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Moffat County School District releases 2017-18 Academic Calendar

May 21, 2017 — Perhaps to the disappointment of students eager to forget about school for the summer break, next year's school schedule has been released. The 2017-18 Academic Calendar has been finalized and is available on the school district website. Highlights: Students will start back to school August […]

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Math mysteries revealed by Colorado Northwestern Community College student

May 21, 2017 — Craig  — The mysterious language of math makes sense to one student at Colorado Northwestern Community College. "The numbers talk to me and I understand them more so than English or History class and I am able to apply them to other aspects of my […]

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Hayden moves graduation back to 4 p.m. Sunday

May 20, 2017 — The time for Hayden High School's commencement ceremony has been moved back from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 21 to accommodate athletes who are in Denver participating in the Colorado State Track & Field finals, according to Superintendent Phil Kasper. Thursday's spring snowstorm […]

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Older Americans Month 2017: Health Briefs

May 19, 2017 — Each May, the Administration for Community Living leads the nation's celebration of Older Americans Month. This year's theme is "Age Out Loud" and hopes to give aging a new voice — one that reflects what today's older adults have to say. More than ever before, […]

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CNCC art festival show, sale at Grand Olde West Days May 27: Education Briefs

May 19, 2017 — Colorado Northwestern Community College will be sponsoring an art show and sale at Grand Olde West Days. Art will include watercolors, pottery, oil painting, photography, blacksmithing and more. The art show begins with a reception from 4 to 8 p.m. on May 27 followed by […]

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Moffat County’s ‘Dude’ Dent, Outstanding Female Athlete nominees — Connor Scranton, Josey King

May 19, 2017 — The awards ceremony for the Lewis "Dude" Dent Memorial Award and Outstanding Female Athlete is next week, and the Craig Daily Press will feature Q and A interviews over the following week with the nominated student-athletes, two per edition. The awards honor the top male […]

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How will Colorado Northwestern Community College grow? College president talks about the future

May 18, 2017 — Craig  – As with many government funded entities in Northwest Colorado, Colorado Northwestern Community College is facing challenging financial times as a result of a reduction in local revenues. In part three of our three part question and answer series with college President Ron Granger, […]

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Moffat County’s ‘Dude’ Dent, Outstanding Female Athlete nominees — Eddie Smercina, Emma Samuelson

May 18, 2017 — The awards ceremony for the Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award and Outstanding Female Athlete is around the corner, and the Craig Daily Press will feature Q and A interviews over the following week with the nominated student-athletes, two per edition.

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Weekend Roundup: Clean and colorful Northwest Colorado

May 18, 2017 — If you know where to look this weekend, there's a lot to do, especially if you're not afraid to get your hands dirty. Invest in agriculture The Moffat County High School chapter of Future Farmers of America will host its annual project auction Friday night. […]

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What does it mean? CNCC president responds to questions on impact of restructuring

May 16, 2017 — o meet the challenge of declining local revenues, Colorado Northwestern Community College is restructuring. We asked college President Ron Granger what changes will mean for staff, hiring process and programs in the second part of a three part question and answer series.

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Buy local at Moffat County High School FFA project auction on Friday

May 16, 2017 — Craig — The agricultural building at the high school was filled with activity on Monday as students put finishing touches to tables, benches, sheds, welded art and projects that will be on auction Friday. "We want to raise more money for the program so we […]

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How does it work? A primer on Colorado Northwestern Community College finances

May 14, 2017 — Editor’s note: This is one of three Q&A stories with Colorado Northwestern Community College’s President Ron Granger. Colorado Northwestern Community College is in the process of restructuring to address a $1.3 million loss of local revenue. Late last year, the college took roughly $500,000 from […]

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Students raise money for Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center at Mother’s Day Bazaar

May 13, 2017 — Two young entrepreneurs in Craig created a club to raise money for worthy causes. "We decided to start raising funds," said Arianna Anderson co-founder of A & J Help, a club she started with her best friend Julianna Cain. They will be selling handmade sun […]

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Inspirational nurse lights the way for Moffat County seniors, nursing students

May 13, 2017 — Tending to wounded warriors by the light of an oil lamp, English nurse Florence Nightingale in the mid-1800s became the foundation for modern nursing, and Colorado's highest award for nurses carries her name. "She optimizes not only past, but current nursing practices… she viewed nurses […]

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182 students graduate from D.A.R.E. in Craig

May 11, 2017 — Battling tears and deep-rooted emotions, Kassie Vesely gave a powerful speech about the dangers of drug abuse to an auditorium filled with fifth-grade students Tuesday morning. "I am here today, sharing my story in hopes that it will help to prevent you from going down […]

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Scholarship happenings: Late May and June deadlines

May 11, 2017 — Scholarship Happenings is compiled from information provided by Moffat County High School and other organizations. To get an application, contact MCHS Counselor Paula Duzik at 970-824-7036. Does your organization or school have scholarships available for students? Send scholarship information to Education Reporter Sasha Nelson by […]

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3 long-time Moffat County educators share their passion for teaching

May 10, 2017 — It takes a special kind of person to invest decades of their life to one school district and to the hundreds or even thousands of kids that pass through their doors over the years. This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week, and the Craig Daily […]

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Over 250 graduate from Colorado Northwestern Community College

May 9, 2017 — Craig — A sea of red washed over Rangely as students and families gathered to celebrate graduation at Colorado Northwestern Community College Saturday. "We are extremely proud of our graduates and their accomplishments. As they take their next step to fulfilling their dreams, we wish […]

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Busy bees: Sunset Elementary students in Craig create bee garden

May 9, 2017 — Craig — A new garden is buzzing with activity after students planted flowers to help local bees and created "seed bombs" for the community. “Pesticides are killing them… They give us a lot of our stuff like cotton. Some of the animals couldn't live, like […]

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Moffat County FFA reaps rewards with wins at state competition

May 5, 2017 — Moffat County High School Future Farmers of America took two first place team titles at the state competition in Ag Mechanics and Forestry, the first wins since 2010. Both teams will be headed for nationals in October. From left to right: Carlin King and Elias […]

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