Tag Archives: health

Get Your Flu Shot Soon

The Colorado state health department is encouraging people to get flu shots before winter. Flu season typically peaks in January after the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons. Active germs become prevalent during events with a lot of people, like family gatherings. During last year’s flu season, 3,340 Coloradans were hospitalized with the flu, and two children died. This year, twenty people Continue reading

MRH Looks To Become A Federally Qualified Health Center

The Moffat County Commissioners and The Craig City Council signed letters of support for Memorial Regional Health at their meetings yesterday endorsing Continue reading

Closure Of Yampa River Lifted

As stream flows are up in the Yampa River due to increased rain and some mountain snow over the weekend, Steamboat has lifted the voluntary closure of the river. In addition to the Yampa River being open Continue reading

Crews Break Ground On New Walk-In Clinic

Work began this week on Memorial Regional Health’s new Walk-In Clinic. Memorial Regional Health CEO Andy Daniels says the Continue reading

Rubber Ducky Race Postponed

The Northwest Colorado Health Rubber Ducky Race, scheduled Saturday in Steamboat, has been postponed due to low water conditions in the Yampa River. The race will be rescheduled after Northwest Colorado Health receives Continue reading

Health Advisory Issued Due To Smoke

An air quality health advisory has been issued for areas of central and northwest Colorado, including Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco County. Smoke from the Big Red and Deep Creek fires, which are burning in Routt County, is Continue reading

Creek Reopened To Recreational Activity

Jones Hole Creek in Dinosaur National Monument has been reopened to recreational access. A septic line break forced the closure of the creek earlier this month, but there has been no noticeable contamination of the stream. Water samples that were tested in Continue reading

Health Care Group Questions Premium Increases

A Colorado health care advocacy group wants state regulators to limit proposed 2018 health insurance premium increases, saying the higher rates are not justified. Leaders of the Continue reading

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