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Pupil count confusion gets sorted at school board meeting Thursday

Board seeks waiver from PARCC assessments

For the average person, the term “pupil count” sounds pretty straightforward: count the number of kids in the classroom, and you have your pupil count. But when it comes to funding Colorado’s public schools, not so.

Craig education briefs for Feb. 28, 2015: Craig Youth Job Fair offers job advice, opportunities

The Youth Career and Job Fair will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. March 12 at the Colorado Northwestern Community College Craig campus.

Changes to antler hunting rules forthcoming

The rules are changing for those who venture into the woods to hunt for antlers.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Kingsman’ is entertaining, but no crowning achievement

When someone tells you “manners maketh the man,” they’re probably inclined to lecture you about etiquette. When the hero of “Kingsman: The Secret Service” tells you that, he’s about to smash a glass in your face and beat you and your entire group of friends within an inch of your lives.

Moffat County Commissioner works to bring U.S. Senate hearing to Craig

Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid managed to fly to Washington D.C. for meetings with both of Colorado’s U.S. Senators this week despite a blanket of snow over the northeastern region of the country.

EPA regs would jeopardize stable power supply

The clash between environmental and energy reality versus idealism reached a crossroads in Denver this week when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) convened in a technical conference on Feb. 25.

On the record for Moffat County Jail Feb. 26

Moffat County Jail report and Craig Police Department summary of calls for service

Duane Koukol: A poem: ‘Go Yee Dogs’

Onward, dogs of battle.

Dick Prosence
: Climate change farce

In his State of the Union address earlier this month, President Obama stated, “no challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change.”

Steamboat briefs: Regional airport cancels night air traffic this spring

Yampa Valley Regional Airport’s runway will be closed to all air traffic from 10 p.m. April 14 to 7 a.m. June 15. The roughly 60-day closure will include rehabilitation of the runway, shoulder construction, runway lighting system replacement and runway safety area grading.

Craig briefs: Craig Chamber seeks nominations for awards

The Craig Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its annual business awards.

Board of Education to discuss budget at monthly meeting Thursday

The school board has allotted extra time during its work session for public comment regarding the district’s budget and budget process, in addition to the regularly allotted public comment time during the meeting.

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Craig City Council Feb. 24 meeting recap

At the Tuesday night Craig City Council meeting, the Shadow Mountain Village improvement project, Yampa Valley Regional Airport and Colorado Northwestern Community College were the main topics of discussion.

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Craig hockey team honors seniors, adds weekend win

Bulldogs finish 1-15, ready for new beginning next year

Bulldog hockey finished its season on a positive note this past weekend, getting its only win of the year in a 3-1 match against Aspen Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park Ice Arena that brought pride to athletes’ faces as they moved on to another phase by saying farewell to the team’s seniors.

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Bella Vocé seeks women, crowd for Saturday event with workshop, dinner, show

‘Gems of the Rockies’ features local chorus, visiting groups

The musical ensemble will host “Gems of the Rockies,” a dinner and show at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. The night of beautiful voices — the literal translation of the group’s name — will follow an all-day workshop for female singers hosted by Bella Vocé, as well as visiting acts Ruby Blue and Déja Vu.

Colorado Court of Appeals affirms cattle theft conviction

Almost three and a half years after Monty Pilgrim, 52, of Little Snake River turned himself in to authorities for cattle rustling, the Colorado Court of Appeals affirmed a the conviction against Pilgrim.

Prather’s Pick: A book about germs

A teacher at heart, I’m always on the lookout for young adult and children’s books that can be used with the classroom curriculum. This week’s picture book, intended for ages 4 to 8, is an example.

On the record for Moffat County Jail Feb. 24

Moffat County Jail report and Craig Police Department summary of calls for service

Moffat County Commissioner Feb. 24 meeting recap

On Tuesday, Feb. 24, Moffat County Commissioners discussed the Shadow Mountain Village improvement project and coalmine tax abatements.

Thoughtful Parenting: Teeth matter

Strong teeth allow a child to chew well and enjoy eating. Healthy teeth and gums support their immune system and help them bounce back from illness and injuries.