Steamboat briefs: Routt County youths in top 10 at national stock show

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— Routt County was well represented at the 105th National Western Stock Show in Denver, according to a news release. Cooper Mc­­Cullar, of Steamboat Springs, and Katie Parker, of McCoy, showed their livestock projects while competing against the nation’s best animals and competitors.

Cooper, 14, had a successful weekend at the 2011 Junior Livestock Show with his High­­lander steer, Curly. McCullar placed 10th overall in the Intermediate Showmanship class, which evaluates competitors on their ability to present and show their animal, as well as their knowledge of the cattle industry. He also was Reserve Champion with Curly in the Highlander Crossbred market steer class and placed Grand Champion in the carcass contest. The carcass contest essentially evaluates the quality of meat an animal produces.

Katie, 14, showed her Lowline bull, Commander Clout, at the National Western Stock Show. She placed fourth out of eight in the Young Bull class, showing as the only teenager among multiple founders of the Lowline industry. Parker also placed second in the Breeders/People’s Choice Percentage/Purebred Bull Class.

Registration ends Tuesday for intermediate orchestra

Registration for the Steam­boat Symphony Orchestra String En­­semble for intermediate to advanced teen/adult musicians ends Tuesday. Violin, viola, cello and bass players are welcomed. Participants will train with the orchestra’s Teresa Steffen Greenlee, principal first violinist, and conductor Ernest Richardson for seven weeks. Register at www.steamboatorchestra.org/youth.html, or call 970-870-3223.

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