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Blood Drive In Steamboat

There will be a blood drive this week at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat.  The blood drive will be held Thursday from 12:30 to 6.  Walk-ins will be accepted from 3:30 to 5:30, as time allows. Donors should eat a full meal, and drink plenty of water prior to donating. The entire process should take Continue reading

YVMC Joins Program To Limit Opioids In ER

Eight Colorado hospitals including Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat are now part of a pilot program to cut down on the amount of opioids used in their emergency rooms.  Participants of the program will use alternatives to Continue reading

Therapeutic Marijuana To Be Exempt From Feds?

Legislation has been introduced that would exempt strains of therapeutic hemp, used to fight seizures caused by epilepsy, from the U.S. Controlled Substances Act. Colorado Senator Cory Gardner helped introduced the bipartisan, Therapeutic Hemp Medical Access Act last week.  The legislation would exempt marijuana strains with low THC and high CBD levels from federal drug laws. THC is the psychoactive ingredient in Continue reading

Inmate Injures Self While In Court

A Sweetwater County Detention Center inmate injured himself during a court hearing last week and had to be transported to the Hospital. A male inmate reportedly became agitated while in court Friday, resulting in him banging his head against a court room table. Court room officers subdued the man, Continue reading

Yampa Valley Medical Considers Merger

Yampa Valley Medical Center is considering a partnership with UCHealth.  UCHealth, also known as the University of Colorado Health Systems, is a Continue reading

Blood Drive Thursday

There will be a blood drive this week at the Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat.  The blood drive will be held Thursday from 12:30 to 6. Appointments can be made by calling the Bonfils appointment center at 1-800-365-0006, or by following the this link and using the site code 0234. Walk- Continue reading

SUV Crashes Into Hayden Town Hall

A medical issue is believed to have led to the driver of an SUV crashing through a wall and into the Hayden Town Hall late Friday afternoon. The vehicle came to a stop in the town council meeting room. Fortunately no one was in the room at the time of the accident. The Continue reading

Bill To Limit Residential Marijuana Grow Ops

The Colorado House of Representatives passed a bill Monday that would limit residential medical marijuana grow operations to 16 plants, down from the 99 currently allowed.  According to data from the Colorado Department of Public Health, the new plant total will allow patients to continue to grow their medicine in a manner appropriate for Continue reading

Bills Look To Clarify CO’s Marijuana Policy

While the future of the marijuana industry is up in the air in the United States, the Colorado  legislature advanced several bills recently to help clarify Marijuana policy in the state. The Senate passed House Bill 1034, introduced by Senator Randy Baumgardner, which would align medical marijuana licenses with the retail marijuana code.  This will allow medical facilities Continue reading

CO Marijuana Sales Top $1 Billion In 2016

The Colorado Department of Revenue announced last week that combined sales of recreational and medical marijuana topped $1 billion in 2016. From the 1.3 billion dollars in marijuana sales, Colorado collected nearly $200 million in state tax revenue. The $200 million dollars does not include the Continue reading

MOCO Employee Insurance Premiums To Increase

MOFFAT-COUNTY-LOGO-300The Moffat County Commissioners voted to increase medical premiums for the county employee insurance plan at their weekly meeting yesterday. The Moffat County Employee Health Insurance Continue reading

New Rules For Marijuana Packaging

universal-warning-label-300x277New rules aimed at making marijuana packaging safer for adults and less appealing to children are now in effect. All packaging for products that contain marijuana must display a new universal symbol that clearly states the product contains THC, the intoxicating compound in marijuana. There are different symbols for recreational and medical products but both convey that the item contains THC. To make marijuana Continue reading