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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.

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Moffat County schools consider alternative school calendars

The next lineup of the Moffat County School District Board of Education will have some tough issues to tackle in the coming years, one of which could be whether to institute changes to the school calendar.

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School board forum addresses wide range of topics

Whereas last week’s school board candidate forum addressed a handful of hot-button issues, Tuesday night’s forum covered a broad spectrum of questions, from student testing to evaluating teachers to what changes candidates would most like to see in the school district.

Craig Sports Briefs for Oct. 14, 2015: Craig Youth Hockey starting signups as ice rink opens

Moffat County Ice Arena opened to the public this week, and soon skaters will be hitting the ice more and more. Craig Youth Hockey Association is looking to fill its rosters for upcoming seasons with new and returning talent. CYHA is offering discounts to families signing players up for the first time. The registration fee for any of the teams — Squirts, Peewees, Bantams, Midgets — will be 50 percent off for new players. Additionally, families already involved in the organization who refer new athletes will receive their own discount of $100 off for bringing a new member to Midget team, $75 for Bantams, $60 for Peewees and $50 for Squirts. Age is determined by birth year: 10U Squirts were born in 2005 and 2006, 12U Peewees 2003 and 2004, 14U Bantams 2001 and 2002 and 18U Midgets 1997 to 2000.