Education

Subscribe

Tease photo

Moffat County School District to keep popular literacy program in response to teachers' pleas

News that a program associated with Passport to Reading was on the chopping block this month brought forth cries from parents and teachers who were unhappy to see it go, leading to a decision from Moffat County School District administration Thursday to retain the program for the coming school year.

Our View: Upcoming board elections crucial for area's educational institutions

The Moffat County community has two important elections coming up in November for Moffat County School District Board of Education and Colorado Northwestern Community College Board of Trustees. Running for an elected seat is a big commitment, especially when the term is four years. CNCC and Moffat County School District are huge economic drivers for Moffat County, especially because in order to attract people to Craig, you need a strong educational base.

Moffat County students show varied achievement levels with CMAS tests

District continuing to align with state's academic standards

Student test scores in science and social studies remained fairly flat overall for Moffat County School District this year compared to last, according to Colorado Measures of Academic Success testing data released this month.

Tease photo

High hopes for Friends of Moffat County Education’s running event

Elevate Education 5K, Fun Run takes place during Balloon Festival

As hot air balloons soar, runners can likewise get their heart rates on the rise when Friends of Moffat County Education hosts the Elevate Education 5K and One-Mile Fun Run Aug. 1 at Loudy-Simpson Park as part of the Moffat County Balloon Festival.

Tease photo

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.

Tease photo

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.

Tease photo

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.

Tease photo

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.

Tease photo

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.

Tease photo

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.