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Making a Difference: CNCC will need a strong foundation to grow

Two long-standing CNCC Foundation Board members think future is bright

Revenue from property taxes are down, the economy sluggish, and state and federal funding for higher education continues to come under pressure so growth for Colorado Northwestern Community College will require the help of a strong foundation — the CNCC Foundation.

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Should Moffat County schools move to a four-day school week?

School district budget process started, board to consider cost saving measures such as a four-day week

The Moffat County School Board of Education budget process for school year 2017-18 started with a special board workshop held Thursday morning. Over the next four years the district needs an estimated $17 million to fund capitol projects. “We have long-term facility maintenance issues that must be addressed. I’ve not had one person come to me and say we are good. We have to start talking about the action to start addressing those things,” Ulrich said.

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Student housing plans move forward at CNCC — funding needed

Student housing in Craig might become a reality if funding can be found.

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Founded by feisty females, PTK Honor Society continues to serve Craig and Rangely

Phi Theta Kappa is one of the largest honor societies at two-year colleges. It was started in 1918 and was led by a woman for 50 years.

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Coal plant devaluation digs at bottom line for Moffat County, school district

The imperative for economic development efforts in Moffat County is mounting as county and school district officials figure out how to stomach the latest shortfall in energy industry tax revenues. And though 2017 may be a tough budget year for tax-funded entities, it’s local property owners that will ultimately make up the difference in funds.

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Education Briefs: K-12 schools closed Monday

News and events in education.

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Making the grade: Educator effectiveness rates high in Northwest Colorado public school districts

The effectiveness of teachers and principals is the focus of a report released earlier this year from Colorado Department of Education that shows a regional rate above the state average.

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Additional substitute teachers, bus drivers and health aides needed at Moffat County School District

A shortage of qualified substitutes for teachers, bus drivers and classified staff at Moffat County School District is cause for concern.

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Art, chocolate make good mixture for favorite Craig downtown event

If there’s a slight chill in the air yet couples are still strolling down the street with a bundle of sweet stuff in their hands, you know it must be the yearly Art Walk and Taste of Chocolate. Downtown Business Association brought its local lead-in to Valentine’s Day to life Saturday as shops along Yampa Avenue and Victory Way treated residents to fine arts, live music and tempting confections.

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Serving in Africa is one Northwest Colorado woman’s mission

A deep love of God has moved one Northwest Colorado woman to make her third mission trip to Africa.

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Moffat County High School band, VFW to host pancake breakfast

Moffat County High School Jazz Band will team with Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 for a pancake breakfast during the weekend. The all-you-can-eat meal begins at 8 a.m. Saturday at the VFW hall, 419 E. Victory Way. The cost is $5 per person and $15 per family. Proceeds will go toward the band program's upcoming costs for competition.

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Show me the money: New finance director hired at Moffat County School District

The Moffat County School District has hired a new Executive Director of Finance and he is a familiar face.

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Weekend Roundup: Valentine’s happenings

This weekend in Northwest Colorado features opportunities to spend some time with your sweetie leading up to Valentine’s Day.

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Free food program may go away in Hayden

Hayden Valley Elementary School principal Rhonda Sweetser recently sent a letter to parents letting them know the Totally Kids Summer Day Camp free food program is in jeopardy.