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Craig education briefs for Oct. 4, 2014: Western Slope College Fair to provide information on colleges

The Colorado Western Slope College Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Aspen High School. Representatives from over 250 four-year colleges and universities from throughout the country, Canada and Europe will be attending, as well as many two-year colleges and technical schools.

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Local agencies look to boost online services

In rural towns such as Craig, keeping pace with technology can be expensive and difficult for local agencies on a tight budget. This is why representatives from area organizations gathered Tuesday night at the hospital to hear about the Colorado Statewide Internet Portal Authority, otherwise known as SIPA.

School enrollment up in Steamboat, Hayden, down in Soroco

Schools across the state tallied enrollment Oct. 1, the official date for districts to establish eligibility for state per-pupil funding.

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Moffat County Homecoming a hit

The Craig community turned out in droves to show their support for Moffat County High School during Friday’s Homecoming activities.

Celebration, collaboration, curriculum discussed at school board meeting

With the excitement of homecoming pervading the halls and grounds of Moffat County High School, the Moffat County Board of Education meeting Thursday at MCHS library began with a celebratory air.

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Program to foster connection, understanding in MCHS students

Take a moment to consider when you last had the chance to talk with someone on a deep level about who they are, where they came from and why they act, speak and think the way they do. How often do our busy lives afford us this opportunity? And even when they do, how many of us take the initiative to reach out and start the conversation?

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Higher education funding overhaul seeks Northwest Colorado's input

Funding discussion held in Craig

Affordability, access and employability emerged as important issues for higher education in Northwest Colorado at a meeting held Thursday to discuss statewide higher education funding.

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Colorado Children's Campaign report sheds light on child well-being in Moffat County

Members of Moffat County youth- and education-related organizations gathered Tuesday morning to hear the latest data from the Colorado Children’s Campaign’s 2014 “Kids Count in Colorado!” report, which compiles data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to assess early childhood development, child health and education throughout the state.

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Senior Social Center gains traction at inaugural annual meeting

Craig’s new Senior Social Center is gaining some serious traction. The organization met for its first official annual meeting Monday night to elect permanent board members and unveil its most recent milestones.

Dr. Thomas Told named dean of Rocky Vista medical program

Earlier this month, Thomas Told was named the dean and chief academic officer of Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker. Told has been part of Rocky Vista since 2009 and was the interim dean for College of Osteopathic Medicine for the past year before moving to the position permanently.

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Moffat County cross-country runners finish strong at home meet

The Moffat County Cross-Country Invitational went off without a hitch Saturday morning at Loudy-Simpson Park in Craig. A small but respectable showing of five teams made for some fierce competition in the high school races.

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Foundation dinner brings community together to support higher education in Craig

Access. That is the key word Colorado Northwestern Community College President Russell George used to describe CNCC’s mission Saturday night at their annual fundraiser dinner on the Craig campus.

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Moffat County Homecoming offers fun for all

Moffat County High School’s annual Homecoming festivities take place this week, and the schedule promises plenty to make the tradition a memorable one this year.

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Your Health: Snacking smartly in Northwest Colorado

Area schools offer new snack options

The battle for healthier dietary habits in students is ongoing at schools across America, including those in Northwest Colorado.

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Alleged hazing results in no charges against students

Concerned parties want community to heal

In late June, news about alleged hazing incidents involving the Moffat County High School football team shook the Craig community, resulting in the removal of football coaches, suspension of upperclassmen and a police investigation.