Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Springs School Board set to meet Monday |

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Springs School Board set to meet Monday

The Steamboat Springs School District Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the District Office, 325 Seventh Street. To view the agenda and meeting packet, visit

Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain seeks volunteers

Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain is in immediate need of volunteers to help lead a JA program for sixth- and seventh-grade classes at Steamboat Springs Middle School during the week.

The program, JA Economics for Success, provides practical information about personal finance and the importance of identifying education and career goals based on a student’s skills, interests and values. 

Fun and engaging student activity materials, facilitator session plans, training and support will be provided.  

Email Sally Messinger at for more information or to volunteer.

CMC summer registration open, classes start Monday

Registration for Colorado Mountain College’s summer semester is underway. Classes begin Monday.

New this year, open registration for credit classes for the fall semester is also available now, and students will have more time to pay their tuition bills.

To sign up for credit classes, new students and those who haven’t taken a class during the past three semesters need to first apply to Colorado Mountain College online or in person at one of the college’s 11 learning locations. After they have applied, they can register for classes.

Anyone who has taken a credit class within the past three semesters can register using the college’s new student planning feature online, which is designed to help students find the courses needed to complete their academic programs. These students can go to their account on the college’s Basecamp site at and under the menu, click on “I Want to … Register for Classes.”

Students taking only continuing education (noncredit) classes may register for summer classes online, in person, by phone or fax or via email at

More information and registration instructions are available online at or by visiting any CMC campus. Colorado Mountain College is located in Aspen, Breckenridge, Buena Vista, Carbondale, Dillon, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs-Spring Valley, Leadville, Rifle and Steamboat Springs, and also offers courses in Parachute and Salida.

For more information, call 800-621-8559 or your local campus.

Ute leader scheduled to speak Monday at local library

Bud Werner Memorial Library and Tread of Pioneers Museum present two opportunities to hear from Uncompahgre Ute Roland McCook at noon and 6:30 p.m. Monday in Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

McCook is the great-great-grandson of Chief Ouray and Chipeta, the former chairman of the Northern Ute Tribe, and a revered Ute historian. His talk is titled “The History of the Utes in Northwest Colorado and the Utes Today.”

McCook grew up on the Uintah-Ouray Reservation at Fort Duchesne, Utah, where he participated in all the traditional ceremonies and pow-wows.

He graduated from the University of California-Berkley with a degree in archaeological design, worked as a surveyor and fire manager for the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and later, as the director of Housing and Urban Development for the Ute Nation.

In 1995, McCook was elected to the Ute tribal government, where he served more than nine years, including two years as chairman.

McCook also worked for eight years with the Smithsonian Institution for the Repatriation Review Committee overseeing the return of Native American human remains and sacred objects to their tribes.

Sign up for this week’s dinner, parenting session

First Impressions of Routt County will host a free dinner and parenting session for parents of children age birth to 8 from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at Soda Creek Elementary School, 220 Park Ave.

Attendees are invited to bring their questions for the panel, which will include Dr. Josh Welch, of Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association; Sophie Berkley, LLPC, of Growing Potential Now, LLC; and Tami Havener, director of Discovery Learning Center.

Dinner will be served at 5:45 p.m., and the panel discussion will follow from 6 to 7:30.

Free childcare will also be provided.

Attendees are asked to RSVP no later than today, at 970-870-5270 or and include the number of adults and children who will be attending.

This is a zero-waste event, and attendees are asked to bring their own water bottles.

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