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Bamboo ski pole company, agriculture tech entrepreneur take top prizes in business plan competition

A growing bamboo ski pole company and a local entrepreneur trying to create the equivalent of a Fitbit for cattle now have some more money to grow their businesses thanks to their victories in a local business plan competition.

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The state of Soroco: An unclear future

If the district continues to lose students at the rate it did between last year and this year — declining from 367 to 327 — district administrators worry that the future of the district will be in jeopardy.

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The state of Soroco: Utilizing infrastructure

Oak Creek community, schools could support larger population

The nearly 80 students living within South Routt boundaries but attending Steamboat schools have left empty space in the district, which could house another 100 to 150 students with the addition of only a few teachers.

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The state of Soroco: Shrinking schools

This year the district’s Oct. 1 enrollment count, excluding preschool students, was just 327 kids, down from 367 in 2014 and down from 430 to 460 students counted annually for most of the last 20 years.

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Steamboat Springs School Board selects new leaders, committee assignments

In a 3-2 vote the board selected newly elected member Margaret Huron, a retired community college professor, as its new chair over former chair Roger Good.

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Steamboat Springs Arts Council awards $5,000 to local artists through Re-Grant program

Through the Steamboat Springs Arts Council's Re-Grant program, five local artists were awarded $5,000 to support projects that the granting agency believes have the greatest community impact and elevate the arts and culture of Steamboat Springs.

Soroco NHS to hold benefit dinner for Johnsons

Even though they have been retired for many years, longtime Oak Creek residents Bob and Renee Johnson still seem to be making an impression on the current Soroco High School students.

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Girls take to the run Saturday

None ran alone, instead tagging along with parents and teachers, or holding hands with friends and classmates as they trod the 3.1 miles, one massive train comprised of hundreds of smaller groups that made up the annual Girls on the Run event that once again swept across the roads in Strawberry Park.

County Council on Aging menus for week of Nov. 16

■ Steamboat Springs Community Center Monday: Pasta primavera, spinach salad, wheat roll, pineapple Tuesday: Crab cakes, brown rice, mixed vegetables, spinach salad, lemon pudding Thursday: Pork green chili, smothered burrito, brown rice, squash, cantaloupe Friday: Meatball sub, potatoes, tossed salad, oranges, raspberry sherbet

Routt County school lunch menus for week of Nov. 16

■ Steamboat Springs School District Monday: German sauerbraten with dumplings Tuesday: Potato leek soup, assorted bread Wednesday: Pasta bologna style or alfredo sauce Thursday: Chicken fricassee over rice Friday: Homemade pizza

Test results show no indication of bacterial meningitis Tuesday

Test results for the two teens who presented with possible meningitis symptoms this weekend have shown no indication of bacterial meningitis, according to TMH Chief of Marketing and Business Development Jennifer Riley.

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Emerald Mountain School scholarship auction Saturday

The fundraiser typically generates about $50,000 for the school to use for financial assistance for students, about 24 percent of whom receive some help with the private school’s tuition.

YVEA seeking student applicants for two summer programs

Yampa Valley Electric Association is seeking high school students to participate in two unique summer programs, including one which brings students to Washington D.C.

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Steamboat Board of Education expected to vote to refinance 2006 Soda Creek bond

The Steamboat Springs School Board plans to approve next week the refinancing of a bond that helped with funding the reconstruction of Soda Creek Elementary School.

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Farm to School Task Force visits South Routt

Sitting around a table inside the South Routt School District boardroom last week, stakeholders from around the state considered the logistics of initiatives that bring fresh, local foods into schools.