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Moffat County School District seeking interim board member

July 25, 2017 — For the second time this summer, the Moffat County School board of education has a vacancy to fill until elections in November. Darryl Steele tendered his resignation in June, and it was officially accepted at a special meeting on July 20. "He was a great […]

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Education Briefs: Math in Motion at CNCC Summer Camp

July 21, 2017 — Colorado Northwestern Community College is bring the popular Math in Motion Camp to Craig. In this camp, youth have the opportunity to learn how to apply math to paddle boarding at Elkhead Reservoir as well as the history of the reservoir. Camp will be held […]

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Craig-based nonprofit Connections 4 Kids turns 10 years old

July 21, 2017 — Connections 4 Kids has worked to strengthen resources and services for children, from birth to age 8, and their families, in Northwest Colorado for a decade making the organization older than the children it serves. "We strive to provide all children and families in both […]

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CNCC in Craig, Rangely one of six colleges to receive $1 million gift

July 20, 2017 — Colorado Northwestern Community College is one of six rural community colleges expected to receive a $1 million financial bost to help stabalize their budget during challenging economic conditions. "It's a boost for us. It's a big surprise for us," said CNCC President Ron Granger. The […]

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Moffat County School Board selects firm to help close a school in 2018

July 18, 2017 — The firm selected to help the school district through the process of closing one of four elementary schools also helped build the college in Craig. Earlier this month, the Moffat County School Board of Education considered proposals from Western Slope and Front Range based firms […]

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VIDEO: A day at the dinosaur dig

July 17, 2017 — Over the past three summers a team of scientists, students and volunteers have been working to unearth a 74-million-year old dinosaur they call Walter. We spent a day at the dig site. Watch this short video to see the quarry and hear first hand why […]

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Education Briefs: State of Colorado unveils new tools to support healthy development of children in early years

July 14, 2017 — New tools to support healthy development of children In the first few years of a child's life, more than 1 million new neural connections are formed every second, building the brain's architecture and creating a foundation that affects all future learning, behavior and health. Decades […]

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Craig Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution announce scholarship winner

July 14, 2017 — The Augusta Walihan Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution were honored to award Marisa Hulstine with the Shannon Koucherik DAR Scholarship. Hulstine's interests and goals exemplifies the DAR mission as a service organization to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism.

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Sweet springs drew settlers, Axial school helped keep them in Moffat County

July 8, 2017 — Sweet water from five springs drew people to settle the rugged area of Axial Basin in Moffat County were they raised livestock and mined minerals. A small town named Axial grew. A mercantile, hotel and school developed to support the homestead families.  Last week when […]

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Education Briefs: Bull Canyon – Maybell Adventure

July 8, 2017 — Travel to Bull Canyon with Colorado Northwestern Community College Community Education program to enjoy a day outdoors and a picnic lunch. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 20. Class fee is $30 or $15 for seniors. For more information and to register contact Desiree […]

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Candidates wanted for college and school district boards in Moffat County

July 3, 2017 — Elections in November could see new leadership for education in Moffat County. The Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District Board and the Moffat County School District Board of Education are the only two entities with the potential to have candidates on the November ballot, said […]

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Old school house rocks and rolls through Moffat County Friday

July 1, 2017 — People driving south of Craig on Friday morning shared the road with a piece of Moffat County history — Axial Basin School. The log school was built in the late 1800s by homesteader William "Bill" Taylor to provide a house of education for children around […]

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Outhouse built in 1800s “deluxe” facility for boys and girls

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Education Briefs: The Bald Eagle: A National Symbol, program July 4

June 30, 2017 — In honor of Independence Day Colorado Parks and Wildlife will present a program about bald eagles. During the program, participants will discover interesting facts about how the bird came to be our national symbol, learn a little bit about its life, and make an eagle […]

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Moffat County School District 2017-18 Budget is in the black

June 29, 2017 — For the first time in at least five years, the Moffat County board of education has approved a budget with revenue projected to exceed $20 million, about $2 million more than last year. The Moffat County School District budget provides a second pay increase to […]

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Businessman to fill Moffat County School Board vacancy

June 25, 2017 — A vacancy on the school board was filled on Thursday when a Craig businessman was selected to serve until elections in November. The seat was vacated when former Moffat County School Board member Charity Neal was forced to move out of the district, District 7, […]

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Education Briefs: Colorado teacher salaries decline

June 24, 2017 — According to analysis by the Colorado School Finance project, over the past 16 years, Colorado's teacher salaries have declined by about $3,700 or a 6.8 percent decline compared to the national average. During the same period, the U.S. Average teacher salary declined about $770 of […]

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Moffat County student wins FFA State Star, will compete for American Star in 2018

June 23, 2017 — There's a new state champion in Moffat County. For the first time in the history of the high school Future Farmers of America program, a student has earned the highest state achievement — the State Star Award. John T. Peroulis was one of only three […]

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Giddy-up: College and county meet to discuss expansion of equine program to Craig

June 20, 2017 — The college and county are exploring a partnership that would see Moffat County Fairgrounds used to expand the college equine program from Rangely to Craig in the spring of 2018. "Over this last year, what we've learned is that we've segregated programs. Some programs are only […]

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Book mobile brings out Craig’s bookworms, Wednesdays through summer

June 17, 2017 — A big blue and white van visits parks around town on Wednesdays over summer break to get books into the hands of kids, said teacher and reading council member Amy Jones. The Sage Brush Reading Council is comprised of teachers from all four of Craig's […]

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