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Steamboat grad begins life at West Point this week on full scholarship

Steamboat Springs High School graduate Maddie Ruppel is set to enlist at the United States Military Academy at West Point this week on a full-ride scholarship worth more than $200,000.

Steamboat Springs Middle School field house's next phase could come mid-July

The Steamboat Springs School Board, Superintendent Brad Meeks, project launchers Kevin Sankey and Mark Lynch and district attorney Mike Holloran spent more than four hours Wednesday in a workshop, sifting through a public-private agreement that, if signed next month, would push the possibility of a massive field house at the middle school into the next phase.

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CSU president meeting with Routt County commissioners, alumni

Colorado State University President Dr. Tony Frank is in Steamboat to meet with alumni and Routt County commissioners as part of his annual summer listening tour, covering topics such as University Extension and 4-H youth programs.

Steamboat School Board to fully review field house agreement Wednesday

This Wednesday, the Steamboat Springs School Board will hash through a nine-page public-private agreement regarding the proposed indoor field house planning to be built at Steamboat Springs Middle School.

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College life comes a little early for 3 Strawberry Park Elementary grads

Three recent Strawberry Park Elementary School graduates are getting a jump on college life at the annual National Youth Leadership Forum in Denver at the end of the month.

Steamboat School Board approves administrative salaries, contract extension for Meeks

In its final meeting of the 2013-14 school year, the Steamboat Springs School Board approved district administrative pay to fit into its newly adopted salary system for 2014-15. It also approved a contract extension and pay increase for Superintendent Brad Meeks.

Steamboat School Board has busy Monday agenda to end year

The Steamboat Springs School Board on Monday will discuss and vote on a number of things in its final meeting of the 2013-14 year, including the proposed middle school indoor fieldhouse, administrative salary figures and Superintendent Brad Meeks' possible contract extension.

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Strawberry Park Elementary librarian Sherry Holland's career comes full circle

After 14 years in Strawberry Park Elementary School's library, Sherry Holland is retiring as a district educator and returning to the Bud Werner Memorial Library, where her career started.

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Faces of the Firsts: 1st-generation college students claim their place in family history

About 22 million students will be enrolled in college this fall, and a significant chunk will be the first in their families to do so. As early as 2010, a USA Today story reported that roughly 30 percent of incoming freshmen in America are first-generation college students, the vast majority of whom are also under the low-income umbrella.

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Faces of the Firsts: Educators draw on own 1st-generation background

Maybe if they were graduating from high school today, going to college for Steamboat Springs High School teachers Sandy Conlon, Pat Slowey and Steve Moos wouldn’t have been such a groundbreaking achievement.

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SSHS graduates collect big dollars toward college expenses

Steamboat Springs High School's class of 2014 earned $200,000 more in scholarships this spring. Around 90 percent of Steamboat graduates plan to attend college.

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Steamboat Springs School Board President Rebecca Williams will resign her post

Steamboat Springs School Board members again find themselves faced with filling a vacant board seat following Board President Rebecca Williams' announcement that she'll be resigning from her post at the end of last week's meeting.

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World spins in unanticipated ways for Colombian girl, teen mentor

Sofia Rodriguez could not have imagined that in 2014, as a high school junior, it would become her life’s ambition to be a physicist. Nor could Sarah MacCarthy, a graduate of the University of Utah, have foretold that her career focus would center on her fluency in Spanish.

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Steamboat's Class of 2014 full of potential

With thoughts of yesterday’s memories and the hopes and dreams for the future on the minds of each graduating Steamboat Springs High School senior, it’s hard to focus on the present.

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Yampa Valley High School graduates celebrate accomplishments at the end of their journey

The graduating seniors at the Yampa Valley High School stepped to the podium Friday, and accepting their hard-earned diplomas while looking forward to life after high school.