The biggest reason I care so deeply about the elderly is because of what happened to my late grandmother during her almost six-month stay at two nursing homes — one in Santa Fe, N.M., and one in the Denver metro area.
Applications are due on March 17 for community members interested in having direct input to Hayden School District's ongoing superintendent hiring process.
The legislative update for March 7.
With warmer weather heading our way, many area folks are heading out to the “low country” — generally west of Craig. One unusual Moffat County destination that used to be a year-round hot spot for many locals was Juniper Hot Springs. The springs, about 20 miles southwest of Craig, were used by the Utes and possibly the Fremont people before the first settlers arrived in the late 1800s.
The Steamboat Springs Composite Squadron prepares for the Regional Recognition Round of Cyberpatriot on Saturday.
The government update for March 7, 2014.
The daily cops roundup and jail report.
The President’s science and technology advisor - Jan. 11, 2014. I cringe at how ludicrous global warming climatologists must feel these last two winters. Nature is pooping in their nest. Did he mean “extreme heat” instead of cold? Can they have it both ways? However, they shouldn’t be making excuses. They should be elated that winter seems to be coming back with a vengeance. But what if it continues? It puts them in the position of hoping for bad news. It’s called schenfreude.
This week, the monthly Moffat County 4-H Newsletter arrived in the mail. When I saw the Hamilton Busy Beavers 4-H Club mentioned with the 4-H Council, I was reminded of those years long ago when I was in 4-H. I belonged to the Hamilton Busy Beavers Club, and I don’t like to think about how many years ago it was!
This is an easy way to dress up asparagus.
The city of Steamboat Springs and Colorado Group Realty broker Randall Hannaway announced this week the five new executive hangars proposed for the airport all have been reserved, and initial construction could start as early as this spring.
March is National Colorectal Cancer month
It’s reassuring to know that as long as you get recommended colon cancer screening tests you will most likely avoid colon cancer. That’s because colon cancer starts out as a benign polyp in your colon. Once removed, your cancer risk at that site is gone. Screening tests don’t usually treat problems they only detect problems. An exception is a colonoscopy — colonoscopies allow physicians to both detect suspicious polyps and remove them all in the same visit.
Leafy greens are extremely nutrient-dense, topping the charts in vitamins A, C, and K, potassium and fiber while only providing 5 to 40 calories per cup! Kale also provides a powerful phytochemical, lutein, which protects the eyes from degeneration.
Make those muscles or heart and lungs work.
Every idea that challenged preconceived notions sounds unusual at first, but in a field that’s constantly altering, keeping an open mind to fresh thoughts is key. The nursing students of Colorado Northwestern Community College got the opportunity to show their medical aptitude earlier this week when they presented their findings on new or less well-known techniques to health professionals at The Memorial Hospital and Yampa Valley Medical Center in a format not unlike a science fair.
Throughout March, The Memorial Hospital will offer low-cost health screenings for men in a program called March MANness. For just $100, male patients can get checked for prostate cancer, colon cancer, heart disease and hearing problems.
A total of 15 Coloradoans are vying for the executive office in the state. Gov. John Hickenlooper is up against several Republicans, one Democrat and a handful of Independents. That will change after the state assemblies, when the parties decide who they want to be their candidates. The assemblies on April 12 will gather delegates from across the state to vote for who they want to run for elected office.
Craig Daily Press sports writer Nate Waggenspack on this weekend's playoff games.
New state bill allows community colleges to expand
Recent legislation could have considerable benefits for certain educational institutions across Colorado, including those within Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties. On Feb. 27, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law Senate Bill 14-004, which authorizes community colleges in the state to offer bachelor of applied science degrees. This would allow schools to feature four-year career technical programs in many fields.
Two members of the Moffat County High School speech and debate team recently qualified for the state competition. Derek Maiolo and Chris Kling will represent MCHS in public forum debate at the state tournament March 21 and 22 at Highlands Ranch’s Valor Christian High School.