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Red Cross seeks skilled communications volunteers

By Patricia Billinger Special to The SUN The American Red Cross is seeking skilled communications volunteers to utilize their skills in helping the Red Cross in Pagosa Springs and the…

Meeting sets goals for health department’s five-year plan

Meeting sets goals for health department’s five-year plan

Staff Writer “Health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of, a blessing that money cannot buy.” — Izaak Walton, 17th century English writer. Health care is a…

Selecting key health concerns in the community

By Jane Looney Special to The SUN San Juan Basin Health invites community members to the next step in creating a Public Health Improvement Plan for Archuleta and La Plata…

Social Security: Dark of winter can look brighter

By Nicole Tiggemann Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Special to The SUN According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, winter arrives at 6:12 a.m. eastern standard time on Dec. 21. For…

Added services at hospital in new year

The Pagosa Springs Medical Center will once again kick off a new year by expanding the services it offers to patients. In 2013, PSMC will add both orthopedics and women’s…

Selecting key health concerns in the community

By Jane Looney Special to The SUN San Juan Basin Health invites community members to the next step in creating a Public Health Improvement Plan for Archuleta County by participating…

Grief support group for adults, help through the holidays

A grief support group for adults who have experienced a loss due to death will be held until the middle of January. This group is designed to assist grievers through…

Carol Otis named American Cancer Society Hero of Hope

By Susan Williams Special to The SUN The Great West Division of the American Cancer Society has selected Carol Otis of Pagosa Springs as a 2012-2013 Hero of Hope. As…

Health department to offer flu shots

By Jane Looney Special to The SUN Make sure you and your family stay healthy this fall and winter by preventing the flu and whooping cough. San Juan Basin Health…

Domestic violence, more prevalent than you think

By Carmen Hubbs Special to The SUN Domestic violence is an alarming and pervasive problem in our country. National data reports that, on average, 24 people per minute are victims…