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Turkey Trot 5K Saturday

turkey-trotThe 5K Turkey Trot and one mile fun run to benefit the Hayden Valley Elementary Health and Wellness Team is this Saturday in Hayden. The runs will start Saturday Continue reading

Free Diabetes And Cardio Vascular Screenings

NW Colorado HealthThere will be free diabetes and cardio vascular screenings offered next week through Northwest Colorado Health. The screenings will test blood Continue reading

Meeker Volleyball Coach Nominated To Hall Of Fame

debbie-cooLong time Meeker High School volleyball coach Debbie Cook has been selected as part of the 2016 class to be included in the Colorado High School Activities Association Hall of Fame. Cook is known for her efforts to promote health and wellness in Northwest Colorado, and for helping with education programs throughout her career. Cook’s teams went 393 and 125 during her 22 year career as the head volleyball coach, winning the Continue reading

Tickets Available For Steamboat Rubber Ducky Race

racing-duckTickets are available for purchase for this years Rubber Ducky Race in Steamboat, sponsored by Northwest Colorado Health, formerly the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurses Association. Rubber ducks can be purchased for $10 online, at Northwest Colorado Health on Central Park Drive, or from Yampa Valley Bank on Lincoln Ave. All proceeds benefit the Continue reading

Buy Tickets For Rubber Ducky Race In Craig

NW Colorado HealthTickets are available for purchase for the 2nd annual Rubber Ducky Race in Craig, sponsored by Northwest Colorado Health, formerly the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurses Association. Rubber ducks can be Continue reading

Do You Need A Living Will?

what-is-a-living-willA free seminar will take place Wednesday in Meeker to talk about living wills, and the importance of discussing health care options. A living will, is a legal document that specifies what actions should or should not be taken in the event that a patient is unable to make the Continue reading

Health Effects Of Fracking Examined

frackingA three-year study on fracking well emissions could help researchers figure out if there are any harmful health effects on humans. The study measured methane, a greenhouse gas, and ozone- Continue reading

Colorado Health Care Infection Rates

Health-Care-300Infection rates in Colorado health care facilities are lower in some areas and higher in others when compared to national averages according to a report released by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The numbers show that infections rates were lower than the national average for colon surgeries, hip replacements, and Continue reading

Rules To Change For Breathalyzers

DUIBreathalyzer test results will no longer be public information according to a bill that’s moving its way through the state legislature. The state Senate unanimously approved a bill Tuesday that would keep the public from learning how intoxicated someone was in a roadside test. The change would mean that only Continue reading

Cigarette Sales Up In Colorado

NO SMOKINGCigarette sales were up last year in Colorado for the first time in nearly a decade according to the state Department of Public Health and Environment.  Numbers show that 1.1 million more packs were bought in 2015 compared to 2014.  However, the overall number of smokers continues to drop.  More than a million fewer people smoked in 2014 than in 2004.   Colorado Continue reading

Oil And Gas Impacts On Colorado Economy

oil-and-gas-industry-300A study by the University of Colorado Shows the Colorado Oil and Gas Industry is Key to the State’s Economic Health and Stability.  It also illustrates the positive impact of oil and gas to every Coloradan.  The oil and gas industry in 2014 pumped $31.7 billion into Colorado’s economy, according to the study, which was released yesterday.  Overall, the Continue reading

CPW Takes To Air To Track Big Game

colorado parksAlthough the main big game hunting seasons have ended, Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s researchers and biologists are preparing for another busy time of the year. Beginning this month through late March, Wildlife employees will climb aboard aircraft and fly across large swaths of wildlife habitat in search of big game animals to classify by sex and age while others will gather biological data on the ground. Late-season hunters and outdoor Continue reading