Briefs for Nov. 4

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Marchus receives 60 votes for commissioner seat

Write-in candidate Cheriene Marchus received 60 votes Tuesday in the election for the District 2 seat on the Routt County Board of Commissioners.

Democrat incumbent Doug Monger kept the seat representing West Routt County with 6,993 votes. Republican challenger Jeff Fry followed with 3,946 votes.

Registered as a Republican, Marchus took leave of her job as secretary in the commissioners' office to join the race in August. Her husband, Mark Marchus, lost the Republican spot on the ballot to Fry in the primary election.

Fund established to help newborn's expenses

A fund has been established in the name of Ryan David Wyatt to help his family with expenses incurred because of medical complications the newborn has developed.

Wyatt is the son of Rod and Carol Wyatt of Steamboat Springs. The infant was born Oct. 27 at Yampa Valley Medical Center but had to be flown to Denver on Saturday because of heart and lung complications. The infant is in stable condition at St. Luke's Presbyterian Hospital. Anyone wishing to assist the family may do so through contributions to the Ryan David Wyatt fund at Vectra Bank in Steamboat Springs.

YVMC celebrating 5 years with open house Nov. 13

Yampa Valley Medical Center is celebrating its first five years with an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 13. Free T-shirts will be given to the first 150 adults. Free injury screenings, blood pressure checks, paraffin hand dips and five-minute massages at SportsMed will be offered, as well as face-painting and children's activities, refreshments and tours. Other events include a visit with Heeling Friends volunteers and the firefighters of Truck 62 from the Steamboat Springs Fire Department and a demonstration of "Pat," the new patient simulator. Call Christine at 870-1119 for details.

Donations being taken

to help victims' families

Donations are being taken to help the families of the four victims of a rollover accident in Walden last week that killed three teens. Call Stephanie Curd at 846-6800.

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