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Teresa Ristow

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Steamboat Springs High School presents "Grease" musical

Sandy, Danny, Doody, the T-Birds, Pink Ladies and dozens of others have spent the last two months rehearsing for Steamboat Springs High School’s production of "Grease," with shows this weekend and next.

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Yampa Valley Autism Program's Masquerade Ball returns April 1

The event is the Yampa Valley Autism Program’s signature fundraiser and supports all of the organization’s important programs for children and adults on the autism spectrum.

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South Routt School District names new superintendent

South Routt School District’s next superintendent is Rim Watson, the school’s current assessment coordinator.

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25th annual Literary Sojourn author lineup announced

Avid readers can now put the finishing touches on their summer reading lists in preparation for this September’s 25th annual Literary Sojourn event.

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Steamboat Springs School District seeking professional to cost out facilities options

The Steamboat Springs School District is seeking proposals from architects, owner's representatives or construction managers interested in reviewing the options for future district facilities upgrades.

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National Guard spends weekend blizzard rescue training in North Routt

Sunny weather didn’t deter a group of National Guard members from spending the weekend in North Routt, sharpening their blizzard rescue skills.

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North Routt Preschool mortgage fundraiser Saturday

A fundraising campaign to help pay down the building mortgage of the North Routt Preschool in Clark is making steady progress, with school supporters raising $27,000 during the past few months.

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Soroco saving energy, money after free audit

A state energy program is helping the South Routt School District save energy and lower utility costs for district buildings.

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Neste Auto Glass fundraising for employee with brain cancer

Longtime Steamboat Springs resident Jesse James “Buddy” Romero was hit with troubling news last October, after suffering a seizure in his home.

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Four chances to weigh in on future Steamboat Springs School District facilities

The Community Committee for Education is ready for the general public to weigh in on a handful of possible options for the future of Steamboat Springs School District facilities.

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Struggling young readers could benefit from new Steamboat Springs camp

Two Steamboat Springs educators with a passion for teaching children to be stronger readers are partnering to offer a new intensive reading camp this summer.

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Steamboat Christian Center travels to Cuba during Blues Break

Like many Steamboat Springs residents, a group of 18 from the Steamboat Christian Center headed for a destination closer to the equator this Blues Break.

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Yampa Valley Medical Center named among Top 100 Hospitals

Yampa Valley Medical Center has been named a Top 100 Hospital in the United States by an organization that evaluates more than 2,700 hospitals across the country.

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Local Girl Scout honored by Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation

A then-16-year-old Steamboat Springs High School student who helped save lives after a Steamboat Springs Transit bus crash last year continues to be recognized for her efforts.

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CC4E group still eyeing 2017 for school facilities ballot measure

A year after the Steamboat Springs School District designated community members to develop a plan for the district’s future, the group is making slow but steady progress.

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Steamboat Digs Dogs cleans up 1,000 piles of poop Sunday

Steamboat Digs Dogs volunteers spent Sunday afternoon collecting, weighing and disposing of dog waste at parks around town in an effort to reduce the community’s “carbon pawprint.”

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Choose When project aims to fund long-acting birth control for Northwest Colorado women

Northwest Colorado women who struggle to afford long-lasting birth control devices could now receive the products for free, thanks to a new Steamboat Springs women’s group.

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Northwest Colorado organization working to improve community's health

Tucked down a long hallway in the Victoria Building in downtown Steamboat Springs is a small organization aiming to make a big impact on health in Northwest Colorado.

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Real estate brokers using virtual reality to show homes remotely

When photos, videos and even online 3D tours aren’t enough, prospective home buyers can now strap on virtual reality goggles and move through a listing hands-free.

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Steamboat science students score high, advance to state competition

Inside a downstairs science classroom Thursday, freshman Gabe Rabanal used a set of controls to move an attached robotic arm.

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3 current employees vying for South Routt superintendent job

Board President Jules Palyo said the board chose to pursue an internal job posting because members believed there were already qualified applicants working in the district.

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Steamboat school employees could begin paying insurance premiums

Steamboat Springs School District employees may begin paying monthly premiums for medical insurance for the first time in recent history, if a new plan is approved by bargaining team members in the coming months.

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Group pushing back timeline for Steamboat Springs school facilities recommendations

A group working to make recommendations for the future of the Steamboat Springs School District will need to push back its timeline for bringing suggestions for facilities upgrades to the school board.

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Routt to Work program building momentum with Friday presentation

A program that helps struggling Routt County residents achieve personal goals is gearing up to work with a new group of people and encouraging community members to get involved.

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New Yampa Valley Community Foundation scholarships could benefit students studying trades

Two of the newest school scholarships administered by the Yampa Valley Community Foundation this year will appeal to local students who may not be pursuing education at a four-year university.

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Cases of mumps in Colorado climbing, nearly 150 Steamboat students not immunized

A Colorado mumps outbreak focused on the Front Range reached 49 cases last week, though the contagious disease has yet to reach the Yampa Valley.

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Monday's Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here remembers Baghdad bookseller bombing

Ten years ago, a car bomb exploded on al-Mutanabbi Street, an intellectual center in Baghdad and the location of Iraq’s most vibrant bookselling community.

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Steamboat Springs resident turns backyard into extreme tubing hill

A year after moving into their second home north of Steamboat Springs, Gary and Brenda Jones watched as nearly 500 inches of snow covered their land and the steep slopes on either side of their house.

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Yampa Valley Medical Center could merge with UCHealth hospital system

Yampa Valley Medical Center officials announced Wednesday the hospital was pursuing a merger with the UCHealth hospital system.

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Rural Routt County districts among top in state for promoting student health

Staff at Routt County’s rural Hayden and South Routt school districts have ramped up efforts to improve student health — leading to recognition and prize money from a nonprofit that works with the Colorado Department of Education.

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Blind adventurer featured speaker for STARS 10th anniversary event

Lonnie Bedwell had never mountain climbed, kayaked or skied for more than a half of a run before going blind nearly 20 years ago.

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Seminars at Steamboat 2017 lineup announced

Fake news, the future of the economy and climate change are among the timely topics experts will discuss during the 15th annual Seminars at Steamboat talks.

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Routt County tourists continue visiting ER for marijuana use

A new report shows how the legalization of recreational marijuana has brought more people to emergency rooms for complications from the drug than before, particularly in Routt County.

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Student-designed shirts to benefit Fly Gulch Schoolhouse restoration

The multi-year project of restoring the Fly Gulch Schoolhouse will receive its latest boost March 3 during a T-shirt printing party fundraiser at Ohana’s downtown store.

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Development on the horizon in Hayden's Dry Creek Village subdivision

Local developers have purchased 34 previously unsold lots in Hayden’s Dry Creek Village subdivision, with plans to begin building as many as 10 homes on speculation this spring.

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New immigration policies frighten Steamboat's undocumented residents

Undocumented immigrants living in Steamboat Springs have become stricken with fear over the last week following the announcement of changes to federal deportation policies.

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Strings Music Festival announces summer 2017 lineup

This summer’s Strings Music Festival lineup features Grammy award-winning artists, country legends and a performance from Stephen Stills of Crosby, Stills Nash & Young fame, playing alongside “Judy Blue Eyes” muse Judy Collins.

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South Routt School District superintendent resigns

South Routt School District Superintendent Darci Mohr has resigned her position with the district, effective at the end of her contract June 30.

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Head for the Hills headlines WinterWonderGrass kickoff show Thursday

Progressive bluegrass band Head for the Hills is eager to head to Mount Werner Thursday for a WinterWonderGrass kickoff concert in Gondola Square.

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Report reveals Steamboat Springs School District among fastest growing in state

A+ Colorado’s report, The Outliers, ranks Steamboat as the seventh-fastest growing school district in the state between 2011 an 2015 among districts with more than 1,000 students.

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LiftUp asks donors to sponsor ramen, beans, cereal through new program

LiftUp of Routt County is getting creative in its approach to attract new donors to stock its busy food pantries in Steamboat Springs, Oak Creek and Hayden.

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BookTrails adds overnight camp on historic North Routt ranch

Students who already love reading and those who need a little encouragement to get there will benefit from a new week-long overnight camp offered by Steamboat Springs nonprofit Book Trails.

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Virtual reality could make its way to schools in Steamboat, Hayden

Virtual reality could make its way into classrooms in Steamboat Springs and Hayden next year, if proposed grants are funded using Steamboat’s half-cent sales tax for education.

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Heidi Chapman-Hoy next Steamboat Springs Middle School principal

Heidi Chapman-Hoy has worked at the school for more than 16 years, first as a teacher and for the last 3 1/2 years as assistant principal.

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Steamboat Springs graduate completes Patagonia expedition

While other college students were spending their fall term listening to lectures and cramming for tests, Jackson Perry was earning his credits in the remote wilderness of Patagonia.

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Residents vie for chance to move into Steamboat's new affordable housing

Retired teacher Kathleen OKeefe said she’s lived with friends and family during her 10 years in Steamboat but was hopeful an apartment at The Reserves could finally be a place of her own.

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Bernese pups strut down Lincoln in Diamond Hitch Parade

Wellington the 8 1/2-year-old Bernese mountain dog is no stranger to the spotlight, so it was no surprise the fluffy animal felt comfortable marching in Sunday’s Diamond Hitch Parade on Lincoln Avenue.

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Report: Food assistance underutilized in resort communities, including Routt County

A recent report by nonprofit HungerFree Colorado revealed that many low-income residents in resort communities, including in Routt County, aren’t taking advantage of food assistance benefits.

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Steamboat Springs home buyers, builders turning to more modern mountain design

It’s no coincidence that many Steamboat Springs home builders are turning to more modern and contemporary mountain designs as they begin new projects — it’s where the demand is.

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CMC students plan rail jam to coincide with Winter Carnival fireworks show

Colorado Mountain College students are inviting Winter Carnival fireworks viewers Saturday to also watch a kickoff party for the school’s new ski and snowboard rail mini-park.

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