Wednesday, November 26, 2003
YVMC Board of Trustees names new member
Kathy Wolf has been named to the Board of Trustees of Yampa Valley Medical Center. A 20-year resident of Steamboat Springs, Wolf has been involved in the community in many capacities.
She worked as a registered nurse in the emergency department, intensive care and patient care units of Routt Memorial Hospital in the 1980s. Wolf also was a public health nurse with the Visiting Nurse Association, served on the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission and was named Woman of the Year by the Business and Professional Women. In 1991, she was called to serve in Desert Storm as a nurse in the U.S. Navy.
Wolf is a professor of biology at Colorado Mountain College, teaching honors biology, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology and other classes that prepare students for health care careers.
"I am honored and excited about being the first RN to serve on the YVMC Board," Wolf said. "I think I offer a strong background of understanding health care in the Yampa Valley. It's important to have someone who has worked within the system, and I will bring a different perspective to my volunteer work on the board."
Wolf also has an awareness of the national staffing shortage in nursing and other health careers.
"This semester, I have 50 students in my anatomy and physiology classes, and two-thirds of them are headed for nursing careers," she said.
Health care continues to evolve, and Wolf hopes to help shape the future.
"I'd like to help with the transition to what health care will be in 10 years."
Bob Maddox is the chairman of the YVMC Board. Other members include vice chairwoman Jane McLeod, treasurer John Duffey, secretary Nancy Stahoviak, Dr. David Cionni, Steve Dawes, Karl Gills, Dr. David Wilkinson and Fred Wolf (no relation to Kathy Wolf).
Arrest warrant issued
for sex assault suspect
A warrant arrest has been filed for a man suspected of sexual assault by a person in a position of trust.
The warrant, filed Wednesday at the Routt County Courthouse, stems from a report made Friday by a girl at a Steamboat Springs school.
Steamboat Springs police Detective Ross Kelly said the case is not linked to the schools. The man named in the warrant has not been arrested.
To protect the potential victim, the police would not say who was named in the warrant, what the nature of the sexual assault was or the age of the victim.
Food drive held through Thanksgiving weekend
The Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. and LIFT-UP of Routt County are conducting a food drive through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Donations can be dropped off at several locations at the Steamboat Ski Area, including the main ticket office and information center. The drive began Wednesday and will continue through Sunday.
Christmas tree lighting
is Saturday in Hayden
The third annual Lighting of the Spencer Christmas Tree is at 7 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Fourth Street and Jefferson Avenue in Hayden.
The event will include the lighting of the tree, carols, refreshments and a visit with Santa. The lighting is sponsored by the town of Hayden.
Holiday Tree Festival
is Dec. 7 at fairgrounds
The annual Holiday Tree Festival is Dec. 7 at the Routt County Fairgrounds exhibition hall. The events includes an auction from 1:30 until 3 p.m. The festival is sponsored by the Hayden Heritage Center. Lydia Vaitkus at 276-7274.