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Over 30 new teachers begin school year at Moffat County School District

Classes began last week at Moffat County School District with 33 new teaching staff. The High School has the largest number of new teachers followed by Sunset and East Elementary schools.

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Sandrock Ridge to offer 1st-ever accelerated CNA class

Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehabilitation will host its first-ever accelerated certified nursing assistant class set to begin Monday. Staff at Sandrock Ridge were compelled to offer the class because of a shortage of CNAs in the area, with only a limited number of classes available through Colorado Northwestern Community College.

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Dinosaur students, public participation, football coaches discussed at MCSD Board of Education meeting Thursday

At its work session Thursday afternoon, Moffat County School District Board of Education discussed the issue of how to provide schooling to 10 kindergarten through fifth-grade students in Dinosaur. At its meeting that night, the board voted unanimously to make arrangements with the Rangely School District for the students to attend schools in Rangely, 15 miles from Dinosaur.

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Kids' Health Fair in Craig focuses on early intervention

The Early Childhood Center located in the Moffat County School District Administration Building was buzzing with activity Monday afternoon during the Kids’ Health Fair. The fair provided free health screenings to children ages 2 to 5 in order to get an early start on identifying health or developmental issues.

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Strong enrollment, student-centered focus bode well for new school year at CNCC

Colorado Northwestern Community College’s classrooms were filled once again with eager minds Monday, as students geared up for the year ahead. With full enrollment in nearly all of CNCC’s programs, it was a strong start and students have plenty to look forward to.

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Healthy foods for a healthy brain: How diet can help kids succeed in school

With the schedules that many families have these days, keeping kids fed can be a challenge. But keeping their brains fed properly? That can be an even bigger challenge.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Aug. 25, 2014

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Back-to-school activities promise good year ahead for Moffat County schools

As the nights cooled and the mad rush of summer coasted to a close this last week, kids, parents and teachers began the yearly ritual of back-to-school nights and orientations.

Craig Education Briefs for Aug. 23, 2014: 1st day of school for Moffat County School District is Monday

Students of Moffat County public schools will head back to school Monday morning at 7:55 a.m. for elementary students, 8:05 a.m. for middle school students and 7:55 a.m for high school students.

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Craig Middle School football teams learn from Denver Broncos great

Rick Upchurch talks dedication with young athletes

Only a small percentage of athletes ever reach the top levels of competition in their sport, meaning to meet someone who’s been part of the tradition of the World Series or the Stanley Cup is a rarity. Apparently, the players of the Craig Middle School football teams are just that lucky. The seventh and eighth grade teams received a surprise visit in their first week of practices from Denver Broncos great Rick Upchurch on Wednesday afternoon.

Craig Education Briefs Aug. 16, 2014: Love INC’s Back-to-School Fair is Saturday

Love in the Name of Christ of the Yampa Valley will host its Back-to-School Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Alice Pleasant Park in the 500 block of Yampa Avenue.

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A changing landscape in Moffat County education

While kids enjoy their last week of summer freedom before the new school year starts up, those in charge of providing for their learning are busy making big decisions about the future of education in Moffat County.

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Moffat County TCAP scores remain below Colorado average

School district to analyze results for September report

The initial results from this spring’s TCAP testing sessions were released by Colorado Department of Education Thursday afternoon, among them the scores from Moffat County. MCSD’s schools showed improvement in some subjects and grade levels compared to 2013, though many numbers showed that the district’s students could improve greatly in reading, writing and math.

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Wyoming police conclude Moffat County football team hazing investigation

County attorney reviewing information, has yet to become public

On Aug. 8, the Evanston (Wyoming) Police Department concluded its investigation into the alleged Moffat County football hazing incident that took place in Evanston from June 18 to 20. Uinta County Prosecuting Attorney E. Dean Stout now will review the evidence and make recommendations about how to deal with any criminal activity that might have taken place at the football camp.

Education briefs for Aug. 9, 2014: Love INC’s Back-to-School Fair is next week

Love in the Name of Christ of the Yampa Valley will host its Back-to-School Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 16 in Alice Pleasant Park on the 500 block of Yampa Avenue.

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