Briefs for Dec. 6 |

Briefs for Dec. 6

School district seeks input on elementary schools

The Steamboat Springs School District would like input from community members as it moves forward with its elementary school projects.

The public is invited to a forum at 7 p.m. Thursday at the George P. Sauer Human Services Center on Seventh Street to discuss plans for the new Soda Creek Elementary School and the renovations to Strawberry Park Elementary School.

“We will review the plan again and take public comment,” Steamboat Springs Superintendent Donna Howell said. “We are creating this building not only for the next five years, but for the next 40 years.”

Howell said the district is interested in public suggestions.

Thursday’s community forum at the district offices on Seventh Street will be the final forum before construction begins.

County commissioners approve drilling permit

The Routt County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a drilling permit for oil and gas exploration at a site seven miles east of Hayden and just north of U.S. Highway 40.

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The permit allows applicant Comet Ridge USA, a branch of the Australia-based energy development company Comet Ridge Limited, to drill on a 600-acre site less than a mile from the Yampa River and accessed via a private road off U.S. 40.