News for Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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Data Sense: Craig sales tax collections poised for continued growth throughout 2013

Although we have only three months of sales tax data for 2013, the data for the first quarter actually give us a pretty good idea of how collections are likely to shape up for the rest of the year because of the predictable monthly pattern in sales tax collections.

Craig briefs: Golf tournament fundraiser scheduled for June 8

The annual Moffat County Sheriff’s Office Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament, a fundraiser for college scholarships for local students, is June 8 at Yampa Valley Golf Course.

Craig City Council takes action at Tuesday meeting

During its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, the Craig City Council took the following action.

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Sunset Elementary receives 1st shipment of classroom iPads

Cheryl Arnett, a second-grade teacher at Sunset, said the 13 iPads arrived this week as part of a pilot program funded through a partnership with Friends of Moffat County Education to modernize learning for students in kindergarten through second grade.

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Moffat County track team makes 12 events at state

Moffat County’s track team will send a dozen athletes to the state meet, which begins Thursday at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood.

Moffat County Commission takes action at Tuesday meeting

During its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, the Moffat County Commission took the following actions.

Learning safety with Smokey Bear

Public safety officers host Kindergarten Safety Day

On Tuesday, Smokey Bear joined Craig Police Department officers, Colorado State Patrol troopers, Craig Fire/Rescue and Bureau of Land Management firefighters and a host of public safety personnel for Kindergarten Safety Day at Loudy-Simpson Park.

Lance Scranton: A path worth following

When seniors graduate and are “out on their own,” they discover that many of these idealized quotes no longer make practical sense. Paths after high school can present some very challenging hazards, a few roadblocks and even the realization that the path isn’t leading to the place they thought it would.

Downtown Business Association, residents collaborate on summertime activity

Do It Downtown Thursdays to feature art, sales, entertainment

Inspired by Downtown Colorado Inc.’s two-day downtown revitalization assessment conducted in March, members of Craig’s Downtown Business Association have collaborated with local artists to develop an event designed to drive more foot traffic to Craig’s core.

4 Bulldogs girls soccer players given Western Slope League awards

The Bulldogs had a great deal to celebrate about a season in which they posted a school-record eight wins and made the state playoffs before losing in double overtime to Manitou Springs.

On the Record for May 15, 2013

Police, fire and ambulance calls — some minor calls omitted