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Moffat County Rocks gains 100 new rocks from Shared School art class

A lot more people in Moffat County are looking down these days in the hopes of spotting one of the many painted rocks placed throughout the county to help spread positive messages about the community. The project called Moffat County Rocks was started in August by Kathy Basset after she learning about other communities around the world painting and sharing rocks.

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Jimmy Westlake: Algol — a spooky star for Halloween

The star that marks the eye of Medusa is a most remarkable star named Algol, which means the “Demon Star.”

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CNCC soccer to fight final battle at regional tournament

Spartans lose last home games against Utah State University Eastern

The Spartan warriors of “300” faced impossible odds but never quit fighting until the final breath left their battered bodies, and though the stakes weren’t life or death Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park, so did their modern-day namesakes continue to fight through the final whistle. Colorado Northwestern Community College women’s and men’s soccer teams completed their regular seasons with dual defeats to the Golden Eagles of Utah State University Eastern.

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Education Briefs: McTeacher's Night on Tuesday

News and events in education.

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Moffat County school health services temporarily provided by Northwest Colorado Health

The adequacy of health care services provided by Moffat County School District is in question following registered nurse Karie Fisher’s recent departure from the school district, which leaves MCSD without leadership for its health services team.

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Craig woman speaks about losing a child to domestic violence

Desiree Moore shared her story during the community awareness event that was part the “Take a Stand” conference on domestic violence held this week

Domestic violence destroys lives including the lives of children. “She looked like she was asleep, peacefully asleep, but I could hear the whimpers coming from the back of her throat,” said Desiree Moore who is a survivor of domestic violence and Colorado Northwestern Community College’s director of community education. “In seconds, medical professionals were rushing out into the lobby and freaking out.” The baby was named Cady. She was 5 months old. She was Moore’s second child, and on Dec. 23, 2008 doctors pronounced her dead from blunt force trauma to the head inflicted by Moore’s husband, Daven Beck, who at the time was 20 years old.

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CNCC enrollment down — college to bring back art and concurrent biology

Not offering art classes or concurrent biology saw enrollment drop below 2015 numbers and now Colorado Northwestern Community College is planning to bring those classes back this spring.

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CNCC soccer to wrap season this weekend

Spartans prepare for Utah State Saturday, conference tournament next week

The inaugural season is nearly finished for Colorado Northwestern Community College soccer teams, and though it’s been a difficult one, the fight continues for the Spartans. The CNCC men and women host their final games of the regular season this weekend at home against Utah State University Eastern.

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Jimmy Westlake: Delightful Delphinus

The autumn sky is dominated by several giant constellations that eat up a lot of territory, but tucked in between these sky-hogs are a few tiny constellations that are a snap to locate precisely because they are so compact.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Oct. 17, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Property owners in Moffat County could see higher tax bill in 2017

Projected decreases in revenue as property values drop in Moffat County prompts the school district to consider mill levy increase

Property values are down and that means a decrease in tax revenues in 2017 causing a number of tax entities such as Moffat County to start planning for belt tightening by decreasing budget expenditures. “We are going to see a decrease in our property values with an estimated $52 million drop in value and that will have a large impact on different taxing entities,” said Moffat County Assessor Chuck Cobb. Moffat County School District may choose to meet the shortfall by increasing the mill levy using a 1997 voter approved override, the 1994 to 1995 state authorized hold harmless levy and/or the 2007 bond redemption levy and that would see property owners pay up to 3 percent more in taxes.

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Moffat County volleyball fights fiercely with Roaring Fork

Coach: 3-2 Homecoming loss to Rams far better than Friday defeat to Delta

If they couldn’t take a win during a day that was both for homecoming bragging rights and a pink game for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Moffat County High School volleyball would at least make their Saturday opponents sweat it out as much as possible. The Lady Bulldogs had their closest home game to date this season, with a 3-2 loss to the Roaring Fork Rams, an event that took Moffat County girls to the brink in their play on a most emotional day.

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Candidate for Colorado State Board of Education Joyce Rankin visits Craig

Joyce Rankin has been serving as the appointed represented for the 3rd Congressional District seat on the State Board of Education for the last year and visited Craig on Friday to discuss reasons she would like Moffat County voters to elect her for a 6-year term in November. Moffat County Republican Women invited Joyce Rankin to visit Craig for a lunchtime discussion that was attended by about a dozen members of the community.

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Education Briefs: Free workshops on impacts of domestic violence

News and events in education.

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Bulldog pride prominent in Moffat County Homecoming

Craig comes out for parade, pep rally during high school celebration

The bright lights of the big city shone like stars Friday in Craig. Moffat County High School Homecoming Week was in full swing as the entire community came out to support the Bulldogs celebrating the 2016 theme of New York, New York.