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Moffat County third-graders absorb lessons on rocks, water, life-cycles at the park

Field trip to Yampa River State Park helps to solidify third-grade science standards

Third-graders gathered on Wednesday at the park to learn about cycles of water, rocks and various life forms.

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Craig Middle School students prepare for year's final concert

The Avengers' theme song slated to cap middle school performance

Band Director John Bolton said he plans to bring high school musicians back on stage — their concert was last week — to play The Avengers' theme song with the seventh and eighth-graders at the end of the middle school concert.

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Moffat County students celebrate reading with dancing, games and food

Passport to Reading program sparks students to read on their own

"A lot of (students) find things they do enjoy that they might not have found otherwise,” said Joe Padon, a teacher and media technician for Moffat County High School.

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CNCC Board approves proposed budget

The proposed budget allots $45,850 for the salary of a soccer coach, in line with a plan developed earlier to add soccer to the CNCC Craig Campus.

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Jimmy Westlake: Earth-Mars close encounter

Night owls and early risers might have noticed recently a dazzling orange object shining low in the southern sky in the hours near midnight.

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Small Craig troupe tests comic waters with new production

Group of six players in Craig ready to try performance based on "The Lucy Show"

Leann Dixon remembers growing up in South Carolina, the oldest of 11 children, putting on plays for her family in impressively makeshift surroundings. “We’d have all my family come and fill the living room,” she said. “And we’d even put a curtain up between the living room and the dining room.” Dixon and her family would also sew costumes, pushing the plays to a level of realism that doesn’t usually take shape in family performances. Now Dixon, who lives in Craig, is pouring some of that creativity into a tiny production called “A Comedy for Charity.” It’s based on the 1960s television program “The Lucy Show,” starring Lucille Ball, and it’s playing at 7 p.m. this Thursday through Saturday at East Elementary School.

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Moffat County High School FFA students reap range of benefits from state event

About 40 Moffat County High School Students participate in state FFA events

When 37 Moffat County High School students participated in Future Farmers of America Career Development Events on May 1 and 2, they practiced skills they may draw upon heavily if they enter an agricultural field — and even if they don’t.

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Author discuses 'The Disney Way' in Craig

Dream, believe, dare, do — that is “The Disney Way.” On Friday morning, Bill Capodagli, coauthor of a book by the same name, was at Colorado Northwestern Community College to speak on how the philosophy developed by Walt Disney can benefit business, government and the individual.

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David Ulrich accepts Moffat County superintendent's post

School District, interim superintendent, consider budget

“He’s excited about making the move here,” Board President Darrell Camilletti said.

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School board to offer David Ulrich superintendent's post

School board also approves preliminary budget proposal

“He was very well-prepared,” Darrell Camilletti said after the meeting. “He had done a lot of research on the community. He seemed to be extremely enthusiastic about the move and very well-qualified.”

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Moffat County students immerse themselves in the 1800s

Maybell and Ridgeview Elementary School students re-enact the rendezvous

“I like that sometimes if you trade a lot of little things, you can get a big thing,” said Alana McIntyre, a Maybell Elementary School fourth-grader.

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Moffat County superintendent candidates share thoughts at meet-and-greet

Board of Education's decision is expected during Thursday's meeting

The event, populated by about 30 people, fell a day before candidate interviews and two days before a school board meeting designed to choose the new superintendent.

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Jimmy Westlake: Hectostar — 100 Little Diamonds

In about an hour, “Hectostar” had written itself. Here it is. Enjoy.

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Craig Middle School students reflect on state event for National History Day

Eight CMS students competed at the state level in Denver

Gwen Doizaki, a seventh-grader at Craig Middle School, explored Gregor Mendel’s theories of genetics for her National History Day project.

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Bill would allow medical marijuana use in schools

A bill awaiting signature on Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk would allow young medical marijuana patients access to their prescribed medication while on school grounds or at school events.