News in Brief for Dec. 16, 2003

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Stahoviak remains critical in Denver hospital

Routt County Commissioner Nancy Stahoviak remained in critical condition in the intensive care unit of a Denver hospital Monday, spokeswoman Stephanie Lewis said.

Routt County Commissioner Doug Monger said the commissioners offer their condolences for Stahoviak and wishes for her speedy recovery.

"I'm sure we'll be floundering around without her valued expertise," Monger said.

Stahoviak was flown to Denver's Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center from Yampa Valley Medical Center on Wednesday night. She originally thought she had the flu, but learned she had a kidney infection that had spread, Routt County Manager Tom Sullivan said.

Monger said he and Routt County Commissioner Dan Ellison would do their best to take care of the county's business while Stahoviak is recovering.

"We don't need to be adding any pressure to Nancy when she returns," he said.

The medical center has been inundated with calls about Stahoviak's condition but cannot release information.

Housing Authority

board members sought

Routt County and the city of Steamboat Springs are seeking representatives to serve on the Yampa Valley Housing Authority.

The board of directors will involve between seven and 15 members who represent a diverse mix of interests, demographics and technical expertise. The members will serve staggered three-year terms.

Four people have applied, so county commissioners are encouraging anyone who is interested to send a letter of interest to the city or the county. The goal is to have the board in place by Jan. 1.

For more information, call the city at 879-2060 or the county at 879-0108.

Bud Werner library offers book bags for children

Bud Werner Memorial Library is offering sturdy, kid-size book bags that are embroidered with the message, "Take me to the library!" For a personal touch, names can be embroidered on the backs of the bags. Samples of the bags, which make a perfect holiday gift for young readers, are available at the library. The bags cost $12.50 each, with all proceeds benefitting the library.

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