Mike McCollum

Email: mmccollum@steamboatpilot.com Call: 970-871-4208

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Mike McCollum covers education and the environment for the Pilot & Today. He began working at the paper on June 5, 2007. Mike has a masters degree in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder and bachelor degrees in English and mass communications from Auburn University in Alabama. He has worked as a general assignment reporting intern for the Greeley Tribune and The Denver Post, as well as a TV reporter for Georgia Public Broadcasting. Prior to coming to Steamboat Springs, Mike was the assistant news editor and cops/courts reporter for the Commercial Dispatch in Columbus, Miss. He has also worked as a video editor for Mountain Sports Media in Boulder. Mike's hometown is Atlanta, Ga. He enjoys hiking, reading, basketball and spending time outdoors with his golden retriever, Brinkley. He misses southern food and afternoons watching his beleaguered Atlanta Braves, but he's eagerly awaiting his first full season of skiing.

Recent Stories

Game cancellation raises snow removal questions

Steamboat Springs School Board President Robin Crossan is worried that promises made to parents and students about the artificial turf field installed at Steamboat Springs High School are not being fulfilled.

CD reviews of Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks and Chatham County Line

CD reviews of Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, "Real Emotional Trash," and Chatham County Line, "IV"

Fund Board approves $4.4 million budget

The Education Fund Board on Wednesday approved a record budget of more than $4.4 million for the 2008-09 school year, including $1.5 million to complete the long-delayed construction at Steamboat Springs Middle School.

Dingman, Shields drop bids for Hayden superintendent

Jacob Dingman and Joseph Shields, two of the four finalists for the Hayden School District superintendent position, dropped out of the running Sunday.

No word from Sandra Smyser

Steamboat interim superintendent mum on applying for full-time position

The deadline to apply for the Steamboat Springs School District's superintendent position closed Tuesday, but whether interim superintendent Sandra Smyser applied for the job remains unconfirmed.

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'Kids Give' program tops $4K at charity-driven birthday parties

When Lisa Gamber began encouraging Steamboat Springs students in October to give rather than receive at birthday parties, she hoped to raise $4,000 for charities this year. Five months later, students have met and exceeded those expectations.

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A passion for the outdoors

Wildlife biologist Skorkowsky honored for work in forest

Robert Skorkowsky, a wildlife biologist with the Routt National Forest, said being recognized for hard work is always memorable. But winning an award named after someone who mentored him in wildlife conservation is truly special.

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CMC tuition to rise

Increasing cost of energy, faculty salaries push price higher

Colorado Mountain College is increasing its tuition rates for the first time in three years.

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Soroco High School students display musical excellence

Soroco High School senior Mandy Meyer said what she liked most about performing Tuesday at the school's solo and ensemble festival was the slate of excellent performers from all across Northwest Colorado.

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Sunshine Kids provides adventure for cancer patients

At the age of 4, Christopher Rodriguez was diagnosed with stage-four Burkitt's lymphoma, a highly aggressive form of cancer.

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Lowell Whiteman Primary School student Eliza Leeson, 10, studies her winter survival guide this week during an overnight excursion near Pearl Lake State Park. The school's fifth- and sixth-graders learned how to build a fire, emergency shelters and first aid skills during the annual winter skills trip. Seventh- and eighth-graders spent a night at Steamboat Lake.

Lowell Whiteman Primary School student Dylan Parsons, 11, lays out an emergency blanket to keep firewood dry this week during an overnight excursion near Pearl Lake State Park. The school's fifth- and sixth-graders learned how to build a fire, emergency shelters and first aid skills during the annual winter skills trip. Seventh- and eighth-graders spent a night at Steamboat Lake.

District Wildlife Manager Libbie Miller of the Division of WIldlife assists South Routt Middle School student Eric Hanes on Friday in his first ice fishing lesson. Hanes was one of 50 South Routt students who participated in Winter Studies Day.

South Routt Middle School student Kenny Morris works on a snow shelter Friday under the guidance of middle school teacher Dan Kohler at Stagecoach State Park. Morris was one of about 50 South Routt students participating in Winter Studies Day.

South Routt Middle School student Ethan Woods works on a snow shelter Friday under the guidance of middle school staff Elisha Colson and Dan Kohler; and student Jeff Cardenas at Stagecoach State Park.

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