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Steamboat School Board has busy Monday agenda to end year

The Steamboat Springs School Board on Monday will discuss and vote on a number of things in its final meeting of the 2013-14 year, including the proposed middle school indoor fieldhouse, administrative salary figures and Superintendent Brad Meeks' possible contract extension.

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Strawberry Park Elementary librarian Sherry Holland's career comes full circle

After 14 years in Strawberry Park Elementary School's library, Sherry Holland is retiring as a district educator and returning to the Bud Werner Memorial Library, where her career started.

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Faces of the Firsts: 1st-generation college students claim their place in family history

About 22 million students will be enrolled in college this fall, and a significant chunk will be the first in their families to do so. As early as 2010, a USA Today story reported that roughly 30 percent of incoming freshmen in America are first-generation college students, the vast majority of whom are also under the low-income umbrella.

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Faces of the Firsts: Educators draw on own 1st-generation background

Maybe if they were graduating from high school today, going to college for Steamboat Springs High School teachers Sandy Conlon, Pat Slowey and Steve Moos wouldn’t have been such a groundbreaking achievement.

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SSHS graduates collect big dollars toward college expenses

Steamboat Springs High School's class of 2014 earned $200,000 more in scholarships this spring. Around 90 percent of Steamboat graduates plan to attend college.

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Steamboat Springs School Board President Rebecca Williams will resign her post

Steamboat Springs School Board members again find themselves faced with filling a vacant board seat following Board President Rebecca Williams' announcement that she'll be resigning from her post at the end of last week's meeting.

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World spins in unanticipated ways for Colombian girl, teen mentor

Sofia Rodriguez could not have imagined that in 2014, as a high school junior, it would become her life’s ambition to be a physicist. Nor could Sarah MacCarthy, a graduate of the University of Utah, have foretold that her career focus would center on her fluency in Spanish.

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Steamboat's Class of 2014 full of potential

With thoughts of yesterday’s memories and the hopes and dreams for the future on the minds of each graduating Steamboat Springs High School senior, it’s hard to focus on the present.

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Yampa Valley High School graduates celebrate accomplishments at the end of their journey

The graduating seniors at the Yampa Valley High School stepped to the podium Friday, and accepting their hard-earned diplomas while looking forward to life after high school.

Green Team and Eco Club at local schools put students in active role with environmental issues

As the state of the environment becomes a more pressing issue, students of Steamboat Springs Middle School and Steamboat Springs High School have taken an active role in working to raise awareness and decrease waste within the schools and community.

2015-16 Steamboat district academic calendar drawing questions before vote

The Steamboat Springs School Board was set to adopt a 2015-16 calendar on Monday, but enough concern was raised about the proposed option for the members to table it until possibly June 16.

School board adopts $31.1 million total budget for 2014-15

The Steamboat Springs School Board discussed a variety of things in its second-to-last meeting of the 2013-14 year. The board adopted its 2014-15 budget, discussed administration contracts and gave a world languages update.

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Longtime Steamboat School District bus driver turning in his keys after 2 decades

Steamboat Springs School District bus driver Clair Erickson is hanging up his bus keys after 19 years of transporting students to and from school in the area.

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Steamboat's Lowell Whiteman graduates 16 seniors

Saturday the Lowell Whiteman School had 16 seniors graduate, each preparing to choose their own adventure.

South Routt School District hires new superintendent

It was almost as if Darci Mohr was destined to be the next superintendent for the South Routt School District.