News for Monday, March 19, 2012



Steamboat School Board approves extending Meeks' contract

Board also OKs administrator, director contracts

The Steamboat Springs School Board on Monday night voted to extend Superintendent Brad Meeks' contract.

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2 Steamboat students named National Merit Scholarship finalists

Steamboat Springs High School seniors Lev Tsypin and Emily Hannah are no ordinary students. They are among 15,000 high school seniors in the U.S. who last month were named finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

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Tom Ross: Howelsen closes 2012 in style

Howelsen Hill closed for the season and did it in style. I’m not a Howelsen regular, and I had forgotten how much fun that tricky slalom hill on the other side of the river can be.

Steamboat's Gaylon Kent on Libertarian Party primary ballot

At a nominating convention in Aurora on Sunday, Libertarian Party of Colorado congressional candidate Gaylon Kent received the support of more delegates than his primary opponent Greg Gilman.

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Jimmy Westlake: Easter and Equinoxes

Ah, springtime. The early signs are all here: the mud, the blackbirds, the return of the Big Dipper to our early evening sky, more mud and the gradual lengthening of our daylight hours.

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Steamboat City Council to vote on River Creek Park project

The Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday night will consider approving a development permit enabling construction of a public restroom and parking lot paving at River Creek Park.

Quicksilver returns to Routt County for oil drilling permit

The Routt County Board of Commissioners is expected hear a special-use permit request Tuesday night from Quicksilver Resources to drill an oil well in two phases on Wolf Mountain this spring and late summer.

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Tango & Cash gets behind Steamboat college campus

Attendees at this year’s Tango & Cash dinner and dance have a chance to create a little Steamboat legacy of their own as they help Steamboat’s noon Rotary Club close in on a goal.