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County Council on Aging menus for week of May 16

■ Steamboat Springs Community Center Monday: Ham/broccoli/pasta casserole, corn, tossed salad, garlic bread, cookie Tuesday: Eggplant Parmesan, wheat roll, tossed salad, fruit and granola parfait

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Routt County school lunch menus for week of May 16

■ Steamboat Springs School District Monday: Chicken pot pie with Ramen noodles Tuesday: Beef taco, hard or soft shell

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Sailor Luau returns to SSHS

The luau takes place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 16 at Steamboat Springs High School, 45 East Maple St.

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Middle school students debate during Model UN event

Whether to build a protective women’s shelter in Mauritania or fund the purchase of thousands of wells for Ethiopia were among the issues debated this week by students from across the region during a model United Nations event.

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South Routt School District working toward balanced 2016-17 budget

South Routt Board of Education members Tuesday night reviewed the latest proposed budget and offered feedback to district administrators.

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Bargaining team agrees to step increases for eligible school employees

Steamboat Springs School District employees are likely to see step salary increases next year following a vote by the district’s Collaborative Bargaining Team Tuesday morning.

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School board considers employee raises during budget discussion

Nearing the end of the annual budget planning process, Steamboat Springs School District leaders are again weighing employee raises alongside a desire to achieve a balanced budget.

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Jimmy Westlake: Hectostar — 100 Little Diamonds

In about an hour, “Hectostar” had written itself. Here it is. Enjoy.

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Steamboat alumnae raises money for Ecuador earthquake relief

Rayna Weiss, a 2003 Steamboat Mountain School graduate, was working in Ecuador through the nonprofit PEDAL for Change, an organization she started with fellow Steamboat Mountain School graduate Emily Colin, when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck.

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Bill would allow medical marijuana use in schools

A bill awaiting signature on Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk would allow young medical marijuana patients access to their prescribed medication while on school grounds or at school events.

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Fourth annual Steamboat Springs Student Film Festival kicks off Friday

This year marks the Fourth annual Steamboat Springs Student Film Festival, which will be hald at Bud Werner Memorial Library and Colorado Mountain College and feature submissions from high school students across the nation.

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Outdoor photographer to give CMC commencement speech

College will award 122 degrees in Saturday ceremony

Avid outdoor photographer Sean Kerrick Sullivan remembers fondly the time he spent in Steamboat Springs more than a decade ago earning his associate’s degree from Colorado Mountain College.

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Education Fund Board approves $3M budget, considers funding kindergarten tuition

The Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board Wednesday gave final approval to $3 million in grant requests for the 2016-17 school year, including nearly $2.4 million in requests from the Steamboat Springs School District.

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South Routt moving to 4-day school week

The South Routt School District plans to implement a four-day school week for the 2016-17 school year, following a vote last week by the Board of Education.

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Jimmy Westlake: See rare transit of Mercury Monday

For seven and a half hours on May 9, Mercury will slowly transit all the way across the face of the sun, although, we in Colorado won’t see the entire event.