Month: January 2015

Celebrate a Healthy Valentine’s Day This Year

Take a minute to think about the best valentine you’ve ever received. What flashed through your mind? A note? A gift? Chocolate or candy? While our culture struggles to separate food—especially sugary sweets—from major holidays and celebrations, Valentine’s Day presents an excellent opportunity to challenge those norms and create healthier environments in our homes and …

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Empty School Becomes a Community and Recreation Center in Huerfano County

In 2009, the Huerfano School District closed Washington Intermediate School, which had served students for more than 70 years. While the children began attending another K-8 school in the community, the old Washington School site sat nearly empty. That is, until now. This week, the doors will reopen to serve a new purpose: that of …

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Steamboat Springs’ Safe Routes to School Program Gains Momentum

“Steamboat Springs is very bike friendly, but everyone still likes their suburbans,” says Sally Cariveau, Steamboat Springs School District’s Safe Routes to School coordinator. To tackle the challenges presented by a largely rural population, the district has established “Hike and Bikes” on Friday mornings in the spring and fall with drop-off points for busses that …

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Local Farmacy Rx Addresses Food Access Issues on the Western Slope

There’s a healthy food movement underway in the southwest corner of the state. LiveWell Montrose Olathe, in collaboration with Valley Food Partnership and Montrose Memorial Hospital, has created the Local Farmacy Rx program designed to improve the health of families in Montrose and Olathe by making local fruits and vegetables affordable and accessible. The program …

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