Craig Sports Briefs for Oct. 14, 2015: Craig Youth Hockey starting signups as ice rink opens

Moffat County Ice Arena opened to the public this week, and soon skaters will be hitting the ice more and more. Craig Youth Hockey Association is looking to fill its rosters for upcoming seasons with new and returning talent. CYHA is offering discounts to families signing players up for the first time. The registration fee for any of the teams — Squirts, Peewees, Bantams, Midgets — will be 50 percent off for new players. Additionally, families already involved in the organization who refer new athletes will receive their own discount of $100 off for bringing a new member to Midget team, $75 for Bantams, $60 for Peewees and $50 for Squirts. Age is determined by birth year: 10U Squirts were born in 2005 and 2006, 12U Peewees 2003 and 2004, 14U Bantams 2001 and 2002 and 18U Midgets 1997 to 2000.

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Moffat County Board of Education 2015 Election Guide

The Craig Daily Press asked four questions of each candidate for the Moffat County School District Board of Education. Here are their answers.

Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District Board of Control 2015 Election Guide

Five candidates are vying for three at-large seats on the Colorado Northwestern Community College Craig campus board.

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Moffat County blasts Basalt, 38-7, in Homecoming hurrah

Moffat County High School’s pattern of win-loss-win-loss has been broken. Shattered, more like it. The Bulldogs were at their finest Friday for the Homecoming game against Basalt, taking a 38-7 win against the Longhorns.

Craig education briefs: Education association to host school board forum Tuesday

Education news for Craig and Moffat County

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Moffat County school board candidates diverge on mill levy, Common Core

Civic engagement was alive and well at Thursday evening’s school board candidate forum hosted by the Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots.

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Win not in the cards for Moffat County volleyball Thursday

Lady Bulldogs lose 3-0 in Homecoming game with Grand Valley

The Lady Bulldogs finished their home season Thursday night with a 3-0 defeat by Grand Valley in a game that was also their pink game and Homecoming competition. MCHS girls knew going in it would be a tough one, and the Cardinals showed why they’re ranked second in the 3A Western Slope League, downing the Lady Dogs quickly in 25-14 and 25-12 sets to start.

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Moffat County soccer splits Homecoming week games

Bulldogs conquer Colorado Rocky Mountain School, fall to Basalt

With two similar game scenarios — a tie at halftime — in both of their games during Homecoming Week, Moffat County High School boys soccer had a great outcome in the first instance. The other, not so much. MCHS had its highest-scoring game to date this season Tuesday with a 7-3 triumph in Carbondale against Colorado Rocky Mountain School.

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Moffat County teachers seek reduction in testing

Members of Moffat County Education Association are joining forces with educators statewide to address the issue of too much testing in public schools.

Craig Sports Briefs for Oct. 7, 2015: Craig Middle School basketball meeting Thursday

The Craig Middle School boys basketball teams will host an informational meeting for parents of interested players at 6 p.m. Thursday in the CMS auditorium, 915 Yampa Ave.

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Jimmy Westlake: Planets parade in morning sky

If you are an early riser, you might have noticed several bright objects in the pre-dawn sky and wondered what they are.

CNCC holds foundation board retreat

The Annual CNCC Foundation Board Retreat wrapped up on Sept. 27 on the CNCC Rangely Campus.

Craig education briefs for Oct. 3, 2015: Bears Ears Patriots to host school board forum Thursday

Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots will host a forum for Moffat County Board of Education candidates from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday the Colorado Northwestern Community College Bell Tower building in room 201.

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CNCC Craig campus enrollment up third year in a row

Enrollment is up at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus for the third year in a row, according to numbers recently compiled by the college. Total enrollment throughout the college’s two campuses and service areas is also higher at 1,118 students, a 2.4-percent increase over last year.

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Study shows positive link between dual enrollment, college attendance

The concurrent enrollment program through Colorado Northwestern Community College gives high school students an opportunity not only to get a jump on their college education, but to do so without spending a dime.