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Craig, Walden students attend Liberty Day in Denver

The Colorado State Capitol saw visitors from Northwest Colorado the morning of March 14 during the festivities for Liberty Day, an educational experience allowing students to see the activities of government entities and even meet the people who are part of the process.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of March 17, 2014

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

Education briefs for March 15, 2014: Band program offers pancake breakfast

The Moffat County High School jazz band will host a pancake breakfast for the community from 7 to 11 a.m. March 22 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way.

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Colorado poet laureate visits Moffat County schools

David Mason held workshops with students at Craig Middle School and Moffat County High School Friday, as well as a presentation at Colorado Northwestern Community College in his first professional appearance in Moffat County. Mason is the poet laureate of Colorado, a post that involves his promotion of the written form of expression for people of all ages across the state, visiting communities and teaching a thing or two to those interested in verse.

Moffat County rallies to win in state consolation bracket

The Bulldogs scored the game's last nine points to beat Manitou Springs.

Poet Laureate of Colorado will bring verse to Craig

Poetry and language go together like academics and speaking tours. Hence Colorado’s poet laureate, David Mason, will be visiting Craig to meet locals and discuss the value of poetry. As poet laureate, Mason travels across Colorado to share poetry and lead workshops for up-and-coming writers. “I’ve given up to 30 to 60 public presentations a year,” he said. “I decided I would try to get around to every county I could and do everything I could do to support public libraries and schools.”

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Moffat County students to transition to new testing format

By the end of this month, students in Moffat County School District will have taken TCAP tests for the last time. But, as they continue to learn, they’ll be moving on to different sorts of evaluations.

Craig fifth-graders to attend Liberty Day at Colorado State Capitol

Students from Northwest Colorado will be traveling to Denver this week to join in the festivities for Liberty Day, an educational program about the workings of American government. Liberty Day includes a field trip to the Colorado State Capitol, including tours, and kids can interact with legislators. Certain students will also be reading the Declaration of Independence on the House floor.

Craig doctor Dennis Kinder to take college position

Craig medical professional Dennis Kinder recently accepted a position with Rocky Vista University, in Parker. Kinder will serve as an associate professor for the school and will supervise the Internal Medicine Resident’s Clinic.

Hayden School District still seeking community input for superintendent hiring process

Applications are due on March 17 for community members interested in having direct input to Hayden School District's ongoing superintendent hiring process.

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Your Health: Nursing know-how starts at a local level

Every idea that challenged preconceived notions sounds unusual at first, but in a field that’s constantly altering, keeping an open mind to fresh thoughts is key. The nursing students of Colorado Northwestern Community College got the opportunity to show their medical aptitude earlier this week when they presented their findings on new or less well-known techniques to health professionals at The Memorial Hospital and Yampa Valley Medical Center in a format not unlike a science fair.

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CNCC hopes to offer four-year degree programs

New state bill allows community colleges to expand

Recent legislation could have considerable benefits for certain educational institutions across Colorado, including those within Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties. On Feb. 27, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law Senate Bill 14-004, which authorizes community colleges in the state to offer bachelor of applied science degrees. This would allow schools to feature four-year career technical programs in many fields.

Education briefs for March 8, 2014: Moffat County High School speech team members make state

Two members of the Moffat County High School speech and debate team recently qualified for the state competition. Derek Maiolo and Chris Kling will represent MCHS in public forum debate at the state tournament March 21 and 22 at Highlands Ranch’s Valor Christian High School.

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Craig schools host week of literacy events

The written word was celebrated in numerous ways this week by teachers, students and parents at East, Ridgeview, Sandrock and Sunset Elementary Schools.

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Common Core discussed by Moffat County School District, parents

The Moffat County School District hosted a meeting Monday night at its administration building to address, among other things, the use of Common Core Standards in the region’s schools. Zack Allen, integration liaison for MCSD and South Routt School District, and parent Kindra Jazwick collaborated to put together the discussion.