Steamboat briefs: Autopsy of Grace McNeil to be completed today |

Steamboat briefs: Autopsy of Grace McNeil to be completed today

Pilot & Today staff

— The autopsy of Grace McNeil, the 23-year-old ski instructor from the Arapahoe Basin Ski and Snowboard Area, will be completed today, Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg said. Ryg said the autopsy likely would reveal the cause of death. McNeil was found in Steamboat Ski Area on Wednesday morning after becoming separated from her friends Tuesday afternoon. She was wearing a helmet and was found near a tree well with her head under the snow.

Newspapers in Education program slots available

There are enough remaining spots for 10 fourth- through sixth-grade teachers to sign their classes up for the Steamboat Pilot & Today's Newspapers in Education program.

The program is available to all Routt County schools. Teachers are provided free newspapers for 18 weeks for their classrooms. The papers include a teacher's guide that includes activities and lessons for students that supplement the serial story, which unfolds each week.

The goal of the program is to keep students involved in reading, Pilot Circulation Director Steve Balgenorth said.

To participate in the program, e-mail Balgenorth at The deadline to sign up is Friday. The program starts Jan. 17.

5th annual All-Mountain Ski Camp seeks donations

Access Anything, the Steamboat Adaptive Recrea­tional Sports organization, and Adaptive Adventures will welcome about three dozen adaptive athletes to Steamboat Springs starting Monday for the fifth annual All-Mountain Ski Camp.

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Among the campers will be about 10 disabled military veterans. The organizing groups are taking donations to help cover the roughly $2,000 it takes for each veteran to attend. For more information about how to donate, visit

CNCC to offer a variety of classes in Hayden

Colorado Northwest Community College is offering a variety of classes in Hayden. The college has an office upstairs at 300 Jefferson Ave. Computer classes start Tuesday; look for fliers around town. To register, call Lindsay at 970-276-7291.