Grand Futures News

New survey shows teens in Northwest Colorado smoking more - July 10, 2016

New state-collected data from the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey show more teens in Northwest Colorado may be taking up regular cigarette use, despite an overall statewide decrease in youth use. Read more...

Thoughtful Parenting: Social host ordinance - reminder for parents - May 29, 2016

Often, parents may find themselves in a difficult position regarding whether to allow teens to attend a party where alcohol will likely be available. Read more...

Colorado gets mixed grades when it comes to tobacco control - March 19, 2016

A report issued earlier this year by the American Lung Association unveiled mostly low grades for the state of Colorado when it comes to reducing tobacco use. Read more...

Prescription Drug Take Back Days scheduled for Sept. 26th in Moffat and Routt Counties - September 13, 2015

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition is partnering with northwest Colorado police departments to facilitate a prescription drug take back day September 26th. Read more...

Teen e-cigarette use on the rise in Steamboat Springs - August 31, 2015

The trendy smoking fad of this generation's teenage population is proving to be electronic cigarettes... Read more....

Youth smoking, drinking habits highlight state survey - February 8, 2015

Newly released results from the fall 2013 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey paint a picture of substance use, safety and physical health habits of students in Routt County.  Read more...

Steamboat Springs Slackline Park's long-awaited grand opening - July 26, 2014

After two years, the Steamboat Springs Teen Council finally sees Steamboat's very own Slackline Park open.  Read more...

Students of essay contest share why they choose to be tobacco free - January 21, 2014

The Grand Futures Youth Essay Contest was open to 6th- through 12th-grade students in both East and West Grand school districts on the subject of why they choose to be tobacco free. For his winning essay, Jesse Woolley, a 12th-grader at Middle Park High School, was awarded a new iPad donated to the contest by the Grand Foundation. Read more...

Grand Futures starting council for Moffat County teens - January 3, 2014

The youths of today often can feel like their concerns about life are not being heard, but for the young adults of Moffat County, there is a way to express their thoughts. Grand Futures Prevention Coalition is seeking participants in Northwest Colorado for a teen council. The only qualification to join the group is to be between the ages of 13 and 19, whether your education is at the middle school or high school levels or slightly older.  Read more...

Middle school and high school students get new health curriculum - October 20, 2013

This year, Steamboat Springs High School and Steamboat Springs Middle School are implementing a brand-new health curriculum with the help of a $40,000 state-funded grant.  Read more...

Kate Nowak: Moffat better than state in student risky behaviors- August 20, 2013

A recent survey of Moffat County kids shows that our kids are less likely to participate in sexual and drug-related behaviors than their statewide peers.  Read more...

Data Sense: Little change in students’ risky behaviors - August 17, 2013

A recent survey of Routt County kids shows that sexual and drug-related behaviors have not changed much in the past year.  Read more...

Steamboat briefs: Grand Futures Prevention Coalition receives $30K Daniels Fund grant - August 7, 2013

The grant will be used for general operating expenses at the nonprofit organization, which serves the 14th Judicial District with offices in Grand, Routt and Moffat counties. Its mission is to create and support healthy, positive lifestyle choices as alternatives to substance abuse for youths in our community.  Read more...

Kenny Reisman: Be smart about alcohol – April 20, 2013

Some adults will host parties where alcohol is provided because they think they can better protect teens in supervised situations. However, these beliefs and misperceptions are not supported by research. Read more…

Nick Moore: Don't drink and drive – December 12, 2012

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition is joining with highway safety partners and law enforcement organizations across the country to remind people that “Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.”  Read more…

Routt County group plans campaign to curb prescription drug abuse – February 7, 2012

Routt County’s Grand Futures Prevention Coalition will use a $5,000 grant it received last year and funds from the Colorado Department of Behavioral Health to launch a campaign to curb prescription drug abuse in the Yampa Valley. Read more…

Routt County substance abuse survey results to aid Grand Futures – April 2, 2011

A Routt County parent survey conducted by Grand Futures Prevention Coalition will help it create new programming to promote alternatives to youth substance abuse. The survey was completed by 235 parents whose children attend Steamboat, Hayden or South Routt schools.  Read more…

Anonymous tip texting program arrives in Routt County – March 9, 2011

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition is introducing the anonymous Text-A-Tip software in Routt, Moffat and Grand counties. It allows people to send an anonymous text that either a police officer or Routt County Communications Center dispatchers.  Read more…

Our View: Survey results encouraging; work remains – January 12, 2011

There was some good news this week from the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey, which more than 600 Steamboat Springs seventh- through 12th-graders took in spring. But before we pat ourselves on the backs, we should remember that the campaign against teen substance abuse is ongoing.  Read more…

Council approves social host ordinance – October 28, 2009

The Craig City Council gave final approval at its meeting Tuesday night to enacting a social host ordinance. The ordinance's second reading passed by the same margin as its first, 4-3.  Read more…

Police call social host ordinance a success – May 10, 2009

Steamboat Springs Police Capt. Joel Rae said although the city's new social host ordinance may not bring in a huge caseload, its real success will be clarifying vague state laws to help officers battle underage drinking.  Read more…