Tag Archives: abuse

Award For MOCO Department Of Human Services

The Moffat County Department of Human Services in Craig will be presented an award this week by the Colorado Department of Human Services. The public is being invited to Continue reading

Man Gets 3 To 12 Years For Sexual Abuse Of Minor

A Green River man was sentenced to between 3 and 12 years in prison last month, after pleading guilty to Second Degree Sexual Abuse of a Minor. A judge credited 20-year-old Rhett Burge with 111 days served, for the time he spent in pre-sentence confinement and recommended that he be considered Continue reading

Millions To Go Towards Fighting Opioid Abuse

Nearly $8 million has been allocated by the department of Health and Human Services to go toward fighting the opioid epidemic in Colorado. HHS Secretary Tom Price announced last week that the agency will provide more than $485 million in federal grants to go towards fighting opioid abuse. The grants are part of the 21st Century Cures Act, which Congressman Scott Tipton helped pass at the end of Continue reading

Fundraiser For Substance Abuse Program

substance-abuse2There will be a fundraiser this weekend at the McDonalds in Craig, to benefit the Substance Abuse Prevention Program, in Craig and Moffat County. All proceeds will go towards Continue reading

Tipton Talks Opiod Legislation

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton has cosponsored legislation intended to push back against opioid abuse and addiction in the US and Northwest Colorado. The Congressman has put forth legislation that would require additional labeling for opioid medication, and another bill that would change the patient evaluation systems for Continue reading

Learn More About Prescription Drug Abuse

PILLSA meeting will take place tomorrow morning in Craig to discuss prescription drug abuse, and the formation of a youth mentorship program for Moffat County. The forum is being hosted by members from Grand Futures Prevention Coalition and the Moffat County Department of Social Services. The meeting starts at 11 Continue reading

Tipton Talks Opioid Legislation And Abuse

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300With opioid  use and abuse on the rise in Northwest Colorado, Wild West Radio’s Nolan Sharpe sat down with Congressman Scott Tipton to discuss legislation that he has sponsored to help curtail the epidemic, and what families and communities like ours can do to help prevent and limit the use of Continue reading

Child Abuse And Neglect Examined

noABUSE-300x205Legislation is on its way to the Colorado State Senate that would change the definition of child abuse and neglect. A state representative says the bill ensures the examination of all factors prior to removing a child from a home. The legislation also requires the state to work with Continue reading