Thursday, August 30, 2007
Man dies on Yampa River Core Trail
A 63-year-old Wassaw, Wis., man died Wednesday afternoon after he collapsed while walking along the Yampa River Core Trail.
Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg said Robert Bumpus was walking with his wife near the Fish Creek Mobile Home Park when he dropped to his knees.
Ryg said Bumpus did not have any known medical conditions and that there was nothing suspicious about his death.
"It appears he died of natural causes," he said.
An autopsy is pending.
Shingles vaccine for adults available through VNA
Zostavax, the shingles vaccine, is now available at Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association for adults 60 and older. The vaccine helps prevent shingles and also can reduce the pain associated with shingles. VNA will offer the vaccination for $190 a shot. The shot is not covered by Medicare. In some cases, VNA can provide the vaccine free of charge to uninsured, low-income adults through Merck's Patient Assistance Program. Call 879-1632 or 824-8233.
Dental coalition opens office in Steamboat
The Northwest Colorado Dental Coalition has opened a satellite office in Steamboat Springs. The Coalition provides services for children on CHP+ and Medicaid and children and adults who qualify for the sliding-fee schedule. Call 824-8000 for more information, to schedule an appointment or to request an eligibility form.