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Passing the torch: Departing Moffat County School Board member reflects on fiscal health, reading resources

October 22, 2017 — CRAIG — Voting is underway in Moffat County, and while the results won't be known until Nov. 7, there will be major changes to the makeup of the Moffat County School District Board of Directors; five of the seven directors will change. Two seats were

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5 things to know about closure of an elementary school in Craig

October 19, 2017 — CRAIG — Work continues to determine which of Craig's elementary schools will be closed in 2018. "No decision has been made," said Superintendent of Schools Dave Ulrich. "No matter what building we close, you will have people who have given decades of their lives to

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Education Briefs: Learn the basics of iPads, iPhones

October 19, 2017 — Learn the basics of using an iPad or iPhone, including how to utilize tools such as FaceTime, iCloud and iTunes in this course. The class is taught by Mike Lausin. Class will begin from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 and continue from 8:30

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Falling in love with the Yampa Valley brought this social worker, turned teacher to Craig

October 19, 2017 — Editor's Note: This is part of an ongoing series that seeks to honor and understand more about educators in Moffat County. CRAIG — He loves the Yampa Valley almost as much as he loves teaching. Moffat County High School teacher Brian Powell is ​originally​ ​from​

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Old school gets new life in Rio Blanco County

October 19, 2017 — MEEKER — A 125-year-old schoolhouse near Meeker has had a makeover and is now available as an educational center and small events venue. The Coal Creek School is a one-room schoolhouse with a privy – outhouse with girls and boys rooms, divided by coal storage

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Helping Moffat County kids motivates candidates to serve on school board

October 17, 2017 — CRAIG — A forum for candidates vying for the Moffat County School District Board of Education was held Oct. 12. Moffat County High School Speech and Debate Team, CMS Leadership Team, Moffat County Education Association and Moffat County School District Strategic Planning Team presented the

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Education Briefs: College In Colorado hosts annual College Application Month in October

October 12, 2017 — Students are encouraged to use collegeincolorado.org to prepare college applications and participate in prize giveaways. College In Colorado is a division of the Colorado Department of Higher Education. The goal of College Application Month is to encourage every graduating high school senior to complete the

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Collaboration key for Craig kindergarten teacher

October 12, 2017 — Editor’s Note: This is the third article in an ongoing series that seeks to honor and understand more about educators in Moffat County. CRAIG — Teaching some of the tiniest tots in the community takes teamwork, according to East Elementary School teacher Angela Glispy. Glispy

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Across the Street: Turning public school challenges into opportunities

October 9, 2017 — Teacher shortages, continuing education, parent participation, technology and students unqualified to satisfy workforce needs: These are only a few of the challenges our public schools face. In September, I toured Southwest Colorado and found some school superintendents creatively solving some of their district's many challenges.

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Education Briefs: Free Application for Federal Student Aid available now

October 6, 2017 — The new 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, including the ready-to-use IRS Data Retrieval Tool, is ready. Some states and schools have limited funds, so college-bound students are encouraged apply as early as possible. To complete an application visit fafsa.ed.gov. Positive Solutions for

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Moffat County woman starts her herd with merit

October 5, 2017 — CRAIG — A cattlewoman from Moffat County is among three young people from Colorado — and one of 25 from across the west — to compete in this year's Northern International Livestock Exposition Merit Heifer Show. "Going to the NILE is going to be really

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Bulldog Bluster enhances Homecoming week events

October 5, 2017 — CRAIG — After the big homecoming game and before the glittering homecoming dance, Moffat County will host a new homecoming event — the Bulldog Bluster Novice Speech and Debate Tournament. The Moffat County High School Speech and Debate team will hold a novice tournament for

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Inquisitiveness encouraged by Craig Middle School science teacher

October 4, 2017 — Editor's Note: This is the second article in an ongoing series that seeks to honor and understand more about educators in Moffat County. CRAIG — Eighth-grade science students in Craig are encouraged by their teacher, Ashlee McBurnett, to ask lots of questions. McBurnett is an

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Compassion moves Colorado Northwestern Community College nursing director to education, students, patients

September 29, 2017 — Editor’s Note: This is the first article in an ongoing series that seeks to honor and understand more about educators in Moffat County. CRAIG — Nursing students at the local college are encouraged to learn both the skills and spirit needed to provide compassionate care.

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Moffat County Homecoming highlights Hollywood, school spirit

September 29, 2017 — Moffat County High School hosts its annual Homecoming Week festivities starting Monday. Get ready for the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown with this year's theme, "Hollywood Red Carpet," which includes dress-up days for MCHS and Craig Middle School, as well as participating elementary schools. Daily

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Education Briefs: Moffat County students to be counted Monday

September 28, 2017 — Moffat County School District asks parents and students to attend school Oct. 2 — the day the state looks at attendance to determine the amount of funding each school will receive. The goal is to have every child at school that day, and incentives will

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Education Briefs: Locals weigh-in on CCCS president selection

September 21, 2017 — The search for a new college system president began in Rangely and Craig on Tuesday, with forums that provided locals an opportunity to contribute. The Colorado Community College System is the state's largest system of higher education, serving 138,000 students annually at 13 colleges and

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Consultants provide Craig parents with data to inform school closure process

September 21, 2017 — CRAIG — One of Craig's elementary schools will be selected for closure in December, and this week, consultants presented initial data on each school to parents, school staff and school board members. Closing a school is expected to save Moffat County School District about $700,000

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Moffat students “moving in the right direction” on state assessments

September 14, 2017 — CRAIG — The results of last year's student achievement test scores are in, and the news is good for Moffat County School District student performance. "We haven't achieved all of our goals, but we are moving in the right direction," said Superintendent of Schools Dave

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Education Briefs: Constitution Week events set to begin Sunday

September 14, 2017 — The 230th anniversary of the drafting of the United State constitution is Sunday, Sept. 17. The Augusta Wallihan Chapter of the National Daughters of the American Revolution is leading local celebrations. On Tuesday, the Craig City Council and Moffat County Board of County Commissioners both

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