Winter is a common time for viruses to make their way through communities. Babies and young children are often hit the hardest. Since babies can’t blow their noses and toddlers are not all that good at it, they may need extra help to clear mucus and recover. The Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic has seen an increase of children coming in and being treated with upper respiratory viral infections in the last few months. Common infections include croup, RSV, the common cold and bugs like the enterovirus that was seen last year around this time. Common symptoms include stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, cough, mild headache, fever early on and feeling tired and ill.
Recent storms have helped build an above average snowpack on Rabbit Ears Pass.
This year’s Thanksgiving dinner was like usual — having the family together and lots of food. Because of the weather, everyone got started home early. I put out some storage containers, and everyone dished up leftovers for their supper. Thank goodness they made a “dent” in what was left. Even so, Lyle and I ended up with a refrigerator full of food.
One afternoon this past week while I was waiting for the stock tank to fill — when I do some of my best thinking — I thought about my reasons to be grateful. Some people reflect on reasons to be thankful during the Thanksgiving holiday, but I connect my reflections more with the time of the year. After all, it’s the end to a busy season.
Friday's crash marks 3rd Moffat County rollover in past week
Colorado State Patrol Cpt. Douglas Conrad said in terms of injuries there was “nothing serious.”
Endless holiday parties, decadent foods and busy schedules can make the holidays into a health fiasco, but with a little bit of intention and a few good strategies, you can enjoy the season without throwing your health out the window.
Connections 4 Kids is offering a free Incredible Years parenting class to parents of preschool-age kids, kindergarteners and first-graders, featuring tools to support the social, emotional and academic development of their child.
Government update for the week of Nov. 30.
All branches of the Moffat County Libraries will be closed through Sunday for Thanksgiving.
The 5K Turkey Trot Run/Walk and One-Mile Fun Run in Hayden will give people a chance to work off their Thanksgiving feast and help raise money for a good cause. The race takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hayden’s Dry Creek Park, 513 Poplar St., and promises to take place in “rain, snow, sleet or shine.” The cost is a donation to the Hayden Valley Elementary Health & Wellness Team. There will be prizes for the top three 5K finishers, as well as for kids who are able to snatch a feather from the turkeys in the Fun Run portion. Drawings will also take place, and refreshments such as hot cider will be available.
It would be a cinematic sin to reveal too much about any mystery-themed movie. However, as “Secret in Their Eyes” shows, there are worse things than spoilers.
Sometimes we are just plain scared to immerse ourselves in new and different thing for any number of reasons. It doesn’t really matter what it is because we can find justification to avoid trying something new. An illustration of this happened to me recently. My job in a library means that I need to come up with some creative projects to make the library a fun and welcoming place for elementary school students. The problem is that I have no inner artsy self. Nothing.
Just as Moffat County’s Interfaith Food Bank shelves were beginning to look rather bare, Craig Middle School students came to the rescue with a monumentally successful “Feed Moffat County” food drive.
Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio introduced a bill on Nov. 19 that aims to create a funding avenue for carbon capture and storage projects at power plants and industrial facilities.
Hunting has been the catalyst for many families who have wound up settling in Craig, and the same was true for 37 year-old Archie Seals. Born in Nebraska in 1910, Archie married fellow Nebraskan, Mary McEntree in 1927. Archie was farming when World War II came, and with a houseful of both his own children and orphaned nieces and nephews, Archie was not able to join the service. His service to the war effort came through his agricultural production. German prisoners of war, who were being held in the states, were assigned to Archie to work on the farm during the conflict.
On the record for Nov. 25.
Former state Senate president Morgan Carroll, who announced she’s running against Mike Coffman in the 6th congressional district, is seen as the Democrats’ best chance at the seat. But can she beat Coffman?
Halloween and Christmas encroach upon Thanksgiving like two overgrown bullies harassing an innocent child. While still recovering from the sugar-soaked fun of Halloween, we’re besieged by the holly-jolliness of Christmas marketing. We shop for a Thanksgiving turkey amidst Christmas must-haves and sit down to eat it under the shadow of Black Friday, which creeps into Thursday, luring us into frenzied shopping sprees.
Tuesday was full of the Thanksgiving spirit in Moffat County schools, as many of them marked the occasion with special activities to teach kids about the history of the holiday.
Craig City Council recap for Nov. 24.