Briefs for April 16 |

Briefs for April 16

Sheriff’s office employee terminated Thursday

An employee of the Routt County Sheriff’s Office was terminated Thursday, 48 hours after allegations were made against that employee.

Sheriff John Warner said the sheriff’s office did an in-depth internal investigation immediately after the allegations and placed the employee on administrative leave Wednesday. The employee was terminated Thursday.

A criminal investigation by the District Attorney’s Office could follow, Warner said.

Warner and Routt County Attorney John Merrill would not say what the allegations involved or who the employee was.

Assistant District Attorney Kerry St. James could not be reached for comment.

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Arts Council’s Kramer

to attend national program

Nancy Kramer, executive director of the Steamboat Springs Arts Council was one of 50 nonprofit leaders nationwide selected to participate in the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders-Arts through the National Arts Strategies and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Kramer has received a partial fellowship from the Stanford Center for Social Innovation for the prestigious program.

“This is a great opportunity to connect Steamboat Springs to a global/national community of arts and not-for-profits,” Kramer said. “The tools that I will bring home will enhance our community’s ability to realize cultural, educational and economic returns to investment in local and regional art and cultural programs, especially in the area of cultural and heritage tourism.”

Kramer’s fellowship award will cover a portion of the costs for her to attend the EPNL program. Contributions to assist Kramer’s course can be made to the Steamboat Springs Arts Council Executive Development Fund c/o SSAC P.O. Box 774284 Steamboat Springs, CO 80477.

Commissioner Stahoviak recovering from surgery

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

Her third surgery is scheduled for the first part of May and will mark the first installation of a permanent knee replacement. In the past months, she’s had temporary replacements with antibiotics installed in both knees.

“It will be what I call a good knee, a permanent replacement that I can really start rehabbing and that will be strong,” Stahoviak said. “It will be great to have one good knee that I will keep forever, hopefully.”

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 getting in touch with her can call her at home at 736-8505.

Mother-daughter course

to be held May 21 to 23

The Women’s Foundation of Colorado, in conjunction with Advocates Against Battering and Abuse, is offering a mother-daughter Outward Bound course May 21 to 23. The course, which is open to girls ages 12 and 13 and their mothers, is meant to empower women, build trust of self and others and increase support between mothers and daughters. The cost of the course ranges from $25 to $50 per person. Applications, which are due April 27, are available by calling 879-2034.

Send children’s artwork

to soldiers serving in Iraq

Individuals who would like to send children’s cards, letters, artwork and other tangible goods can drop those items off at Steamboat Real Estate at 635 Yampa St. Items may also be mailed to the Yampa Valley Community Foundation at P.O Box 774965. All monetary donations are tax deductible. Call Marci Valicenti at 879-5000.