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Craig Sports Briefs for July 18, 2016: Doak Walker fall football signup deadline, skills day Wednesday

Registration is open for Craig Parks & Recreation’s Doak Walker tackle football program. Teams are open to boys and girls in grades three through six, with equal participation, skill development and fun emphasized. Parks & Rec will host a mandatory skills day, weigh-in and equipment checkout this Wednesday at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane, with third- and fourth-graders at 4 p.m. and fifth- and sixth-graders at 5:30 p.m. Registration is $60, with a Wednesday deadline.

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Education Briefs: Summer meals program underway at two sites

These concurrent enrollment agreements enable students to enroll in college courses tuition free.

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Craig Sports Briefs for July 16, 2016: Cheer camp starts Monday

Craig Parks & Recreation will host a cheer camp Mondays and Thursdays for participants in first- through sixth grade who would like to cheer during Doak Walker football games in the fall. Practices begin this Monday, and cheerleaders will learn chants and dance routines, as well learning responsibility and making friends.

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Soroco gets $1M in state funds due to lost revenue from Peabody Energy

South Routt School District leaders are feeling some relief this week after securing a $1 million loan from the Colorado State Board of Education on Thursday.

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Summer Food Service Program starts up at Sandrock Elementary School

Sandrock, Boys & Girls Club of Craig offer meals throughout the summer

“You can actually see someone from eighth grade with someone from second grade,” said Chad Davis, 11, as he finished up his meal on Monday at Sandrock.

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Jimmy Westlake: Yampa River Star Party this Friday

This coming Friday evening, I will be conducting a summer stargazing event out at the Yampa River State Park campground, three miles west of Hayden on U.S. Highway 40, beginning at 9 p.m.

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East Elementary School teachers present Stories in the Parks

East Elementary School teachers read out loud to children in area parks this summer

“Kids connect to people first, and then they love the books those people read,” Tiffany Trevenen said.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of July 11, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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New Moffat County High School principal pulls out of job Friday

Superintendent: District will create interim position while searching for new hire

A new development could put Moffat County School District in a tricky situation for the coming months. After being announced Thursday night as the new principal of Moffat County High School, Tim McNerney pulled out of the position Friday due to "a very serious family matter," according to MCSD superintendent David Ulrich. Ulrich said he would not divulge the personal details of McNerney's situation but that he believed the candidate had little choice given a "truly unfortunate set of circumstances."

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Education Briefs: Summer meals program begins at new site this week

The program runs from Monday through Friday at both sites in the summer.

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Moffat County School District names new principals at Ridgeview Elementary and Moffat County High School

The Moffat County Board of Education approved, on Thursday night, the appointment of John Haddan to become principal of Ridgeview Elementary School and Tim McNerney to become principal of Moffat County High School.

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Sagebrush Reading Council's book mobile brings out the summer readers

Book mobile travels through area every Wednesday

“It’s just like I’m there in the book,” said Haley, who’s 7. “I really like it.”

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School board work session, meeting scheduled for Thursday

A special meeting is scheduled to follow at 8 p.m., with “Personnel Recommendations for June 2016” listed as a consent item.

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Craig Sports Briefs for June 29, 2016: Craig Youth Baseball wraps season, names champs

The championship game for Craig Youth Baseball’s 8- to 10-year-old division wrapped up the season Monday at Woodbury Sports Complex. Facing off for the title were Country Living Realty and Neal Brothers, Inc. In the first of two games, league frontrunner Country Living took their only defeat of the year, 2-1, forcing a second game, which they won, 4-3.

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Jimmy Westlake: Scorpius livens up the summer sky

This celestial scorpion scurries across our southern sky on summer evenings, so this month is prime time for scorpion hunting.