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VNA Reps to Answer Health Insurance Questions

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Those who have questions regarding their health insurance can get some advice from the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association over the next couple of weeks. The VNA will set up at various locations throughout Moffat and Rio Blanco counties over the rest of the month. The idea is to provide one-on-one consultations Continue reading

State Health Department Urges Residents to get Flu Shots

seasonal-flu-300During the 2013-14 flu season, there were 1,759 hospitalizations in Colorado caused by the flu. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is advising people to get a vaccine as soon as possible to protect themselves from seasonal influenza. The vaccine is now available at most physician’s offices and pharmacies. An annual flu vaccine is recommended for everyone, beginning with children six months old. People at Continue reading

Ebola Outbreak Gets Political

ebolaThe Ebola outbreak is becoming a subject of debate in the Colorado Senate race. It began last week at a debate in Pueblo. Democratic Senator Mark Udall attacked his Republican challenger for voting to cut $300 million from the Centers for Disease Control, which is charged with containing the disease in the United States. On Continue reading

Statewide Energy Forum to be Broadcast Live on KRAI/55 Country

forumTomorrow’s energy forum in Denver will be broadcast live on 93.7102.3 KRAI, 55 Country and at KRAI.COM. The Consumer Energy Alliance is hosting a forum tomorrow morning that will give Colorado’s gubernatorial and senate candidates a chance to offer their visions of the state’s energy future to the public. The forum is sponsored by several Continue reading

Craig Teen “Lucky” to Survive Accident

Mile Marker 115 on Highway 40The Colorado State Patrol says a Craig teen was lucky to survive an accident yesterday morning in the Mount Harris Canyon on Highway 40. Troopers say 18-year old Jesse Decker fell asleep at the wheel at a little after 7:30 while entering a Continue reading

Rifle Season Begins, State to Make Big Bucks

hunting-300Big game hunting means big money for businesses across Colorado as the state’s nearly $1 billion hunting industry opened its first rifle season Saturday. Hunters can spend thousands of dollars for guided trips from local outfitters, and nonresident hunters pay $600 for an elk license. State officials say businesses that cater to hunters Continue reading

State Health Officials Violate Medical Privacy Rules

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Colorado health officials say they accidentally violated the medical privacy of about 15,000 people in a recent postcard mailing. The postcards were mailed as part of a survey sent to people receiving behavioral health services through Medicaid or the Department of Human Services’ Office of Behavioral Health. The breach Continue reading

Cybercafes Deemed Gambling

cybercafeThe Colorado Attorney General’s office has issued a legal opinion concluding that cybercafes are a form of illegal gambling and do not qualify for an exemption as sweepstakes. The opinion was prepared for the Colorado Department of Revenue’s gaming division. The opinion says the law requires that cybercafes be approved by Continue reading

Fraser Woman Killed in Rabbit Ears Crash

fatal-300A 61-year old Fraser woman was killed in an accident yesterday afternoon that closed Rabbit Ears Pass for several hours. The Colorado State Patrol was informed of the two-vehicle crash at Continue reading

Denver Post Endorses Gardner

gardnerThe Denver Post, a typically left leaning newspaper, has blasted Senator Mark Udall in a ringing endorsement for Congressman Cory Gardner. Gardner is trying to unseat Udall in the upcoming Senate race. The Denver Post has typically backed Democratic candidates in past election, having supported Udall during his 2008 campaign, and President Barack Continue reading

Gardner, Udall Added to Energy Forum

forumThe upcoming forum on the state’s energy future has just gotten bigger. Tuesday, Governor John Hickenlooper and his republican challenger, Bob Beauprez will enlighten Coloradans as to what their plans are for the future of energy in the state. Hickenlooper has been a supporter of green energy projects, and has aligned himself with the Continue reading

Tipton Honored by Farm Bureau

FARM BUREAUYesterday, the Colorado Farm Bureau (CFB) recognized Congressman Scott Tipton’s (R-CO) work in Congress on behalf of agriculture issues that impact farmers and ranchers across the 3rd Congressional District with the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Friend of Farm Bureau Award. Tipton serves on the House Agriculture Continue reading