La Plata County ranks as 15th healthiest in Colorado

For the second consecutive year, La Plata County ranked as the 15th healthiest county in Colorado, according to the annual County Health Rankings. The national rankings – released by the Robert...

DATE: April 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Monitoring of Animas River ramps up as spring runoff increases

As flows rise on the Animas River with spring runoff, the water may look cloudy or change color because naturally occurring sediment is being carried downstream. Five monitoring stations along the...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colo. lawmakers take step to ease vaccine opt-out process

DENVER – An attempt to ease the process for parents who want to opt out of required vaccinations for their children in public school was passed Thursday by a Senate committee. Senate Bill 250,...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Obamacare repeal could leave Colorado with high Medicaid cost

Thousands of people in Southwest Colorado are enrolled in Medicaid, but the state may not be able to maintain all that coverage if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. President Donald Trump signed...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Basin Public Health updates website

San Juan Basin Public Health announced an update to its website, . The update allows users to more effectively access direct services and safety net programs provided by the...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

County, health department appeal Gold King reimbursement decision

La Plata County and San Juan Basin Public Health submitted letters to the Environmental Protection Agency this week requesting more reimbursements for costs related to the Gold King Mine spill. ...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County, health department to seek more Gold King money

The San Juan Basin Health Department and other local entities plan to appeal the Environmental Protection Agency’s Oct. 31, 2015, cutoff for Gold King Mine spill compensation, arguing that related...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools, community building support for depressed youth

When a teenager dies by suicide, it makes news. What isn’t making as much news are the efforts area schools and community organizations are pursuing to ensure kids have access to the support...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

World AIDS Day honors those lost, promotes education

The 28th annual World AIDS Day is Thursday, and with it, the chance to bring education and awareness to the disease. The first World AIDS Day was held in 1988, and each year, organizers around the...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Learn about health insurance on Nov. 16

The San Juan Basin Health Department will present “Understanding Health Insurance: How to Buy It and How to Use It” at 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at Durango Public Library Kevin O’Connor will offer an...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flu vaccine called a good ‘match’ this year

Flu season has arrived, and health officials are encouraging people to get vaccinated before illness starts making the rounds. “It is not only important to get the flu vaccine each year to protect...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Health

Health insurance open enrollment starts Tuesday

The Open Enrollment Period for health insurance coverage begins Tuesday. San Juan Basin Health Department will present “Understanding Health Insurance: How to Buy It and How to Use It” at 6 p.m....

DATE: Oct. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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