Business briefs for July 17


Lifelong rancher Jay Fetcher has been named to the Yampa Valley Medical Center Board of Trustees. Fetcher is the managing partner of Fetcher Ranch on the Elk River in North Routt County.

An active community volunteer, Fetcher established the Colorado Cattlemen's Agricultural Land Trust in 1995 and continues to serve as a director. It is the first land trust in the country to be operated by ranchers. Fetcher also serves as director of the Colorado Environmental Coalition and chairman of the Nature Conservancy Advisory Board. He formerly served on the Steamboat Springs School Board, the Routt County Cattlemen's Association, the Colorado Water Trust and North Routt Fire Protection District.

"I didn't expect the depth of involvement that Yampa Valley Medical Center has in most parts of the community and the emphasis on expanding into other areas of medical service," Fetcher said.
The YVMC Board of Trustees is led by Jane McLeod. Other members are Nancy Stahoviak, John Duffey, Dr. David Cionni, Tony Connell, Dr. Ron Fam--iglietti, Karl Gills, Jim Kissane, Fred Wolf and Kathy Wolf.

Success Steps workshop to target identity theft

Steamboat Springs

Businesspeople attending the next Success Steps Breakfast will learn how to defend themselves against identity theft.he workshop will be held at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in Bogue Hall, Room 200, at Colorado Mountain College. The cost is $10.

The seminar will provide attendees with an in-depth view on the methods used by criminals and measures to deter or prevent the theft of their identity. It also will detail the steps to be taken when one falls victim to this type of fraud. The presenter for the seminar will be Pat Richardson of Alpine Bank, who specializes in consumer and business fraud protection.

No reservations are required to attend this workshop.Contact Scott Ford at 870-4491 or


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