Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, April 19

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Johnny Spillane retires

Johnny Spillane's letter to the Steamboat Springs community

• World Champion and three-time Olympic silver medalist Johnny Spillane announced he is retiring from the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team to spend more time with his family. World champion, 3-time Olympic medalist Johnny Spillane announces retirement

• Johnny Spillane was a transformation figure for Nordic combined in the United States, and now with his retirement the sport must transform without him. Sans Spillane, fight on to fill U.S. team

• Johnny Spillane's career is marked with shining moments. But it's the moments outside those that should be remembered most. Luke Graham: Steamboat Springs' Johnny Spillane leaves lasting mark

Local news

• A well-known and accomplished physician in Steamboat Springs has taken a leave from his practice to help his son and fellow doctor who is receiving cancer treatments in Seattle. Steamboat's Dr. Dudley takes leave to be with ill son

• A Yampa woman has pleaded guilty to concealing the death of the 32-year-old woman found dead in a Steamboat Springs hotel room March 15. Yampa woman pleads guilty to concealing death

• The burglary was reported Tuesday, and it is thought to have occurred sometime between April 7 and 16. Guns, deer mount taken during Toponas burglary

• Heavy machinery traffic and the lack of ski area employees mitigating danger add to the hazards of skiing Steamboat Ski Area after it has closed. Human-triggered avalanche reported at closed Steamboat Ski Area

• Steamboat that took advantage of its limited scoring opportunities to record a 3-1 road win against Glenwood Springs. Steamboat girls soccer picks up 3-1 win against Glenwood

Steamboat Briefs: Soda Creek team wins Take Back Energy Challenge

The Record for Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Explore Steamboat

• KPA Productions, a Steamboat-based company owned by Kelly Anzalone, has been making movie stars of middle schoolers for four years. Steamboat Springs Middle School movie production program in 4th year

• Steamboat-enthused social media users helped three local nonprofit organizations secured tens of thousands of dollars in grants through online voting contests this month. Voters win Steamboat nonprofits tens of thousands of dollars in grants through online contests

• Is watching a movie like “Jurassic Park” the same kind of experience on a TV screen? At one point in my life, I might have thought so, but how wrong I was. Andy Bockelman: 'Jurassic Park' still a towering achievement

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