Tag Archives: health

Deserado Mine Operator Cited For Workers Death

The operator of the Deserado mine near Rangely has received a citation for a safety violation related to the worker who died at the mine in August. 32-year-old Jason Stevens of Vernal Utah was killed after a trough, a container used to clean coal, fell on him and crushed his body. According to the investigative Continue reading

Study Looks At Students’ Health And Issues

A representative for Communities that Care, a program administered by Northwest Colorado Health in Craig, presented the results from a study at the Moffat County Commissioners meeting yesterday, which looked at the health, and other areas of concern regarding Moffat County students. The study found areas for improvement, but also Continue reading

Northwest Colorado Health Names New CEO

Northwest Colorado Health’s has named Stephanie Einfeld as the new CEO. Einfeld has worked at Northwest Colorado Health in a variety of different capacities since Continue reading

Get Paid To Lose Weight

Registration is open now for Northwest Colorado Health’s Weigh and Win program.  Weigh and Win is a free community program that provides cash incentives to participants who reach weight loss goals. To qualify for the cash incentive, participants have Continue reading

Volunteer To Help With Hospice Care

Memorial Region Health is looking for community volunteers to participate in their new hospice program. Volunteers would help provide care to community members and their families Continue reading

Deadline To Sign Up For Health Insurance Is Friday

Time is running out to sign up for Coverage through the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. Open enrollment for coverage ends Friday. In some cases, if an Obama Care Continue reading

Two Rescued From Backcountry

Two Casper men had to be rescued in Carbon County last month, after their vehicle got stuck in the backcountry. 36-year-old Christopher Hall and 29-year-old Josh Trennell had plenty of supplies and winter survival gear when their Continue reading

Deaths At Coal Mines Increased In 2017

15 workers died in Coal mines last year according to new data from the Mine Safety and Health Administration. This is an increase over the 9 deaths that occurred in U.S. coal mines in 2016, a record low. 8 miners died in West Virginia, with 3 miner deaths occurring in Kentucky, while one worker died in Colorado, Wyoming, Alabama, Montana and Continue reading

Wyoming Health Ranks In The Middle Of The Pack

Wyoming ranked as the 26th healthiest state in the country according to the United Health Foundation, the state’s lowest score since 2011. Wyoming’s rating was dragged down by its nation-leading rate of occupational fatalities along with the high un-insurance rate, and low levels of child immunizations in the state. The Continue reading

Tipton’s Take On Obama Care Repeal And CHIP Funding

In the second part of our conversation Congressman Scott Tipton we discussed funding for programs that benefit rural Colorado like the Secure Rural Schools and Child Health Insurance Program, also known at CHIP.  We also discussed the Obama Care Repeal process and whether another repeal attempt is expected in 2018. When asked Continue reading

Tax Reform Talk With Congressman Tipton

Congressman Scott Tipton Joined Wild West Radio recently to discuss a variety of issues, including tax reform, Child Health Insurance Program or CHIP funding, Sage Grouse Conservation, the Obamacare repeal process, and we also got the Congressman’s Continue reading

Marijuana Use Among Colorado Students Declines

According to a new federal report from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, regular marijuana use among Colorado middle and high school students declined after marijuana was legalized in the state. Results show fewer than 10% of Colorado  kids aged 12 to 17 used marijuana in the month prior Continue reading