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Steamboat briefs: Collaborative bargaining team sets meeting Tuesday







The Steamboat Schools Staff Collaborative Bargaining Team will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the District Office, 325 Seventh St. The meeting is open to the public.

To view the agenda, visit steamboatschools.net.

Steamboat Schools Board of Education meets Monday

Steamboat Schools Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 9, at the District Office, 325 Seventh Street.

To view the agenda and packet, visit steamboatschools.net.

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Teen council names Drew Williamson Teen of Month

The Steamboat Springs Teen Council members have selected Drew Williamson as Teen of the Month for April.

Williamson was chosen for this honor by members of the Steamboat Springs Teen Council because he is an outstanding teen in our community and embodies the following values of Teen Council.

Williamson is a senior at the Steamboat Springs High School. He has been a member of the Sailors golf and lacrosse teams for all four years of high school and also plays for the Colorado Lacrosse Academy Fire Team.

He is also member of the SSHS SMART Team, which researches and models biological proteins using Jmol software, which is eventually sent to the Milwaukee School of Engineering and is 3D printed.

Williamson said he is motivated to be involved in the community because, "I am a very self-driven person; it is part of my personality to aspire to be involved with extracurricular activities and my high school sports teams."

He added that, as a member of the high school class of 2016, he has seen the positive impact his fellow classmates have had on the Steamboat community and thinks that "Recognition for our hard work in school, on the sports field and doing community service is valued immensely by my fellow classmates and me."

One of the people Williamson looks up to as a role model is Neill Redfern, his first lacrosse coach.

"Neill inspired in me a respect and love for the game of lacrosse," Williamson said. "Neill was also one of the first people that taught me that hard work is a prerequisite to success."

Williamson plans to attend Colby College, a liberal arts school in Maine, where he wants to pursue an engineering degree with an emphasis in bioengineering. In 10 years, he hopes to be creating new and innovative medical equipment.

Submit photos to ongoing valley crane festival contest

The Greater Sandhill Cranes have returned to the Yampa Valley and now is a perfect time to photograph the cranes before they begin their nesting cycle, according to Nancy Merrill, one of the Yampa Valley Crane Festival organizers.

The 2016 Yampa Valley Crane Festival Photo Contest is currently underway, and photographers of all ages are invited to submit photographs of this iconic bird by email cranefestphoto@gmail.com. Crane photos submitted to the photo contest must be taken in the Yampa Valley between Sept. 1, 2015, and Aug. 15.

Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded at the Yampa Valley Crane Festival, which takes place Sept. 8 to 11 in Steamboat Springs and Hayden. This year a special youth category and prize is also planned.

Complete photo contest rules, rights, guidelines and submission instructions can be found at coloradocranes.org.