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Maybell School to re-open next year

School board makes long-term commitment to one-room schoolhouse

Despite a June 25 board decision to suspend Maybell School for another year, a wellspring of new momentum from Maybell parents and community members landed the question of the school’s future back in front of Moffat County School District Board of Education members Thursday evening.

DA says deadly force justified in officer involved shooting near Dinosaur

Moffat County's District Attorney finds deadly force was justified in the death of James Damon on March 9 near Dinosaur in Northwest Colorado.

7 Moffat County School Board, CNCC board seats up for election

This November, voters will have the opportunity to elect or re-elect more than a half-dozen board members impacting K-12 and higher education in Moffat County.

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Wyman Museum to host community Science Night Friday

The Wyman Living History Museum in Craig will host Science Night at the Museum from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Friday. Colorado Northwestern Community College staff will bring telescopes for viewing the moon, planets, stars and other objects in space.

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Yampa Valley High School educators design first health curriculum for marijuana in the country

When students started approaching Yampa Valley High School counselor Molly Lotz and teachers Sarah Peed and Chuck Rosemond about marijuana use, they found they had no resources, locally or nationally, to address these questions from a post-legalization perspective. After exhausting their resources, the three decided to develop their own reality and science-based education curriculum for schools in northwest Colorado and around the country.

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Craig's Garrett Ferguson signs to play junior hockey in Breckenridge

Garrett Ferguson’s dedication and love for hockey has carried him a long way, but it’s not the only thing that has given the 18-year-old success.

Bears Ears Sportsman Club awards scholarships

Bears Ears Sportsman Club and the Craig Trap Club recently awarded scholarships to the following individuals: Miranda Blomquist, .22 rifle and air pistol; Tyler Gerber, shotgun; Dylan Villa, .22 rifle and air pistol; and Travis Walsh, archery.

Colorado Community College helps students with employment badges

DENVER – The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is developing a new designation to improve students’ ability to gain employment and to meet industry demands. The designation is called a badge. At this time the focus is on programs for the manufacturing industry, according to a press release.

How to save $50,000 on a degree from CU

That may sound like a sensational headline from a tabloid newspaper, but this one is true. Let’s suppose your daughter wants a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of Colorado in Boulder.

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No bones about it: CNCC dinosaur dig reveals rare find

Locked in the sandstone cliffs near Rangely, Colorado for approximately 74 million years, the bones of a dinosaur dubbed Walter are seeing the light of day for the first time in ages — literally.

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Former Moffat County athlete Javen Gumber commits to Air Force Academy

During the summer after his sophomore year, and again this summer, Fruita Monument High School basketball player Javen Gumber drew recruiting interest with his mix of size and athleticism playing club basketball for Denver-based Next Level Premier. Even during the half-season the 6-foot-7 junior forward played for the Wildcats after joining to Fruita Monument for the 2014-15 school year, he led the team in scoring (13.1) and rebounds (7.6) per game. Wednesday morning, Gumber made his college choice official, committing to the Air Force Academy.

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Superintendent Brent Curtice announces he will stay in Craig

Moffat County School District Superintendent Brent Curtice made the announcement Tuesday morning that he will stay in Moffat County after being considered as one of three finalists for the position of superintendent in Montrose County School District.

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Jimmy Westlake: New Horizons spacecraft zooms closer to Pluto

On July 14, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, after a nine and a half year journey, finally will fly through the Pluto system and reveal the mysteries of this misfit planet and its five moons to us at long last.

Craig Sports Briefs for June 27, 2015: CNCC rodeo rides hard at national finals

The Colorado Northwestern Community College rodeo team recently competed in the College National Finals Rodeo, held June 14 to 20 in Casper, Wyoming. CNCC Rodeo ranked three athletes in the top 12 in the nation and as a team were 26th in the country.

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Moffat County’s Hugh Turner signs to play baseball for Michigan school

Hugh Turner, recent graduate from Moffat County High School, committed this week to play baseball for Finlandia University, a private school on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Hugh will be receiving a partial scholarship for the NCAA Division school, where he plans to study sports medicine, physical therapy and sports management, possibly achieving a doctorate in the former two programs.