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The Memorial Hospital wins bid to provide health services to Moffat County schools

Student health services will soon be provided by The Memorial Hospital after the Moffat County School District Board of Education at their Nov. 17 meeting approved a contract with the hospital.

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Holiday hunger lessened by food donated by Craig Middle School students

Over 2220 pounds of food and $3584 donated by students at Craig Middle School will help the Interfaith Food Bank feed families that might have gone hungry during the holidays.

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Craig elementary schools splash into swim classes

A first-time swimmer may test the waters very cautiously, but by the end of a short period of classes, they’ll be diving headlong into the pool. Craig elementary students have strengthened their aquatic proficiency over the course of October and November at the Moffat County High School pool through swimming classes.

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Moffat County Board of Education considers update to sex ed policy

The first public hearing and first reading of an updated Family Life and Sex Education policy was passed at Thursday’s Moffat County School District Board of Education monthly meeting. “Working with Jennifer Riley of The Memorial Hospital and the Craig Daily Press we identified some needs,” said Superintendent of Schools Dave Ulrich at the October school board meeting. “This has gotten a great deal of attention.”

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Over 100 years of service provided by Moffat County’s Maybell Library

For more than 100 years, since 1911, the Maybell Library has provided service to patrons. Now, for three days a week patrons are able to borrow from about 15,000 items as well as access to services they might otherwise go without and about 30 new items are added to the collection in Maybell each month.

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Weekend Roundup: A treat of a show, fun fellowship and turkey to boot

The weather’s getting colder to be sure, but Northwest Colorado residents rarely allow a dip in the temperature to keep them getting out and about.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 18, 2016: Hayden Turkey Trot returns Saturday

Hayden Valley Elementary Health and Wellness Team will host its second annual 5K Turkey Trot Run/Walk and One-Mile Fun Run. Work up an appetite for Thanksgiving ahead of time with the running event, which starts rain, snow or otherwise at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hayden’s Dry Creek Park. Prizes will be available for the quickest 5K runners as well as for kids able to grab a turkey feather during the Fun Run. Drawings for more prizes and refreshments will also be included.

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Grant helps Hayden School District improve

Thanks to a grant from a local foundation, the Hayden School District has a multi-year plan to raise test scores and improve learning in the district.

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Moffat County School District updates its holiday schedule

Students and teachers take next week off for Thanksgiving and this year’s holiday vacation schedule is new so students, teachers and parents are urged to review the school calendar.

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Moffat County High School’s ‘Willy Wonka’ a sweet sensation of a show

A night out at the theater is rarely a wasted evening, but the Moffat County High School drama program intends to make admission to its latest show truly a golden ticket. “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka” unveils a world of magic and merriment this week with performances at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and shows at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at MCHS. Tickets are $7 apiece.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 16, 2016: Craig Trap Club hosting weekly fun shoots

Craig Trap Club will host a weekly fun shoot event for shotgun shooters from 6 p.m. until dark each Thursday through December at its headquarters at US Highway 40 and Moffat County Road 64. Games include singles, doubles, handicap, Annie Oakley and more and will feature five to 25 rounds per night.

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Jimmy Westlake: Sea monster rising

Wedged in between the bright star Fomalhaut to the south and the glittering Pleiades star cluster to the east is the huge, lumbering constellation of Cetus, the Sea Monster.

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Clean audit for Moffat County School District

Day-to-day budget ends in the black, total liabilities in the red

A clean audit was given to the Moffat County School District by independent auditors and helped to answer the big question — is the school district budget in the black or in the red? The answer is both.