Local Briefs Sept. 23

Health fair is Saturday in Creede

CREEDE — On Saturday, Sept. 24, there is a health fair from 8 a.m. to noon at the Creede school located at 450 Corsair Dr. Anyone 18 years old or older can participate in all screenings and, new this year, minors can participate in some free screenings.

Screenings available for a fee include:  Blood Chemistry ($45), Colon Cancer Screening Kit ($45), Hemoglobin A1c Test ($35), Prostate Specific Antigen (male, $40), Testosterone (male, $50), High-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein ($40), Blood Cell Count ($30), Blood Type ($35), Vitamin D ($60), Vitamin B12 ($25). Combine the Blood Chemistry and Hemoglobin tests for $70 and save $10. Save $20 by bundling Blood Chemistry, Hemoglobin, and Vitamin D for a total of $120.

This year they can offer a free colon cancer test to any person who qualifies. Vouchers are available at Mineral County Public Health by calling 719-658-2416.

Register at www.365health.org/health-fairs/fall/620/index.

The Mineral County Public Health Council is teaming up with 9Health:365 to bring this one-stop medical opportunity to Creede.


Hospice del Valle receives state award

ALAMOSA — The Board, leadership and staff of Hospice del Valle recently announced that the agency has been awarded a Performance Incentive Payment due to its high performance on its recent survey (audit) this Summer by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

This award constitutes a 10 percent discount on the agency’s relicensure application fee.

Since Hospice del Valle is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the award is particularly timely and affirming, officials stated.


Alamosa Farmer’s Market runs through Sept.

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Farmers’ Market welcomes locals and visitors to downtown Alamosa, Saturdays at the corner of 6th and State for our 2022 Market season.

Vendors will be selling regional farm fresh food products, other foodstuffs, and hand-crafted goods this season. Now that September is upon us expect to see more root vegetables, roasted Pueblo green chiles, fresh Olathe corn, Palisade peaches, and New Mexico apples.

Live Music will be back again. Kids will have two options for their activities this season. They can take home a to-go bag or do the activity right onsite at the market this year.

The Market accepts debit and credit cards, SNAP, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC vouchers, and cash. For more information, see www.alamosafarmersmarket.org or the Farmers’ Market Green tent on Saturdays.


House District 62 candidate forum is Sept. 26

SAN LUIS VALLEY — The League of Women Voters of the San Luis Valley and Pueblo are holding a virtual Colorado House District 62 candidate forum featuring Democrat Matthew Martinez and Republican Carol Riggenbach on Monday, Sept. 26, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

This virtual event will be live streamed on League of Women Voters of Colorado and at https://bit.ly/HD62CandidateForumLWVSLV.

Contact Wanda Hawman at 505-506-6077, for more information.