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Additional substitute teachers, bus drivers and health aides needed at Moffat County School District

A shortage of qualified substitutes for teachers, bus drivers and classified staff at Moffat County School District is cause for concern.

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Art, chocolate make good mixture for favorite Craig downtown event

If there’s a slight chill in the air yet couples are still strolling down the street with a bundle of sweet stuff in their hands, you know it must be the yearly Art Walk and Taste of Chocolate. Downtown Business Association brought its local lead-in to Valentine’s Day to life Saturday as shops along Yampa Avenue and Victory Way treated residents to fine arts, live music and tempting confections.

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Serving in Africa is one Northwest Colorado woman’s mission

A deep love of God has moved one Northwest Colorado woman to make her third mission trip to Africa.

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Moffat County High School band, VFW to host pancake breakfast

Moffat County High School Jazz Band will team with Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 for a pancake breakfast during the weekend. The all-you-can-eat meal begins at 8 a.m. Saturday at the VFW hall, 419 E. Victory Way. The cost is $5 per person and $15 per family. Proceeds will go toward the band program's upcoming costs for competition.

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Show me the money: New finance director hired at Moffat County School District

The Moffat County School District has hired a new Executive Director of Finance and he is a familiar face.

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Weekend Roundup: Valentine’s happenings

This weekend in Northwest Colorado features opportunities to spend some time with your sweetie leading up to Valentine’s Day.

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Free food program may go away in Hayden

Hayden Valley Elementary School principal Rhonda Sweetser recently sent a letter to parents letting them know the Totally Kids Summer Day Camp free food program is in jeopardy.

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Jimmy Westlake: Watch the moon eclipse a star

Early on the evening of March 4, the first quarter moon will perform a prime time occultation of the bright star Aldebaran for folks living in the western U.S.

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Learning to work every step of the way: Craig’s Kayla Pinnt earns All-Around Athlete

Former Moffat County athlete, 10-time state track star to be honored by Sportswomen of Colorado

Kayla Pinnt is the first to acknowledge that while athletic skill is a blessing, it means little if the person is unwilling to put in the work to succeed. And, just like a lap around the track, the work that the former Moffat County High School student has put in has come full circle. The organization Sportswomen of Colorado — honoring female athletes from high school to Olympic level — recently announced that Kayla will be honored March 12 as All-Around Athlete, small school category in recognition of her senior year at MCHS.

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Moffat County speech and debate team members state their case for others to join the team

There are nine students on the Moffat County High School Speech and Debate Team and they hope to grow. “We need more people on the team,” said team member Jeremy Looper.

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Economic development efforts move forward as county funding tightens

The economic development train continues to gain steam in Moffat County despite both good and bad news this week on county funding requests.

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Website reboot for Moffat County School District

Moffat County School District launched an update of its website on Wednesday. The new site costs less than the old site and is designed for easy navigation using a computer, tablet or smart phone.

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Sun sets on Moffat County band director’s career in public education

The Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School band director has resigned and is set to leave teaching and Craig after 21 years in public education. The decision to retire from teaching band in public schools was not an easy choice for John Bolton, who started dreaming of a career in music at age 12. “It has been an extremely difficult decision,” Bolton said. “It has been my rising and setting sun. It’s been everything.”