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In positive step, Roberts flashes the peace sign

Jon Roberts
John F. Russell

— Doctors, friends and family of Steamboat Springs City Manager Jon Roberts considered Saturday a very good day in his recovery from a skiing accident last weekend.

“They said, ‘Jon, make a peace sign,’ and he made a peace sign,” said Steamboat Springs Deputy City Manager Wendy DuBord, who had spoken with Roberts’ wife, LeAnn, on Saturday.

DuBord said the gesture was another sign that Roberts is continuing to improve neurologically.



“They also say, ‘Jon, can you give us a smile?’ and he gives a smile,” DuBord said.

Roberts also is opening his eyes more frequently.



It still is unclear when Roberts might be moved from the intensive care unit at Denver Health medical center. He has been there since the ski accident at Steamboat Ski Area a week ago, the circumstances of which are unknown. More details may become available Monday after a Steamboat Springs Police Department investigator reviews a report expected from Steamboat Ski Patrol.

Officials said there is no evidence Roberts was involved in a collision. He was found unconscious on the flat area below the intermediate Sitz ski run early Sunday afternoon. The ski run is below the Christie Peak Express lift and above the expert See Me and See Ya runs.


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