Briefs for Dec. 18, 2003 |

Briefs for Dec. 18, 2003

Stahoviak’s condition upgraded to good

Routt County Commissioner Nancy Stahoviak’s condition was upgraded to good, although Stahoviak remained in the intensive care unit of a Denver hospital Monday, spokeswoman Stephanie Lewis said.

“She has improved a lot,” Lewis said. “To go from critical to good — that’s like a three-step jump.”

Stahoviak was flown to Denver’s Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center from Yampa Valley Medical Center on Dec. 10. She originally thought she had the flu, but learned she had a kidney infection that had spread, Routt County Manager Tom Sullivan said last week.

The medical center has been inundated with calls about Stahoviak’s condition but cannot release information.

Because flowers and gifts cannot be given to Stahoviak while she’s in the intensive care unit, the hospital is encouraging people to save gifts until Stahoviak’s condition improves.

Brattons sentenced

to community service

Two people who pleaded guilty in early December to third-degree assault each were sentenced Wednesday to 12 months of supervised probation and 48 hours of public service.

Roger Bratton, 35, and his wife Tonya Bratton, 36, both of Yampa, had been arrested on suspicion of barging into a Yampa house and provoking a fight Oct. 24.

They originally were charged with first-degree burglary, a Class 3 felony, and third-degree assault, but the felony charges were dropped after each pleaded guilty to the assault charge.

Both Brattons also were ordered to complete an anger management evaluation by Sept. 1.

Two other men charged in relation to the incident were sentenced in early December for second-degree trespassing.

Hypnotherapist offering weight-loss program

Hypnotherapist Rebecca Armstrong is looking for 12 people interested in participating in a Hypnotheraphy for Excess Weight Loss pilot program. Participants should want to lose 20 pounds or more. They will meet weekly for one hour in small groups to be taught self-hypnosis and complete supportive and developmental assignments. The cost of the program is about $17 per participant.

Salvation Army looking

for volunteer bell-ringers

Bell-ringers are needed for the Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Kettle Campaign. The campaign runs until Dec. 24. One- or two-hour shifts are available at selected sites Thursday and Friday evenings, weekends and every day during Christmas week. Money goes to meet emergency needs of Routt County families. To volunteer, call 879-8192.

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