Craig education briefs for Oct. 17, 2015: Wine tasting to benefit CNCC Foundation scholarships | CraigDailyPress.com

Craig education briefs for Oct. 17, 2015: Wine tasting to benefit CNCC Foundation scholarships

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

— The Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation will host Uncorked, an evening of wine tasting, hors d'oevres, entertainment and live and silent auctions, from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Clarion Inn & Suites.

Proceeds will benefit CNCC Foundation scholarships.

Tickets are $35 per person or $60 per couple, and are available at CNCC or the Craig Chamber of Commerce.

New substitute meeting to be held Wednesday

A new substitute teacher meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Moffat County School District administration building at 775 Yampa Ave.

Anyone interested in working as a substitute teacher is invited to attend to learn more about getting started. For more information, call 970-826-6264.

Workforce Center to host job fair

The Craig Workforce Center will host a job fair from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. Over 20 employers will be present, and door prizes will be provided by participating businesses.

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Job-seekers are invited to bring resumes and dress to impress. The Workforce Center has qualified staff available to help job-seekers build and improve their resumes, learn interviewing skills or get tips on how to navigate a job fair.

To pre-register for the fair, visit http://www.connectingcolorado.com.

Workshops are also available through the Workforce Center to prepare for the job fair, including one on interviewing tips Tuesday. Call 970-824-3246 to register for the workshop.

School board meeting to be held Thursday

The Moffat County School District Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the MCSD Administration Building at 775 Yampa Ave.

The meeting will be preceded by a work session at 3:30 p.m. to discuss real estate property, health insurance and exit interviews.

Moffat County Library hosts pumpkin decorating contest

Moffat County Library invites kids and the community to bring a decorated pumpkin, squash or gourd to the library to be part of its pumpkin decorating contest.

All ages are welcome. Be creative, but please keep designs family friendly. No carved pumpkins will be allowed.

Pick up your pumpkin by noon on Saturday, Oct. 31st. Any remaining entries will be discarded.

Wyman Museum offers pumpkin patch, family fun

The Wyman Living History Museum invites families to come out for its pumpkin patch event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 24. Admission is free and activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, face painting, scarecrow building, find the needle in the hay maze and more.

There is a cash-only charge on food, drinks, pumpkins and a few activities. There will also be pink pumpkins to support the Moffat County Cancer Society Fundraiser.

For more information, call 970-824-6246.

Sandrock Ridge to host Halloween Fall Festival

Sandrock Ridge and Rehabilitation invites kids and community members to its first Fall Festival to be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 31.

Instead of trick-or-treating, kids will have the chance to play games, win candy and celebrate Halloween with residents of Sandrock Ridge.

Ten to 15 booths and stations will be set up with games and activities such as a cupcake walk and a fear factor table, where kids have to guess what's hidden from view by feeling it with their hands.

"The CNAs (Certified Nurse Assistants) decided to do this this year," said Sandrock Activities Director Colette Arnold. "They've been putting things together to make it fun for the kids."

The festival is geared towards young kids 12 and under, though all are welcome.

Daniels Fund Scholarship deadline Nov. 13

Motivated college-bound high school seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming are encouraged to visit DanielsFund.org to apply online for the Daniels Scholarship Program. The application deadline is 4 p.m. Nov. 13.

Selected scholars are offered resources, encouragement, and inspiration far beyond the financial assistance needed to earn a college degree, with the ultimate goal to help Daniels Scholars succeed in college and in life.

The four-year, annually-renewable college scholarship can be used at any accredited nonprofit college or university in the United States, however it essentially functions as a “full-ride” scholarship at 24 partner institutions located within the four-state region, viewable at DanielsFund.org/Scholarships/PartnerSchools.

At all other institutions, the Daniels Scholarship functions as a “last dollar” scholarship which covers the unmet need of the student after all other financial aid resources and an Expected Family Contribution have been applied.

To be eligible to apply for a scholarship, students must demonstrate financial need and:

• Be a current high school senior graduating during the 2015-2016 academic year from a high school in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming.

• Be a current resident of one of these four states and a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.

• Earn ACT scores of at least 17 in each category (Math, English, Reading, Science); or an SAT math score of at least 400 and critical reading score of at least 440. Writing scores are not required. All test scores must come from a single test. Super scoring is not accepted.

Learning Chronicles offers tips, news in higher education

A new section launched by Colorado Northwestern Community College and the Craig Daily Press highlights news in the higher education world, including helpful tips, college news, college loans, CNCC programs and more.

Dubbed The Learning Chronicles, the section appears in the Daily Press the first Saturday of each month. Do you have higher education news you'd like to see published in the newspaper? Send all submissions to Managing Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley at nriley@craigdailypress.com or call her at 970-875-1790.

Study shows that driver education reduces risk to young drivers

Research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reveals that teens that don't participate in a driver education program are involved in more crashes and receive more traffic convictions compared to their peers that participated in driver education, according to a press release from AAA Colorado.

AAA Colorado and the AAA Foundation have developed comprehensive resources to help teens stay safe on the road including TeenDriving.AAA.com, a state-specific website to help parents navigate the learning-to-drive process.

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