World Cup Finals ski racing Thursday was highlighted by the Super-Giant-Slalom, the hybrid event that’s been around some 30 years, a mix of the GS and the high-speed downhill. On the men’s side, Austrian Hannes Reichelt started 5th, but finished first. Wednesday’s downhill winner, Dominik Paris of Italy, was 2nd by only 11 hundredths of a second, and Swiss Mauro Caviezel tied for 3rd with Alexander Kilde of Norway another 22 hundredths back. The top American finisher was Travis Ganong, in 8th place. For the women, in a race you heard live on KSNO, Lichtenstein’s Tina Weirather won not only the race, but the season’s Super-G Cup, with downhill champ Ilka Stuhec from Slovenia 2nd, and Italian Federica Brignone 3rd. Neither of the American entrants, Laurenne Ross or Lindsey Vonn, was able to finish the race. Both crashed, but still got nice applause from a big crowd when they made it into the finish area. Today, a team event will be run, but the US doesn’t have a team entered, so we’ll take a little break in our coverage. We’ll pick back up around noon tomorrow with the 2nd run of the women’s slalom, where Eagle-Vail’s Mikaela Shiffrin is expected to win not only the slalom Cup, but the overall for women as well. Then on Sunday, all the events wrap up the 2016 & 17 season, and we’ll have the final run of the ladies’ giant slalom for you around 11 Sunday morning. The ONLY place you’ve been able to hear the races featuring Colorado superstars Vonn and Shiffrin has been KSNO, The Mammoth!
What else is happening? With giant crowds of tens of thousands from around the world in town, it’s probably not the smartest weekend to visit Aspen– if you require lots of protection from the US Secret Service. But that’s not stopping the Trump family– all 3 adult kids– Donald Junior, Eric, Ivanka, and their spouses and kids are expected to arrive late Saturday or sometime Sunday, with a large group of Secret Service agents keeping an eye on them. One source tells the Aspen Times that’ll be more than a hundred agents… another says the number’s much smaller.
If you’ve thought about making the move to an electric car, this might be the time. Garfield Clean Energy has persuaded several local vehicle dealers– Audi of Glenwood Springs, Mountain Chevrolet, and from the front range, Boulder Nissan and BMW of Loveland… to offer electric cars at discount prices from April through June. Some of the 7 models available are fully electric and some are hybrids– all can be plugged into your home electricity in order to charge.  
And you can have some fun with the bridge project in Glenwood– our daily update is still coming up… Word from some who’ve seen it say the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue has re-written a classic 60’s song, making it Bridge Over Glenwood Waters.” It’s said to cover about 5 minutes of the GVR’s 2-hour spring show, and will be part of it through most of May. Tickets 24 bucks each for adults… get ‘em at G V R show dot com.