MV Based Therapeutic Riding Program Brings Smiles
Sep 28, 2011
Bethany Pittman goes through her exercises with her dad Mark. Carol Pastore and volunteers help to make sure she is safe. by Rob Santoro, printed in the Valley Courier, Sept. 28, 2011 A few months ago, little Bethany didn't talk much for her age. She was born with a developmental disability that...
Maria Fernandez, Lymphoma Survivor
Sep 28, 2011
by Maria Lemma, published on Colorado Cancer Blogs May 26, 2011 Maria Fernandez thought her neck was just getting thick from weight gain, but her husband, Herman, sensed otherwise and insisted she see her health care provider to be sure the lymph nodes weren’t involved. “My husband didn’t want to...
Monte Vista Schools Serve Up Local Foods
Aug 30, 2011
Monte Vista Schools hosted their second Super Foods event, serving elementary students a meal made out of all local San Luis Valley ingredients. The menu featured San Luis Valley grown: KW Farms Organic Grass Finished Ground Beef, Gosar Mountain Mama Flour - Tortillas, Cactus Hill Farm and Circle K...
540 People Participate in 35th Annual Manassa 5K Run
Aug 30, 2011
Over 540 people of all ages gathered in the early morning to run, walk, and jog Manassa’s 35th annual 5K run. The beautiful and challenging race, which took place on Saturday, July 23, 2011, made a loop from Dempsey Park in Manassa to M mountain and back.[video:
San Luis Valley "Relay for Life" at Monte Vista High School
Aug 28, 2011
On July 8, 2011, the annual San Luis Valley "Relay for Life" was held at the Monte Vista High School track to support the American Cancer Society and raise awareness about cancer.We gathered to Celebrate, Remember, and Fight Back.Community members of all ages participated by walking...
Celebrating a Century of Health Care Improvements
Aug 25, 2011
No matter the political climate today, both Republican and Democratic presidents and members of congress have tried for a century to provide universal health benefits to Americans. The future will be no different, no matter if Obama holds the reigns or a Republican hopeful takes his place. ...
Specialist takes flight for rural oncology care
Aug 25, 2011
San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center's patient navigator Brenda Gentile, left, and oncology nurse Ruth McWhirter, RN, review a patient's chart with Denver medical oncologist and hematologist from the University of Colorado Cancer Center, Madeleine Kane, MD, during a visit to Alamosa. By Katie...
Joe Kelso Explains Preventive Care
Jul 21, 2011
Joe Kelso, undergraduate student at Adams State College, explains initiatives in the Affordable Care Act that increase access to preventive care.[video:]
Christina Chavez on the Affordable Care Act
Jul 21, 2011
Christina Chavez explains the Affordable Care Act to Sacred Heart Catholic Church's sophomore confirmation class.[video:] [video:]
Alex Gallegos: How to Beat Diabetes
Jun 30, 2011
ALAMOSA, CO- Alex Gallegos, 42, looks and feels different these days.  His knees and eyes no longer bother him.  He eats different; no longer craving sweets or filling his plate at every meal.  He doesn’t stare out the window at passing joggers, wishing he were more active.  He is out there with...


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