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Eighth-graders reap prizes for VFW Patriot’s Pen contest

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriot’s Pen contest offers sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders the chance to put their pens to paper each year about a patriotic theme issued by the national VFW Commander-in-Chief.

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Moffat County, Hayden runner Chris Zirkle named all-American

Chris Zirkle flew to 19th place in the NAIA National Championship cross country race Nov. 22 at Rim Rock Farm outside Lawrence, Kansas. The results earned him all-American honors on behalf of Northwest Christian University.

VFW to award Craig Middle School writing contest winners

Veterans of Foreign Wars members Mark Wick and Johnny Garcia will present awards to winners of the 2014 Patriot’s Pen contest at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Craig Middle School.

Craig education briefs for Nov. 29, 2014: Rotary honors Youth of the Month Tane Otis

Tane Otis, a sophomore at Moffat County High School, received Rotary Club of Craig’s Youth of the Month award this month.

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Catering students keep school board fed and happy

School board members may have serious business to take care of at their monthly meetings, but they also have a fresh, home-cooked meal to look forward to.

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Craig fifth-grader undeterred by rare condition, chemo treatments

Nicholas Crookston doesn’t look like he’s sick. The enthusiastic 11-year-old plays baseball and loves science experiments, history and camping.

Craig education briefs for Nov. 22, 2014: Community college transfer students should apply now for four-year schools

Students who plan to transfer from a community college to a four-year college are reminded to apply now for fall admission in order to receive the same housing and financial aid opportunities as traditional students. For students who want to start in the fall of 2015, the priority deadline to apply is Dec. 1.

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Moffat County High School pool, football coaches, recognitions discussed at school board meeting

The future of the Moffat County High School swimming pool, football coaches and recognitions were just a few of the things discussed at the Moffat County School District Board of Education meeting Thursday evening at Ridgeview Elementary School.

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Craig Middle School gathers cans, $2,700 in funds for food drive

The students of Craig Middle School went above and beyond in recent weeks collecting food and funds on behalf of the Interfaith Food Bank, coming up with a grand tally of more than 14,000 nonperishable food items.

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MCHS students offer job skills workshops to Craig residents

Nearly everyone has experienced butterflies in their stomach before a job interview at some point in their lives. Knowing how to dress, what to say, how to present a polished resume and understanding basic technology skills are invaluable in a world where jobs can be in short supply.

Northwest Colorado BOCES considers pooling equipment under new strategic plan

The Northwest Colorado Board of Cooperative Education Services is considering pooling assistive technology equipment for students in an effort to save district costs.

Hayden School District to embark on long-term planning process

With local tax revenues guaranteed for the next five years, the Hayden School District is moving forward with its long-term planning.

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CNCC board discusses new parking lot, personnel developments

At its monthly meeting, the Colorado Northwestern Community College Board of Control discussed the construction of a new parking lot, a trail system and personnel changes.

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Holiday musical in store from Moffat County drama program

'Mr. Scrooge' features all ages in cast

The curtain will go up next week on “Mr. Scrooge,” a musical version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” as performed by the MCHS theater program, with opening night on Thursday.

Craig education briefs for Nov. 15, 2014: MCHS students to offer workshop on job skills

Members of DECA and Future Business Leaders of America will host “Business in Action” from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Moffat County High School.