Recreational marijuana has been legal in Colorado for the past year, but pot shops have been slow in coming to Montezuma County. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Nate Fete, owner of "The Shop", the first recreational marijuana business to open in the county, about what customers can expect when they purchase weed, how to make sure marijuana is enjoyed safely, and what his business is doing to keep their product out of the hands of young people.
Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez is embarking on construction of a new inpatient wing and renovation of existing facilities. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Sue McWilliams, Montezuma County Hospital District and Southwest Health System Capital Campaign Coordinator, about how these additions will improve the ability of hospital physicians and staff to utilize new technology and streamline access to patient care.
The open enrollment period for getting health care insurance through Colorado's state-run marketplace ends December 15th. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kevin O'Conner from the San Juan Basin Health Department and Linda Gann of Connect For Health Colorado about where residents can shop for an insurance plan, and find out where to get help if you need assistance with your enrollment.
Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the U.S., yet about 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Midge Kirk from the Montezuma County Health Department about why tobacco use remains a big health issue in the U.S., and about the Great American Smokeout, an event which is held each year in November to encourage smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit.
The demands of caregiving can be overwhelming, especially if you feel you have little control over the situation or you’re in over your head. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Linda Carter, Marketing Director at C&G Health Care Management, about how caregivers can get help managing the needs of their loved one, and make sure they take good care of themselves too, at the 4th Annual Montezuma-Dolores Caregiver Forum on November 13th.
In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Trisha Sheehan, regional field manager at Moms Clean Air Force, about when a train crash occurred outside of her town and led to the toxic contamination of her family when vinyl chloride that was being transported on that train was released into the air.
The Tarot is a deck of mid 15th-century playing cards that since the late 18th century has been used for divination or a map to mental and spiritual pathways. The Living Tarot Oracle brings the 22 major cards of the Tarot to life so participants can get answers to their life's most important questions.
Our society often falls short when dealing with aging and the physical and mental challenges that it brings. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Susan Ullman, a Physical Therapist who directs the rehabilitation clinic at Vista Mesa Living Residence in Cortez, about how we can grow old in healthier, more compassionate ways that lead to more appreciation and happiness.
For more on the Conscious Aging Workshops that Susan is offering through the month of October 2014, please call 970-779-0979.
The Women’s Cancer Coalition is a group of professionals, community members, and cancer survivors who promote awareness and education. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Tiffani Waters and Sue Thompkins, board members from the Women's Cancer Coalition, about how women can better prevent and detect cancer, programs offered to help women get screenings, and the Pretty In Pink Fashion Show that raises money to fund these programs.
A recent report from the state of Colorado shows the impact that poverty is having on children in Montezuma County. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Vangi McCoy, Coordinator at the Montelores Early Childhood Council, about how growing up poor can adversely affect the education, health, and futures of our kids.