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Craig Middle School students push for policy change

Early in the school year two Craig Middle School students found themselves briefly suspended for violating the school rules on face painting. The controversy surrounding their actions and the school's response triggered a student-led, student council task force that reviewed the face paint rules.

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Craig’s Tané Otis takes home Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year for Northwest Colorado

Teen will compete at state level with essay detailing how organization has benefited her

The word “support” is one that matters greatly to Moffat County High School senior Tané Otis. It’s something that she’s received in the past when she needed it and plans to pay it forward in the near and distant future. This week, Otis received Youth of the Year for Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Colorado during a Thursday ceremony in Steamboat Springs.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 28, 2017: Moffat County High School alum Kayla Pinnt achieves statewide honor

The organization Sportswomen of Colorado announced this week that Kayla Pinnt will be honored as All-Around Athlete, small school category in recognition of her senior year at Moffat County High School. Pinnt graduated MCHS in 2016, standing out as a state leader in steals in basketball as well as amassing 10 total state track and field titles, seven individual events and three relays, breaking numerous school records as well as a 3A state track meet record. She currently competes for Colorado State University track and will attend the 43rd annual awards celebration March 12 at Glendale’s Infinity Park Events Center.

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Craig officials move forward with Rural Jump-Start

The Rural Jump-Start Program incentivizes new startups or out-of-state businesses to set up shop in rural parts of the state by offering tax relief on both state and local taxes.

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Crane rollover spills diesel fuel on highway near Rangley

A construction crane was involved in a single vehicle rollover crash at about 10 a.m. Wednesday on Colorado Highway 64 about 12 miles east of Rangely in Rio Blanco County spilling diesel fuel at the scene.

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Teachers gain tech skills under NW BOCES grant program

When trying to incorporate technology into his fifth-grade classroom, Hayden teacher Karl von Ahn said he struggles to wade through all the apps and programs available to educators.

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Craig Middle School students inspired to dream bigger after talk by Harvard student

Craig middle school students learned what it takes to make it to Harvard University and were inspired to think big after a talk from class of 2016 Moffat County High School graduate Morgan Lawton.

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Business Buzz: Mountain Meat Packing celebrates 40 years in business

Business news around Northwest Colorado.

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Moffat County generously supports children who have developmental disabilities and their families

Children with developmental disabilities and their families are supported by the generosity of Moffat County residents who have donated $17,000 to Horizons Specialized Services Little Points of Light direct mail fundraising campaign.

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Across the Street: Keeping an eye on education

Happy New Year and what a year it is shaping up to be. While President-elect Trump is poised to take office this month, and we expect changes, there are big things close to home that are beginning to unfold including bills in the state legislature and action at the state board of education.

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Weekend Roundup: Good food, good fundraising, good fun

The snow is piling up in Northwest Colorado lately, and whether you’ve decided to stick it out going out and about or never leaving home this weekend, there’s something for you.

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European exchange students at Moffat County High School shatter stereotypes

Four exchange students from Europe are spending the school year at Moffat County High School where they are shattering stereotypes held by others and some of their own, as they adapt to life in rural America.

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2 Moffat County graduates are now Marines

In three short months two 2016 Moffat County graduates changed from boys to men to Marines.