News for Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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Roger Good urges school board to ponder best financial tool for building maintenance

Steamboat Springs School Board member Roger Good gained some traction with his colleagues when he urged they proceed with caution when deciding how to fund deferred maintenance at the schools.

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Man who died in Yampa River identified as Steamboat Springs IT worker

Fresh out of college, Arman T. Qureshi had been doing contract IT work for sock company SmartWool since January.

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Colorado Master Gardeners: Junior Master Gardeners in Routt County

The Junior Master Gardener program was developed by Texas A&M Agri Life Extension Service. It is modeled after the successful Master Gardener program and offers horticultural and environmental science education through fun and creative activities.

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Our view: Diversity Week at Steamboat Springs High School teaches lessons of acceptance

"We are proud of our local school district for being courageous in bringing a topic like this into the mainstream conversation and for supporting a student-led effort to educate people about different races, religions, genders and cultures." — Editorial Board

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Bear tries to break into doughnut delivery vehicle in Steamboat Springs

Todd and Kim Robertson awoke early Monday to discover a black bear was so determined to break into their doughnut delivery vehicle, it had ripped off the car’s back bumper.

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Diesel drivers who are "rolling coal" in Colorado could face $100 fines

State lawmakers called practice mean

Colorado is riding hard on diesel truck drivers who “roll coal,” the politically charged display of power on the roads.

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Eagle County considering marijuana tax to fund housing, police

Voters last year rejected a sales tax increase to pay for housing. Voters this year may be asked to increase the county's sales tax, but on a specific product: marijuana.