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Montrose veterans program tears down barriers and earns accolades 17.4.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
The mission to make Montrose the most welcoming community in the country for veterans never ends for Melanie ...
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Steamboat briefs: Casey’s Pond to host free information seminar, lunch 16.4.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Casey’s Pond Senior Living will hold a free informational seminar and luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday. The seminar will focus on nursing home myths. Participants will learn about the common nursing home myths, the new resort-style senior living environments, the history of nursing homes and new trends in senior care. Participants also will be able to take a tour of the community. The event will meet in the Community Life Room. RSVP at 970-457-4870. Teen Council is accepting applications for 2014-15 The Steamboat Springs Teen Council now is accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year. The all-teen organization works to “give teens a voice in our community.” Learn leadership and team-building skills while helping to guide community decisions that affect teens. Students currently in eighth to 11th grades are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is Wednesday, and the application can be downloaded at www.steamboatsprings.net/SSTC . For more information, contact Kate Warnke at ...
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Letter: Make it easier for immigrants to work 16.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
I hear a lot of negative talk about immigrants in our community, and I disagree with these views. I feel that work visas should be easier to get. Immigrants working on a visa will pay taxes and will contribute to their communities rather than strain resources. Immigrants make up 5 percent of the unskilled work force. This is a significant contribution to the community job market. I have a teen child that I had to force to take a job in the food industry. Most teens do not want jobs that they dee...
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Why black Americans have a hard time climbing the economic ladder 4.4.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
"We didn't run from where we grew up. We aren't afraid to be associated with the people who came up with us.
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Holly Square in Park Hill gearing up for next development phase 3.4.2014 Denver Post: Business
Holly Square in northeast Park Hill has seen quite the transformation in the past six years.
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Bridging the poverty gap: Poverty simulation showcases struggle of families in need 30.3.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The Colorado Mountain College Allbright Auditorium offers one of the most spectacular views in Steamboat Springs, with sprawling vistas of downtown and Steamboat Ski Area as well as historic Howelsen Hill. But on March 6, dozens of people from all backgrounds — teachers, human services professionals, politicians, students — paid little attention to the late-winter sun splashing through the auditorium’s giant two-story windows. Group members were busy shuffling around the room, begging for money and transportation passes and wondering how lingering medical bills were going to get paid. And don’t forget about writing that rent check at the end of the month. Some had their personal belongings robbed from their “homes.” Others had to pull their children out of school just to help make ends meet. Some laughed when it began, playing off Routt County’s first poverty simulation as a game. Most were straight-faced when it was over, though, with a newfound understanding of just how difficult it ...
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Halfway to freedom 19.3.2014 Durango Herald
Atop a hidden little hill along Avenida del Sol, a quiet group of people live in a house tucked away behind downtownx2019s busy business district. Itx2019s a spot with a picturesque view of the town, yet local residents often overlook it.Inside the Hilltop House, numbered doors line the hallways. Several intricate hand-painted...
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Our View: Mayo network enhances patient care 12.3.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The recently announced partnership between Yampa Valley Medical Center and the Mayo Clinic is good news, further solidifying the local hospital’s reputation for excellence and enhancing patient access to high-quality health care. As the newest member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, YVMC is one of 26 medical centers nationwide and only the second hospital in Colorado to achieve this distinction. As a member of the Mayo network, patients and health care providers at YVMC will be able to tap into Mayo Clinic resources directly. Access to Mayo’s 4,000-plus physicians across the country and the clinic’s vast database of research will offer another level of expertise for patients wishing to stay close to home for their care. Local doctors now will have the ability to conduct electronic consultations with Mayo Clinic specialists, allowing patients to get highly qualified second opinions without having to travel outside the Yampa Valley. Physicians also will have access to AskMayoExpert, an online ...
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Health briefs: VNA offers free HIV tests for all ages March 10 10.3.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will offer free HIV tests for all ages from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 10 at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. Testing also can be done by appointment during regular business hours. For more information or to make an appointment, call the VNA in Steamboat Springs at 970-879-1632. Doak Walker House on list of best nursing homes The Doak Walker House at Casey’s Pond Senior Living has made the “Best Nursing Home in Colorado” list published by U.S. News & World Report. The Doak was one of seven nursing homes to receive the top rating among 24 facilities in Northwestern Colorado. The accolade is the outcome of the skilled nursing neighborhood being awarded a five-star rating by the federal government on www.medicare.gov . The grade is the highest possible rating a nursing community can receive. The Doak Walker House received five stars for health inspections and nurse staff and four stars for quality measures for an overall rating of five ...
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Steamboat briefs: Doak Walker House on list of best nursing homes 5.3.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The Doak Walker House at Casey’s Pond Senior Living has made the “Best Nursing Home in Colorado” list published by U.S. News & World Report. The Doak was one of seven nursing homes to receive the top rating among 24 facilities in Northwestern Colorado. The accolade is the outcome of the skilled nursing neighborhood being awarded a five-star rating by the federal government on www.medicare.gov . The grade is the highest possible rating a nursing community can receive. The Doak Walker House received five stars for health inspections and nurse staff and four stars for quality measures for an overall rating of five stars. While this is the first time Casey’s Pond has received the five-star rating, it carries on the tradition set by the Doak Walker Care Center formerly at Yampa Valley Medical Center, which historically has received the five-star grade by www.medicare.gov . “I’m very proud of the work our associates are doing here at Casey’s Pond,” Chief Executive Director Dan Shields said. ...
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Community health clinic is back 11.2.2014 Telluride: News
For more than a decade in the early 2000s, a group of acupuncture and other health practitioners offered a weekly community clinic in Telluride.
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Natural Grocers expands reach in community with cooking lessons, nutrition seminars 3.2.2014 Steamboat Pilot
On the wall of downtown Steamboat Springs' Natural Grocers is a giant paper strawberry that means a lot to Alicia McLeod. Sure, most will never notice it posted on a corner wall of the store that has many other distractions on the shelves. But the strawberry, given as a “thank you” card by a class of kindergarten students who recently went on a scavenger hunt in the store, is an example of how this grocery store has become more than just a grocery store. “Nonprofits can meet here for free. We have cooking demonstrations and a monthly lesson,” McLeod, a nutritional health coach said Friday in the community room of the store on Lincoln Avenue. “It's part of our mission.” Walk into the store in the afternoon, and it isn't uncommon to find someone snacking in the community room while doing business on a laptop. And there are other thank you cards posted on the walls from groups like the Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs that have hosted Natural Grocers staff for lessons on ...
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Read the transcript of Obama's State of the Union speech 29.1.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
President Barack Obama will deliver his fifth State of the Union address Tuesday night.
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Report: U.S. Latinos optimistic amid challenges 22.1.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Latinos in America are generally optimistic about the future, despite still facing challenges such as discrimination and concerns over job security and personal finances, according to a report released Tuesday. NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health polled nearly 1,500 Latino Americans on topics including education, finances, religion, health and jobs. More than half, or 52 percent, stated no preference on being called “Latino” or “Hispanic.”...
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Obama unveils first 5 'Promise Zones' 10.1.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WASHINGTON—Invoking his own personal story, President Barack Obama made a plea for bipartisan work to combat poverty and declared, after a 2013 marked by struggles and disappointments, that "this is going to be a year of action.
Text of Gov. John Hickenlooper's speech 10.1.2014 Denver Post: All Political News
This is the prepared text of the speech that Gov. John Hickenlooper gave on the floor of the Colorado Capitol on Jan.
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Text of Rep. Brian DelGrosso's speech 9.1.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
This is the prepared text of the speech that Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso gave on the floor of the Colorado Capitol on Jan.
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Text of Sen. Morgan's Carroll's speech 9.1.2014 Denver Post: All Political News
This is the prepared text of the speech that Senate President Morgan Carroll gave on the floor of the Colorado Capitol on Jan. 8, 2014.
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Op-ed: Medicaid isn’t charity; it’s community investment 28.12.2013 Salt Lake Tribune
Sen. Allen Christensen, chair of the Senate Social Services Appropriations Committee, argued in a recent Tribune op-ed (“Medicaid expansion is just forced charity,” Opinion, Dec. 22) that taxpayer-supported health services for the poor should be considered forced charity. Alternatives to this philosophy should be considered by Gov. Gary Herbert as he decides about expanded Medicaid coverage for Utah. First, a few facts should be clarified. Sen. Christensen states that a “huge proportion [of Me...
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Hayden planning for the future 16.12.2013 Steamboat Pilot
With the potential for as many as two new hotels being built, officials in Hayden want to make sure the town can accommodate its guests. Last week, Hayden officials met with a state expert whose job it is to help rural communities that do not have the staff resources to plan, engineer and take on certain projects. Christopher Endreson, with the Colorado Center for Community Development, has been tapped to work with the town. The department he works for is funded by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs. Programs Endreson could help with is to utilize graduate students to do the work, which would mean significant savings to the town, said Tammie Delaney, an active Hayden community member and owner of Wild Goose Coffee at the Granary. The town also could seek out grants to help fund the projects. The Hayden Economic Development Commission in May said parking needs should be looked at. Delaney said parking is particularly important if hotels are built in town. "In the best of both ...
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