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Passport to Reading hits goal of 6,000 books in third year

179 Craig elementary students party hearty at program’s reward barbecue

Some say the journey is more important than the destination, but for the young bookworms of Passport to Reading, the two went hand in hand this year. In its third year, Passport had the best overall results yet, with fourth- and fifth-grade readers collecting a record 6,066 books read throughout the school year to surpass the goal of 6,000. 179 kids from East, Ridgeview, Sandrock and Sunset elementary schools were able to attend the barbecue Wednesday that served as reward for all who had achieved a minimum of 20 books read from cover to cover from the fall to the spring.

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Community giving: Craig Elks Lodge donates flag to Sandrock Elementary

Principal of Sandrock Elementary Kamisha Siminoe receives a flag donated by the Craig Elks Lodge, presented by Frank Sadvar, exalted ruler of the Craig Elks Lodge.

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Moffat County High School seniors to serve the United States

After graduation, four Moffat County High School seniors will be shipping off to begin their training and service as members of the United States Armed Forces.

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Craig schools pocket nearly $6k from Axis Steel fundraiser

Local businesses, community provide 65.4 tons of metal for recycling

After several weeks of collection, thousands of pounds of scrap metal have been gathered from around Moffat County, and local schools have a little bit more in their coffers as a result. The second annual Axis Steel Fabrication & Recycling PAC Fundraiser amounted to $5,904.22 for Craig’s educational institutions, including Moffat County High School, Craig Middle School, GOAL Academy and East, Ridgeview, Sandrock and Sunset elementary schools.

Lance Scranton: The value of meaning

Asked by members of the community to deliver a short address to those attending Baccalaureate this year, I thought back to one of my favorite books written many years ago that taught me some life lessons that have carried me through both good times and bad.

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Hayden sends off 31 graduates

Hayden teacher, coach and rancher Ty Zabel wasted no words telling the class of 2015 what lies ahead.

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Record numbers fill audience and stage for CNCC graduation

Colorado Northwestern Community College graduates and their families filled the Colorado Room on the Rangely campus like never before for the May 9 graduation ceremony.

Jeff Stoddard: Welcome to The Learning Chronicles

Welcome to the inaugural issue of The Learning Chronicles. Through this partnership between Colorado Northwestern Community College and the Craig Daily Press we hope to provide what we call, “insights and possibilities for continuing education in Northwest Colorado.”

Choosing the right college takes thought, determination and time

The following tips will help potential college students find the right campus fit.

New section highlights higher education

QWA college education is the foundation to a solid future in any given field, and anyone who graduated with a higher education degree knows they’ve gained more than just a diploma. That’s why the Craig Daily Press is thrilled to introduce The Learning Chronicles, which is a new section featuring higher education news that will publish the first Saturday each month.

Craig education briefs for May 16, 2015: Library Summer Reading Program launches Monday

Moffat County Library’s Summer Reading Program launches Monday and will run through August 7, plus other education briefs for Craig and Moffat County.

Craig Middle School teacher receives $5,000 grant for iPads

Craig Middle School students’ physical education experience is about to get high-tech.

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Craig Middle School students succeed in stock market

Craig Middle School students swept the regional competition for the Stock Market Experience this year, snagging the top three places both semesters. Seven students from Virginia Pugh’s financial literacy class celebrated their success with an awards presentation in Denver Friday.

Craig education briefs for May 9: FFA students compete at state

The Future Farmers of America Colorado state contests were held in Fort Collins and Greeley Sunday and Monday, plus other education-related briefs for Moffat County and Craig.

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Tyler Davis signs to shoot hoops for North Dakota college

If you were watching from the stands in early March and you saw Tyler Davis being carried off the floor during the regional portion of the 3A state playoffs for boys basketball, you might have wondered if his career was done. However, he knew it wasn’t even close to finished. On Thursday, Tyler finished the paperwork to join the Jimmies of the University of Jamestown. The MCHS senior will receive a partial scholarship to attend the school in Jamestown, North Dakota.