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Year in review: Tragedies, recession strike community in 2009 and bring us together

Kade Green is visited by his grandfather after Kade

Top 10 stories of 2009

Tragedy and sadness led the news this year in Routt County. While some events — such as stories Nos. 2 and 3 listed below — drew regional if not worldwide interest, the year primarily hit very close to home for local residents. Here’s a look at the top 10 stories, by pageviews on http://www.steamboatpilo…, from Jan. 1 to Dec. 20.

1. “Corna death ruled suicide”

May 20; 31,339 pageviews

2. “Boulder falls in Snowmass Canyon, kills driver”

Aug. 17; 28,785 pageviews

3. “Seven-legged calf born”

May 22; 21,202 pageviews

4. “Slopeside owner Chris Corna dies”

May 18; 15,653 pageviews

5. “Bill and Patrick Rooney died Sunday in plane crash near YVRA”

Jan. 13; 15,049 pageviews

6. “Corna death under investigation”

May 19; 14,185 pageviews

7. “Green’s family thankful for community support”

June 30; 11,936 pageviews

8. “Plane crash kills two near Hayden”

Jan. 11; 9,509 pageviews

9. “Community grieves, hopes as search for Rebecca Green is scaled back”

June 16; 6,681 pageviews

10. “Examiner confident of suicide ruling”

May 21; 8,551 pageviews