Students all travel to school many ways, whether walking, biking, riding or driving in cars with family or friends, or in school buses.  When school starts, students, are often distracted and thinking about school.  To help keep all people safe as they are heading to and from school, here areContinue Reading

Food often becomes a topic of conversation. It’s fun to talk about! We enjoy gatherings even more when there is food. We can be creative with food. We can grow it. We can share it. Plus, it gives us energy to do the things we enjoy. Here’s the best part…Continue Reading

Spicy Cold Gazpacho Soup Ready in 30 minutes; Serves 4 Ingredients: 5 large tomatoes, cut into quarters 2 zucchini, cut into cubes 2 cloves garlic 1 onion, cut into quarters 1 jalapeño pepper, stem and seeds removed 2 Tbsp olive oil (divided) 3 C low-sodium vegetable broth 3 Tbsp redContinue Reading

How do you talk to teens about drugs and alcohol? Should you even bring it up? Yes! Yes, you should talk about it. 1 in 8 teens have abused an illegal substance in the last year, and over 10% of kids 12-17 have used alcohol in the last month (NationalContinue Reading

Some people think about sun safety only when they spend a day at the lake, beach, or pool.  But sun exposure adds up every time you are in the sun. Children need special care. They tend to spend more time outdoors. They can burn easier, and may not know aboutContinue Reading

West Nile Virus is the leading disease carried by mosquitos in the continental United States. It is spread through the bite of a mosquito that has picked up the virus by feeding on an infected bird.  In turn, the mosquito can pass the virus to humans. Each summer, Four CornersContinue Reading

Our words matter. What we say can help a person have hope. Or our words can cause a person to be discouraged and lose hope – Especially, when we are talking about suicide. Whether we are talking to someone or sharing something on social media, we want to pause andContinue Reading

Asparagus, Mandarin Orange, Chicken, and Rice Ready in 30 minutes; Serves 4 Ingredients: Vinaigrette Dressing: 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp rice vinegar 3 Tbsp mandarin orange juice (reserved from oranges) 1 Tbsp soy sauce, reduced sodium Salad: 3 1/3 C fresh asparagus (trimmed) 2 cans (11 oz) mandarin orangesContinue Reading

Severe weather and tacos. Finally! A great, yummy visual to remember the difference between watches and warnings. Has anyone else seen this analogy? Here’s how it goes. A Severe Weather Watch in taco terms means that you have the ingredients to make a taco. They’re all laid out on theContinue Reading

The 4th of July is a fun time to celebrate! You can have friends and family over, spend time outside, eat fun food, drink fun drinks, and shoot off fireworks. Four Corners Health Department wants to remind you that you can have fun and be safe at the same time.Continue Reading