News in brief for Jan. 20, 2004

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Nancy Stahoviak to return from Denver hospital

Routt County Commissioner Nancy Stahoviak is scheduled to return to Routt County today for the first time since mid-December, when she was flown to a Denver hospital because of life-threatening kidney failure and infections.

"It will be good to be back home for a while," she said.

Stahoviak will be driven back to Routt County by ambulance and will stay at her Oak Creek home for the next few weeks. Her mother, from Washington, is flying in to help Stahoviak recover.

On Feb. 4, Stahoviak will return to Denver to have one of four knee operations to replace her knee implants and fight the infection in her knees. She said she likely would have one operation a month for the next four months.

Although Stahoviak will be at home, she said she would be unable to leave her home at first because of the difficulty walking on ice and snow.

She plans on participating in more county meetings through phone conferences and will have a laptop computer set up so she can read and answer e-mails. Stahoviak, who is this year's chairwoman for the Routt County Board of County Commissioners, announced earlier this month that she would run for another term as county commissioner in November.

Enrollment for 4-H begins, will close March 1

Enrollment for Routt County 4-H has begun and will close by March 1. Enrollment forms are available in the Routt County Extension Office in the Routt County Courthouse Annex, 136 Sixth St., in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Jay Whaley, 4-H agent, said he encourages youths to join the program and not just those interested in agriculture, as the program offers classes and events in various areas. Last year, more than 280 youths enrolled, and about 75 volunteer leaders helped with the programs, Whaley said.

For information, call 879-0825.

High school puts on a 'Different Kind of Concert'

A "Different Kind of Concert" will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Steamboat Springs High School auditorium.

The concert will feature a musicians including Steamboat Springs High School students, teachers and professional musicians from the community. Music will vary from a string quartet to a jazz group.

Among the professional musicians will be Mary Beth Norris, Randy Kelley, Ron Wheeler, Mike Lewis and Kip Strean. For information, call Gerry Sutton at 871-3563.

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