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CMC tuition increases for 2016-17

Tuition for Colorado Mountain College students will increase by between $5 and $56 per credit hour in 2016 to offset a forecast $3 million revenue shortfall.

Strawberry Park Elementary evacuated for gas smell

Strawberry Park Elementary students and staff were evacuated across the parking lot to Steamboat Springs Middle School Tuesday morning after staff arrived and detected the smell of gas on the elementary campus.

School Board gives OK for 17-member steering committee

Group will represent broad cross section of Steamboat Springs community

Steamboat’s Board of Education gave its approval Monday to Superintendent Brad Meeks to move forward with creating a 17-member steering committee to take up district facilities issues.

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Jimmy Westlake: Parade of planets begins this week

The parade of planets begins in earnest at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, when the waning gibbous moon appears right beside dazzling Jupiter, high in the southwestern sky.

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Routt County graduation rates remain high in 2015

The Colorado Department of Education on Thursday released its annual graduation rate report, revealing the state’s 2015 graduation rate — 78.8 percent — and breaking down rates for each school and district across the state.

Education Fund awards $83,000 in community group grants

The Steamboat Springs Education Fund’s Grant Commission awarded $83,000 in grants to seven community groups Wednesday, leaving $22,000 of its budget unallocated — with a caveat.

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Partners in Routt County celebrates 20 years in 2016

It’s been nearly two decades since a group of community members saw the need to create a mentoring program to help local youth who were displaying high-risk behaviors.

South Routt Board of Education plans "Bring it to the board" community meetings

South Routt’s Board of Education will begin holding “Bring it to the board” community meetings as early as February to discuss issues with the public in an informal setting.

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Partners and AmeriCorps school-based mentoring program in jeopardy

Partners in Routt County is scrambling to find funding to continue an AmeriCorps-affiliated school mentoring program during the 2016-17 school year.

Jimmy Westlake: Watch the moon eclipse a star

Early this Tuesday evening, Jan. 19, the waxing gibbous moon will perform a prime time eclipse, or occultation, of the bright star Aldebaran, for folks living in the western United States.

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'Raising of America' screening highlights challenges of families with young children

Why children seem to be faring so poorly in our country is the topic of a five-part documentary series, “The Raising of America,” which began premiering on public television stations in November.

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Enrollment open for new Montessori school opening in fall

Mountain Village Montessori Charter School leaders have already received 80 applications for 126 available seats at the school, which opens to the public this fall.

Routt County school lunch menus for the week of Jan. 18

School lunch menus for Steamboat Springs, Hayden and South Routt school districts and Heritage Christian School for the week of Jan. 18.

Hayden School District plans for staffing cuts

The Hayden School District is planning for staffing cuts in an effort to not further drain the district’s savings.

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What freedom means to me

In the U.S.A., freedom falls upon our shoulders like a steady drizzle of light, and sometimes, we take it for granted.