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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.

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Steamboat Mountain School students share stories from abroad

When traveling to Vietnam with her classmates from Steamboat Mountain School this spring, freshman Ashley Simon was quickly captivated by the country’s delicious food.

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Heritage Christian School community celebrates its final graduate

Jacqueline “Jackie” Nicole Poirot was the star of the show Sunday at Heritage Christian’s School’s eighteenth and final graduation ceremony.

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Soroco graduates 24 in Saturday commencement

On the outside, Soroco High School seniors Cala McCollum and Kali Constine looked as if they had everything under control during Saturday’s 2016 class graduation in Oak Creek.

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County Council on Aging menus for week of May 30

■ Steamboat Springs Community Center Monday: Memorial Day, all sites closed Tuesday: Sloppy Joe, sweet potato, cauliflower, broccoli, tossed salad, cookie/ice cream

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Routt County school lunch menus for week of May 30

■ Steamboat Springs School District Monday: Memorial Day, no school Tuesday: Barbecue pork sandwich

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School employees upset over school board's vote on raises

Many Steamboat Springs School District employees are not pleased with the decisions of two Board of Education members Monday to vote against the proposed employee compensation package.

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Idea of tiny houses gaining traction locally

Steamboat Springs High School students, under the direction of industrial arts teacher Dusty Dike, are finishing up their seventh “tiny home” build.

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Steamboat Springs School Board struggling to work as a team

Poor communication and collaboration may be causing a disconnect between old and new members of the Steamboat Springs Board of Education.

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District may create policy to govern use of medical marijuana in schools

Steamboat Springs Board of Education members are considering whether to create a policy to govern the use of medical marijuana in schools following passage of a Colorado bill.

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School board split on employee compensation package

Steamboat Springs Board of Education members were split 2-2 on Monday on whether to approve a proposed employee compensation package, meaning the package won’t be put in place as-is.