December 19, 2008
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Former Steamboat Springs City Manager Jon Roberts on shortlist of candidates for economic development job in Florida
The Hernando Today reported last week that nine candidates, including some other former city managers from across the country, are being considered for the job.
The Steamboat Springs City Council will review City Manager Jon Roberts' contract Tuesday night after a couple of council members expressed concerns about his job performance.
Steamboat Springs City Manager Jon Roberts has returned to his position full time, according to a news release the city sent out today. Roberts was unconscious for eight days with a traumatic brain injury and significant bodily wounds after he crashed Jan. 2 during what he called “just a simple ski run” at Steamboat Ski Area.
Steamboat city manager to start outpatient therapy, could return to Steamboat as soon as next week
Steamboat Springs City Manager Jon Roberts could be released from the hospital Friday and resume some work for the city in April, indicating a positive outcome after a Jan. 2 skiing accident.
Jon Roberts spending time out of hospital, walking with a cane during recovery
Steamboat Springs City Manager Jon Roberts is walking with a cane and spending one day a week at a second home near Colorado Springs as his recovery continues to rapidly progress after a Jan. 2 skiing accident.
Tentative date set for Jon Roberts
Jon Roberts is progressing rapidly in his recovery from a Jan. 2 skiing accident. Roberts likely will return home to Steamboat Springs for outpatient treatment after release from Denver's Craig Hospital.
Steamboat Springs City Manager Jon Roberts moved this week to Craig Hospital, an Englewood facility that specializes in traumatic brain injury rehabilitation, to continue his recovery from a Jan. 2 skiing accident at Steamboat Ski Area.
Steamboat Springs City Manager Jon Roberts has been moved out of intensive care and placed in the progressive care unit at Denver Health medical center, his wife, LeAnn Roberts, said Sunday.
Wife says his condition improves daily
Doctors expect Steamboat Springs City Manager Jon Roberts to make a full recovery from critical injuries and brain trauma sustained in a Jan. 2 skiing accident, his wife said Wednesday. But a long recovery lies ahead.
Official makes huge step in recovery at Denver hospital after ski accident
The recovery of City Manager Jon Roberts took a huge step forward at a Denver hospital Monday as he regained consciousness for the first time since his Jan. 2 fall at Steamboat Ski Area. Roberts remained in critical condition Monday evening.
Steamboat's city manager remains in the intensive care unit at Denver Health medical center, but friends and family are encouraged by his small gains.
Jon Roberts still considered unconscious
Steamboat Springs City Manager Jon Roberts is making progress in his recovery after a skiing accident Sunday, Deputy City Manager Wendy DuBord said Friday.
Jon Roberts still unconscious; police expect to see ski patrol report Monday
Police Chief JD Hays said a Steamboat police investigator likely would look at Steamboat Ski Patrol's report Monday. Jon Roberts remains unconscious in Denver.
Jon Roberts remains unconscious in Denver hospital after Sunday accident
An MRI showed no spinal cord damage for Jon Roberts, who sustained a broken eye socket and three broken ribs in an accident Sunday at Steamboat Ski Area that has left him unconscious and in critical condition. Authorities are still looking into what they think was a one-person incident and are asking witnesses to call Steamboat Ski Patrol.
Jon Roberts remains in critical condition, but is making advances
City Manager Jon Roberts suffered a broken bone near one of his eyes and cracked or broke some ribs in an accident Sunday at Steamboat Ski Area that has left him unconscious and in critical condition at a Denver hospital.
There was encouraging news Monday about Steamboat Springs City Manager Jon Roberts, who was flown to a Denver hospital Sunday after a critical and still unknown injury suffered at Steamboat Ski Area. “Jon is stable and he’s making small improvements,” said Deputy City Manager Wendy DuBord.
Jon Roberts found injured at Steamboat Ski Area
Jon Roberts was found unconscious on the Sitz ski trail at the Steamboat Ski Area on Sunday afternoon. He remains in critical condition at a Denver hospital as of 3 p.m. today.
Cuts primarily to administrative positions effective today amid tight 2011 budget
The axe finally fell Monday morning in City Hall and Centennial Hall. Steamboat Springs City Manager Jon Roberts said seven full-time city employees were laid off Monday, the latest outcome in a two-year work force reduction that has included hiring freezes, furloughs and pay reductions for city staff.
Bob Litzau will lead department through 2010 budget process
Steamboat Springs City Manager Jon Roberts has chosen to delay the hiring of a finance director at a time when declining revenues and budget cuts have made the city's coffers a principal concern.
Steamboat Springs city manager hopes to return to town next week, but still must complete physical therapy for injuries suffered in a Memorial Day weekend skydiving accident.
City manager's condition improves to "fair" in California hospital
Reached by telephone in his hospital room Thursday, Roberts described the weekend accident that concluded with his successfully dodging a 30-foot building, only to get tangled in TV antennae on top of it. The city manager is now listed in fair condition.
City manager continuing to improve after Saturday skydiving accident
Steamboat Springs City Manager Jon Roberts remained in serious condition Wednesday at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California, but family members said they continue to see steady signs of improvement.
Investigations of city manager's skydiving accident under way
Steamboat Springs City Manager Jon Roberts' condition continues to improve in a California hospital after a Saturday skydiving accident that is under investigation.
City manager in California hospital after skydiving accident
City manager's condition is improving at a California hospital after a skydiving accident Saturday.
Steamboat Springs City Manager Jon Roberts was hurt in a skydiving accident Saturday near Perris, Calif. He was listed in serious condition Sunday night at Loma Linda Hospital in Loma Linda, Calif.
Lack of 'internal control' cited at city manager's former post
A California accounting firm is alleging inadequate "internal control and accounting records" in Victorville, Calif., city government, an organization that was led by Steamboat Springs City Manager Jon Roberts from 1999 until last month.
Steamboat Springs Transit driver: I'd prefer furloughs to firings
In a Friday meeting with top city of Steamboat Springs officials, City Manager Jon Roberts asked department leaders to consider having city employees take four hours of unpaid leave a week. Such unpaid leave is known as furloughs.
Event will be rescheduled for a future day.
Council president: Background check comes back 'glowing'
Victorville, Calif.'s top city official will assume the vacancy created by Alan Lanning's departure last year. Steamboat Springs City Council members were pleased with the results of a recently completed reference check on Roberts.
City manger finalist, others address $33M suit
The owner of a business suing the city of Victorville, Calif., for $33 million is urging people to consider the source when Jon Roberts, the man set to become Steamboat Springs' next city manager, dismisses the lawsuit as "bogus."
Council postpones signing of contract pending background checks
Jon Roberts inched closer to an office in City Hall at a meeting of the Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday, but he was not officially offered the job of city manager.
Colleagues offer mixed reviews of city manager candidate
Victorville City Manager Jon Roberts arrived in Steamboat on Monday to meet with city officials and tour city facilities in advance of a final interview Wednesday with the Steamboat Springs City Council. Council appears poised to offer the city manager job to Roberts, the only finalist for the position.
Bob McLaurin of Jackson, Wyo., cites personal reasons; Roberts remains
Bob McLaurin, town manager of Jackson, Wyo., and one of two finalists to be Steamboat's next city manager, is no longer seeking the job - leaving Jon Roberts, city manager of Victorville, Calif., as the sole finalist.
The two finalists to be the city's next top administrator have different feelings about the fact that Steamboat Springs has lost two city managers in less than three years.