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Moffat County school administrators clarify calendar confusion

Moffat County School District administrators have clarified that no alternative school calendars are being considered for implementation in the next school year.

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Halloween Happenings: Fun for all ages leading up to holiday

Whether it’s your first time setting out your own jack-o’-lantern or you’ve got years of experience wearing a mask and collecting goodies along a downtown parade of costumes free of traffic, you’re sure to find something delightful as we get closer to Halloween.

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Halloween Happenings: Fall festivities for all

Hope you’ve at least started preparing your costume, because some likely have had theirs ready to go for weeks. The Halloween season is coming to a climax this week, but there’s plenty of time to prepare for the holiday’s events this weekend, as well as some family fun leading up to it.

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Kids love cherry tomatoes, choices: Moffat County school lunches get nutrition boost

Kids make healthy choices with new school salad bars

Chicken nuggets and chocolate milk may still be on the menu for school hot lunches, but they’re now breaded with whole grains and fat-free, respectively. And they're also accompanied with a selection of fresh, raw veggies.

Craig education briefs for Oct. 24, 2015: Christmas wreaths to benefit Festival of Trees

The Wyman Museum of Living History invites families to come out for its pumpkin patch event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free and activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, face painting, scarecrow building, find the needle in the hay maze and more.

School board debates health insurance changes; Curtice addresses school calendar

At Thursday’s Moffat County School District Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Brent Curtice addressed questions raised about the school calendar following two articles published in the Craig Daily Press, one on Oct. 16 and one on Wednesday.

Craig Sports Briefs for Oct. 24, 2015: Craig Parks, Rec youth basketball in motion

Practices are already underway and games will begin in November for Craig Parks & Recreation’s youth basketball program. Fifth- and sixth-grade teams have sessions at Sandrock Elementary School, while third- and fourth-graders split between the gyms of Sunset and Ridgeview Elementary.

Bella Vocé hosting recital, seeking singers for Craig Christmas concert

The Bella Vocé Show Chorus is proud to present Studio BV’s latest performance with “Broadway, Here I Come!” The recital for local young singers takes place at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Craig Middle School auditorium, 915 Yampa Ave. Admission is free for all, and the show will feature songs from Broadway and Disney musicals.

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Halloween Happenings: Pumpkins and parties in Moffat, Routt counties

Whether you want to be entertained, horrified or just hang out with people in the community, there are an abundance of activities for you this Halloween in Northwest Colorado.

Craig Sports Briefs for Oct. 23, 2015: Fifth Quarter activities available following Friday football

Following the Moffat County High School varsity football game against Aspen Friday night, high school and middle school students are invited to Fifth Quarter events starting at about 9:30 p.m. depending on how long the game runs. A dodgeball tournament by Bear River Young Life and Grand Futures Prevention Coalition will be available for high school ages in the MCHS gym, at a price of $1 per player, while middle school students can drop by Thunder Rolls Bowling Center for a Young Life bowling party, $5 per person.

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Craig’s Halloween Happenings

With the crisp fall air comes a plethora of activities this season, as well as the holiday that’s fun for all ages whether you want to dress up or not. Northwest Colorado has so many Halloween things happening throughout, it’s downright spooky.

Four-day school week popular statewide; correlations to student achievement uncertain

From four-day school weeks to shorter summer breaks, Colorado’s 178 school districts run the gamut of school calendar arrangements. Researchers disagree, however, about whether certain calendar arrangement can boost student achievement.

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CNCC board discusses campus housing, attends 'Yappy Hour'

The Colorado Northwestern Community College Moffat County Board of Control began its meeting Monday night with the college’s furriest (and cutest) students at the Canine Training Center.

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Jimmy Westlake: Welcome to Milkdromeda

Located at the staggering distance of two-million light years, Andromeda’s galaxy is the most distant object easily visible to the unaided human eye.

Craig education briefs for Oct. 17, 2015: Wine tasting to benefit CNCC Foundation scholarships

The Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation will host Uncorked, an evening of wine tasting, hors d’oevres, entertainment and live and silent auctions, from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Clarion Inn & Suites.