LSR Museum Fall Festival Is Today
The Little Snake River Museum Fall Festival is today from 1 to 4 with crafts and games. From 2 to 3 children can Trick-or-Treat in the historic buildings for period treats – costumes are optional. The Museum is located in Savory. For more information call 307-383-7262.
Ways to Make a Difference this Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Unfortunately, too many of us know someone – a family member, friend or colleague – who is affected by breast cancer. In fact, breast cancer accounts for nearly one in three cancers diagnosed in U.S. women, according to the American Cancer Society. Since there is no cure for breast cancer, much more needs to be done in the fight against this life-threatening disease.
There are several easy ways you can make a difference this October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and beyond:
Get the Word Out.
Awareness is crucial to early diagnosis and timely treatment. Talk to your sisters, mothers, daughters, aunts and friends about scheduling annual checkups and diagnostic tests.
Since genetics can play a factor, sharing your medical history with your family is especially important. Use free web services, such as the government’s Family Health Portrait tool, available at https://familyhistory.hhs.gov/fhh-web/home.action, to collect this information and help your health care provider formulate a prevention plan.
Show Your Support.
An easy — and fun — way to show your support and raise funds year round is by participating in walks and runs. Gather a group of friends and family and find a local walk or race that raises funds for an organization tied to research or finding a cure. It’s a meaningful way to get directly involved.
BCRF-funded research has indicated that there is a positive relationship between exercise, a healthy lifestyle, and breast cancer risk.
Among other things, it is important to maintain a healthy body weight through exercise and a well-balanced diet. One weight maintenance trick is to stay hydrated and eat plenty of fiber-rich foods like almonds, beans and apples, which make you feel full and can help you avoid overeating.
This Breast Cancer Awareness month, there are many great ways to support causes that fight this all-too-common, life-threatening disease. Find out more by visiting www.cancer.org.
WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK
The week of October 20th through October 26th is Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Colorado. This is an excellent time for all individuals, families, businesses, schools, and media outlets 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 to discuss:
Monday………..Winter Travel Safety
Thursday……..Wind Chill Temperatures and Hypothermia
Saturday……..Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Review
In weekend high school sports:
Steamboat lost to Rifle (50-10).
Soroco fell to West Grand (16-6).
Hayden fell to Vail Christian (20-0).
Moffat County lost to Montezuma-Cortez (41-21).
Little Snake River Valley fell to Dubois 56-8.
Steamboat topped Rifle (3-0).
Soroco lost to Hotchkiss at (3-1).
Hayden beat Vail Mountain (3-0).
Little Snake River Valley defeated Encampment (3-0).
Hayden lost to Vail Christian 3-0.
In cross country:
The Moffat County girls won at regionals. The boys finished 8th.