CNCC art festival show, sale at Grand Olde West Days May 27: Education Briefs |

CNCC art festival show, sale at Grand Olde West Days May 27: Education Briefs

Craig Staff Report

Colorado Northwestern Community College will be sponsoring an art show and sale at Grand Olde West Days. Art will include watercolors, pottery, oil painting, photography, blacksmithing and more. The art show begins with a reception from 4 to 8 p.m. on May 27 followed by an art show including kids activities and demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both May 28 and 29 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

CNCC is still seeking artists who would like to showcase their work.

For more information or to sign up, email Desiree Moore at

Summer book sale benefits the library

New books have been added to the Friends of Library Book Sale. Books are located in the northeast corner of the library and new titles are added weekly. To shop visit the Craig branch of the Moffat County Library at 570 Green Street, Craig.

Positive Solutions for Families begins June 7

The Pyramid Model of Positive Solutions for Families is a six-session course that will provide information to families on how to promote social emotional development, understanding problem behavior and how to address challenging behavior in young children.

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Training is suitable for parents, grandparents and foster families. Dinner is provided at each class and childcare is available with two days prior notice.

For more information and to register, contact Trish Snyder at 970-824-1081 or

Registration open for free Bootstraps class June 8

Colorado Northwestern Community College's Bootstraps class helps those with limited assets learn tools the help manage their assets more effectively. The course has been developed by the Financial Health Institute and provided by CNCC and the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority. Students can expect to learn how to set goals, budget wisely and make the best out of limited resources. Transportation and childcare will be provided upon request. This free class is held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. starting June 8 and running until June 29 in room 201 at CNCC’s Bell Tower, 50 College Drive.

To learn more and register call 970-824-1101.

Colorado Education Innovative 2017 Showcase registration open

The 2017 Colorado Education Innovative Showcase: Design the Future will bring educators together in Keystone to reimagine, inspire, and design the future of student learning in Colorado's classrooms. Participants will continue to learn with CEI and SpaceLab through interactive, peer-led and learner-driven programming. Attendees will network, co-create and collaborate with colleagues to design unique solutions that will transform the future of learning for all students. CEI is committed to having all voices in Colorado education represented and has a limited number of registration scholarships. Educators working in small or rural districts are strongly encouraged to apply.

To learn more and register visit:

Moffat County Library story times and themes

Story times for children are hosted at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays in the children’s room at the Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries. The library asks parents and children to come early, as entering the children's room late causes distraction.

  • May 25: Summer Reading Program Kickoff — Hooray for Summer
  • June 1: Friendship
  • June 8: Recycling
  • June 15: Father’s Day
  • June 22: Post Office
  • June 29: 4th of July

The 'Check-Out Colorado State Parks' program has expanded

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is expanding the “Check-Out Colorado State Parks” program. Academic libraries at publicly funded colleges and universities have joined public libraries in offering state park passes to "check out" along with an activity backpack.

The park pass is good for entrance into all 42 state parks and the adventure backpack is filled with park information, educational activities and binoculars. The kit can be borrowed for up to seven days and may be renewed according to the participating library’s renewal policy.

Check it out at a nearby library. Users are encouraged to post pictures to Instagram and Twitter using #CheckOutColorado.

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