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MCHS teachers utilizing new teaching methods

Moffat County High School teachers are adapting to the needs of their twenty first century students by taking teaching theories and implementing them in their classrooms. Called Theory into Practice, several Moffat County high school teachers spent nearly a week learning effective teaching strategies last October at the invitation of the Colorado Education Association. When presenting the new teaching methods to the board of education last month MCHS principal Thom Schnellinger said the new teaching methods are aimed at engaging students by collaborating across networks and leading by influence, agility and adaptability. Schnellinger said there is a focus on initiative and entrepreneurialism, effective oral and written communication, accessing and analyzing information and curiosity and imagination.

Dick Prosence: Unanswered questions

Politicians can't stop talking!

On the Record for Feb. 4, 2013

On the Record for Feb. 4, 2013

Udall calls for firefighting fleet modernization

Presses USDA, Air Force to repurpose military aircraft for firefighting

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., has asked the directors of two federal agencies to modernize or repurpose its equipment to fight wildfires. In a letter to Tom Vilsack, U.S. Agriculture secretary, Udall requested information on the government’s efforts to modernize the USDA’s aging tanker fleet, according to a news release from Sen. Udall’s office.

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Buffalo Pass skier escapes avalanche after jumping off rock northeast of Steamboat Springs

“It is taking little additional stress to trigger large, deep and dangerous avalanches,” reports Scott Toepfer of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.

Farm Bill reintroduced in 113th Congress

The Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act was reintroduced last week in Congress, according to a U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., news release. Bennet serves on the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, which is responsible for reintroducing the bill in the 113th Congress.