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Residents divided over universal healthcare proposal

A proposed universal healthcare plan on the ballot in Colorado this November is catching the attention of local residents, who are finding themselves on opposite sides of the issue.

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Healthy eating: Black bean and corn salsa

This recipe was one of the top finishers in the Sweet ‘N Spicy contest at the 2016 Routt County Fair.

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Monday Medical: Have a superhero lunch break — donate blood

Looking to save a few lives during your next lunch break? You might want to consider donating blood.

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Northwest Colorado Health: Programs support breastfeeding moms

We know breastfeeding helps babies and moms, but some benefits may be surprising. This natural process, for example, is a stepping stone to obesity prevention.

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Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA announces new program coordinator

David “Bruce” Cummings was working as a property manager in Craig nearly 10 years ago, when he was alerted to a woman inside an apartment who had overdosed during a suicide attempt.

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Health briefs: Tickets available for Rubber Ducky Race

The race will start at 11 a.m. at the Fifth Street bridge. A celebration with children’s activities and food vendors will follow at West Lincoln Park. There will be $5,000 in cash prizes, including a $1,500 grand prize.

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Community members consider how to address prescription drug and heroin abuse

Community members and human service agencies gathered together last week at a community forum hosted by Grand Futures Prevention Coalition and the Moffat County Department of Social Services to learn more about prescription drug addiction, heroin abuse and what might be done to work on these problems now, before they become community epidemics.

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Healthy eating: Balsamic grilled peaches

Balsamic grilled peaches

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Health briefs: Natural Grocers hosts talk on foods for fitness

Nutritional Health Coach Alicia McLeod will host "Foods for Fitness" from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, August 29 at Natural Grocers, 335 Lincoln Ave.

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Old Staples building likely to become urgent care facility

After sitting vacant for more than two years, the former Staples building near U.S. Highway 40 is likely to become an urgent care facility.

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Monday Medical: Check in, check up, check out

Looking for the scoop on the upcoming Community Health Fair events at Yampa Valley Medical Center? Your search is over.

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Steamboat startups: Click Medical brings comfort, convenience to medical devices

Tucked into home offices, rented shops and basements around town is the next batch of Steamboat Springs entrepreneurs.

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Monday Medical: The role of PAs today

Physician assistants, or PAs, are an integral part of the health care team and are quickly growing in popularity, but there remains some confusion about what these medical professionals can do.

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Healthy eating: CJ’s lamb or goat marinade

We have used this recipe for many goat barbecues, and it is perfect for a goat purchased at the Routt County Fair and served for the Extension staff office party on occasion. CJ Mucklow was the Routt County agriculture agent from 1989 to 2011.

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Solandt Memorial Hospital building picks up $30,000 for restoration effort

The original wood floors inside the historic Solandt Memorial Hospital building in Hayden shine with a luster that can only be fully appreciated by the people who’ve worked so hard to restore the nearly century-old structure.

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