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Rick Upchurch Fighting Cancer in Craig

upchurchBoys and girls who would like to improve their fundamental sports skills are invited to a football camp at Moffat County High School over the next three nights. Former Bronco player Rick Upchurch is in Craig, along with a handful of other former Bronco players to raise money for the fight against cancer. Upchurch, a cancer survivor himself, and his crew will welcome kids Continue reading

Marijuana Recommended for Sufferers of PTSD

MARIJUANA-300Colorado’s chief medical officer plans to recommend post-traumatic stress disorder as a condition to be treated with medical marijuana. The addition of PTSD would be the first medical ailment added to Colorado’s medical pot program since it was approved by voters in 2000. The decision still awaits consideration by the full Continue reading

Checking For Radon

RADONWinter is the perfect time to test your home for radon, according the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas responsible for hundreds of Colorado lung cancer deaths each year. The colorless, odorless, tasteless gas can enter homes through miniscule cracks in floors or small spaces around utility pipes, and it Continue reading

Rick Upchurch Raising Money for Fight Against Cancer in Craig

upchurchFormer Denver Broncos player Rick Upchurch is in Craig this weekend, helping to raise money for the Moffat County Cancer Society. Upchurch played for the Broncos from 1975 to 1983, and appeared in two Super Bowls with the team. He has been using his time now to spread awareness of cancer, having been diagnosed himself with Leukemia. Upchurch and other fellow former Continue reading

Man Awaiting Sentence Dies of Cancer

14th-judicial-district-300The family of a man awaiting sentencing in a fatal traffic collision in Steamboat says he has died of cancer. Reports say Scott Penfold died Tuesday. His family submitted a death notice to the judge. Penfold was convicted last month of careless Continue reading

Craig Relay-4-Life is Tonight

RELAY-FOR-LIFE-300The Craig Relay 4 Life takes place tonight at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. Participants will walk to raise awareness and funds for the fight against cancer. Cancer survivors, patients, supporters, and caregivers will all take part in a shortened event. Organizers say they are Continue reading

Colorado to Become First “Right To Try” State

co-state-capitol-300Colorado is poised to become the first state in the nation to allow terminally ill patients to access safe experimental medications that could save their lives, even when those medicines are years away from Continue reading