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Craig education briefs for Nov. 27, 2015: Parenting class offers tools, free dinner, free childcare

Connections 4 Kids is offering a free Incredible Years parenting class to parents of preschool-age kids, kindergarteners and first-graders, featuring tools to support the social, emotional and academic development of their child.

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Craig Middle School food drive breaks records, restocks food bank shelves

Just as Moffat County’s Interfaith Food Bank shelves were beginning to look rather bare, Craig Middle School students came to the rescue with a monumentally successful “Feed Moffat County” food drive.

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Moffat County students embrace flavors, spirit, history of Thanksgiving

Tuesday was full of the Thanksgiving spirit in Moffat County schools, as many of them marked the occasion with special activities to teach kids about the history of the holiday.

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Moffat County High School's Selena Hernandez to make leap to college track

Senior to compete for University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

Moffat County High School senior Selena Hernandez sees her favorite sport as an ideal metaphor for persistence when the going gets tough. Though she has yet to clear every obstacle of her high school career, she’s nearing a finish line that will also serve as the starting line for something even bigger and better. Hernandez signed her letter of intent Monday to run track for University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, competing in hurdles and relays.

Craig education briefs for Nov. 21, 2015: MCHS presents Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.

The Moffat County High School Theatre Department's production of Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. wraps up a series of performances Saturday, and other Northwest Colorado education news.

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Forget Me Not: The power of intertwining generations

Something powerful happens when you put high school students together with senior citizens. Students become more aware of a generation often forgotten, and elders feel overwhelming gratefulness of their presence.

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Skyrocketing health insurance costs compound Moffat County School District budget woes

Both Moffat County School District and its employees will be footing much higher health insurance bills in 2016 than in 2015. How that burden will be shared between employer and employee was the topic of much discussion at Thursday’s Board of Education meeting and work session.

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CNCC Board of Control welcomes Carwile, discusses programs, broadband funds

The Colorado Northwestern Community College Board of Control began its monthly meeting Monday by swearing in newly elected board members Terry Carwile and incumbents Mike Anson and Zack Allen.

Moffat County Board of Education agenda for Thursday meeting

Moffat County Board of Education agenda.

Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 14, 2015: BCA pool results — Week 7

BCA Pool League is several months into its seventh season at The Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way. After seven weeks of action, The Untouchables with team captain Jean Haskins lead the 9-ball league, and in 8-ball, Roy Butler’s Get-R-Done have the best scores.

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Moffat County High School’s ‘Aladdin, Jr.’ to dazzle, delight audiences

Performances for musical take place next week

If there’s one thing to learn from the Moffat County High School theater program’s upcoming stage spectacular, it’s that big things come in itty-bitty packages, so prepare for magic, comedy, romance and all you can possibly imagine contained within the MCHS auditorium. The curtain goes up next week for the MCHS theater program’s fall musical, “Aladdin, Jr.” The adaptation of the Disney film premieres Thursday night as MCHS and Craig Middle School thespians prepare to enchant the crowd.

Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 13, 2015: Shoot hoops at open gym

Craig Parks & Recreation is hosting open gym basketball and pickup games for ages 15 and older Tuesdays and Thursdays at Craig Middle School. 915 Yampa Ave, running through February. The cost is $2.50 per person at the door, with punch cards available.

MCHS Honor Roll students named

Moffat County High School gave the Craig Daily Press a list of its Honor Roll students in the first quarter of the school year.

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Life in the fast lane: Moffat County’s Kayla Pinnt signs for college track

State champion Bulldog runner to compete for Colorado State University

Kayla Pinnt is running toward a goal, and this week saw her take a huge step toward it. As part of National Letter of Intent Day, the Moffat County High School senior completed the paperwork Wednesday to run track for Colorado State University. The temptation to sign the letter early was great for the accomplished speedster, who didn’t win six state championships and multiple school records over the past two years by standing still.

Moffat County High School to host Veterans Day assembly

Moffat County High School invites the public to attend its annual Veterans Day assembly from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday to honor those who have served the nation in the military.