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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.

Steamboat Springs School Board continues post-bond talk

The Steamboat Springs School District Board of Education continues to discuss next steps following the failure of November’s bond, but the group has yet to make any forward moving decisions.

Routt County school lunch menus for week of Jan. 11

Routt County school lunch menus for week of Jan. 11

County Council on Aging menus for week of Jan. 4

■ Steamboat Springs Community Center Monday: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, mixed vegetables, wheat roll, blueberry pie Tuesday: Eggplant Parmesan, wheat roll, tossed salad, fruit parfait Thursday: Stuffed pork chops, California vegetables, coleslaw, Italian bread, apple pie Friday: Honey barbecue chicken, mixed vegetables, sweet potato, wheat roll, oranges, ice cream

Routt County school lunch menus for week of Jan. 4

■ Steamboat Springs School District Monday: Hot dog bar, red rice salad with pecans, fennel and herbs Tuesday: Chicken and plantains in a soft tortilla, assorted condiments Wednesday: Pasta Tuscan style or Alfredo sauce, green beans, corn and farro salad with goat cheese Thursday: Tomato soup, grilled cheese sandwich Friday: Homemade pizza (gluten-free available)

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Jimmy Westlake: Start your new year with a meteor shower

The Quadrantid meteor shower will peak at 1 p.m. Jan. 4 when up to 120 meteors per hour can be viewed.

County Council on Aging menus for week of Dec. 28

■ Steamboat Springs Community Center Monday: Enchilada bake, Spanish rice, tossed salad, fruit Tuesday: Ham and cheese sandwich, chicken noodle soup, cucumber salad, strawberries, chocolate cake, ice cream Thursday: Lemon baked fish, potatoes, pea salad, wheat bread, fruit, cottage cheese Friday: Closed for New Year’s Day

Routt County school lunch menus for week of Dec. 28

■ Steamboat Springs School District Christmas break — no school

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Steamboat schools named to College Board's AP Honor Roll

Advanced Placement programs at Steamboat Springs High School continue to grow in popularity, and student scores on comprehensive AP exams are also on the rise.

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New CMC Food Club reducing campus waste

A Food Club formed earlier this year at Colorado Mountain College is having an impact on the school’s food waste and raising awareness about food sustainability among students and staff.

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Jimmy Westlake: What was the Christmas Star?

About 2,000 years ago, St. Matthew recorded that the birth of Jesus was accompanied by something extraordinary that appeared in the sky over Bethlehem. For centuries since, astronomers have pondered the nature of this Star of Bethlehem.

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Steamboat Springs High School drama students qualify for national competition

This year, 42 students from Steamboat Springs High School's Drama Troupe attended the Colorado Thespian Conference, and of that group, four qualified for national competition in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Grant commission awards eight innovation grants totaling $25,000

The Education Fund Board’s Grant Commission awarded $25,000 for eight innovation grants for projects in the Steamboat Springs and South Routt school districts.

Soroco community speaks out against district consolidation

South Routt Board of Education members fielded an hour and a half of public comment from residents concerned about the possibility of the district consolidating with the Steamboat Springs School District.

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Local fifth-graders learn 3D printing with Colorado Mountain College professor

Fifth-grade students at Soda Creek Elementary had their third lesson on how to create 3D prints with the help of CMC engineering professor, Steve Craig.