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2016 graduates: Siena Podgorny — Steamboat Mountain School senior takes "say yes" approach

Many teenagers that transfer schools during their junior year would have a hard time finding their place again just 18 months before graduation.

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2016 graduates: Zack Skubiz — Steamboat grad heads to Transylvania

Zack Skubiz has come a long way since he was a freshman at Steamboat Springs High School four years ago.

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2016 graduates: Tyler Eubank — Yampa Valley High School grad works hard, sets an example

When Tyler Eubank moved back to Steamboat after a few years of living on the Front Range, he was behind on credits and not looking to get lost in a big campus like Steamboat Springs High School.

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2016 graduates: Mackenzie Fry — Hayden graduate has ambitions of helping kids with cancer

Hayden native Makenzie Fry is breathing a sigh of relief after graduating high school, but she knows there is a lot of work ahead of her.

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County Council on Aging menus for week of June 13

■ Steamboat Springs Community Center Monday: Beef chili and cheese burrito, Spanish rice, pinto beans, fruit

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Adventure of the Week: Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument, located on the Utah-Colorado border roughly two hours west of Steamboat Springs on U.S. Highway 40, is something of a dino graveyard. Though, the monument has more than 210,000 acres to play in, only a small portion of it includes the visible remains of its namesake residents.

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School board says thanks and goodbye to elite class of retiring educators

There were audible "wows" from many members of the audience when School Board President Margaret Huron counted up the combined years of service of the retirees.

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Jimmy Westlake: A dark horse in the Milky Way

Once the lingering twilight of late spring fades, you can see the misty star clouds of the Milky Way arching across our summer sky, from the northeast, all the way to the south.

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Caps fly as 158 graduates are sent off

Sunglasses and sun-shading umbrellas were the preferred accessories during Saturday's Steamboat Springs High School graduation ceremony.

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Steamboat Mountain School wins vote of approval from county planning for new student center

Steamboat Mountain School wins approval for project

According to Meg Morse, head of Steamboat Mountain School, a new campus building will be a gathering place for students and achieve gains in accessibility and energy efficiency.

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School board votes 3-2 for employee raises

A standing room only crowd of more than 75 people turned out to see the Steamboat Springs Board of Education revote Thursday on a proposed employee compensation package.

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Education Fund will buy extra teacher, French instruction and portion of all-day kindergarten

The Steamboat Springs Education Fund will cover the cost of an extra fourth-grade teacher at Strawberry Park Elementary and an additional section of middle school French. It will also contribute $33,500 to help fund all-day kindergarten.

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Special school board meeting Thursday to revisit compensation vote

Attorneys tell school board members no conflict of interest exists

The Steamboat Springs Board of Education will revisit last week’s vote on the Collaborative Bargaining Team compensation package during a special meeting Thursday.

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Education committee will wait until 2017 to make ballot recommendations

Eleven members of the 18-member group held an informal vote last week on whether to move forward with any recommendations before this November’s election, and the majority voted to wait until 2017.

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Jimmy Westlake: Look for spectacular Saturn

There is no bigger celestial “wow” moment than seeing the planet Saturn through a telescope for the first time.