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Grant will allow programming to expand at Hayden vocational center

Hayden High School vocational education teacher Kevin Kleckler is finding ways to keep up with the demand for his classes.

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Craig Sheep Wagon Days provides hands-on learning for all

Whether you’ve felt wool only in the lining of your coat or firsthand on the animal that provides the material, there’s something for everyone this weekend at Craig Sheep Wagon Days. The 16th annual event is open to the public Saturday and Sunday at Wyman Living History Museum, giving all who come a glimpse into the many facets of the agriculture industry.

Free and reduced price meal program makes sure kids get fed

School is back in session, which means not only classrooms but school lunchrooms are abuzz with activity. For some families who struggle to make ends meet, this part of their child’s day is made a little easier with Moffat County School District’s free and reduced price meal program.

Craig education briefs for Sept. 13, 2014: Area college fairs to provide information on colleges

Moffat County High School will host the Colorado Council College Fair from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Students who attend can speak to college representatives and gather information on more than 40 colleges that will be attending.

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Craig Sheep Wagon Days packs weekend fun

The 16th annual Craig Sheep Wagon Days will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday at Wyman Living History Museum.

TMH event in Craig to educate about concussion treatment, prevention

On Friday morning, TMH will hold a presentation on concussions hosted by Karen McAvoy, a doctor of psychology and director of the Center for Concussion with Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children.

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Craig second-graders take in Meeker Classic this week

Sheep, sheepdogs and their handlers put on a show for Craig’s second-graders this week at the Meeker Classic. Students from all four elementary schools made the trip to Meeker on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to take in the sheepdog championship trials and learn from artisans at the food and craft festival.

Grant funds to support early childhood learning in Craig

Connections 4 Kids, the early childhood council serving Moffat and Rio Blanco counties, received the third installment of a grant last month from the Colorado Department of Human Services as part of the federally funded Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Fund.

Craig Education Briefs Sept. 6, 2014: Book signing with local author at story-time Thursday

Children’s book author Darlene Suter of Hamilton will visit the Moffat County Public Library for a book signing during story-time at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Suter is the author of “P.D. Cooper and his Rocky Mountain Adventures,” based on her English Sheepdog, P.D. Cooper.

Craig health briefs Sept. 6, 2014: Suicide prevention class to be offered by CNCC

Colorado Northwestern Community College will be hosting a suicide prevention class in conjunction with Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday.

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Over 30 new teachers begin school year at Moffat County School District

Classes began last week at Moffat County School District with 33 new teaching staff. The High School has the largest number of new teachers followed by Sunset and East Elementary schools.

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Sandrock Ridge to offer 1st-ever accelerated CNA class

Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehabilitation will host its first-ever accelerated certified nursing assistant class set to begin Monday. Staff at Sandrock Ridge were compelled to offer the class because of a shortage of CNAs in the area, with only a limited number of classes available through Colorado Northwestern Community College.

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Dinosaur students, public participation, football coaches discussed at MCSD Board of Education meeting Thursday

At its work session Thursday afternoon, Moffat County School District Board of Education discussed the issue of how to provide schooling to 10 kindergarten through fifth-grade students in Dinosaur. At its meeting that night, the board voted unanimously to make arrangements with the Rangely School District for the students to attend schools in Rangely, 15 miles from Dinosaur.

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Kids' Health Fair in Craig focuses on early intervention

The Early Childhood Center located in the Moffat County School District Administration Building was buzzing with activity Monday afternoon during the Kids’ Health Fair. The fair provided free health screenings to children ages 2 to 5 in order to get an early start on identifying health or developmental issues.

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Strong enrollment, student-centered focus bode well for new school year at CNCC

Colorado Northwestern Community College’s classrooms were filled once again with eager minds Monday, as students geared up for the year ahead. With full enrollment in nearly all of CNCC’s programs, it was a strong start and students have plenty to look forward to.