Briefs for March 31

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Stahoviak recovers from second knee surgery

Routt County Commissioner Nancy Stahoviak is at Doak Walker Care Center recovering from her second of four knee surgeries.

On March 17, she had a temporary replacement with antibiotics installed in her left knee in Denver, a surgery that she had on her right knee in February. Stahoviak returned to Steamboat Springs on Monday, where she will stay until her left leg is more mobile. Her biggest challenge is wearing braces on both legs, she said.

"We're just going to take it a few days at a time and see how I progress," Stahoviak said.

Her final two operations will be to install two permanent replacement knees; the first likely will take place in late April or early May.

"I continue to really appreciate the prayers and support," Stahoviak said. "I know they're still coming, and I appreciate that."

Stahoviak was flown to a Denver hospital because of life-threatening kidney failure and infections in mid-December. She has been participating in county meetings through telephone conferences.

Anyone interested in calling her at Doak Walker should call the county offices at 879-1090 to get her number.

Yampatika to spread

Earth Day messages

Yampatika will stencil messages on storm drains for Earth Day from 9 a.m. to noon April 22.

The goal is to help reduce pollution reaching the Yampa River. Participants should meet at Yampatika, 925 Weiss Drive. Bring gloves and wear grubby clothes.

Newspaper looking for Editorial Board members

The Steamboat Pilot & Today is accepting nominations for community representatives on its Editorial Board. The community representatives would serve a four-month term from May 1 through Aug. 31.

The Editorial Board includes two community representatives and four members of the newspaper staff. Newspaper staff members on the board include publisher Suzanne Schlicht, editor Scott Stanford, city editor Melissa Roddy and reporter Tom Ross. The Editorial Board formulates the Our View opinions expressed on the ViewPoints page of the newspaper.

Readers interested in serving on the Editorial Board should send a letter of 500 words or less expressing their interest in the board to Stanford at sstanford@steamboatpilot.com or at P.O. Box 774827; Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. Letters also may be dropped off at the Pilot & Today office at 1901 Curve Plaza. Nominations are due April 9.

Call Stanford at 871-4221 with questions.

Taylor, White to speak

at Lincoln Day Dinner

State Sen. Jack Taylor and Rep. Al White will be guest speakers at the Routt County Republicans' annual Lincoln Day Dinner. The event begins at 5 p.m. April 10 at Old Town Pub, and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. A fund-raising auction will be held after dinner. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased from Amy Williams at the Routt County Courthouse. Call 879-6048.

'McWheel' Kids Night Out scheduled for Friday

The city of Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation Department will host a "McWheel" Kids Night Out on Friday.

The event is for children in second through fourth grades. Children will have a McDonald's dinner and then have fun at the Potter's Wheel. The event is from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is $12, and children should bring another $5 to $10 for the Potter's Wheel.

Parents may register at the Parks and Recreation office. Call Jennifer Travis at 879-4300, ext. 352.

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