News for Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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Craig briefs: VNA selling daffodils as fundraiser for hospice

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association once again is selling daffodils as a fundraiser for its hospice program.

Downtown Craig revitalization not impossible, experts say

DCI reps present recommendations to community

Economic development is a team sport, said Downtown Colorado, Inc. team member Stephanie Troller, and increasing foot traffic to downtown businesses begins with better organization and communication among Craig’s various governmental and community entities.

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Routt and Moffat county sheriffs say they won't, and can't, enforce new Colorado gun laws

Wiggins and Jantz maintain the legislation passed by Colorado's House and Senate won't keep guns out of the hands of criminals and instead will punish law-abiding citizens. Both sheriffs said Tuesday that gun control has been the No. 1 concern of their constituents in recent months, and that every email, phone call and comment they have heard is from residents who oppose gun control legislation.

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Moffat County track has good start to season in Rifle

Some newcomers and some familiar faces have the Moffat County High School track and field team looking tough in the early season.

Lance Scranton: Testing the limits

Colorado tests students in selected grades each year to determine their knowledge in certain subject areas (science, math, reading, writing). Each student’s score is recorded, reported and then measured against a state standard to determine if our schools are meeting the child’s learning needs.

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MCHS speech and debate doing well despite difficult circumstances

It’s been a rough few weeks for the Moffat County High School speech and debate team. But even with the loss of coach Casey Kilpatrick and disciplinary action for four team members that bars them from participation the rest of the year, students on the team have found a way to excel.

Craig sports briefs: Schedule changes for local sports teams

Several Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School sports teams had changes to their schedule this week and for the weekend. Check them out here, along with the latest from Parks and Recreation and an opportunity to go to a Colorado Avalanche game.

Craig Middle School students get mock stock market experience

Craig Middle School students are learning modern-day financials, including how to navigate and make a profit in the stock market. A mock stock market experience is part of the new financial literacy class for seventh- and eighth-graders at CMS this year.

City, county pull Shadow Mountain grant application

Officials advised to create local improvement district first

Improvements to Shadow Mountain Village’s deteriorating infrastructure are going to be delayed for at least another year, Moffat County Developmental Services Director Roy Tipton said Tuesday. Tipton, along with Craig City Manager Jim Ferree, told the Moffat County Commission he planned to withdraw the $1.6 million Energy Impact Grant application from consideration by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs.

Economic Development Partnership board meeting slated for Wednesday

Agenda items include staffing, financial and project updates

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Gov. Hickenlooper signs Rankin, Baumgardner bill into law

Measure eliminates unnecessary reporting by government agencies

On Monday, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law Colorado House Bill 13-1203, which was carried by House District 57 Rep. Bob Rankin, R-Carbondale, and sponsored by Senate District 8 Republican Randy Baumgardner, Cowdrey.

Scholarship opportunities available for MCHS seniors and recent graduates

There are several scholarship opportunities available to current Moffat County High School seniors and recent graduates with deadlines throughout March, April and May.

The Moffat County Record for March 20

Moffat County and City of Craig police, fire and ambulance calls

Colorado to receive School Improvement Grant

The U.S. Department of Education announced that Colorado will receive $5.2 million to turn around its persistently lowest-achieving schools through the Department’s School Improvement Grant program. Colorado is one of 10 states to receive the funding.