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Public hearing on school district budget scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday

Hearing follows school board's acceptance of a preliminary budget last month

The board of education accepted a preliminary budget last month.

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Community lunches, snacks begin at Boys & Girls Club

Meals at Boys & Girls Club — and later at Sandrock Elementary School — are open to all

“It’s a kid paradise,” said second-grader Zeke Roberts.

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Education Briefs: Public hearing for school district budget set for Thursday

A school board meeting is scheduled to follow the hearing, and Darrell Camilletti said he expected the board to vote on next year’s school district budget during that meeting.

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Jimmy Westlake: Look for spectacular Saturn

There is no bigger celestial “wow” moment than seeing the planet Saturn through a telescope for the first time.

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Moffat County High School seniors say farewell with Saturday graduation

Class of 2016 features 116 graduates

With four years of memories behind them, good and bad alike, the Moffat County High School Class of 2016 had one last group activity Saturday morning. MCHS graduated 116 seniors this weekend, sending their Bulldogs into the future as adults.

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Moffat County High School seniors pick off-the-wall-flower, savor future as graduation approaches

Moffat County High School graduation colors, motto and flower are now in the books

Moffat County High School seniors chose the powerful, magical Super Mario Bros. Fire Flower as this year’s class flower.

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Moffat County High School graduates earn certificates, degrees from CNCC

Group is part of a growing number of concurrently enrolled students in the state

A recent report from the Colorado Department of Higher Education indicated that “nearly 30 percent of Colorado’s 11th-graders and 12th-graders participated in some type of dual enrollment program during the 2014-15 school year — an increase of 15 percent over the previous year.”

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Seniors set to serve United States through military commitment

Four members of Moffat County High School’s 2016 graduating class have made a commitment to serve their country.

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Karie Fisher, MCSD registered nurse, offers health advice as summer beckons

The school district's registered nurse notes safety, nutrition concerns

“Don’t float the river alone, and wear a helmet when you do your motor sports, your biking, your ATV,” she said.

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Education Briefs: Shuttle to ease graduation parking

The graduation ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m.

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Shuttle buses to help with graduation parking

The school district is offering free shuttle buses again this year for graduation. The buses run from the Kmart parking lot to the high school on Saturday starting at 9 a.m.

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Honors aplenty for Moffat County athletes

Shandon Hadley named ‘Dude’ Dent winner, Morgan Lawton Outstanding Female Athlete

Only two Moffat County High School students walked out with trophies, but all six seniors as well as the other Bulldog athletes gathered at the Clarion Inn & Suites Thursday night were examples of athleticism. The presentation of the Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award and Outstanding Female Athlete was a night of honors for many as the top two student-athletes of the Class of 2016 were recognized.

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Ronald A. Granger announced as finalist for Colorado Northwest Community College's president

Current President Russell George scheduled to retire on June 30

Colorado Northwest Community College has a finalist for the president’s position. Ronald A. Granger serves as vice president for Administrative Services at Central Wyoming College in Riverton, Wyo.

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Sunset Elementary School students find familial audience for their books

Third-graders spend five weeks creating books, then share their work with family, classmates

“It was nice because (the students) interacted with the parents,” said parent Megan Jones.

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Lance Scranton: Congrats seniors — expect great things!

It’s that time again when our best and brightest get ready to enter the world after 12 or 13 years of public education. So often test scores are what we base much of our success on when describing the effectiveness of our schools. Of course, scores are important and worthy of discussion and concern because various snapshots of student learning do help us determine how best to serve their intellectual needs.