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Columbine health care alive and well

Thirty-six years ago, a trailer pulling a double wide modular building lumbered up the canyon to Nederland where it became the first health clinic in the area. It was a time to celebrate. ...
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Gilpin Commissioners address MFHC closing

Lynn Hirshman, Gilpin County.  On September 8, the Gilpin County Commissioners held their third meeting to discuss how to provide interim services in light of the fact that Mountain ...
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Adult Medicaid Dental Benefit now available

Jeanne Nicholson, Colorado State Senator.     As of 2011, Colorado was one of ten states in the United States that did not offer adults oral health benefits under Medicaid. Many ...
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In Defense of the Weeds

Arwen Greer, Peak to Peak.      Ouch! You don’t have to pull so hard…Oh no! Not my beautiful blossoms…You’re not just going to throw that away, are you? Roots and all? If ...
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Fresh produce from Missouri

  Barbara Lawlor, Nederland.     Deep red tomatoes, big as grapefruit, firm yet juicy when sliced, packed with flavor. Graceful glowing yellow squash, stacked in a fiesta of curved ...
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Nederland Community Center opens renovated gym

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland Extreme weather has been good to the Nederland Community Center. It used the insurance money from a seven-foot snowstorm in 2003 to update and rebuild a large ...
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9Health Fair draws blood, offers advice

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland 9Health Fair volunteer Ella Olson of Black Hawk did not have long lines of patients waiting to see her. In fact, it appeared to be that some of them, especially ...
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Prescription for Love

Arwen Greer, Peak to Peak Who would argue that love isn’t good for you? In the glow of love we feel more confident, more important and more alive. Have you noticed that you eat less ...