Sasha Nelson

Education/Health Care Reporter

Email: snelson@craigdailypress.com Call: 970-875-1794

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The Memorial Hospital, clinic to come under new brand: Memorial Regional Health

As part of their new strategic plan, the various entities under the control of The Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees will, in 2017, come under a new brand, Memorial Regional Health.

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Youth develop leadership, life skills through Moffat County 4-H

2017 enrollment is open now until Feb. 28

Roughly 200 volunteers help Moffat County youth to develop leadership and life skills through 4-H.

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Does Craig need more space for conferences, weddings, special events?

Two large conferences will be held in Craig this year but questions are being asked if the city needs more space to further develop the market for conferences and events.

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Craig Middle School students inspired to dream bigger after talk by Harvard student

Craig middle school students learned what it takes to make it to Harvard University and were inspired to think big after a talk from class of 2016 Moffat County High School graduate Morgan Lawton.

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Moffat County generously supports children who have developmental disabilities and their families

Children with developmental disabilities and their families are supported by the generosity of Moffat County residents who have donated $17,000 to Horizons Specialized Services Little Points of Light direct mail fundraising campaign.

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Health educators in Craig help to create lasting lifestyle changes

Year long program focuses on preventing and managing type 2 diabetes

Community health educators at Northwest Colorado Health in Craig are helping individuals wanting to prevent or manage type 2 diabetes create lasting lifestyle changes. “It’s a program to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, but really anyone wanting to make lifestyle changes can come,” said Northwest Colorado Health Aging Well Coordinator and Community Health Educator Krystal Baker.

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TMH Suboxone Clinic temporarily closed to new patients

The Memorial Hospital Suboxone Clinic has temporarily suspended new patient intake to allow the hospital to review processes and documentation to ensure they are paid for services.

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Love INC teaches how to make every dollar count

Learning how to make every dollar count and how to cook meals on a tight budget are critical skills taught during Love in the name of Christ’s of the Yampa Valley cooking on a budget class starting Jan. 25 in Craig.

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Warmer temperatures hit Craig along with rain and snow mix

Warmer weather is expected this week, which is sure to thaw Northwest Colorado after back to back days of subzero temperatures.

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European exchange students at Moffat County High School shatter stereotypes

Four exchange students from Europe are spending the school year at Moffat County High School where they are shattering stereotypes held by others and some of their own, as they adapt to life in rural America.

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Becky Smith gets moving during a Zumba session. She has been teaching Zumba in Craig for the past six years and now has a new location for the studio, Marvelous Movements, at 535 Yampa Avenue.

The Latin dance moves used in Zumba classes provide fun, cardiovascular exercise.

The bug collection at the Moffat County Extension Office caught the attention of Sara and Dustin Santistevan during the annual 4-H Open House.

New and familiar faces were present at the annual 4-H Open House at the Moffat County Extension Office on Tuesday. Registration for the 2017 year is open until Feb. 28. Extension Director J.D. Sexton, right, and Administrative Supervisor Jackie Goodnow work to sign up families.

Two large event spaces and a kitchen make the Center of Craig a popular venue for weddings and parties.

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