Keep Your Pot on Your Property

Homeowners associations are attempting to restrict the obvious use of marijuana in those locales with pot is legal. HOAs can’t ban members from using marijuana in their homes, but many are adopting restrictions which prohibit open use which neighbors can see or smell weed. Much like the regulating of where private citizens may light a […]

July 28 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
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Medical Alert Devices Can Save Lives

An elderly Colorado Springs woman had been missing for about a week when police finally found her Wednesday night trapped in her bathtub after apparently falling in. Officers went to the woman’s home after a neighbor reported that she hadn’t seen or heard from the woman since last week. Outside the home, officers found the […]

July 24 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Health Care
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Doctors Under the Influence of Dollars

Nearly 95 percent of U.S. physicians accept gifts, meals, payments, travel and other services from companies that make the drugs and medical products they prescribe, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. This common practice has been a concern for decades due to the demonstrated impact such gifts have on the physician’s choice of […]

July 22 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
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Keeping Alzheimer’s Victims Safe

This past Friday, Lakewood police issued a senior alert for a 65-year-old man who has Alzheimer’s. The missing persons report is the second in the past month involving a victim of Alzheimer’s disease. It is a frightening development, but not uncommon. The Alzheimer’s Association reports that six in ten people with dementia will wander. The […]

July 18 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
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Colorado Tourists Are Victims of Lightning Strikes

This weekend, lightning killed two visitors at Rocky Mountain National Park and injured the companions. The first strike took place on Friday and the death was the first caused by lightning this year in Colorado, according to the National Weather Service. The victim was a female visitor from Ohio. Then on Saturday, a man died […]

July 16 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
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Floods Not Necessary for Drowning Danger

Two bodies were pulled from the Colorado River last Saturday, one near Rifle and one in Grand County near its border with Eagle County. These two deaths are added to the 11 people who have drowned in open water in Colorado since May. The death toll underscores how it doesn’t take a major flood to […]

July 10 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
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