Tag Archives: health

MOCO Transportation, Health and Housing Issues

Moffat County United Way recently completed a community assessment which looked at factors that may be affecting those in the county living below the poverty line. The assessment showed that of the 6,000 plus workers in Moffat County, 70% drive to work alone, while 17% of the population carpools.  .7% use public transportation, .8% use a taxi to get to work and 7% walk or ride bikes. The assessment found the median commute time in Moffat County is around 20 minutes. Numbers show that between 2000 Continue reading

UPDATE: 6 People Injured In Roll-Over

Six people were injured in a roll-over accident Saturday on Highway 40 west of Hayden. All were transported to the hospital for treatment, two with serious injuries. The driver, 38-year-old Brandi Shipman of Craig, was attempting to pass a vehicle on the highway when she lost control resulting in Continue reading

Wyoming Insurance Premiums May Go Up 50%

Blue Cross Blue Shield, the only company to provide insurance on Wyoming’s Obama Care insurance exchange, has announced that they will seek a nearly 50% premium increase next year. A Blue Cross Blue Shield representative said the request is partially due Continue reading

CO Medicaid Takes Steps To Combat Opioids

The state’s Medicaid program has come up with a new way to combat the opioid epidemic. Health First Colorado will only pay for an initial seven-day Continue reading

Walk-In Clinic Construction Approved

The Moffat County Commissioners signed a ground lease agreement with Memorial Regional Health at their meeting yesterday, which will allow Springfield Properties Continue reading

Colorado Health Insurance Premiums To Increase

The Colorado Division of Insurance announced that those shopping for health insurance on the private market in Colorado next year, may pay an average of 27% more for their premiums. Health insurance providers requested the increase to help cover the Continue reading

Interested In Redeveloping Vacant Properties?

A workshop will be held this month in Craig for those interested in redeveloping vacant properties. The workshop will focus on strategies for site assessment, cleanup and redevelopment of properties which include former industrial Continue reading

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