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Bill would allow medical marijuana use in schools

A bill awaiting signature on Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk would allow young medical marijuana patients access to their prescribed medication while on school grounds or at school events.

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Greenhouse after-school program sparks adventure for Ridgeview Elementary students

Program is among several PAC-sponsored after-school sessions this school year

Mindy Baker, president of the Parent Advisory Council at Ridgeview, said the desire for a language class at the elementary-school level spurred the effort to create these after-school sessions.

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Education Briefs: Superintendent candidates to meet with public

Candidates for the superintendent's position will be available to meet people Monday evening before their round of interviews on Tuesday.

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Moffat County High School Band prepares innovative spring concert

Band will present a rendition of student Wes Atkin's 'When I'm With You'

Wyeth Krumrey will be one of more than 60 high school musicians performing at this year’s concert, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the high school auditorium.

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South Routt moving to 4-day school week

The South Routt School District plans to implement a four-day school week for the 2016-17 school year, following a vote last week by the Board of Education.

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Jimmy Westlake: See rare transit of Mercury Monday

For seven and a half hours on May 9, Mercury will slowly transit all the way across the face of the sun, although, we in Colorado won’t see the entire event.

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CNCC students head to UC-Boulder to conduct field research

Program gives community college students the chance to explore a career in science — in the field

“All the kids wanted to be firefighters,” said Lindgren, who graduates from Colorado Northwestern Community College this spring with an associate of science degree. “I wanted to be an astrophysicist.”

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Craig Sports Briefs for May 2, 2016: Moffat County swimmer Jesse Kurz hits state time

During the Griffin Invitational hosted by the D51 boys team Saturday in Grand Junction, Moffat County High School’s Jesse Kurz qualified for the state championships in the 100-yard freestyle event, placing second at 53.03 seconds. Kurz also won the 50 free race, only a fraction of a second from qualifying in that event as well at 24.05.

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Moffat County students mark Day Without Hate

Posters, signs and commitment to go beyond one day characterize student efforts

“We asked (the students) to draw or write about what kindness means to them,” Diane Cookston said.

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Education Briefs: Bike to School Day scheduled for next week

Nearly one hundred schools across the state and more than 1,800 schools around the country will be participating, according to a written statement from the Colorado Department of Transportation.

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CNCC names 4 semi-finalists for president

New president in slated to begin work after Russell George retires from post on June 30

The four semi-finalists are Ronald A. Granger, Ivan Gorne, Debra Teachman and Lisa Stitch.

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Poetry takes Craig Middle School students into wild imaginative territory

Carol Jacobson Memorial Poetry Contest lets students explore beyond classroom corridors

“I’ve had to use hope a lot in my life,” said Eliana Mack, an eighth-grader, “and I feel like it’s in the most unknown places, in the place where you don’t think you’ll ever find it.”

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Gateway Center takes CNCC students to tutoring — and beyond

Center offers students tutoring and a place to ponder the larger questions

“The adult learner here has a plethora of things has a plethora of things that have happened to them — and places they have been — so when you ask them a question, it needs to be relatable to them,” said Denise Perdue, director of developmental education for Colorado Northwestern Community College.

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At East Elementary School, students urged to take music deep into adult life

Teacher Tanya Young taps technology, theory and love of music in her interaction with students

“If they’ve been sung to as toddlers and young children, they’ll have a lot more experience with it,” Music Teacher Tanya Young said.

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Moffat County community members bring Friendship Benches to elementary schools

Chris Miller, of Miller Family Appliance, set the local Friendship Bench project in motion

“She was being bullied, and she turned it into something positive,” Chris Miller said. “She’s grown that into something that’s helping a lot of people.”