Steamboat Springs Gary Medvesk underwent back surgery last Tuesday at the Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins.
Chad Rolando celebrated his 13th birthday on New Year's Day with a family party at their ranch home.
Mr. and Mrs. Jody Babcock and daughter were here to spend Christmas with his family.
Martha Letlow was here from her home in Louisiana over Christmas to be with her son, Mike, his wife, Angela, and their boys.
On Dec. 21, The Haven staff and the residents enjoyed a birthday and holiday party. Birthdays for the month were Elinor Reagan, Marie Hayes and Patti Bruchez. Marie Bridges entertained all by singing accompanied by Jennifer Swedberg.
The Neil Forsyth family recently enjoyed a visit from their daughter, Molly, and husband, who make their home in Texas.
On Dec. 20, the Hayden High School Honor Society sang Christmas carols to the residents of The Haven.
Employees and spouses of Mountain West Insurance and Financial Services had their Christmas party at Sleepy Cat on Dec. 21.
On Friday night, Dec. 20, Elsie Richardson took The Haven residents on a tour of Hayden to see the beautiful Christmas lights.
Clarence Ludaman was here from Grand Junction over Christmas to be with his daughter, Holley Barnes, and family.
On Christmas Day, Mark Fischer, family and friends entertained The Haven residents in the morning with lovely music. In the afternoon, Greg Scott played and sang for them. What a wonderful gesture on Christmas Day.
Evan and Donovan Hornstein and Ron Cromie went ice fishing last Sunday at Steamboat Lake and caught their limits within a couple of hours. They had a great time fishing and enjoying the weather.
Greg Richards has been ice fishing over at Wolford Reservoir, where he caught trout, lake trout and splakes.
Fish story of the week is that Bob Muhme was ice fishing at Stagecoach Reservoir and caught one so big that it pulled his rod and reel into the hole in the ice. Needless to say, he didn't get the fish or his pole back.
Larry and Talley (Frentress) Hickman and family from Kansas have been visiting their family in Hayden for several days.
Ralph and Janet Babish have had their children and a couple of their friends home for the holidays.
Tony and Robin Carroll and children visited with the Alice and John Carroll family over New Year's Eve. They spent the evening snowmobiling.
Gary Stone had outpatient surgery on New Year's Eve. They cleaned up a ruptured disc and he is now home recovering. He will be able to go back to work in a couple of weeks.
Brianna and Brandon Ford have spent several days with their dad, Matt, and with their grandparents, Pat and Jerry Ford, in Ouray.
Dennis and Laurie Hallenbeck had family over for New Year's Eve. They spent the evening inner tubing in the snow and playing cards.
The Hornstein family had a house full on New Year's Eve. They set off fireworks and had a bonfire.
School starts back up Monday. The high school boys and girls varsity basketball teams will have a home game against Paonia starting at 6:30 p.m. Their next games will be at Soroco on Jan. 14, with the games starting at 4 p.m.
The high school wrestling team will have a match at Paonia on Saturday starting at 8 a.m. They will have a wrestling tournament Jan. 17 and 18 in Salida. The matches start at 8 a.m.
The middle school girls basketball team has its first game of the season on Friday in Steamboat at 5 p.m. On Saturday, the eighth-grade girls will play a preseason tournament in Hayden. The seventh-grade girls will be playing in Soroco the same day at their preseason tournament. Both games start at 9 a.m.
The Hayden Girl Scouts will start selling cookies Friday. If you would like to buy cookies and do not get contacted after the then, call Barbara Binetti, junior leader, at 276-3320, Christy Weis, Brownie leader, at 276-2159, or Laurie Hallenbeck, Cadette/Senior leader, at 276-4152, and they will have a Girl Scout contact you.
-- Laurie Hallenbeck contributed to this week's Town Talk.