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Lance Scranton: Congrats seniors — expect great things!

It’s that time again when our best and brightest get ready to enter the world after 12 or 13 years of public education. So often test scores are what we base much of our success on when describing the effectiveness of our schools. Of course, scores are important and worthy of discussion and concern because various snapshots of student learning do help us determine how best to serve their intellectual needs.

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District may create policy to govern use of medical marijuana in schools

Steamboat Springs Board of Education members are considering whether to create a policy to govern the use of medical marijuana in schools following passage of a Colorado bill.

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CNCC to offer creative mix of teen summer camps

Camps tapping teen interests to be presented for the first time in Craig

Desiree Moore, CNCC’s director of community education, said this was the first summer for the camps at the Craig campus.

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Jimmy Westlake: Meet the Crow and the Cup

Winging his way across our springtime sky is a delightful little constellation named Corvus, the Crow.

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Education Briefs: CNCC to hold registration meeting for summer camps

Scheduled camps on the Craig campus include robotics, entrepreneurship, audio production, rafting and poetry.

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Craig Middle School students celebrate Latin American culture with food, crafts and talk

Day's events follow sixth-grade study of Central and South American countries

The festival included a session on Central and South American masks, a presentation on Ecuador and neighboring countries, the preparation of various Central and South American foods and a Mayan game — played in the gymnasium — called Pok-ta-Pok.

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Moffat County third-graders absorb lessons on rocks, water, life-cycles at the park

Field trip to Yampa River State Park helps to solidify third-grade science standards

Third-graders gathered on Wednesday at the park to learn about cycles of water, rocks and various life forms.

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Craig Middle School students prepare for year's final concert

The Avengers' theme song slated to cap middle school performance

Band Director John Bolton said he plans to bring high school musicians back on stage — their concert was last week — to play The Avengers' theme song with the seventh and eighth-graders at the end of the middle school concert.

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Moffat County students celebrate reading with dancing, games and food

Passport to Reading program sparks students to read on their own

"A lot of (students) find things they do enjoy that they might not have found otherwise,” said Joe Padon, a teacher and media technician for Moffat County High School.

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CNCC Board approves proposed budget

The proposed budget allots $45,850 for the salary of a soccer coach, in line with a plan developed earlier to add soccer to the CNCC Craig Campus.

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Jimmy Westlake: Earth-Mars close encounter

Night owls and early risers might have noticed recently a dazzling orange object shining low in the southern sky in the hours near midnight.

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Small Craig troupe tests comic waters with new production

Group of six players in Craig ready to try performance based on "The Lucy Show"

Leann Dixon remembers growing up in South Carolina, the oldest of 11 children, putting on plays for her family in impressively makeshift surroundings. “We’d have all my family come and fill the living room,” she said. “And we’d even put a curtain up between the living room and the dining room.” Dixon and her family would also sew costumes, pushing the plays to a level of realism that doesn’t usually take shape in family performances. Now Dixon, who lives in Craig, is pouring some of that creativity into a tiny production called “A Comedy for Charity.” It’s based on the 1960s television program “The Lucy Show,” starring Lucille Ball, and it’s playing at 7 p.m. this Thursday through Saturday at East Elementary School.

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Moffat County High School FFA students reap range of benefits from state event

About 40 Moffat County High School Students participate in state FFA events

When 37 Moffat County High School students participated in Future Farmers of America Career Development Events on May 1 and 2, they practiced skills they may draw upon heavily if they enter an agricultural field — and even if they don’t.

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Author discuses 'The Disney Way' in Craig

Dream, believe, dare, do — that is “The Disney Way.” On Friday morning, Bill Capodagli, coauthor of a book by the same name, was at Colorado Northwestern Community College to speak on how the philosophy developed by Walt Disney can benefit business, government and the individual.

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David Ulrich accepts Moffat County superintendent's post

School District, interim superintendent, consider budget

“He’s excited about making the move here,” Board President Darrell Camilletti said.