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Three new directors join hospital board

Three new board members took the oath of office at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center’s monthly board of directors meeting on Tuesday, May 20. Tom Eve, Debbie Farrell and Harry Payton were the only three candidates for the three open seats on the hospital board so the special district election, originally scheduled for May 6, was cancelled.

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Ark River EMS to host free BBQ – Sat, May 31

The event marks the all-time record of 500 days of continual around-the-clock emergency medical ambulance service in western Fremont County and the renewal of their Advanced Life Support License. Free blood pressure tests and information about the very affordable and popular Ark Ambulance Subscription Program will also be available.


Creative Summit, now Artwalk!

Thank you to staff for an amazing production of the Summit, it came together well. But the job isn’t over.


Free Healthy Lunches for Youth All Summer Long

The Salida Summer Food Service Program, a partnership between Salida Boys & Girls Club, Amicas, Care & Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado and LiveWell Chaffee County is going into its third year of programming to provide healthy, free lunches for youth 18 and under all summer long. The program will run from June 2nd through August 8th and is available Monday-Friday except for July 3- 4th. Any youth in the county 18 and under can enjoy a free meal at the Salida Boys & Girls Club from noon – 1:00 pm all summer long.

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Call for art submissions

There will be a family art show on May 17 at the Mormon church, 1140 Poncha Blvd.


LiveWell thanks community for HM4K fundraiser

Thanks to the generous support of our community including Amicas, Boathouse Cantina, Moonlight Pizza and Café Dawn, our spring dine out event raised $3,388! These funds will be used to assist with preparation and assembling of healthy meals, free of charge to kids in Chaffee County.

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SAR responds to backcountry skiing accident

From the GPS coordinates it was determined that the distress signal was coming from the Mt Huron vicinity. Emergency contact persons verified that a male identified as Robert Burns, age 31, had travelled with another companion and was believed to be hiking/backcountry skiing in the Mt Huron area above Clear Creek Reservoir.