissioner’s office prior to the clinic, we will have an idea how many residents to expect; note, the health assessment section should be completed after you arrive at the clinic.

If you have any questions, please call the commissioner’s office at 719.523.6532 or Baca County Public Health Agency at 719.523.6621.

Vaccine Clinic – May 21st, 2021

Download: COVID-19 Vaccine Form

The Baca County Board of Public Health, Baca County Public Health Agency, Southeast Colorado Hospital District will be holding a Covid-19 vaccination clinic at the Minnick Building at the County Fairgrounds on Friday, May 21, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. For the Moderna vaccine, you need to be 18 or older. The Pfizer vaccine is eligible for kids 12 and over. If you are between the ages of 12-18 and would like to receive a vaccine, please contact Baca County Public Health as we may be able to obtain doses of the Pfizer vaccine for the clinic.

There is a form that needs to be completed; having the form completed prior to arrival will help make things run more smoothly. You can receive the form from the Baca County Commissioner’s office or on our website at www.bacacountyco.gov; see “vaccine form.” Also, if you return your completed form to the Baca County Public Health Agency or Commissioner’s office prior to the clinic, we will have an idea how many residents to expect; note, the health assessment section should be completed after you arrive at the clinic.

If you have any questions, please call the commissioner’s office at 719.523.6532 or Baca County Public Health Agency at 719.523.6621.

Resolution 2021 – 06

Download: Resolution 2021 – 06 (PDF)

RESOLUTION NO. 2021 – 06
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF THE COUNTY OF BACA STATE OF COLORADO A RESOLUTION OPPOSING 2022 BALLOT INITIATIVE 16

WHEREAS, on March 17, 2021, a citizens initiative entitled “Protect Animals from
Unnecessary
Suffering and Exploitation (PAUSE) was approved by the Title Board of the Colorado Secretary of State for petition to the November 2022 General Election as Initiative 16: and

WHEREAS, the initiative will broadly redefine animal sexual abuse in a manner that
will criminalize many common and necessary veterinary and animal husbandry practices; and

WHEREAS, the initiative criminalizes the following veterinary and animal husbandry
practices: spaying
and neutering, reproductive practices (artificial insemination, pregnancy
diagnosis, fertility testing) etc.; and

WHEREAS, the initiative will additionally require tremendous delays, in most cases years,
prior to the humane harvesting of livestock; and

WHEREAS, these delays (up to onequarter of an animals statutorily defined natural
lifespan) will greatly increase the costs to livestock producers by forcing the continuation of
feeding this
livestock past their prime harvest age at which will cause meat of lower quality to be sold to the consumer at much higher purchase prices; and

WHEREAS, these increases in livestock production costs will put Colorado producers at an
unfair
disadvantage to surrounding states and countries that compete with Colorado producers for the same markets causing many to severely reduce or go out of business; and

WHEREAS, many Colorado farmers sell their crops to these producers but because of the
reduction or elimination of these livestock markets, many farmers will also struggle; and

WHEREAS, Initiative 16 is an industry killing effort that will have a disastrous
economic impact
to farmers, ranchers, meat cutters, veterinarians, and other related industries;
and

WHEREAS, the governors spokeswoman Shelby Wieman said Governor Polis “agrees with
farmers and ranchers that the PAUSE ballot initiative
would hurt Colorado and destroy jobs, and he opposes it”; and

WHEREAS, this Board detests the infliction of needless suffering of animals and recognizes
that
our cattle and livestock producers take great effort to treat their animals humanely.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the County
of
Baca, Colorado, as follows:
1
. the Board opposes this Initiative 16 and urges the Governor of Colorado and
Commissioner of the Colorado Department of Agriculture to continue to do the
same; and
2. urges all citizens of Baca County to decline to sign any petition that supports placing
Initiative 16 (PAUSE) on
the November 2022 ballot: and
3. that all people that care about the well-being of animalsbe they livestock, pets,
service animals, or other take action to defeat this measure if it does make the
November 2022 ballot.

Adopted this 13th day of May 2021.

Vaccine Clinic – May 7th, 2021

Download: COVID-19 Vaccine Form

Note: The location has changed to the Minnick Building at the Fairgrounds

The Baca County Board of Public Health, Baca County Public Health Agency, Southeast Colorado Hospital District will be holding a Covid-19 vaccination clinic at the Minnick Building at the County Fairgrounds on Friday, May 7, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. All Coloradans over the age of 16 are now eligible for the vaccine; however, for the Moderna vaccine, you need to be 18 or older. If you are between the ages of 16-18 and would like to receive a vaccine, please contact Baca County Public Health as we may be able to obtain doses of the Pfizer vaccine for the clinic.

There is a form that needs to be completed; having the form completed prior to arrival will help make things run more smoothly. You can receive the form from the Baca County Commissioner’s office or on our website at www.bacacountyco.gov; see “vaccine form.” Also, if you return your completed form to the Baca County Public Health Agency or Commissioner’s office prior to the clinic, we will have an idea how many residents to expect; note, the health assessment section should be completed after you arrive at the clinic.

If you have any questions, please call the commissioner’s office at 719.523.6532 or Baca County Public Health Agency at 719.523.6621.

 

Proclamation for Child Abuse Prevention Month

The Baca County Board of Commissioners, Department of Human Services, and Baca Child  Protection Team Proclamation for Child Abuse Prevention Month

Download: Child Abuse Prevention Month PDF

WHEREAS, children are key to the countys future success, prosperity, and quality of life and,
while children are our most vulnerable: and

WHEREAS, every child is entitled to be loved, cared for, nurtured, feel secure, and be free from
verbal
, sexual, emotional, physical abuse and neglect; and

WHEREAS, child abuse and neglect can be prevented by supporting and strengthening Baca
County families, thus preventing the far-reaching effects of maltreatment, providing children  the opportunity to develop healthy, trusting family bonds, and consequently, building the
foundations of communities; and
.

WHEREAS, we must come together as partners so that the voices of our children are heard by
all, and we are as a community, aware of child maltreatment prevention and working to extend a helping hand to children and families in need; and

WHEREAS, by providing a safe and nurturing environment for our children, free of violence,
abuse, and neglect, we can ensure that children will grow to their full potential as the next
generation of leaders,
helping to secure the future of this county, state, and nation;

NOW, therefore, we, Baca County Board of Commissioners, Baca County Department of Human Services, and Baca County Child Protection Team, do hereby proclaim April 2021 as CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

Done this 8th day of April 2021

BACA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
(Signatures can be found in the full document)