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Routt County school lunch menus for week of Nov 7

■ Steamboat Springs School District Monday: Chicken noodle soup Tuesday: Beef taco (hard of soft shell) Wednesday: Pasta Chianti style or Alfredo sauce

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Tinneal Gerber to become Yampa Valley Regional Airport assistant manager

Tinneal Gerber’s years of service to Moffat County are coming to an end on Friday as she steps into a role with Routt County as the assistant director for the Yampa Valley Regional Airport.

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Routt County treasurer, Peabody reach agreement

Routt County and entities including the South Routt School District and South Routt Medical Center will soon have overdue tax payments from Peabody Energy Holdings, the company announced Monday.

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South Routt School District encouraging treasurer, Peabody to find resolution

South Routt Board of Education members have agreed to send a letter to Routt County Treasurer Brita Horn urging her to work cooperatively and quickly with Peabody Energy Holdings.

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Jimmy Westlake: Getting acquainted with Aquarius

With the moon out of the way this week, it’s a great time to step outside after nightfall and look for the large but faint constellation of Aquarius, the Water Bearer.

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Opponents critical of kindergarten mill levy proposal

Some vocal opponents have emerged to question the math of the Steamboat Springs School District’s proposed mill levy override to fund all-day kindergarten.

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Routt County school lunch menus for week of Oct. 31

■ Steamboat Springs School District Monday: Beef stew, assorted bread Tuesday: NA Wednesday: NA Thursday: NA Friday: NA

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State asking South Routt for repayment of Peabody loan

The Colorado Department of Education is asking the South Routt School District to urge Routt County Treasurer Brita Horn to accept a tax payment from Peabody Energy Holdings.

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Perry-Mansfield program launches at Hayden Schools

The Perry-Mansfield in the Schools program, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, is underway this week in Hayden.

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Steamboat Springs students will embark on educational tour of Greece and Rome

A group of Steamboat Springs seventh and eighth graders will embark on a nine-day educational expedition to Italy and Greece during spring break 2017.

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Thursday forum aims to educate public on school finance

Like all districts in Colorado, the Steamboat Springs School District's funding was adversely affected by the Great Recession.

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School board aiming to strengthen communication

Steamboat Springs school board members are aiming to improve communication between the board and district and the community as a whole.

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Jimmy Westlake: Algol — a spooky star for Halloween

The star that marks the eye of Medusa is a most remarkable star named Algol, which means the “Demon Star.”

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Routt County school lunch menus for week of Oct. 24

■ Steamboat Springs School District Monday: Peri peri African chicken with Ethiopian cabbage Tuesday: Pumpkin chipotle soup, assorted bread Wednesday: Pasta Vicenza style or Alfredo sauce Thursday: Pork in orange sauce with sweet potato Friday: Homemade pizza (gluten-free available)

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High school employee remains hopeful while battling leukemia

Longtime Steamboat Springs High School bookkeeper Denise Pearson is remaining hopeful after starting a new round of chemotherapy this week to fight recently diagnosed leukemia.