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Craig Sports Briefs for June 29, 2016: Craig Youth Baseball wraps season, names champs

The championship game for Craig Youth Baseball’s 8- to 10-year-old division wrapped up the season Monday at Woodbury Sports Complex. Facing off for the title were Country Living Realty and Neal Brothers, Inc. In the first of two games, league frontrunner Country Living took their only defeat of the year, 2-1, forcing a second game, which they won, 4-3.

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Jimmy Westlake: Scorpius livens up the summer sky

This celestial scorpion scurries across our southern sky on summer evenings, so this month is prime time for scorpion hunting.

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Portrait of a ladybug: Art lesson teaches technique, sparks imagination

Steamboat artist takes Boys & Girls Club kids step-by-step through acrylic painting

“I like painting unicorns,” said Avia Miles, a first-grader at Sunset Elementary School.

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Craig Sports Briefs for June 25, 2016: Saturday bowling fundraiser to benefit child advocates group

Northwest Rocky Mountain Colorado CASA — Court Appointed Special Advocates — will host the Bowl-for-Kids fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, 900 Industrial Ave. The evening will include door prizes, bake sale and silent auction, as well as multiple rounds on the lanes.

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Tony St. John exudes kindness on the Moffat County school bus

School district seeks more school bus drivers before fall classes begin

"Today, my kids are great," Tony St. John said. "I love my kids. You still have your ups and downs, but I have far more ups than I do downs.”

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Children learn science inside — and outside — of the Wyman Living History Museum

Bre Ford, math and science teacher at Craig Middle School, presents lessons on Tuesday and Thursday

“Our goal is hands-on science,” Bre Ford said.

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New Moffat County School District superintendent dives into duties

David Ulrich began work on Thursday; on Monday he met with high school principal candidates

“If we get this right, if we get a great fit for Moffat County School District and the high school, I know that outcomes will improve for kids,” Moffat County School District Superintendent David Ulrich said.

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CNCC’s soccer program takes next step, hires new coach

Program head Lance Noble planning tryouts for men’s, women’s teams, local athletes welcome

A new program at Colorado Northwestern Community College is coming up fast, even more so now that it’s got a new leader. The CNCC men’s and women’s soccer teams now have a coach, with Lance Noble recently hired to take on the sport, new for the Craig campus.

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Moffat County Library continues summer story themes

The library has also begun a youth club for ages 8 and up that meets from 3 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday in the Craig branch.

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Moffat County’s Ary Shaffer to run for Oregon college

Recent graduate will compete in track at George Fox University

After four years of running for Moffat County High School, Ary Shaffer is ready for a new challenge and a new location. The newly graduated MCHS student will be starting off her college career on the right foot, competing in track and field for George Fox University, of Newberg, Oregon.

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Craig Sports Briefs for June 11, 2016: Victory Motors Cancer Drive takes over Loudy-Simpson

Victory Motors of Craig hosts its third annual Cancer Drive throughout the day Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park with multiple happenings for families.

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Centennial anniversary of 'Breeze School' cornerstone ceremony approaches

Residents recall days spent at the old school between School and Breeze streets

The centennial anniversary of the placing of the cornerstone for the Breeze School takes place on Wednesday.

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Incoming superintendent talks with Moffat County Board of Education

David Ulrich visits via Skype with Morris Ververs, interim superintendent, and Moffat County Board of Education members

The school board approved David Ulrich’s superintendent contract Thursday night, and he’s slated to start work later this month.

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CNCC names new president of Craig and Rangely campuses

Colorado Northwestern Community College announced that Ronald A. Granger was appointed president of Colorado Northwestern Community College by Nancy McCallin, president of the Colorado Community College System.

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Moffat County Board of Education approves budget

Board, district staff members acknowledge the difficulty of cuts

During Thursday’s public hearing, several staff members noted concern about cutting two full-time teaching positions.