Colorado Senator Bennet introduces bill to restore rural school payments

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined in introducing a bill last week to renew the Secure Rural Schools program for three years, helping fund schools, roads and law enforcement programs in Routt County and other rural areas.

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Spring recruitment event for Heeling Friends animal therapy organization next week

Animal-assisted therapy organization Heeling Friends will hold its spring recruit next week, and the group is seeking new animal-owner therapy teams to serve locally.

Testing waiver unlikely for Steamboat Springs School District

The Colorado attorney general has ruled that the Colorado State Board of Education does not have the authority to grant school districts waivers from state-mandated tests.

Capital construction on the horizon for Steamboat Springs School District

All signs point to capital construction on the horizon for the Steamboat Springs School District — provided the community is on board and funding falls into place.

School Board approves 5-year extension for North Routt charter

The Steamboat Springs School District will renew its charter with North Routt Community Charter School for a period of five years.

Steamboat Springs High School speech and debate team scores well at state competition

Four members of Steamboat Springs High School’s speech and debate team recently took top honors at a state tournament.

School officials keeping close eye on measles outbreak

A measles outbreak traced to California’s Disneyland amusement park has led to more than 100 cases in several states since December, including one confirmed measles patient in Colorado.

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Youth smoking, drinking habits highlight state survey

Newly released results from the fall 2013 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey paint a picture of substance use, safety and physical health habits of students in Routt County.

Rural schools will lose money with expiration of national act

Payments to rural schools and U.S. Forest Service projects in several western states including Colorado will be significantly reduced this year, following the expiration of a national act.

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Steamboat students make bookmarks to raise money for world literacy

Steamboat Springs students Wednesday learned that the small effort it takes to create a bookmark could help improve literacy rates around the world.

Hayden superintendent returns to work

Hayden Superintendent Trudy Vader returned to work Tuesday and will be on probation for the remainder of her contract, which is up for renewal June 30.

Seven inducted into CMC Hall of Fame Saturday

Brian Allen will be honored alongside former Alpine Campus faculty member George Bagwell, who retired in 2013, and five others with ties to CMC campuses across the state.

School district master plan stakeholder committees begin meeting next week

Stakeholder meetings for four committees tasked with efforts related to a new Steamboat Springs School District master plan will begin meeting as early as next week.

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3 local educators honored by Peabody Energy

Three local school employees were surprised last week with Peabody Energy Leaders in Education awards.