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Kelly McCormick hired as Moffat County High School principal

New educator to relocate from Delta

The new principal for Moffat County High School has been selected. Kelly McCormick, of Delta, will be filling the position that current Principal Thom Schnellinger will be vacating at the end of June.

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Craig Middle School students impress with verse

This was the first time most of them read poetry in front of an audience that wasn’t their classroom. But, the winners of the Carol Jacobson Memorial Poetry Contest — a writing competition for Craig Middle School (CMS) eighth graders — paced themselves, enunciated, hit the right cadence and proudly presented their own poems.

Moffat County High School prom takes place Saturday night

Moffat County High School’s prom will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 640 E. Victory Way.

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Craig secretaries reflect on time with schools

In honor of Secretary’s Day, also known as Administrative Professionals Day, the Craig Daily Press stopped by schools around town to speak with some of the people who help make the wheels turn in the educational world and to say thank you to the secretaries, bookkeepers, office assistants and all who fill such roles in our schools, with each of them having their own unique story about what brought them to their jobs.

8th-graders express selves through poetry contest

Winners to read poems Wednesday night

The chance to hear the words of the next great young writers will be happening this week. The winners of the Carol Jacobson Memorial Poetry Contest will be reading their entries Wednesday afternoon at Downtown Books, 543 Yampa Ave. The contest highlights the talents of the top 10 poets of Craig Middle School’s eighth grade class, with five ranked places and five honorable mentions.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of April 21, 2014

The coming week's sports schedule for Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School.

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CMS sprinters have big day in Craig

The Bulldogs hosted their home track meet Saturday on the Moffat County High School track .

Education briefs for April 19, 2014: Moffat County High School prom is April 26

Moffat County High School’s annual prom festivities will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight April 26 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 640 E. Victory Way. Tickets are still available for students for $35 apiece. Only those ranging from ninth grade to age 21 — with non-students requiring a guest pass — will be admitted.

Mary Karen Solomon: Let us help you with the overwhelming cost of education

Colorado Northwestern Community College has just completed our first open meeting with parents of Moffat County High School students on April 17. Our goal was to explain what services CNCC can offer for their children — and themselves!

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Job fair provides information, opportunities for Craig teens

The Discovery Expo Youth Career and Job Fair took place Thursday afternoon at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus. Hosted by the Colorado Workforce Center, Craig Daily Press, CNCC, Moffat County High School Student Council and Craig Chamber of Commerce, the event gave young people in the area an opportunity to look into the working world with about 20 groups and companies providing information.

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Craig’s CNCC honors top students

College graduation set for May 10 in Rangely

The Craig campus of Colorado Northwestern Community College recently hosted its honors banquet for the 2013-14 school year. Held at the Clarion Inn & Suites on Friday, the event acknowledged the academic achievements of students throughout the past several months.

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College astronomers among viewers of lunar eclipse

'Blood moon' to appear 3 more times in 2014, 2015

Late Monday night and during the earliest hours of Tuesday, many people around the world cast their gaze skyward to see the spectacle of the full lunar eclipse, known as the "blood moon" because of a reddish appearance of the celestial body while in the shadow of Earth. The first of four occurrences scheduled to happen between now and fall 2015 was a talking point for the astronomy students of Colorado Northwestern Community College as they spent the night observing through telescopes on the Craig campus, a practice which has become more and familiar to them in recent weeks.

James Neton: Dude Dent awards — a symbol of pride in our community

On April 23, Moffat County High School will host the Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award Selection Dinner for the outstanding senior male and female athlete of MCHS for 2014. The event will highlight the academic and athletic achievements of the best male and female student athletes Moffat County has to offer. Many of us are aware of the achievements and heroic nature of Dent’s life. However, others in the community may have no idea why one of MCHS’s most prestigious student awards is named after Dent.

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4 candidates emerge for Moffat County High School principal job

Assistant principal, athletics director among contenders

The Moffat County School District has reached the final step in the process of hiring a new principal at Moffat County High School, with four candidates interviewing for the position this week. The school hosted a meet-and-greet event Monday night for parents and community members to interface with those vying for the job.

Hayden names Cripple Creek's Vader new superintendent

The Hayden School District named Trudy Vader — the current principal at Cripple Creek-Victor Junior-Senior High School — its new superintendent for 2014-15 and beyond.

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