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Colorado Community College helps students with employment badges

DENVER – The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is developing a new designation to improve students’ ability to gain employment and to meet industry demands. The designation is called a badge. At this time the focus is on programs for the manufacturing industry, according to a press release.

How to save $50,000 on a degree from CU

That may sound like a sensational headline from a tabloid newspaper, but this one is true. Let’s suppose your daughter wants a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of Colorado in Boulder.

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No bones about it: CNCC dinosaur dig reveals rare find

Locked in the sandstone cliffs near Rangely, Colorado for approximately 74 million years, the bones of a dinosaur dubbed Walter are seeing the light of day for the first time in ages — literally.

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Former Moffat County athlete Javen Gumber commits to Air Force Academy

During the summer after his sophomore year, and again this summer, Fruita Monument High School basketball player Javen Gumber drew recruiting interest with his mix of size and athleticism playing club basketball for Denver-based Next Level Premier. Even during the half-season the 6-foot-7 junior forward played for the Wildcats after joining to Fruita Monument for the 2014-15 school year, he led the team in scoring (13.1) and rebounds (7.6) per game. Wednesday morning, Gumber made his college choice official, committing to the Air Force Academy.

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Superintendent Brent Curtice announces he will stay in Craig

Moffat County School District Superintendent Brent Curtice made the announcement Tuesday morning that he will stay in Moffat County after being considered as one of three finalists for the position of superintendent in Montrose County School District.

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Jimmy Westlake: New Horizons spacecraft zooms closer to Pluto

On July 14, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, after a nine and a half year journey, finally will fly through the Pluto system and reveal the mysteries of this misfit planet and its five moons to us at long last.

Craig Sports Briefs for June 27, 2015: CNCC rodeo rides hard at national finals

The Colorado Northwestern Community College rodeo team recently competed in the College National Finals Rodeo, held June 14 to 20 in Casper, Wyoming. CNCC Rodeo ranked three athletes in the top 12 in the nation and as a team were 26th in the country.

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Moffat County’s Hugh Turner signs to play baseball for Michigan school

Hugh Turner, recent graduate from Moffat County High School, committed this week to play baseball for Finlandia University, a private school on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Hugh will be receiving a partial scholarship for the NCAA Division school, where he plans to study sports medicine, physical therapy and sports management, possibly achieving a doctorate in the former two programs.

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More than 100 runners join in Friends of Moffat County Education’s Wake the Whittler

Group also hosting 5K fundraising events later this summer

Craig families were up bright and early Saturday morning to get the blood moving and to lend their support to Friends of Moffat County Education. FMCE’s Wake the Whittler 5K and One Mile Fun Run/Walk saw 123 participants hit the trail along Loudy-Simpson Park, with all ages from infants in strollers to toddlers moving as fast as their legs could carry them to older students to adults.

Craig education briefs for June 20, 2015: Day camp highlights creative technology tools for kids

The DigiDog Day Camp will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Craig Middle School for students entering the second- through sixth-grade.

From Pipi's Pasture: An always-to-be-remembered reunion

The Country School Reunion that I’ve been writing so much about so much lately was held Saturday, June 13. It was fun to meet up with people we hadn’t seen in years and, in some cases, years and years. We learned about Moffat County country schools that we’d never heard of before. In short, the reunion was a huge success, and my sister Charlotte (Osborn) Allum and her husband, John, were here to enjoy it with me.

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Moffat County School District Superintendent Brent Curtice finalist for Montrose position

Moffat County School District Superintendent Brent Curtice has been selected as a finalist for the position of superintendent of Montrose County School District, according to the Montrose Daily Press.

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Teachers, school board debate iPad initiative

To spend or not to spend nearly $635,000 over a four-year period on one-to-one technology was the question of the hour at Monday night’s school board work session.

Craig education briefs for June 13, 2015: Day camp highlights creative technology tools for kids

The DigiDog Day Camp will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 24 at Craig Middle School for students entering the second- through sixth-grade.

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Craig’s Steve Walls catches large mackinaw in Flaming Gorge

Walls lets 40-year-old fish go, urges fishers to catch and release

Craig resident Steve Walls has a good fishing story to tell, but he also has photographic proof of his catch. However, his snapshot won’t help any copycats accomplish the same feat of picking up a big mack. And, no, not the one from McDonald’s.