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School board to consider all-day kindergarten mill levy Wednesday

The Steamboat Springs Board of Education Wednesday is expected to vote on whether to proceed with putting a mill levy override on the November ballot to fund all-day kindergarten.

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South Routt schools secure $1M in emergency state funds

South Routt School District leaders are feeling some relief this week after securing a $1 million loan from the Colorado State Board of Education on Thursday.

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Jimmy Westlake: Yampa River Star Party this Friday

This coming Friday evening, I will be conducting a summer stargazing event out at the Yampa River State Park campground, three miles west of Hayden on U.S. Highway 40, beginning at 9 p.m.

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New survey shows teens in Northwest Colorado smoking more

New state-collected data from the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey show more teens in Northwest Colorado may be taking up regular cigarette use, despite an overall statewide decrease in youth use.

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The Perry-Mansfield experience; a passion for dance rekindled

Arizona dancer Karina Cardella came to the Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp hoping to fine tune her technic, but what she discovered in the mountains of Colorado was the inspiration to rekindle her love of dance.

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Magic is happening at Perry-Mansfield this summer

This is the magic of the creative spirit, of imagination, of learning, of inspiration, of students discovering self-confidence and new abilities to create and perform.

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Steamboat Springs grad takes first in national theater contest

As a senior last fall, Mollie Heil managed the school’s production of “Legally Blonde, the Musical,” and her work organizing and running the show didn’t just pay off when the curtains went up on opening night.

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Colorado Mountain College trustees approve balanced 2016-17 budget

Colorado Mountain College leaders have made targeted cuts to the 2016-17 budget to offset decreased revenue, while still allowing eligible employees to receive a cost-of-living raise.

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State Board of Education will consider South Routt funding request

The district is facing a cashflow issue related to about $1 million in property tax revenue that’s gone uncollected from Peabody.

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School board approves raise, contract extension for Superintendent Meeks

Steamboat Springs Board of Education members have agreed to give Superintendent Brad Meeks a 2.5 percent salary increase for 2016-17 as part of a new contract agreement lasting through June 2019.

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Jimmy Westlake: Scorpius livens up the summer sky

This celestial scorpion scurries across our southern sky on summer evenings, so this month is prime time for scorpion hunting.

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School board discusses MLO to fund free all-day kindergarten

The board on Friday heard from Superintendent Brad Meeks about how such a levy would work, how much it would raise and a timeline to consider if the board wishes to put a question on this year’s ballot.

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School board approves 2016-17 budget in split vote

The Steamboat Springs Board of Education Friday voted 3-2 to approve the budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

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Peabody bankruptcy causing financial crisis for Soroco schools

The South Routt School District is facing an immediate financial crisis related to Peabody Energy’s missed property tax payment, Superintendent Darci Mohr said Monday.

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Steamboat schools will charge $600 for all-day kindergarten this fall

The Steamboat Springs School District will charge families of kindergarten students $600 during the upcoming school year to upgrade to a full-day kindergarten program.