DELTA BRINGS “GROW YOUR OWN” CONCEPT TO HEALTH CARE

By Caitlin Switzer DELTA–(May 20, 2014)  Delta County has long had a reputation for fresh, locally-grown produce and locally-raised meats. Now, the term “Grow Your Own” has taken on yet another meaning for this rural community—next Month, a cooperative effort among local entities will result in the first annual “Grow Your Own” Summer Health Career Institute for local students at …

STATEWIDE HEALTH INSURANCE RATE MAP CHANGE APPROVED

By Caitlin Switzer-The Montrose Mirror REGIONAL—(May 20, 2014)  For some of Colorado’s poorest rural counties, belts have gotten just a little tighter. Threats of a lawsuit by officials in four of the state’s resort counties—Garfield, Summit, Eagle, and Pitkin, which now pay the highest health insurance premiums in the nation–have initiated a change to Colorado’s geographic rating areas that may …

FEASIBILITY STUDY FUELED BY HUNGER FOR CULINARY ARTS

By Caitlin Switzer MONTROSE–(May 20, 2014)  Since arriving in Montrose just months ago, Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Director Wade Nichols has consumed most of his meals out within the confines of the district. Now, Nichols is hoping others will follow suit–and that they will begin to consider Downtown Montrose as a culinary hot spot and a resource for foodies throughout …

MEDIATION ENABLES EQUALITY, BALANCED DISCUSSION, JUSTICE

By Caitlin Switzer COLORADO–(May 20, 2014)  The word is mediation. In the end, however, it’s about conversation—and communication. For those who choose mediation and facilitation as a means to resolve a dispute or clarify a relationship, the process can be a way to achieve a desired outcome. “Conflict resolution is a skill that everyone can learn,” Montrose mediator and facilitator …

WEST SLOPE GIRLS ON THE RUN LEAD THE PACK

By Liesl Greathouse REGIONAL—(May 20, 2014)   For girls looking to gain self-confidence, friends, leadership skills and the accomplishment of running a 5k, then the Girls on the Run program is a perfect fit. Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a program for girls in third through eighth grades, designed to develop and enhance girls’ competencies to successfully navigate life …

CHECK OUT FULLERTON’S LATEST RELEASE ‘BY THE WAYSIDE’

By Liesl Greathouse MONTROSE—(May 20, 2014)   Nineteen-year old Montrose local Alan (AJ) Fullerton has been busy on the local music scene, with his most recent endeavor being his new album, By The Wayside. His music falls into the blues, acoustic, folk realm, although Fullerton himself has a hard time describing his music.  “I would say that it is Colorado …