Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Feb. 21
Good morning Steamboat Today readers.
• The Routt County woman accused of shooting and killing her 9-year-old son pleaded not guilty, by reason of insanity, during her arraignment Thursday in Denver. Lesyshen takes insanity defense in son’s shooting
• Billy Demong and Todd Lodwick left the Olympics for the final time on Thursday. Demong, Lodwick close Olympic careers
• Struggles on the jump hill continued to plague the American Nordic combined team, as six-time Olympian Todd Lodwick said goodbye to the sport. Americans struggle, finish sixth in team event
• After 3.1 inches of fresh snow was recorded in town Thursday morning the snowfall total for October 2013 through February to date was 165.6 inches compared to the full season average (1981 through 2011) of 169.7 inches. Snowfall total in city of Steamboat nears average for full winter
• Leaders from Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco counties gathered to discuss economic development as part of a Stronger Economies Together meeting. Stronger Economies Together meeting facilitates discussion on economic development
• U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet visited Hayden on Thursday evening to talk about the 2014 farm bill that was signed into law by President Barack Obama at the beginning of February. U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet visits Hayden to talk about the farm bill
• Sales tax revenue grew by 10 percent, or $222,703, in December 2013 over December 2012. Steamboat ends 2013 with strongest monthly sales tax gain of the year
• The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team fumbled its shot at a district championship, losing to Palisade by 13 Thursday night. Sailors boys district championship hopes dashed by Palisade
• The Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team couldn’t finish the job Thursday night, losing to Montrose, 42-39, in the first round of the district tournament. Steamboat girls basketball can’t maintain wire-to-wire lead, loses in 1st round
• Four Routt County wrestlers picked up wins in the first round of the state wrestling tournament Thursday. 4 wrestlers advance to state quarterfinals for Soroco, Hayden, Steamboat
• Strings Music Festival has added a new piano to its collection. On Jan. 13, a team of directors, pianists and piano technicians were sent to New York City. The reason? To hand-select a grand piano from the Steinway & Sons piano factory. Strings to host fundraiser celebrating new Steinway piano
• Retirement for celebrated local cellist John Sant’Ambrogio is as busy as ever. And his latest endeavor started around Christmas with the founding of the Steamboat Chamber Orchestra. Streamboat Chamber Orchestra expands music to community, musicians
• If you can’t spend Mardi Gras in New Orleans, head to the Strings Music Pavilion, where Mardi Gras will come to Steamboat in the form of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Dirty Dozen Brass Band brings Mardi Gras to Steamboat
• The Banff Mountain Film Festival Radical Reels Tour will host several films ranging from eight to 25 minutes long at the Chief Theater starting at 7 p.m. Sunday. Banff Mountain Film Festival lands in Steamboat on Sunday
Not every film about the subject of art is as fascinating as the art itself. If the man who painted “The Last Supper” were remembered solely for the misfire that was “The Da Vinci Code,” the Louvre certainly would have far fewer patrons gathered around his most famous works. The Bock’s Office: ‘Monuments Men’ a protracted but pointed war film
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