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What is COVID-19?
CDC is responding to a pandemic of respiratory disease spreading from person-to-person caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The disease has been named “Coronavirus Disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). This situation poses a serious public health risk. The federal government is working closely with state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, as well as public health partners, to respond to this situation. COVID-19 can cause mild to severe illness; most severe illness occurs in older adults.
The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America — 15 Days to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) More at Whitehouse.gov.
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Subject: DNR Work Parties and Events
Given the recent development and risk associated with the COVID-19 virus, we are reaching out to provide an update of current DNR Recreation operations.
Effective immediately, all work parties and permitted events on DNR-managed lands are cancelled through the end of April. Should a safety or health issue arise at a recreation site that requires additional support, our Region Managers may make an exception to this direction, so long as appropriate safety precautions are taken. Our Recreation Managers are reaching out directly to their contacts who have events scheduled from now through April to discuss this change.
Otherwise, our recreation sites are open as normal. With offices and schools closing, we believe that being outdoors is a healthy activity option at this time. DNR will continue to assess public safety on our lands and make changes as necessary.
Thank you for your understanding, and please stay healthy.
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Owner/Publisher Karen’s lifelong love of horses began at a very early age when she wore out a couple of rocking horses before convincing her parents to get her the real thing. That ill-tempered bay gelding, Brandy, was a challenge for the young horsewoman, but it drove her ambition to become a horse trainer. After attending Canyonview Equestrian College’s Horsemanship Program, Karen realized she needed work that was a little more lucrative than training, so she took a job with Customs Brokerage to pay the bills. There, she discovered an affinity for computers and a talent for creating informative, entertaining newsletters. The Northwest Horse Source began as such a letter in December 1995, with a distribution of 1000 copies for its 12 black and white pages. Now 25 years later, it’s an online magazine and website with a reach of over 10,000 per month and growing! Not bad for the results of one woman’s dream to work with horses!
Today, Karen remains involved with every aspect of the magazine and treasures the community of thousands who share a common passion. Somewhere in the wee hours of the early mornings and late evenings, she still finds time to care for April, her gorgeous and sweet-tempered Quarter Horse.