TMH DONATES TO BREAST CANCER FIGHT
Last week, in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness month, The Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees contributed $525 to the Moffat County Cancer Society during a live auction held at the Moffat County High School volleyball match. On October 8th, The Memorial Hospital sponsored both the home and visiting volleyball teams. Each team sported pink and white shirts to honor those currently fighting or those who have fought and survived breast cancer. Before the start of the varsity game, a volleyball, signed by the MCHS volleyball team, was auctioned off. The winning bidder was the TMH Board of Trustees. THM Board Chairman, Don Cook said that the Board decided to make this donation when they heard that TMH was sponsoring the event in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. During the month of October, TMH hosted a number of events in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. The inaugural Mammos and Margaritas included three physicians speaking about the importance of screening exams and the latest advancements if diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer. A luncheon for breast cancer survivors was held on National Mammography Day as a way to honor those who have fought the battle against cancer and survived.
PARKS AND WILDLIFE FUNDS 18 WETLAND PROJECTS
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has selected 18 wetland and riparian restoration projects that will share in $700,000 in grants for the 2013 Wetlands Program grant cycle. Approved grant applications include stream bank restoration along the Carpenter Ranch section of the Yampa River, and the removal of invasive tamarisk trees on Brown’s Park National Wildlife Refuge. The selected projects encompass 1,225 acres around the state. The species that will benefit from the projects funded include eight priority waterfowl species and 15 priority non-game species. The funded projects will receive a share of $700,000 that was available this grant cycle. Funds for the Wetlands Program come from lottery-funded Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) and sales of the Colorado waterfowl stamp. Sixteen funding partners will contribute an additional $834,205 for these projects. Funding partners include private landowners, city, county, state and federal governments, and nonprofits such as Ducks Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy, and the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory. The complete list of 2013 wetland and riparian restoration projects can be found by clicking here.
CNCC TO HOLD WORKSHOP ON IMMIGRANT WORKER ISSUES
The Colorado Workforce Center, in partnership with Colorado Northwestern Community College invites you to attend the second in a series of informative roundtables. Senior Special Agent Steve Turza, from Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Investigation in Glenwood Springs will be presenting the workshop. The formal and informative training will help people determine if applicants are authorized workers and access various tools that can be utilized by employers. The information will help deter identity theft, and help gain a greater understanding of compliance with Immigration and State & Federal Regulations. The workshop is Wednesday from 9 to 11 at CNCC in Craig.
BENNETT URGES HOUSE TO TAKE UP IMMIGRATION BILL
Colorado Senator Michael Bennet is urging the U.S. House to take up legislation to reform the U.S. immigration system this year despite the recent paralysis in Washington. The Democrat is one of eight U.S. senators who crafted a bill to create a lengthy path to citizenship for those who entered the country illegally and to strengthen security along the U.S.-Mexico border. Bennet told the Inter American Press Association in Denver on Sunday that he is confident the House and Senate could reach a compromise this year on immigration reform – despite the partisan paralysis shown in the recent government shutdown. He urged the reform movement’s backers – ranging from chambers of commerce to farmers and unions – to keep pushing for a final package.
DEMS SAY THEY’LL HOLD “LISTENING” TOUR
Democratic members of the Colorado Senate say they’re taking to the state’s highways and byways to hear Coloradans’ ideas, concerns and guidance for the upcoming 2014 legislative session. The Senate Democrats have a tradition of conducting statewide listening tours, however, as evidenced by secession and recall efforts, many feel they haven’t always done so well on the “listening” portion. The “On the Road Again” listening tour will visit towns large and small throughout the state to engage residents on issues impacting their economies, livelihoods, and quality of life. The itinerary will also include tours of flood-ravaged cities in Northern Colorado. Democratic senators say they are preparing for the legislative session by also writing e-newsletters, issuing surveys, and answering phone calls and emails. Although no specific schedule was released, the tour will consist of two weekends of listening sessions in rural parts of the state and several individual weekday nights in metro area cities. Each listening session will be run by at least one member of Senate leadership, and legislators that represent the area. All the events will be free and open to the public.
THIS WEEK IS WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK
The week of October 20th through October 26th is Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Colorado. The National Weather Service says this is an excellent time for people, businesses, and schools to review their winter storm preparedness plans. It is especially important for all new arrivals to the state to become familiar with the National Weather Service watch and warning definitions, as well as winter safety procedures. Snow in Colorado is important to the farmers…the ski areas…and for filling up reservoirs. However…winter storms often bring heavy snow…bitterly cold temperatures…high winds…low visibilities and slick roads. This can lead to dangerous travel conditions and other life threatening situations such as avalanches and dangerously low wind chill temperatures. To help you prepare for these hazards this coming winter…the National Weather Service will issue statements throughout the week. This week’s statement is on Winter Travel Safety. You can read each statement by clicking the links below.
Monday………..Winter Travel Safety
Thursday……..Wind Chill Temperatures and Hypothermia
Saturday……..Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Review
SENATE CANDIDATE RECEIVES ENDORSEMENTS FROM COLLEGUES
U.S. Senate candidate Amy Stephens announced Friday that Colorado leaders, including newly-elected state Senator George Rivera (R-Pueblo), have endorsed her campaign and will help spread her conservative message across the Centennial State. Rivera says “the recall election proved that the right Republican candidate, when coupled with Colorado’s outstanding conservative grassroots activists, can win any race.” Last month, the voters that chose to recall Democrat Senator Angela Giron voted for Senator Rivera to replace her. He became the first Republican to represent Pueblo in the Colorado Senate since 1938. Other Colorado lawmakers that have endorsed Stephens include State Representative Clarice Navarro of Pueblo, State Representative Lois Langraf of Fountain, and State Representative Polly Lawrence of Littleton. Stephens said she’s honored to have their support.
In high school sports:
Over the weekend:
Steamboat lost to Rifle (50-10).
Meeker lost to Roaring Fork (28-0).
Soroco fell to West Grand (16-6).
Hayden fell to Vail Christian (20-0).
Moffat lost to Montezuma-Cortez (41-21).
Little Snake River Valley fell to Dubois (56-8).
Rangely topped Mancos (42-6).
Steamboat topped Rifle (3-0).
Meeker beat Rangely (3-1), and beat West Grand (3-0).
Rangely lost to Paonia (3-0).
Soroco lost to Hotchkiss at (3-1), and to North Park (3-1).
Hayden beat Vail Mountain (3-0), and lost to Vail Christian (3-0).
Little Snake River Valley defeated Encampment (3-0).
In cross country:
The Moffat County girls won at regionals. The boys finished 8th.
The Denver Broncos took their first loss of the year at Indianapolis 39-33 last night. The Broncos next game will take place Sunday at home against the Washington Redskins. You can catch that game live on 55 Country with the pre-game at noon and the kickoff at 2:30.