Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Nov. 22
Good morning Steamboat Today readers.
• Steamboat is poised to complete an autumn precipitation trifecta the likes of which it has not seen for more than 25 years. Not since 1985 has Steamboat recorded above-average precipitation in September, October and November. November marks 3rd straight month of above-average moisture in Steamboat Springs
• There are moments in human history that have such a personal impact that the details and emotions of the day stay with us even a half-century later. For me, it was the violent death of a president that triggered the loss of innocence that sets us all on the path to adulthood. Tom Ross: Vivid memories from a grim November weekend 50 years ago never will fade | Share reader memories
• A pile of tires along Colorado Highway 131 between Oak Creek and Steamboat Springs has elicited from a South Routt resident complaints that now are working their way back up to the state level. Tire pile in Oak Creek Canyon elicits environmental complaints
• Ian Engle’s service dog, Zuma, is recovering after getting hit by a car. Zuma’s hips were shaved for emergency surgery to repair a shattered pelvis with plates and screws. Service dog recovering after being hit by car
• Gov. John Hickenlooper is coming to Craig on Monday. As part of a tour of western Colorado, the governor will be stopping at Colorado Northwestern Community College for a town hall meeting. Gov. John Hickenlooper to visit Craig
• The Community Agricultural Alliance, Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide and Rocky Mountain Youth Corps each will receive $5,000, according to a news release. 3 Routt County nonprofit organizations receive $15,000 from The Colorado Trust
• Steamboat Ski Area isn’t even open, but Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skier Serina Kidd already is off to a fast start to the competitive season. Steamboat’s Serina Kidd wins NorAm ski racing circuit spot
• Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball coach Luke DeWolfe said this year’s team has more experience than ever before. He’s hoping it will advance the team to the playoffs come February. Depth, experience anchor Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball
• The critically acclaimed documentary “McConkey” plays as part of a double feature Friday at the Chief Theater. Sherpas Cinema’s two-year project “Into the Mind” also will play. Steamboat Mountain Film Festival continues Friday with ‘Into the Mind,’ ‘McConkey’
• The Steamboat Symphony Orchestra education concert features local musicians of all ages — including students, adult professionals and amateurs — coming together to play a concert of classics from Beethoven to Mozart. Steamboat Symphony Orchestra education concert set for Library Hall
• After initially shying away from pursuing art, Heritage Christian School graduate Dana Schlingman dove in all the way. She recently illustrated her first published children’s book. Steamboat grad returns to roots with children’s book illustrations
• Until American folk hero John Henry gets his own feature film, there will be only one movie character renowned for his hammer. So swings the blunt instrument once again in “Thor: The Dark World.” The Bock’s Office: ‘Thor’ follow-up still not that mighty
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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — There have now been 14 deaths in Routt County attributed to COVID-19, with four of them reported this past week, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s dashboard.