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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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Local Election 2017: Moffat County voters to decide contested school board seats, tax measures

September 14, 2017 — CRAIG — The Moffat County clerk has certified the ballot for coordinated local elections Nov. 7. Voters will decide on sales tax measures for the city of Craig and town of Dinosaur, mill levy increases to support the community college and some voters will be […]

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Red shoes raise awareness for those trying to kick the consequences of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

September 8, 2017 — Breeze Street Park was filled with laughter as a strapping young man lifted tiny toddler high into his arms. "Being an uncle is hard work, but it's fun because I get to spend a lot of time with my nephews," said 16-year-old Jefferson Piatt of […]

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Craig’s littlest people off to a big start during first week of preschool

September 7, 2017 — This is a big week for some of Craig's smallest citizens. Preschool started Tuesday at Moffat County School District. Classes are provided at all four elementary schools and at Early Childhood Education Center located in the north wing of the MCSD Administration Building. The program […]

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Moffat County feels sting of teacher shortage, new policy may see retirees fill the gap

August 31, 2017 — Local schools are weathering the state and national teacher shortage well, so far, and are hopeful that a new law will encourage retired teachers to fill the gap. School in Moffat County started without a full compliment of teachers for the first time ever said, […]

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Changes at the top: Moffat County School Board president plans to step down in November

August 31, 2017 — Candidate nominations for Moffat County School District Board of Education are closing at the end of the week, and with five seats up for election there will be changes starting at the top. Board President Darrell Camilletti has decided not to run for re-election when […]

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Education Briefs: Registration due Sept. 1 for Making of America program

August 31, 2017 — Learn about the "Making of America" while raising money to restore the Lay School. The Augusta Wallihan Chapter of the National Daughters of the American Revolution invites the community to attend a special seminar with sessions on how the founding fathers developed America's formula for […]

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Maybell man selected for interim position on Moffat County School Board

August 29, 2017 — For the second time this summer the school board interviewed three candidates to temporarily fill a vacancy. They unanimously voted to appoint an alumnus to serve until elections in November. Chip McIntyre graduated from Moffat County High School in 1992. He will now represent District […]

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AmeriGas teams up with Boys & Girls Club of Craig, donates $5K

August 26, 2017 — AmeriGas in Craig is donating $5,000 in a new effort to support children and youth through the Boys & Girls Club. "From Here. For Here." Is a new initiative that encourages local AmeriGas office employees to volunteer at the club. In a letter issued by […]

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Moffat County High School expands handicap parking

August 25, 2017 — Crews were busy building a new accessible parking lot on the North Side of the high school in the weeks before the start of school. The work was one of about 20 projects required by the Federal Office of Civil Rights to increase accessibility to […]

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Head Start set for expansion in the county

August 25, 2017 — Preschool space is set to expand due to a new partnership with Head Start. An agreement has been struck between Moffat County School District and the nonprofit Head Start provider Rocky Mountain Service Employment Redevelopment to join forces in providing early learning in Moffat County. […]

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Teachers receive back to school gifts from Craig service groups

August 25, 2017 — Two services groups in Craig gave teachers, who are back in school preparing for the first day of class, the gift of school supplies on Wednesday morning. "We are giving free school supplies for teachers to supplement what items the school does not supply and […]

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Moffat County College District Board asks for up to $2 million tax increase for student housing

August 22, 2017 — Voters will be asked to increase their property taxes by up to 5 mills to raise $2 million in 2018, and additional dollars for 30 years, to build on-campus student housing at the college in Craig. The Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District Board of […]

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Education Briefs: Substitute teachers for Moffat County receive pay increase

August 20, 2017 — The school district has revamped its program for substitute teachers resulting in a pay increase. "Daily rates will be going up. We even have incentive pay for those who substitute often," said Human Resource Specialist Linda Foulk. Last year substitute teachers were paid $80 per […]

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Moffat County College board member stepping down

August 20, 2017 — Time in office is ending for two members of the Moffat County college board, and at least one will not be seeking re-election. Deciding not to run for office, Jennifer Riley, secretary of the Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District Board of Control and vice […]

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Craig shows its love with donations for Back to School Fair

August 19, 2017 — The Back to School Fair hosted by Love In the Name of Christ of the Yampa Valley provided many smiles for kids Saturday, as well as many helpful tools for students and their parents preparing for a new school year. The yearly event included free […]

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Meet the new Moffat County High School principal

August 12, 2017 — A new high school principal is preparing for a new school year. Kyle York was hired in March, leaving a job at Pikes Peak Boards of Cooperative Educational Services Peak Program. Prior to that, he was the principal of both the eighth-grade and high school […]

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