Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Dec. 18

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• World Champion and three-time Olympic silver medalist Johnny Spillane completed the purchase of Steamboat Flyfisher from Tim Kirkpatrick on Saturday. Olympian Johnny Spillane purchases downtown Steamboat fly-fishing shop

• A Routt County jury has awarded $1.251 million to a Steamboat Springs woman who was a passenger in a car involved in a fatal crash Feb. 5, 2011. Routt County jury awards $1.251 million to accident victim

• Routt County District Attorney Brett Barkey announced Tuesday that he will not pursue the death penalty against Lisa Lesyshen, the woman accused of killing her 9-year-old son, Asher Lesyshen-Kirlan. DA will not seek death penalty in Lesyshen case

• Routt County Riders will have to come up with another way to fund the purchase of a specialized $100,000 bulldozer that would be used to build new hiking and biking trails. Steamboat Springs City Council will not back Routt County Riders loan

• Commissioner Steve Ivancie expressed concern that the new system places significant responsibility on the gravel pit foreman to make the safety decision. Alpine Aggregates cleared to haul gravel in mornings when fog doesn't obscure highway

• Bill Demong, in hopes of getting the U.S. another World Cup slot, jumped off the plane and won a Continental Cup event Tuesday in Utah. Demong gets Continental Cup win in Utah

• Members of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club were off and racing in Winter Park last weekend and managed to collect several top finishes in a pair of giant slalom races. Local skiers off to good start after posting top results in Winter Park

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