Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, June 5

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• The impromptu student grief counselors were among the nine Katy Thiel had been meeting with every Friday throughout the year to help them come to terms with the loss of one of their own parents. Grief counseling is part of hospice services in Routt and Moffat counties

• A day after hundreds of Steamboat Springs residents gathered to say goodbye to 9-year-old Asher Lillig Lesyshen-Kirlan, his mother remained in a Denver hospital's intensive care unit. Routt County murder suspect recovering from gunshot wound to neck area

• An Oak Creek man last week pleaded guilty to a felony related to the death of the 32-year-old woman found dead in a Steamboat Springs hotel room March 15. Oak Creek man takes plea deal in case tied to death of woman in a Steamboat Springs hotel

• The rise of the bark beetle epidemic just as the housing market was beginning to take a turn for the worse was a confluence of bad luck for the timber market and, by extension, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest. Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest benefits from returning timber market

• April's modest decline in overall sales tax revenues came in spite of this year's early Easter holiday, which in turn had a significant impact on tourist numbers for the final two weeks of the 2012-13 ski season. City of Steamboat Springs April sales tax collections down slightly

• An overflowing list of activities is set to take place this weekend in an effort to raise money for Steamboat Springs resident Scott Blair, who was diagnosed last month with a brain tumor. Sweat for Scott brings Steamboat fitness industry together for one of its own

• The Town Challenge will give its season-opening race a second try Wednesday. The town's mountain biking series was postponed last week in the face of bad weather, but it will attempt to go again starting at 5:25 p.m. at Howelsen Hill. Town Challenge to try again Wednesday to make up rained-out race

• With Allan Bridgford, who started the final three games of the past season at University of California, Berkeley, announcing his transfer March 13, Steamboat's Austin Hinder finds himself in a three-man competition for the starting job next year with Zach Kline and Jared Goff. Steamboat's Austin Hinder in 3-man competition for starting quarterback job at Cal

• The Steamboat Springs Swim Team had top results in Thornton. Steamboat Springs Swim Team garners top results

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