News for Thursday, August 16, 2012

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Bears Ears Patriots planning meeting tonight at The Galaxy

The Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots are hosting a planning meeting tonight at The Galaxy Restaurant, 524 Yampa Ave. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Up for discussion are get out the vote strategies, ideas for hosting a one nation under God event and Dr. Kelly Victory’s upcoming visit to Craig.

On the Record for Aug. 16, 2012

On the Record for Aug. 16, 2012

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Moffat County seeing rise in percentage of college graduates

Moffat County has experienced a brain gain in the last 40 years, joining the rest of the country in what has been a massive increase in the number of adults who have earned college degrees. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 9.3 percent of residents over 25 years of age had college degrees in Moffat County in 1970. By 2010, 14.9 percent of local adults had completed college. However the percentage of adults with college degrees in Moffat County in 2010 was less than the national average of 27.9 percent. The college-educated rate locally also was less than the Colorado average of 35.8 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The number of adults in the United States with college degrees has nearly tripled since 1970, when only 10.7 percent of adults had graduated from college. But the percentage of adults with degrees in rural counties, such as Moffat County, while increasing, has generally fallen behind the proportion of college-educated residents in urban counties, the U.S. Census Bureau data stated.

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MCHS graduate Lebron looks forward to starting college career

Alfredo Lebron has had success running since he started doing it. Now, he will look to continue that success at the next level. Lebron, a 2012 graduate of Moffat County High School, committed in the spring to run for Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kan. That was while he was still running track at MCHS. Now, Lebron is leaving for GCCC.