Eagle County commissioner Sara Fisher back home after aneurysm | VailDaily.com

Eagle County commissioner Sara Fisher back home after aneurysm

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado – Eagle County Commissioner Sara Fisher is back home in Gypsum, recovering from a Dec. 13 brain aneurysm that put her in a Denver hospital for nearly two weeks. She is expected to make a full recovery.

A release from the Eagle County government stated that Fisher is “on her way to a full recovery and expects to return to work as her stamina improves.”

One of Fisher’s colleagues doesn’t expect her to miss too many meetings.

“Sara’s a doer – she’ll be in soon,” County Commissioner Peter Runyon said.

“I talked to her by phone the day after Christmas,” Runyon said. “I spoke to her for at least an hour, and she sounded like she was 100 percent.”

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After being taken by ambulance to Denver Dec. 13, Fisher had surgery to repair the aneurysm, followed by both recovery and observation, to make sure no further problems arose.

Fisher was elected to the commissioner’s job in 2006. That term expires early next year. She has also served two terms as the Eagle County Clerk and Recorder.

In an interview the week Fisher had surgery, Runyon said he expected that any controversial matters that came to the commissioners would be delayed in order to let Fisher have a vote.

Monday, Runyon said there aren’t any potentially sticky matters on the commissioners’ calendars – at least not right now. Still, Runyon said, he expects Fisher to weigh in on routine matters fairly quickly.

“I have complete faith that in no time at all we’ll forget this ever happened,” he said.

Business Editor Scott N. Miller can be reached at 970-748-2930 or smiller@vaildaily.com.

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