The University of Colorado School of Medicine is offering a free program called "Mini Med School" for people who would like to learn more about medicine, health and the human body. Mini Med School II is an eight-week free course that meets each Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for a one-hour lecture followed by a question-and-answer session with distinguished faculty members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The classes are held on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora and there will be a live video feed at Delta County Memorial Hospital, in the Mesa Lake classroom in the Grand Mesa Oncology & Education Center, 1501 E. 3rd Street.
The course schedule:
Sept. 2 -- The Art of Medicine.
Sept. 9 -- A Day in the Life of an Ob/Gyn.
Sept. 16 -- Understanding Your Sleep.
Sept. 23 -- Fall break (no lecture).
Sept. 30 -- Revealing Genetics: What's in Your Genome? And Do You Want to Know?
Oct. 7 -- Caring for Seriously Ill and Dying Patients.
Oct. 14 -- A Day in the Life of a Pediatrician.
Oct. 21 -- Hypertension: Understanding the Silent Killer.
Oct. 28 -- How Thyroid Disorders Affect Your Health and Well-Being.
The popular lecture series is a community service offered by the CU School of Medicine. Since it was founded in 1989, more than 21,000 people have taken the courses. Registration is required in order to attend and is available online at https://fastfor.ms/91ACF.
If you have questions, contact Paula Carter at email@example.com.
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.