News for Monday, March 5, 2012



Steamboat upper Montessori program to get 2nd look

Parents ask School Board to save Montessori class

More than 15 parents, students and Steamboat Springs Montessori preschool and kindergarten board members spent two hours attempting to convince the School Board to stop the planned cancellation of the upper Montessori program

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Area snowpack continues to lag behind historic average

The snowpack in the mountains that feed the Yampa River with its spring and summer flows has rebounded significantly since Valentine’s Day. Now the race is on to see whether the water stored in the snow can catch up to average.

The Record for March 4

1:28 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers arrested a 22-year-old Steamboat woman on suspicion of third-degree assault after being called with Advocates Building Peaceful Communities representatives to a report of domestic violence between a man and woman.

Steamboat briefs: CNCC offers a workshop on March 14 in Hayden

Colorado Northwestern Community College is offering a workshop called Women’s Gathering, based on the book “Women Who Run With the Wolves,” with instructor Sharon Miller of Crystal Sanctuary.

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Jimmy Westlake: Venus and Jupiter light up the night

During the first two weeks of March our evening sky is swarming with bright planets — Mars in the east and Jupiter and Venus in the west. You might even catch a glimpse of the elusive Mercury.

Steamboat Education Fund Board to start vetting requests

The Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board on Wednesday will start to vet the $3.5 million in grant requests it received for the 2012-13 school year.

Steamboat City Council to consider funds

Review will occur during Capital Improvements Program presentation

The Steamboat Springs City Council has to decide how to spend nearly $350,000 in Colorado Lottery Conservation Trust Fund dollars.

Breckenridge Democrat enters Senate District 8 race

Emily Tracy to run for Senate seat

Breckenridge resident and former Cañon City council member Emily Tracy announced her plans Monday to run as a Democrat for the Senate District 8 seat that includes Routt County.