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Shared School program flourishes in first year

Moffat County School District program gives home-schooling families one day of classroom experience

Rachel is one of 33 students in the Shared School program. It’s a program that the Moffat County School District began in August, and it allows the district to enroll, as part-time students, students whose families have opted for homeschool.

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Craig Concert Association concludes Friday with trumpet act

The Craig Concert Association will host its grand finale at 7 p.m. Friday with Brassfire featuring Jens Lindemann in the Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane.

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Early Childhood Coalition prepares for annual Children's Festival

This year's festival is slated for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Centennial Mall

The free festival, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday in Centennial Mall, is designed to let people know about a sprawling range of services available for young children.

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Jimmy Westlake: Spring’s diamond in the sky

The Spring Diamond asterism, also called the Virgin’s Diamond, is marked at its corners by four of the brightest stars sparkling in the spring sky: Arcturus, Spica, Cor Caroli, and Denebola.

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Hayden community health fair Thursday

The Hayden Valley Elementary Health & Wellness Team is gathering the Hayden community for a health fair this Thursday, April 28.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of April 25, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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SAPP’s pancake breakfast provides funds for Craig activities

Program emphasizes youth alternatives to drug use

A hearty breakfast is the best way to start the day, and a meal that helps support a healthy community is even better. Craig’s Substance Abuse Prevention Program served up pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee aplenty Saturday morning at the local McDonald’s as part of a fundraiser to support SAPP’s work in the area to promote education about use of illicit substances and alternatives for young people.

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CNCC students, community members paint, draw, dream for coming art show

Students and other artists can submit their works on Monday, before evening's show

The art show is open to students and to members of the larger community, and the first-place artwork from each category will be purchased by the college for $500 and put on display.

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Education Briefs: Colorado infant and child-care costs rank high

For 4-year-olds, center-based in Colorado was the seventh-least affordable in the country at $9,882 per year.

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Moffat County Board of Education members voice reluctance for 2016 mill levy override

Members also express strong reluctance to close an elementary school next year

Moffat County School District Board of Education members voiced reservations Thursday about pursuing a mill levy override in 2016, with several expressing a willingness to pursue such a measure in 2017. Board members also expressed an unwillingness to close an elementary school next year — including Maybell — contending that such a move would be made, at this point, without enough preparation.

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PAC fundraiser looks to spin metal into gold for local schools

The recycling effort raised nearly $6,000 for local schools last year

Last year, the recycling project raised $5,904.22 for the school district, collecting about 65 tons of waste along the way.

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School board to talk budget, including mill levy override, during work session

A work session is slated for 4 p.m. Thursday, and a meeting follows at 6 p.m.

Among the budget-related items listed are a negotiation proposal from the district’s Interest Based Strategies team, a mill levy override discussion and a “collaborative conversation regarding (the) administrative (budget) recommendation.”

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Craig Sports Briefs for April 20, 2016: Moffat County JV track takes wins at Fruita Monument meet

The Moffat County High School junior varsity track and field teams took numerous victories last week during a Wednesday meet in Grand Junction, hosted by Fruita Monument.

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Family excels in two languages in Moffat County School District

Four children flourish at their studies, learning English, working to preserve Spanish

“He didn´t want to stay in school,” said Nestor’s father, Rogelio Arellano. “The first day that she took him to kindergarten, he was like, ‘Don’t leave me! Don’t leave me!’

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Craig teen Austin Niehus will appear on a TLC show this Wednesday

Documentary depicts Austin's meeting with a girl who, like Austin, has Goldenhar's Syndrome

Austin will appear Wednesday in a series called Two in a Million on the TLC cable network, after TLC representatives got in touch with him via social media. Locally, Wednesday’s show will air at 8 p.m.