Steamboat briefs: Steamboat School Board to discuss budget tonight

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— The Steamboat Springs School Board meets at 6 p.m. today at Centennial Hall, 124 10th St., for a meeting featuring an overview of the Steamboat Springs School District’s 2010-11 budget. District officials are projecting a $2 million shortfall in the coming academic year, because of factors including a likely reduction in state funding and increased costs of health and retirement benefits. Superintendent Shalee Cunningham has projected an 8 percent decrease in state funding. Finance Director Dale Mellor said a preliminary budget likely won’t be presented for School Board approval until June 30. Call district offices at 879-1530 for details about tonight’s meeting.

Capacity-building museum grants are due by April 2

Applications for the Routt County Museum & Heritage Capacity-Building Grant Fund are due in the Routt County Board of County Commissioners’ Office in the third floor of the Historic Courthouse by April 2. Qualified projects must relate to historic preservation and must be sponsored and administered by a qualified museum entity within your district. The approved museum entities are the town of Yampa, Oak Creek and Phippsburg Historical Society, Tread of Pioneers Museum, Hahn’s Peak Historical Society, Historic Routt County and Hayden Heritage Center. Applications are evaluated on a set of standardized criteria available through the museum entities and specified in the application packet. If you have any questions or want an e-mail application, call Helena Silva at 879-0108.

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