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Living Well: Colder temperatures require more safety precautions

December 12, 2019

White-glistening snow set against beautiful Colorado blue skies make winter a wonderful season for outdoor enjoyment, but it’s important to make sure your children stay safe and warm — especially during winter breaks from school...


Memorial Regional Health suspends OB services indefinitely

December 10, 2019

Memorial Regional Health announced Tuesday evening that the Obstetric Services will be suspended indefinitely, starting January 11, 2020. The OB department currently has two providers employed in Dr. Scott Ellis and midwife Liz Sterling. “The...


Living Well: Why washing your hands is so important

December 7, 2019

Washing your hands is the best way to stop the spread of germs, but you have to wash them properly in order to be effective.  “People who are sick can easily spread germs everywhere they...



Skier triggers weekend avalanche on Rabbit Ears

December 3, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Avalanche danger in Routt County has escalated in recent days following heavy snow storms and gusting winds.   On Sunday, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center received its first report of an avalanche in the Routt County...


Living Well: Don’t let dry winter air affect your skin

November 30, 2019

When the air is cold and contains less humidity during winter months, we tend to do things to stay warm — such as run the heat in our homes and crank up the hot water in the shower — that contribute to dry skin.



Living Well: Don’t let holiday feasts make you sick

November 27, 2019

We often think about calories and nutrition when talking about staying healthy around the holidays, but what about proper food safety? The improper handling of poultry, including undercooking it, is one of the most common...



Living Well: 9 tips to avoid holiday weight gain

November 23, 2019

The holiday season is a celebratory time that often includes rich meals (and plenty of pie!), but without playing a little defense, you could be giving in to holiday weight gain.



Vets4Vets November meeting rescheduled

November 21, 2019

The Vets4Vets meeting scheduled for Nov. 28 has been cancelled and has been rescheduled to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Bell Tower Building, 50 College Drive, Room 202 This will be the group’s final meeting of...




Northwest Colorado Health to host Celebration of Light

November 20, 2019

Community members are invited to celebrate the holidays while honoring the memories of loved ones during the Celebration of Light, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 640 E. Victory...




Living Well: Quit smoking now before it’s too late

November 14, 2019

The Great American Smokeout, a national initiative that encourages smokers to quit, is Nov. 21 Smoking can cause 16 different types of cancer, as well as heart disease, stroke and other serious health problems; yet...


Living Well: Antibiotics cannot treat the flu or the common cold

November 13, 2019

The only common illness that affects children and requires an antibiotic every time is strep throat. Doctors won’t prescribe antibiotics if your child is sick with the flu or a cold because the treatment would be useless for those conditions.