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Routt County school lunch menus for week of May 23

■ Steamboat Springs School District Monday: Fish-n-chips Tuesday: Hotdog bar

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Sandy Conlon says goodbye to Steamboat Springs High School

The veteran Steamboat Springs High School world history and literature teacher retires this year after 56 years as a teacher, 46 of them with the Steamboat Springs School District.

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Grant commission considers funding all-day kindergarten or extra teacher

The Education Fund is looking at $81,000 in extra sales tax revenue realized after this year’s grant process concluded earlier this month.

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Jimmy Westlake: Earth-Mars close encounter

Night owls and early risers might have noticed recently a dazzling orange object shining low in the southern sky in the hours near midnight.

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Walsenburg principal selected as new leader of Soroco High/Middle School

South Routt School District leaders have chosen a Walsenburg educator to be the next principal of Soroco High/Middle School.

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County Council on Aging menus for week of May 16

■ Steamboat Springs Community Center Monday: Ham/broccoli/pasta casserole, corn, tossed salad, garlic bread, cookie Tuesday: Eggplant Parmesan, wheat roll, tossed salad, fruit and granola parfait

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Routt County school lunch menus for week of May 16

■ Steamboat Springs School District Monday: Chicken pot pie with Ramen noodles Tuesday: Beef taco, hard or soft shell

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Sailor Luau returns to SSHS

The luau takes place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 16 at Steamboat Springs High School, 45 East Maple St.

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Middle school students debate during Model UN event

Whether to build a protective women’s shelter in Mauritania or fund the purchase of thousands of wells for Ethiopia were among the issues debated this week by students from across the region during a model United Nations event.

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South Routt School District working toward balanced 2016-17 budget

South Routt Board of Education members Tuesday night reviewed the latest proposed budget and offered feedback to district administrators.

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Bargaining team agrees to step increases for eligible school employees

Steamboat Springs School District employees are likely to see step salary increases next year following a vote by the district’s Collaborative Bargaining Team Tuesday morning.

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School board considers employee raises during budget discussion

Nearing the end of the annual budget planning process, Steamboat Springs School District leaders are again weighing employee raises alongside a desire to achieve a balanced budget.

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Jimmy Westlake: Hectostar — 100 Little Diamonds

In about an hour, “Hectostar” had written itself. Here it is. Enjoy.

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Steamboat alumnae raises money for Ecuador earthquake relief

Rayna Weiss, a 2003 Steamboat Mountain School graduate, was working in Ecuador through the nonprofit PEDAL for Change, an organization she started with fellow Steamboat Mountain School graduate Emily Colin, when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck.

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Bill would allow medical marijuana use in schools

A bill awaiting signature on Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk would allow young medical marijuana patients access to their prescribed medication while on school grounds or at school events.