Strawberry Park Elementary evacuated for gas smell

Strawberry Park Elementary students and staff were evacuated across the parking lot to Steamboat Springs Middle School Tuesday morning after staff arrived and detected the smell of gas on the elementary campus.

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Jimmy Westlake: Parade of planets begins this week

The parade of planets begins in earnest at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, when the waning gibbous moon appears right beside dazzling Jupiter, high in the southwestern sky.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Jan. 25, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Local experts advocate well-rounded approach to health

Even people who aren’t diagnosed with a condition such as Seasonal Affective Disorder can feel down in the midst of coldness, darkness and restricted mobility. “That’s when your diet and nutrition and regular exercise are extra important,” said Physical Therapist Danika Friedley. “Those factors are the most natural ways to get endorphins and (improve) the healthy function of your body.”

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Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 23, 2016: AJ Stoffle having strong season on snowmobile circuit

The winter is going by fast for Craig’s AJ Stoffle, who returns to the National Sport I and II divisions of AMSOIL Championship Snocross, complete with sponsorship by Ski-Doo, among other companies. Stoffle is 18th of 57 racers in his circuit and competes in Deadwood, South Dakota, this weekend at the US Air Force Deadwood Snocross. Among his accomplishments this year have been 12th-place overall finishes in the AMSOIL Snocross National in Duluth, Minnesota, and the Pirtek Snocross National in Shakopee, Minnesota.

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Craig students tackle independent projects

“They’re going to apply (themselves), because whatever they choose is something that’s important to them,” Sunset Elementary School Principal Jill Hafey said. “And it’s going to stay with them.”

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Moffat County students stretch voices, a cappella style

The a cappella class at Moffat County High School was devised by Choir Teacher Grace Pomeleo, in her first year of teaching, and veteran staff members say they can’t recall any a cappella class at the high school before.

Education Briefs: CNCC to offer second season of field paleontology

Registration is open for two sessions: a college level class scheduled for June 14 to June 25, and another for July 5 to July 16.

Moffat County School District eyes maintenance issues

Mike Taylor, the Moffat County School District’s facilities director, noted a number of maintenance concerns — ranging from an elevator to classroom locks — at a recent school board work session.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 22, 2016: Activities available during, after Friday MCHS hoops

The Moffat County High School home basketball games against Roaring Fork will feature a quacking good time for the crowd. The Chuck-a-Duck fundraiser for the program is available at all home events and features numbered rubber ducks available for $1 apiece or six for $5 at the door. Buyers can toss their ducks into the MCHS Bulldog collar at center court during halftime of the varsity boys game, with multiple prizes going to those who hit the target.

Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 20, 2016: Bulldog football solidifies fall season

The schedule is set for the Moffat County High School varsity football 2016 season.

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Boys & Girls Club students tackle vital health topic

A project at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig is giving middle school students a chance to draft a letter seeking enhanced mental health services to City Council or another public organization.

Jimmy Westlake: Watch the moon eclipse a star

Early this Tuesday evening, Jan. 19, the waxing gibbous moon will perform a prime time eclipse, or occultation, of the bright star Aldebaran, for folks living in the western United States.

District employees seek community feedback on budget

In an effort to gather feedback on the school district’s upcoming budget, a group of Moffat County School District staff members is working to form a committee made up of community members and district employees to present budget recommendations to the school board.

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'Red Riding Hood' takes stage in Craig

Missoula Children's Theatre returned to Craig this week production and featured performances of "Red Riding Hood" Saturday afternoon in the Moffat County High School auditorium that included dozens of local kids in a twist on the famous fairy tale.