The gym was bustling Saturday at Sandrock Elementary School as future basketball stars were laying the foundation for years to come in the sport. Craig had its most sizable turnout in seven years during the weekend’s Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest for boys and girls ages 8 to 13. The morning included 42 kids total, well past years where attendance was in the 20s, which Frank Sadvar, Exalted Ruler for Lodge No. 1577 called “astronomical.”
Maybell Elementary School has a new principal and a new teacher this year.
As part of the Orion National Air Rifle League, Bears Ears Sportsman Club’s youth shooting program recently completed their respective seasons, competing in meets with competitors across the country.
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The Hayden School District is eyeing free money from the state to help pay for a single building and campus that would house all of the district's facilities.
Moffat County Schools may see an increase in state funding if recent recommendations made by Gov. John Hickenlooper are approved this spring.
Orion is one of only two constellations visible from Colorado that contain two first magnitude stars.
Optional iPad insurance for Moffat County School District is now prorated from $50 to $14 for families that qualify for free and reduced lunch. Parents have until December 16 to opt in for the program.
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The preliminary student count for Moffat County School District put full time student enrollment for the 2016 to 2017 school year at 2,085 full time students.
Student health services will soon be provided by The Memorial Hospital after the Moffat County School District Board of Education at their Nov. 17 meeting approved a contract with the hospital.
Over 2220 pounds of food and $3584 donated by students at Craig Middle School will help the Interfaith Food Bank feed families that might have gone hungry during the holidays.
A first-time swimmer may test the waters very cautiously, but by the end of a short period of classes, they’ll be diving headlong into the pool. Craig elementary students have strengthened their aquatic proficiency over the course of October and November at the Moffat County High School pool through swimming classes.
The first public hearing and first reading of an updated Family Life and Sex Education policy was passed at Thursday’s Moffat County School District Board of Education monthly meeting. “Working with Jennifer Riley of The Memorial Hospital and the Craig Daily Press we identified some needs,” said Superintendent of Schools Dave Ulrich at the October school board meeting. “This has gotten a great deal of attention.”
For more than 100 years, since 1911, the Maybell Library has provided service to patrons. Now, for three days a week patrons are able to borrow from about 15,000 items as well as access to services they might otherwise go without and about 30 new items are added to the collection in Maybell each month.