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CNCC dinosaur dig kicks off Monday near Rangely

A dinosaur by the name of Walter is about to see its first light of day in many millions of years. Walter is central to the launch of Colorado Northwestern Community College’s new paleontology program, which gets under way Monday with its first student dig.

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Wife, Mom, Grandma… and nurse: Michelle Hampton fulfills a dream

Ask Michelle Hampton if it’s possible for a grandmother to be successful in college and she’ll say, “Absolutely. You just need an amazing husband, four supportive kids, seven sweet grand kids — and you should go to CNCC.”

Once upon a time in Craig, America: The Craig Theatre

This monthly series features stories from memoir writers in Craig, Maybell and elsewhere in Northwest Colorado who attend Colorado Northwestern Community College. They are intended to reflect the region's fascinating history in the words of those who have lived it. Dedicated to the late Carol Jacobsen, who planted the seed.

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Inactivity leads to summer weight gain in children

Kids are finally enjoying their first taste of summer vacation, a time that conjures images of sunshine, outdoor fun and physical activity. However, recent research suggests that many children are actually becoming less active and unhealthier during the summer months compared to the school year.

Craig education briefs for May 30, 2015: Special school board meeting to be held Thursday

The Moffat County School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday at the MCSD Administration Building at 775 Yampa Ave.

From Pipi's Pasture: Memories triggered by sagebrush

Early this morning, when I was walking to the corral here at Pipi’s Pasture to do chores, I noticed the smell of the sagebrush that grows in a nearby field. I don’t usually notice the scent at all, but perhaps this morning was different because of all of the rain. Anyway, that smell triggered memories of the days when my siblings and I went to the Morapos School all those years ago.

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Moffat County school board discusses budget draft, board district changes

The Moffat County Board of Education discussed the 2015-16 budget at their monthly meeting Thursday and considered big decisions for the coming school year, including changes to the preschool programming, school calendar, Maybell School and redrawing Board of Education boundaries.

Moffat County Board of Education meeting agenda for Thursday

The Moffat County School District Board of Education will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday for a work session and at 6:45 p.m. for its regular monthly meeting at the MCSD administration building board room.

Lance Scranton: A light at the end of the tunnel?

As the academic year wraps up, it has been a tumultuous time for teachers in our district who have taken on the burden of carrying the heavy load of financial insecurity, academic scrutiny and leadership adjustments. As teachers enter a second year of pay freezes and continued budget cuts, it can be difficult to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Finances can be arranged a number of ways, but one thing is certain: teachers were expected to do much more with less and less this past year than at any other time during my 17-year tenure.

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Moffat County High School sends off Class of 2015 with last hurrah Saturday

The pomp and circumstance sweeping the nation hit Northwest Colorado Saturday morning as Moffat County High School sent its Class of 2015 graduates out into the world after four memorable years.

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MCHS twins push talents to the limits

Moffat County High School will be graduating two sets of twins this year, one of which has made a name for themselves in music and another in sports. Laura and Ryan Secules picked up instruments in sixth grade in John Bolton’s band class and never looked back, while Lauren and Alex Samuelson launched from a full line-up of little league sports into MCHS’s athletics program.

Kelly McCormick: Take advantage of opportunities

Congratulations Moffat County High School seniors

I congratulate you on your accomplishments and the success you have achieved to this point.

Graduation schedule for Moffat County High School

Moffat County High School graduation schedule.

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Moffat County grads remember past, provide for future

Time has flown by for the seniors of Moffat County High School, and if you don’t believe it, just look at the class artwork.

Remembering Tory Tovar

Moffat County High School Class of 2015 lost a senior in December

The lives of many Moffat County High School students and Craig residents were changed when they heard the news that one of their own was gone.