Craig briefs: Meeting to discuss plan for sidewalks Thursday

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A community meeting about a plan to construct sidewalks near two Craig schools is from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday in Craig City Council chambers, 300 W. Fourth St.

In August, the city of Craig, with the assistance of the Moffat County School District, learned it had won a Safe Routes to School grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation to construct sidewalks in the vicinity of Craig Middle School and Sandrock Elementary School.

Thursday’s meeting will provide community members the opportunity to review the preliminary engineering plan with the city’s consulting engineer, Drexel, Barrell & Co., of Steamboat Springs.

Sidewalks are being designed for the south side of 10th Street between Washington and Colorado, the east side of Russell Street between Eighth and Ninth, the west side of Rose Street between Eighth and Ninth, the east side of Breeze Street between Ninth and 10th and the east side of Tucker Street between Eighth and Ninth.

For more information about the meeting, contact Craig City Manager Jim Ferree at 970-826-2023.

County Commission action taken Tuesday

During its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, the Moffat County Commission:

• Approved, 3-0, proclaiming March 17 to 23 as National Agriculture Week and March 19 as Agriculture Day in Moffat County.

• Approved, 3-0, writing a letter of support of House Resolution 818, a reaffirmation of energy issues and forest management.

• Discussed amending a contract with attorney Jeremy Snow, increasing his rate to $125 per hour.

• Approved, 3-0, writing a letter of support to bring the Tala Jalisco Mexico dance group to Craig for the Cinco de Mayo celebration at Centennial Mall.

• Heard a Road and Bridge Department monthly report.

Tips for parents and students on testing

As the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program, or TCAP, testing gets under way in the Moffat County School District, here are some tips for parents to help prepare their children.

Physical preparation:

• Make sure your child gets a good rest the nights before the test. Children who are tired are less able to pay attention in class or to handle the demands of the test.

• Feed your child a nourishing breakfast on the mornings of the test. Hunger can detract from good test performance.

• Plan ahead to ensure your child is present and on time for the test. Don’t plan medical or dental appointments on testing days.

Ask your child to:

• Read directions carefully when the teacher gives out the test.

• Read questions carefully and all of the answer choices.

Remind your child:

• If you don’t know the answer to a question, skip it and go on to the next question. If there is time at the end of the test, return to the unanswered question.

• It is helpful to eliminate some of the answer choices that you think are wrong.

• It is better to tackle each question one at a time rather than thinking about the whole test at once.

• If you finish early, check your answers.

These TCAP tips were provided by Sunset Elementary School.

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