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Learning to work every step of the way: Craig’s Kayla Pinnt earns All-Around Athlete

Former Moffat County athlete, 10-time state track star to be honored by Sportswomen of Colorado

Kayla Pinnt is the first to acknowledge that while athletic skill is a blessing, it means little if the person is unwilling to put in the work to succeed. And, just like a lap around the track, the work that the former Moffat County High School student has put in has come full circle. The organization Sportswomen of Colorado — honoring female athletes from high school to Olympic level — recently announced that Kayla will be honored March 12 as All-Around Athlete, small school category in recognition of her senior year at MCHS.

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Moffat County speech and debate team members state their case for others to join the team

There are nine students on the Moffat County High School Speech and Debate Team and they hope to grow. “We need more people on the team,” said team member Jeremy Looper.

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Economic development efforts move forward as county funding tightens

The economic development train continues to gain steam in Moffat County despite both good and bad news this week on county funding requests.

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Website reboot for Moffat County School District

Moffat County School District launched an update of its website on Wednesday. The new site costs less than the old site and is designed for easy navigation using a computer, tablet or smart phone.

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Sun sets on Moffat County band director’s career in public education

The Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School band director has resigned and is set to leave teaching and Craig after 21 years in public education. The decision to retire from teaching band in public schools was not an easy choice for John Bolton, who started dreaming of a career in music at age 12. “It has been an extremely difficult decision,” Bolton said. “It has been my rising and setting sun. It’s been everything.”

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Craig Middle School students push for policy change

Early in the school year two Craig Middle School students found themselves briefly suspended for violating the school rules on face painting. The controversy surrounding their actions and the school's response triggered a student-led, student council task force that reviewed the face paint rules.

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Craig’s Tané Otis takes home Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year for Northwest Colorado

Teen will compete at state level with essay detailing how organization has benefited her

The word “support” is one that matters greatly to Moffat County High School senior Tané Otis. It’s something that she’s received in the past when she needed it and plans to pay it forward in the near and distant future. This week, Otis received Youth of the Year for Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Colorado during a Thursday ceremony in Steamboat Springs.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 28, 2017: Moffat County High School alum Kayla Pinnt achieves statewide honor

The organization Sportswomen of Colorado announced this week that Kayla Pinnt will be honored as All-Around Athlete, small school category in recognition of her senior year at Moffat County High School. Pinnt graduated MCHS in 2016, standing out as a state leader in steals in basketball as well as amassing 10 total state track and field titles, seven individual events and three relays, breaking numerous school records as well as a 3A state track meet record. She currently competes for Colorado State University track and will attend the 43rd annual awards celebration March 12 at Glendale’s Infinity Park Events Center.

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Craig officials move forward with Rural Jump-Start

The Rural Jump-Start Program incentivizes new startups or out-of-state businesses to set up shop in rural parts of the state by offering tax relief on both state and local taxes.

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Crane rollover spills diesel fuel on highway near Rangley

A construction crane was involved in a single vehicle rollover crash at about 10 a.m. Wednesday on Colorado Highway 64 about 12 miles east of Rangely in Rio Blanco County spilling diesel fuel at the scene.

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Teachers gain tech skills under NW BOCES grant program

When trying to incorporate technology into his fifth-grade classroom, Hayden teacher Karl von Ahn said he struggles to wade through all the apps and programs available to educators.

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Craig Middle School students inspired to dream bigger after talk by Harvard student

Craig middle school students learned what it takes to make it to Harvard University and were inspired to think big after a talk from class of 2016 Moffat County High School graduate Morgan Lawton.

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Business Buzz: Mountain Meat Packing celebrates 40 years in business

Business news around Northwest Colorado.

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Moffat County generously supports children who have developmental disabilities and their families

Children with developmental disabilities and their families are supported by the generosity of Moffat County residents who have donated $17,000 to Horizons Specialized Services Little Points of Light direct mail fundraising campaign.