A meeting of the Steamboat Springs Board of Education was called to recess, then abruptly adjourned Monday after a community member initiated a discussion about board member conflicts of interest.
They are powerful tools, and policies related to cellphone use vary throughout Routt County's high schools.
The Steamboat Springs Challenge Fund has awarded 44 grants totaling $68,000, its largest amount ever, to teachers and programs at Strawberry Park and Soda Creek elementary schools.
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A growing bamboo ski pole company and a local entrepreneur trying to create the equivalent of a Fitbit for cattle now have some more money to grow their businesses thanks to their victories in a local business plan competition.
If the district continues to lose students at the rate it did between last year and this year — declining from 367 to 327 — district administrators worry that the future of the district will be in jeopardy.
Oak Creek community, schools could support larger population
The nearly 80 students living within South Routt boundaries but attending Steamboat schools have left empty space in the district, which could house another 100 to 150 students with the addition of only a few teachers.
This year the district’s Oct. 1 enrollment count, excluding preschool students, was just 327 kids, down from 367 in 2014 and down from 430 to 460 students counted annually for most of the last 20 years.
In a 3-2 vote the board selected newly elected member Margaret Huron, a retired community college professor, as its new chair over former chair Roger Good.
Through the Steamboat Springs Arts Council's Re-Grant program, five local artists were awarded $5,000 to support projects that the granting agency believes have the greatest community impact and elevate the arts and culture of Steamboat Springs.
Even though they have been retired for many years, longtime Oak Creek residents Bob and Renee Johnson still seem to be making an impression on the current Soroco High School students.
None ran alone, instead tagging along with parents and teachers, or holding hands with friends and classmates as they trod the 3.1 miles, one massive train comprised of hundreds of smaller groups that made up the annual Girls on the Run event that once again swept across the roads in Strawberry Park.
■ Steamboat Springs Community Center Monday: Pasta primavera, spinach salad, wheat roll, pineapple Tuesday: Crab cakes, brown rice, mixed vegetables, spinach salad, lemon pudding Thursday: Pork green chili, smothered burrito, brown rice, squash, cantaloupe Friday: Meatball sub, potatoes, tossed salad, oranges, raspberry sherbet
■ Steamboat Springs School District Monday: German sauerbraten with dumplings Tuesday: Potato leek soup, assorted bread Wednesday: Pasta bologna style or alfredo sauce Thursday: Chicken fricassee over rice Friday: Homemade pizza
Test results for the two teens who presented with possible meningitis symptoms this weekend have shown no indication of bacterial meningitis, according to TMH Chief of Marketing and Business Development Jennifer Riley.