More CWD on western slope...Update


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Jan 24, 2002
This was on the news today...

More Deer Near Hayden Have Wasting Disease
Governor Creates Chronic Wasting Disease Task Force
Posted: 12:22 p.m. MDT April 9, 2002

HAYDEN, Colo. -- Two more deer from Colorado's Western Slope have tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

The new cases were found among 311 wild deer killed near a captive elk ranch near Hayden.

The Division of Wildlife tested the deer to see if the disease had spread to the area surrounding the ranch. Two cases in wild deer at the Motherwell Ranch marked the first time chronic wasting disease has been detected west of the Continental Divide in Colorado.

Governor Owens announced the creation of a state task force Tuesday, charged with reviewing and overseeing Colorado's response to the brain malady.

The governor will meet with Western Slope officials this week on the state's response to the relative of mad cow disease.