Tag Archives: health

Get Paid To Lose Weight

Northwest Colorado Health has installed Weigh and Win kiosks in Craig and Steamboat.  Weigh and Win is a free community program that provides cash incentives to participants who Continue reading

UPDATE: YVMC Questioned About Plan For Old Safeway

The partnership between Yampa Valley Medical Center and UCHealth, also known as University Colorado Health Systems, was finalized Wednesday. With the partnership, YVMC will become the 8th hospital to join the association of UCHealth hospitals located throughout Colorado. By joining UCHealth, Continue reading

Rabies Cases Confirmed In Colorado

Following two confirmed rabies cases in Weld and Yuma counties, animal owners in Northwest Colorado are being encouraged to vaccinate their pets. Rabies vaccinations should be administered every three years, however, it tends to be something that Continue reading

Plan To Improve The Health Of The Yampa River

The City of Steamboat is working on a plan to improve the health and resiliency of the Yampa River. The Yampa River Health Assessment Stream Flow Management Plan will identify target flows for the river and will Continue reading

Kids Bike Safety Event Saturday In Craig

The Craig Police Department will host a “Bike Rodeo” Saturday at Woodbury Park in Craig, for kids ages 6 to 14.  The Bike Rodeo will take place from 9 to 11:30.  At the event, kids will learn more about bike safety and will also be able to register their bike with the Craig Police Department. Memorial Regional Health will also give the 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

Northwest Colorado Health’s Efforts Recognized

The Northwest Colorado Health offices in Craig and Steamboat were recognized recently for their work in reducing their patients’ high Continue reading

Interfaith Food Bank To Change Locations

The Interfaith Food Bank in Craig is on the move. The food bank will open at their new location behind  Trapper Health Club on west 3rd Street, on May 1st. The food banks last day at their current location, the Shadow Mountain Clubhouse, will be Continue reading

New Law To Make Health Care Costs Transparent

A bill, which takes significant steps to increase transparency when it comes to health care costs in Colorado, was signed into law yesterday by Governor Hickenlooper. The bill guarantees customers will receive more information about the cost of services before procedures are performed, which will help prevent Continue reading

Green Algae in White River Near Meeker Prompts Concerns

A growing, green eyesore in parts of the White River near Meeker has caught the attention of local landowners, anglers and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Over the last two years, a significant increase in the amount of algae in the river has local residents and agency officials exploring several possibilities that may be causing the bloom. Continue reading

Free Diabetes Screenings

As part of National Diabetes Alert Day, Northwest Colorado Health in Craig and Steamboat are offering free drop in cardiovascular and diabetes screenings. The screenings will be offered Tuesday from 9 to 4:30. National Diabetes Alert Continue reading

Health Fair In Hayden Thursday

There will be a Health Fair Thursday in the gym at Hayden Valley Elementary. Attendees’ will receive health and wellness tips to promote overall well being, and resources to help their families stay healthy. Dinner will be provided between 5 and 6. In conjunction with the Health Fair free science, Continue reading