Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 30, 2016: BCA pool results — Week 14

BCA Pool League is back in action at The Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way. The league has played 14 weeks of games, with Jean Haskins and The Untouchables staying at the top of the 9-ball league scores, while Jay Harris and Out 4 Blood lead the 8-ball series.

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Moffat County students reflect on technology's learning impact

Students say that their writing tends to take different shapes when they think about a larger audience. Some students say they haven’t yet written blogs, or online posts, for class, but they do think about the way writing their own personal blogs affects their writing.

Moffat County parents talk tech with school officials

“They learn so fast, as a parent you feel you’re constantly playing catch-up,” said Lorraine Counts, a parent of elementary and middle school students in Moffat County School District, after the session. “It scares you at times.”

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Brent Curtice named finalist in Garfield superintendent search

"We are very fortunate to have three exceptionally good candidates to consider for superintendent," said Anne Guettler, Garfield Re-2 school board president, in a written statement. "We have many great things going on in Garfield Re-2, but we have some impending challenges as well. We are definitely looking for the right fit.”"

Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 27, 2016: Dodgeball league results

The Craig Parks & Recreation co-ed dodgeball league is five games into its inaugural season. The adult recreation program will feature another set of games this Wednesday and Feb. 3. A playoff game will take place Feb. 4 followed by a championship tournament Feb. 10. Teams in the league are set, but spectators are welcome, all games starting at 6 p.m. at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave.

Strawberry Park Elementary evacuated for gas smell

Strawberry Park Elementary students and staff were evacuated across the parking lot to Steamboat Springs Middle School Tuesday morning after staff arrived and detected the smell of gas on the elementary campus.

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Jimmy Westlake: Parade of planets begins this week

The parade of planets begins in earnest at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, when the waning gibbous moon appears right beside dazzling Jupiter, high in the southwestern sky.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Jan. 25, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Local experts advocate well-rounded approach to health

Even people who aren’t diagnosed with a condition such as Seasonal Affective Disorder can feel down in the midst of coldness, darkness and restricted mobility. “That’s when your diet and nutrition and regular exercise are extra important,” said Physical Therapist Danika Friedley. “Those factors are the most natural ways to get endorphins and (improve) the healthy function of your body.”

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Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 23, 2016: AJ Stoffle having strong season on snowmobile circuit

The winter is going by fast for Craig’s AJ Stoffle, who returns to the National Sport I and II divisions of AMSOIL Championship Snocross, complete with sponsorship by Ski-Doo, among other companies. Stoffle is 18th of 57 racers in his circuit and competes in Deadwood, South Dakota, this weekend at the US Air Force Deadwood Snocross. Among his accomplishments this year have been 12th-place overall finishes in the AMSOIL Snocross National in Duluth, Minnesota, and the Pirtek Snocross National in Shakopee, Minnesota.

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Craig students tackle independent projects

“They’re going to apply (themselves), because whatever they choose is something that’s important to them,” Sunset Elementary School Principal Jill Hafey said. “And it’s going to stay with them.”

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Moffat County students stretch voices, a cappella style

The a cappella class at Moffat County High School was devised by Choir Teacher Grace Pomeleo, in her first year of teaching, and veteran staff members say they can’t recall any a cappella class at the high school before.

Education Briefs: CNCC to offer second season of field paleontology

Registration is open for two sessions: a college level class scheduled for June 14 to June 25, and another for July 5 to July 16.

Moffat County School District eyes maintenance issues

Mike Taylor, the Moffat County School District’s facilities director, noted a number of maintenance concerns — ranging from an elevator to classroom locks — at a recent school board work session.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 22, 2016: Activities available during, after Friday MCHS hoops

The Moffat County High School home basketball games against Roaring Fork will feature a quacking good time for the crowd. The Chuck-a-Duck fundraiser for the program is available at all home events and features numbered rubber ducks available for $1 apiece or six for $5 at the door. Buyers can toss their ducks into the MCHS Bulldog collar at center court during halftime of the varsity boys game, with multiple prizes going to those who hit the target.