Craig education briefs for Sept. 12, 2015: Learning Chronicles offers tips, news in higher education

A new section launched by Colorado Northwestern Community College and the Craig Daily Press highlights news in the higher education world, including helpful tips, college news, college loans, CNCC programs and more.

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Teen e-cigarette use on the rise; Northwest Colorado program addresses issue

The trendy smoking fad of this generation’s teenage population is proving to be electronic cigarettes, according to the Centers for Disease Control statistics and those who work with teens here in Northwest Colorado.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 11, 2015: Doak Walker results — Week 3

The third week of Craig Parks & Recreation’s Doak Walker tackle football league took place Tuesday and Thursday, as players in grades three through six gave it their all.

Moffat County High School ACT scores up in all subjects

Moffat County High School is celebrating an across-the-board boost in ACT scores for the class of 2015.

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Jimmy Westlake: Baseball tonight at Pegasus Park

Hello sports fans. Did you know that there’s a baseball game tonight up in the stars? It’s true.

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CNCC programs offer gateway to GED, higher education

Doors are opening for students looking to further their educations, whether it be to obtain a GED diploma or to prepare for college-level courses. Colorado Northwestern Community College has launched into the new school year with fresh faces and new ideas behind its adult basic education and developmental education programs. Once both a part of the Adult Learning Assistance Program, the now separate programs have two new directors at the helm, in part thanks to grants the college received at the end of last year.

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Achievement gap persists for low-income Moffat County kids

Test scores have been on a slow and steady decline for Moffat County kids over the past decade, according to a presentation on the 2015 Kids Count in Colorado! report Wednesday, with persistent achievement gaps between low-income and middle to upper-income students.

CNCC by the numbers

The fall semester is in full swing at Colorado Northwestern Community College. Here are some interesting numbers.

Craig education briefs for Sept. 5, 2015: Shared School garners interest, will launch next month

Moffat County School District Shared School is now accepting registration from homeschool students and parents interested in participating.

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Maybell School teacher brings years of rural school teaching experience

Generations of Maybell residents celebrated the re-opening of the Maybell School this week as a fresh crop of kindergarten through fifth-grade students filled the rooms, halls and playground with their energy.

Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 5, 2015: Pistol certification course available

As part of Colorado Northwestern Community College’s community education courses, a concealed carry NRA basic pistol certification course will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 12 at Bears Ears Sportsman Club, north of Craig on Moffat County Road 7.

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Meeker Classic herding sheepdog talent for trials starting Wednesday

There are 130 Border Collies from around the United States, Canada and South Africa on their way to Meeker where they will match up against the famous Meeker sheep for one of the world’s toughest sheepdog competitions in the 29th annual Meeker Classic. Starting Wednesday and running through the following Sunday is a premier sheepdog competition that draws on the area's ranching and cultural heritage and creates a community event that provides a venue for education, information and communication.

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Eight candidates vie for four Moffat County school board seats; two run unopposed

The deadline was Friday for prospective Moffat County School District Board of Education candidates to submit their materials, with a total of eight candidates putting in their bids for four open seats.

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Moffat County has 5 residents running for CNCC board seats

The race is on for three open seats on Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Board of Control. The candidates for the at-large positions include Zack Allen, Mike Anson, Dave DeRose, Terry Carwile and Tamilyn Fager, the first three of whom are all incumbents.

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Every Kid in a Park program offers free passes to national parks for fourth-graders

The Every Kid in a Park was put into action Tuesday by Pres. Barack Obama as an initiative that allows fourth-graders nationwide to go to and obtain a pass for free entry for them and their families to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters nationwide for an entire year.