Health Briefs

Alzheimer’s Association recognizes volunteer

The Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado has named Craig Welch Volunteer of the Year for the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado Southwestern office.

Welch is the special events coordinator at the Ute Mountain Casino. He has been a volunteer for five years.

For more information about becoming a volunteer, call Cailin Branchford at (303) 813-1669 or email

Health facility receives rural health grant

Gov. John Hickenlooper announced that Pediatric Partners of the Southwest in Durango has been granted $31,281.55 to improve health care at its facility.

The grant is part of a five-year, $7.5 million program funded by UnitedHealthcare to encourage the delivery and quality of health care in facilities across the state.

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Free sleep assessments offered at local clinics

Danielle Hennes, licensed acupuncturist and herbalist at Enliven Acupuncture, will offer free assessments for insomnia and sleep issues.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine offer a variety of natural options to help get a sleep cycle back on track.

To make an appointment at the Durango or Pagosa Springs office, call 403-5898.

Herald Staff