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Gold was first discovered in late 1860 by Abe Lee and a party of prospectors travelling east from California. 

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As the world approaches a full year living under the threat of what we now know as the COVID-19 pandemic, and the recent announcement that vaccines may be available soon, public health entities still stress that social distancing, wearing masks and washing hands are the best defense against …

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Baba’s Magical Christmas is now in its 12th year of providing Secret Santa gifts for students in the community who could benefit from an extra special Christmas.

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Salida vocalist, Alex Maes, announced the Nov. 12 debut of her latest EP called “Metaphors” with her band, The Connection.

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For some people, cemeteries are a place to be avoided, but for the late Frank (Frangie) Ordaz, Woodlawn Cemetery (sometimes called Woodland) was a sacred place to be cherished and cared for. His granddaughter, Tracey (Ordaz) Mann and husband, Chris, are carrying on Frank’s legacy.

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Devyn Grundy, 18, of Fairplay recently won first place for the 16- to 18-year-old age group in the oil or acrylic category at the Boys & Girl’s Clubs of America National Fine Arts contest held in Atlanta in August.

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Vino Salida maximized outdoor space, allowing people to socially distance themselves in festive, music-filled air and by doing so continued the Tenderfoot Stomp tradition Saturday. 

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As aspen leaves turn golden, hikers and hunters head to the mountains, but unfortunately they are not always prepared for the beating their feet will take.

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Although we live in one of the healthiest counties and states in America, did you know that our current diabetes rate in Colorado would rank as the highest rate in America just 30 years ago?  

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Col. Dave Williams, Salida, is celebrating his 90th birthday Sunday.

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The Colorado TINTS (Theater in Non-Traditional Spaces) production of “Mother! The Story of Mother Jones” starring Jan Justis is available to view online.

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Katherine Granzella has had a busy couple of weeks, with two family weddings, her son’s birthday and her own 90th birthday and receiving the 2019 Auxilian of the Year award for her longtime work with Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.

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To mask or not to mask – that seems to be the question, even though Gov. Jared Polis, as of July 17, issued a statewide order for Coloradans to wear a face covering while indoors.

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May is Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Month in Colorado. Ticks are blood-feeding parasites of animals, found throughout Colorado and particularly common at higher elevations.

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Stress is an important and natural stimulant that compels us to adapt to a new environment or lifestyle change. It causes a physiological response that helps us either flee or fight the threat or stressor. But spending too much time on high alert can have damaging health effects.

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Across the country, hospital emergency departments have seen fluctuations in numbers and kinds of patients as COVID-19 unfolds.

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Colleen Wysocki, a registered dietitian for California Strawberries, explains what factors play a role in immunity, eating for health and how to boost immune systems naturally.

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The number of Coloradans living with Alzheimer’s disease has reached an all time high of 76,000 – a 4.1 percent increase over last year, according to a press release from the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Every person deserves a healthy and safe home. Ensuring that our living conditions are healthy and safe not only protects the occupants of today but leads to healthier families for generations to come.

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With a new year coming up, people are making resolutions to stop smoking, lose weight, break unwanted habits, etc. Hypnotherapy could help.

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Maybe a tooth broke as you snacked on popcorn. Or perhaps you joined a pickup basketball game and an elbow to the mouth knocked out a tooth completely.

Mouth mishaps aren’t that unusual, but how do you know whether such dental predicaments are a minor annoyance or a true emergency?

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With a new year coming up, people are making resolutions to stop smoking, lose weight, break unwanted habits, etc. Hypnotherapy could help.

Hypnosis and hypnotherapy are similar but different. The old perception of hypnosis may be the stage hypnotist who puts audience members into a trance and then has a group of hypnotized subjects perform comical things on stage for the amusement of the unhypnotized audience. In situations like this, there are those who are willing and able to be hypnotized so they become the entertainment. Those who are determined they cannot and will not be hypnotized become the audience.

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Knowing and understanding the signs and symptoms of a drug overdose are paramount in today’s drug epidemic. What’s being considered as the worst man-made public health crisis ever recorded, the drug problem Colorado is facing has affected nearly every community statewide.

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