News in Brief


Stahoviak recovering

from third surgery at home

Routt County Commissioner Nancy Stahoviak is at home in Oak Creek, recovering from her third of four knee surgeries.

She expects to go through rehabilitation through August, at which time she likely will return to Denver for her fourth and final surgery.

"The doctor wants to wait and give me a good chance to get strong again," said Stahoviak, who is running for re-election in November.

Stahoviak was flown to a Denver hospital because of life-threatening kidney failure and infections in mid-December, and in the past months, has had temporary replacements with antibiotics installed in both knees.

This most recent surgery was to install a permanent knee replacement in her right knee, which made it possible for her to walk into her home when she returned Sunday for the first time since December.

Stahoviak said she was pleased with how the surgeries have turned out.

High School holding reunions for 1960-'69

The Steamboat Springs High School graduating classes of 1960 through 1969 will be gathering for a reunion from noon to 3 p.m. June 26, at the Community Center. Hundreds of past graduates are expected to attend this event, which is held every three years on the last Saturday of June. All classmates, teachers, and other interested people are welcome. Bring your own beverages and a snack to share.

Alpine Horse and Rider begins show season

Alpine Horse and Rider kicks off its summer show season this weekend.

The Moffat County Open Show is Saturday. Classes start at 9 a.m. Featured classes are short stirrup, pleasure (English and Western) hunter, showmanship and trail. Entry is free. For more information, call show manager Donna Deatherage at 824 8337.

On Sunday there will be a dressage show at MountainView Ranch. Classes start at 9 a.m. Featured dressage classes include training level to second level. For more information, call Ride Time Manager Janet Finley at 871 6009.

Big Sister, Little Sister basketball camp is in June

The Big Sister, Little Sister basketball camp for girls ages 7 through 13 will be held June 28 through 30 in Hayden. Camp times are 9 a.m. to noon.

The camp is a fund-raiser for the Hayden High School girls basketball team. The money raised will help the girls go to team camp at Mesa State College in Grand Junction this summer. Cost is $15 a day or $40 for three days. Registration forms can be picked up at the school district's central office in Hayden.

Forest Service wants

public input on 3 permits

The U.S. Forest Service is considering the renewal of special-use permits for three businesses that provide public recreational opportunities in the Routt National Forest. The Sunset Ranch provides summer pack trips and fall hunting camps in the Swamp Park area of the Mount Zirkel Wilderness. Access is from the Red Dirt Trailhead on Routt County Road 129.

The Elk River Ranch conducts horseback rides in the Coulton Creek area, hiking trips, cross-skiing and big game packing for Elk River Guest Ranch clients.

Sombrero Ranches does horse delivery and deer/elk packing forestwide in the Routt National Forest. Outfitter and guide operations, including hunting camps, in the Yampa Ranger District are limited to big game hunting seasons.

The Routt National Forest is seeking public comment on the reissuance of these three permits. Send written comments by June 25 to Steve McCone, Routt National Forest, 925 Weiss Drive, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487, or call him at 870-2277.


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