Public Health

Mosquitoes have been testing positive for West Nile

Mosquitoes within the Animas Mosquito Control District territory continue to test positive for West Nile virus. The control district has been sampling mosquitoes at 17 sites since June and samples...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

August restaurant inspections: McDonald’s, Pippo’s, Burger Boy, Ocean Pearl ...

The Journal publishes local restaurant inspection reports provided monthly by the Montezuma County Health Department. Unannounced inspections are conducted for restaurants, school, hospital and...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Animas Valley mosquito samples test positive for West Nile virus

Three mosquito samples from the Animas Valley have tested positive for West Nile virus over the last two weeks. The samples are the first collected by the Animas Mosquito Control District to test...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Medicare for All explored as an alternative to the status quo

U.S. health care spending reached $3.65 trillion last year, a number that has residents nationally and in Southwest Colorado examining how the health industry could be reformed. Medicare for All is...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Poverty rates falling in Montezuma and La Plata counties

Child poverty rates in La Plata and Montezuma counties are falling, newly released data show. A report from the Colorado Children’s Campaign showed child poverty rates in La Plata County dropped...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New cases of vaping-related lung illness rise

New cases of a sudden and severe lung illness related to vaping have been reported in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah in the past week, as the number of cases in the United States rose to 300. Many...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

State looks to improve behavioral health; Utes get new center

Ute Mountain Tribal Councilman Selwyn Whiteskunk has been appointed to serve on the Colorado Behavioral Health Task Force. This year, Gov. Jared Polis directed the Colorado Department of Human...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

July restaurant inspections: Gustavo’s, Zuma, Hong Kong, P&D ...

Colorado has implemented new restaurant inspection regulations that took effect Jan. 1. The Colorado Retail Food Establishment Rules and Regulations are based on a national standard for retail food...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suicide survivor will help others learn to tell their story

Sharing the story of surviving a suicide attempt or losing a loved one to suicide can help bring others hope and healing. “It doesn’t have to be this scary, unspoken taboo,” said Emma Harmon, a...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Southwest Memorial financial health improves

Southwest Memorial Hospital continues to make progress on its financial recovery, CEO Tony Sudduth said during a public forum Wednesday. “We’re having an excellent year in 2019 and continue to see...

DATE: July 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Insurance premiums may fall 30% for state health exchange customers

Residents in Southwest Colorado purchasing insurance off the state health care exchange next year could see the cost of their premiums fall an average of 30%. The state Division of Insurance...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vaping laws take effect Monday across Colorado

Starting today, taking a quick puff on a vape pen in a bar or restaurant could land tokers in trouble. All vaping will be prohibited in most public places, including bars and restaurants, by a new...

DATE: June 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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