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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.

Moffat County school board considers mill levy override for 2016

The Moffat County Board of Education will not seek a mill levy override in the November 2015 election to increase school district funding but is still considering it as an option in 2016.

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Moffat County’s Tiawna Smercina to play college volleyball in Sterling

The list of athletes from Moffat County High School’s Class of 2015 who will be continuing their sports in college continues to grow. MCHS senior and volleyball Tiawna Smercina will be bumping, setting and spiking this fall at Sterling’s Northeastern Junior College.

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Craig Middle School launches National Junior Honor Society chapter

Eleven seventh-graders were inducted into the new Craig Middle School chapter of the National Junior Honor Society Tuesday night at the Clarion Inn & Suites in Craig.

Scholarship poses potential conflict of interest

The Ed Townsend Memorial Scholarship is designed to support students pursuing an education degree. However, the scholarship criteria, which has been in place for more years than anyone can remember, has raised some eyebrows amongst educators, administrators and school board members.

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Minor school bus accident disrupts traffic on Victory Way

Children on the school bus that was struck were transferred onto a different bus.

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Hayden hires new superintendent

The Hayden School District’s new superintendent describes himself as someone who enjoys people, loves kids and is dedicated to education.

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DARE graduation celebrates good choices, life skills

Excitement and anticipation permeated the Craig Middle School auditorium Tuesday morning as 179 fifth-graders waited to hear their names called to walk across the stage and collect their certificates.

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Moffat County High School to showcase vocalists in May 12 concert

The Moffat County High School singers will be bringing the sweet sounds of music next week during the 2015 Spring Choral Concert. The show starts at 7 p.m. May 12 in the MCHS auditorium, 900 Finley Lane, and will feature the school’s Concert Choir and Center Stage Choir as directed by Keri Rusthoi and Teri Rose and accompanied by Julia Foster and other special guests.

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Moffat County band program reaches new heights

A string of successes has meant a very busy spring for Moffat County’s middle and high school bands, as well as for band director John Bolton.

Student news: Hannah Beckett selected for scholarship

Hannah Beckett was selected as P.E.O. Chapter AJ’s recipient of the $500 scholarship.

Local leaders consider proposed Community Resource Center

Community organizations came together Monday to discuss the possibility of starting a Community and Family Resource Center at the Center of Craig, facilitated by Connections 4 Kids.

Craig education briefs for May 2, 2015: School with most recycled metal wins $1,000 bonus

The second annual Axis Steel recycling fundraiser is under way through May 9. Local residents and businesses are invited to drop off junk metal waste to bins placed at each of the six Moffat County School District schools, including all four elementary schools, Craig Middle School and Moffat County High School.