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Yampa Valley Medical Center to purchase old Safeway building in Craig

Yampa Valley Medical Center is currently under contract to purchase a 49,500 square foot building in Craig that used to house the Safeway grocery store.

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Steamboat community fundraising for first-grader diagnosed with cancer

When Nati and Eric Scherff’s daughter Sofia began complaining of stomach pain in March, the couple thought she must have had a stomach bug.

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Steamboat employees take part in Colorado's Bike Month by biking to work

A challenge is underway for local employees rolling into work on two wheels this month, as part of the Steamboat Chamber Resort Association’s annual Steamboat Bike Commute Challenge.

Health briefs: Haven barbecue and silent auction fundraiser is June 19

The Haven Assisted Living Center’s annual Barbecue and Barn Dance fundraiser will begin at 6 p.m. June 19 at The Haven Community Center in Hayden, 300 South Shelton Lane.

Routt County CSU Extension: Garden herbs give lift to recipes

Homegrown herbs add healthful zest to a variety of recipes.

Healthy recipe: Fresh herb vinaigrette

This light dressing is best when it is freshly made and tossed on a salad of mixed greens. It will keep for up to five days.

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Outlaw Yoga comes to Steamboat Springs

This Friday marks one of several precursor events happening in Steamboat over the next few weeks leading up to the Steamboat Movement Festival in July. The first of these is with Justin Kaliszewski, founder of Outlaw Yoga.

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Inactivity can lead to summer weight gain in children

Kids are finally enjoying their first taste of summer vacation, a time that conjures images of sunshine, outdoor fun and physical activity. However, recent research suggests that many children are actually becoming less active and unhealthier during the summer months compared to the school year.

Health briefs: Weekly exercise class for older adults begins Thursday in Hayden

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association hosts a Movement and Exercise class is 11 a.m. to noon Thursdays beginning June 4.

Monday Medical: Fit for life

Proper exercise can slow the aging process.

Focus on Fitness: Give yoga a try

Yoga offers physical, mental, spiritual benefits.

Healthy recipe: Rhubarb quick bread

Rhubarb Quick Bread is a wonderful way to use fresh rhubarb. If you are using frozen rhubarb, make sure to pat it dry with towels or it will become too soggy.

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New antibiotic guidelines help children during tick season

As tick bite season takes hold in Northwest Colorado and across the country, medical professionals locally are heralding new guidelines that support the use of an antibiotic to help tick bite infections in children.

Canine influenza outbreak catches attention of Steamboat veterinarians

A strain of canine influenza new to the United States has sickened more than 1,000 dogs mostly in the Chicago area and has caught the attention of veterinarians in Steamboat Springs.

Health briefs: World No Tobacco Day is May 31

Deaths from cigarette smoking and smokeless tobacco products are the most preventable deaths in the United States.