Steamboat briefs: Soroco students to be featured on 9News KUSA |

Steamboat briefs: Soroco students to be featured on 9News KUSA

Soroco Middle School students who earned top honors in the Fall Stock Market Experience challenge will be featured in a live interview on 9News KUSA on Monday to discuss their investment strategies and knowledge.

From Soroco Middle School, Peyton Tritz, Samuel Fitzhugh and Alexander Thompson took first, second and third place, and Soroco High School’s Sabrina Ray took second place in the high school division.

The Stock Market Experience is a semester-long challenge in which students manage an online, real-time, virtual $100,000 portfolio. Students can choose from stocks, mutual funds, bonds, commodities, etc., and portfolios with the highest return percentage at the close of the market on the last day of the challenge win. More than 8,000 students from third to 12th grades across Colorado competed in the fall challenge.

The program is provided free to all Colorado students each year by the Colorado Council for Economic Education, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that works to education teachers and students in personal financial literacy and economics.

Blackmer, all Emerald trails temporarily closed today

Blackmer Trail and all trails that access Emerald Mountain will be closed temporarily from 6 to 8:45 p.m. today. The trails will be closed to all public access for safety reasons because of fireworks being launched for the 101st Winter Carnival Night Extravaganza. Signs will be posted at the Blackmer trailhead, and the city of Steamboat Springs requests that people respect this closure for safety reasons. For more information, call the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department office at 970-879-4300.

College, financial aid help available Sunday at CMC

Students and parents can get free help in applying for college financial aid during the College Goal Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus.

Financial aid experts will be on hand to help families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, at no cost. The FAFSA must be completed for a student to receive any financial aid, including grants, work study and student loans, as well as many scholarships. Students should attend with their parents and bring their 2013 tax information and the student’s social security number. For more information, visit or contact Mary Edwards at or 970-870-4425.

Megan Rosa named to CU-Boulder dean’s list

Megan Rosa, a 2013 Steamboat Springs High School graduate, was named to the fall 2013 dean’s list for the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.75 or higher to be named to the dean’s list.

Lowell Whiteman School hosting a science club

The Lowell Whiteman School will host an after-school science club called Learning with Science for students in sixth through eighth grades. Students will be able to work with Lowell Whiteman School teachers and students with hands-on science projects.

The program will provide pickup locations at Steamboat Springs Middle School and Emerald Mountain School at 3:20 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 and March 3, 10 and 17. Parents must pick up kids by 5 p.m. at Lowell Whiteman.

The sessions are $15 per day or $75 for all five. Registration is required by the Friday before the session. For more information, call 970-879-1350, email or visit

US 40, Pine Grove Road to be surveyed next week

The Craig Residency of Colorado Department of Transportation will be conducting a survey in the right-of-way at the intersection of U.S. Highway 40 and Pine Grove Road in Steamboat Springs during the afternoon Monday and Tuesday and the morning Wednesday with traffic control provided with one-lane closures, weather permitting.

Traffic control signage will be in place throughout the project. Motorists are advised to plan their time accordingly and to use extra caution in this area during the survey work. Delays are possible.

Call 970-826-5185 for more information.

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