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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.

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Jimmy Westlake: The Eyes of the Dragon

Peering at us from out of the darkness on late summer evenings are the twinkling eyes of Draco, the Dragon.

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Dinosaur 2015 brings global competition

Hang glider pilots from around the world eager to compete in the vast skies of Colorado and Utah were grounded on Sunday morning due to thunderstorms.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Aug. 31, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

Craig education briefs for Aug. 29, 2015: Free or reduced price meal applications due

Families that may qualify for free and reduced meals must submit an application form to Moffat County School District food services for the 2015-16 school year.

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Moffat County teachers, students, administrators busy with back-to-school preparations

Whether you’re a student, a parent or have nothing to do with schools at all, it’s hard not to feel the palpable changes that come in late summer: the changing light of the turning season, a cool crispness in the air, and the buzz of back-to-school preparations.

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 29, 2015: Meeker softball season has home games Saturday

The Meeker High School varsity softball team will play its home opener Saturday with a varsity doubleheader against Grand Junction’s JV team, games at noon and 2 p.m. in Meeker.