Internships offer students on-the-job training
Christian Hogrefe's knowledge of the Internet and business along with his natural curiosity was put to good use during his internship at the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association.
Experts have chosen the most popular toys for the holidays
Children's Christmas wish lists will probably have a few of the most popular toys predicted for the 2002 winter season.
Some of the students involved in an incident at Steamboat Springs Middle School have returned to campus following suspensions, while others remain out of school.
During Cassidy Kurtz's last speech as a 4-H member, she applauded the vision the people of Routt County have shown in growing the county's 4-H program for the last 100 years. "Don't be afraid to try new things," she told those who will follow her in 4-H. "No matter what the outcome is, you are going to benefit."
Having an au pair help care for her three boys is an appealing option for Hillary Singer. Singer is one of six families in Steamboat who has an au pair from the EF Au Pair Program. "If you get someone who works out, it can be the most amazing child-care experience," Singer said.
Students making smarter higher education choices
Senior Savannah Muhme said she realized she was not quite ready to leave the Yampa Valley and could receive the education she was looking for nearby. Muhme will start cosmetology school in January at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Craig.
Forum a springboard to start dialogue
Parent Tim Greene did not want to know the details of the recent incident of sexual misconduct reported at Steamboat Springs Middle School. He wanted to know how to prevent it from happening again.
The South Routt School Board is focused on improving students' achievement in math, reading and writing.
Middle school students try new concepts with program
Steamboat Springs Middle School Principal Tim Bishop said the new middle school concept does not measure students' potential, but rather empowers students to explore new subject areas.
Performance evaluation marks not changed
The Steamboat Springs School Board ruled Friday that Strawberry Park Principal John DeVincentis should receive a salary increase and pay-for-performance bonus but that the unsatisfactory scores he received on his evaluation should not change.
Strawberry Park principal, district superintendent's attorneys go over evaluation
Whether Strawberry Park Principal John DeVincentis fulfilled his responsibilities as an administrator was argued between Steamboat Springs School District Superintendent Cyndy Simms and DeVincentis' attorneys at Thursday night's school board meeting.
School officials stress to parents to get their children vaccinated
Chicken pox has now been diagnosed in children at both Steamboat Springs elementary schools, and school officials are urging parents to ensure their children are vaccinated.
Strawberry Park Principal John DeVincentis said Monday he will let the school board decide whether to review his performance evaluation in public or in an executive session.
Steamboat Springs High School teacher Sue Weis said it is heartbreaking to see her students with mental and physical disabilities be without continued special-needs services and education after graduating.
Students walk in the shoes of famous French artists
The Steamboat Springs High School students will get to walk in the shoes of Monet and other French artists during an integrated art project next week.
Administrators seek options for middle school
The Steamboat Springs Educational Fund Board approved funding for the architectural drawings of an expansion to Steamboat Springs Middle School.
The Steamboat Springs High School speech team placed first among six schools in the Moffat County Invitational Tournament Saturday.
With majority of precincts reporting in, voters OK plan
An excise tax designed to replace the city's impact fee on new development was headed for approval Tuesday night.
Local students benefit from specialized programs
In the last few years, the largest increase in new students at Colorado Mountain College has been locals who are seeking new career opportunities or wanting to explore a new hobby.
The Steamboat Springs School Board announced Friday it will hold a formal review of Principal John DeVincentis' performance evaluation in a special session.
Many non-English-speaking students in the Steamboat Springs School District have a tutor that attends class with them and interprets phrases or information when the student needs help.
Steamboat Springs High School senior Lauren Tait said participating on the speech team has helped her perform well in the school plays.
Four candidates seeking one position
The charter school has four candidates vying for one position on the North Routt Charter School Board of Education.
When the first revolving door in the Monson Chamber of Horror opened and a skeleton came out, I screamed and ran into the pack of 9- to 12-year-olds eagerly waiting to enter the haunted house.
Upgrades made at skateboarding facilities
For middle school youth mentors, skateboarding was an activity they could use to connect to students.
Members look to foster communication
The Steamboat Springs School Board drafted the issues facing the district and began to find resolutions at Wednesday night's board meeting.
Retired superintendent has South Routt athletic field complex named after him
Retired superintendent Bill Meek handed all three of his children their diplomas in their eighth-grade year and again for their graduation from high school.
A facilitator led the Steamboat Springs School Board and participants in a discussion Thursday night that developed into a community outpouring of emotion regarding the controversy relating to policy governance and Strawberry Park Elementary Principal John DeVincentis.
Officials hope communication will be enhanced
The Steamboat Springs Board of Education is hosting a facilitator to enhance communication between parents, teachers, the administrative team and superintendent at 6:30 p.m. at Olympian Hall.
The Steamboat Springs Board of Education voted unanimously to deny the Montessori charter application at Monday night's school board meeting.
Students get a glimpse of life after high school
If Steamboat Springs High School students are up to the challenge, they can earn up to one year of college credit before graduating.
Steamboat Springs High School's Mardi Gras theme displayed on classes' floats in annual parade
The red flatbed semi decorated for Mardi Gras and holding close to 100 freshmen screaming "double 'O' six" was one of the five floats that made its way through Steamboat Springs in the homecoming parade Friday.
Principal outlines conditions
Strawberry Park Elementary School Principal John DeVincentis and the board and superintendent attempted to resolve the controversy relating to DeVincentis' employment and policy governance at Monday night's school board meeting.
Heeling Friends pet visitation program helps bring smiles, comfort to those who need it
Ginger, a multicolored Shih Tzu, was an ill-behaved homeless dog that had four homes before Marles Humphrey adopted her. Now, two years later, Ginger is an entirely different dog and helps community members feel happier and more comfortable during a time of stress. Ginger and Humphrey, members of the Heeling Friends pet therapy program, regularly visit the Doak Walker Care Center to brighten residents' days.
Elementary, high school students join forces in program
First-grader Hannah Widner had her high school study buddy, Kelly Nickols, accompany her during a field trip at the wetlands park near Stagecoach Reservoir Tuesday.
Proceeds benefit local nonprofit organizations
The Ski Town USA Golf Classic and Auction netted $200,000 in proceeds that will benefit the Doak Walker Care Center, Grandkids, the Doak Walker Memorial Endowment Scholarship and community service grants offered through the Rotary Club.
Physician assistant promotes measure to prevent illness
Physician assistant Frani Jenkins said staying healthy is a daily job, but getting a flu shot can make that job a little easier. Jenkins, who gets her flu shot every year, said she can count on her hands the number of times she has been sick over the past 25 years.
Lynne Miller said her favorite times include picking her grandson, Taylor, up from school and taking him to Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and walking around town, talking about nothing too important. "With Taylor I can be a kid again," Miller said.
Strawberry Park Principal John DeVincentis did not get his pay for performance this year but he did receive his "bonus" from his staff.
New curriculum designed to challenge every student
Parent Carole Buelter has found benefits by donating her time to help teach accelerated math to seventh-graders at the middle school.
Cheri Daschle, the Steamboat Springs Middle School secretary, said when she was offered a higher-paying job, she realized she couldn't give up spending time with kids. "I couldn't see not working with kids I didn't know it meant so much to me until someone offered me a different job," she said.
North Routt charter director pleased so far
Students at the North Routt Charter School have a similar school schedule to that of the Steamboat schools with a lot more flexibility. The charter school presented a draft of its 2002-03 goals and daily school schedule to the Steamboat Springs School Board.
School board wants to know stance
The disagreement between Strawberry Park Elementary Principal John DeVincentis, the Steamboat Springs School Board and Superintendent Cyndy Simms was at the heart of the school board's discussion Monday night.
Steamboat cheerleaders find teamwork is key to success
Steamboat's cheerleaders hope to see the crowds match their enthusiasm at the next home football game Friday night.
Strawberry Park principal says he's been treated unfairly by administration
Popular Strawberry Park Principal John DeVincentis is negotiating with the Steamboat Springs School Board for early retirement, saying he has not seen eye to eye with Superintendent Cyndy Simms and the school board for some time.
Steamboat runner Sarah MacCarthy dropped to her knees on Howelsen Hill field after finishing first in her team in the 2002 Suffer Fest cross country race.
Middle school students present $1,000 to Steamboat Springs firefighters
Before seventh-grader Jada Garber went to school Wednesday, her mother reminded her to think about the colors of the American flag that she was wearing as a symbol of the nearly 3,000 people who died last Sept. 11.
Kitchen staff works to make more students' meals more nutritious
Kitchen staff members for the Steamboat Springs School District gets an early start in the mornings as they prepare close to 600 school lunches.
Fredrick Eugene McAnally, one of Routt County's most beloved cowboys, died Aug. 28 of a brain aneurysm. He was 51.
Circus Chimera's unique and fascinating stunts were thrilling to people of all ages who attended the big top Tuesday evening.