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Moffat County sends 7 to DECA state event

Five students headed to FBLA event in April

Moffat County High School sent seven students to the state competition for DECA this week, with participants strengthening their knowledge of the working world in the process. Among those who went from Sunday through Tuesday at Colorado Springs’ Broadmoor Hotel were Katelyn Peroulis, Marisa Hulstine, Aubrey Campbell, Conner Kopsa, Hannah Beckett, Makayla, Thompson and Maryliz Ramos, showing their smarts in a variety of subjects in the activity known as Distributive Education Clubs of America, which presents students with situations they might face in real-life careers.

Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 28, 2015: Colorado Northwestern Community College basketball falls in tourney

The men’s and women’s basketball teams of Colorado Northwestern Community College recently competed in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Scenic West Region 18 tournament.

Cherie Blomquist: A slap in the face to local teachers

With all of the budget talks going on with Moffat County School District and all the rumors mulling around, I was wondering how a "broke" district can send its principals to a hiring fair out of state for three days?

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Elks Lodge: Investing in youth and community

Whether they’re striving to provide funds for local students, working with veterans, encouraging aspiring athletes or just organizing a game of Bingo, the Craig Elks do their part to make their community a better place.

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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.

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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Kids art show raises $10k for early childhood organization

Six-year-old Ashlynd Hippely may be young, but her artistic efforts apparently captured the hearts of many Craig residents at the Cherish the Little Things art show Feb. 12 to 14.

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Drugs, alcohol, cell phone use not a factor in fatal Tovar crash

Distracted driving likely was cause of crash

The investigation report for a December crash indicates Torivio Tovar was not texting at the time the accident occurred.

Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 23, 2015: Safari Club selling tickets for annual fundraiser

The Yampa Valley Chapter of Safari Club International will host its seventh annual fundraiser banquet March 21, 2015 at the Craig Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Highway 13. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m., and live and silent auctions will follow.

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Moffat County, Northwest Colorado graduation rates above state average

Graduation rates in Moffat County fell from 86.8 percent in 2013 to 84.6 percent in 2014 but still remained above the state average of 77 percent and the state’s expected graduation rate of 80 percent, according to calculations based on Colorado Department of Education data released in late January.

Craig education briefs for Feb. 21, 2015: Colorado Northwestern Community College to host Black History Month event

Colorado Northwestern Community College in Craig will host performer Charles Pace playing the part of Frederick Douglass at 11 a.m. Thursday in room 185 of the main academic building.

Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 18, 2015: Moffat County High School spring sports meeting Thursday

The spring sports season will begin soon at Moffat County High School, and an informational meeting for families of students participating in baseball, track and field, girls soccer, girls golf or boys swimming will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the MCHS cafeteria, 900 Finley Lane.