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CNCC students, community members paint, draw, dream for coming art show

Students and other artists can submit their works on Monday, before evening's show

The art show is open to students and to members of the larger community, and the first-place artwork from each category will be purchased by the college for $500 and put on display.

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Education Briefs: Colorado infant and child-care costs rank high

For 4-year-olds, center-based in Colorado was the seventh-least affordable in the country at $9,882 per year.

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Moffat County Board of Education members voice reluctance for 2016 mill levy override

Members also express strong reluctance to close an elementary school next year

Moffat County School District Board of Education members voiced reservations Thursday about pursuing a mill levy override in 2016, with several expressing a willingness to pursue such a measure in 2017. Board members also expressed an unwillingness to close an elementary school next year — including Maybell — contending that such a move would be made, at this point, without enough preparation.

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PAC fundraiser looks to spin metal into gold for local schools

The recycling effort raised nearly $6,000 for local schools last year

Last year, the recycling project raised $5,904.22 for the school district, collecting about 65 tons of waste along the way.

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School board to talk budget, including mill levy override, during work session

A work session is slated for 4 p.m. Thursday, and a meeting follows at 6 p.m.

Among the budget-related items listed are a negotiation proposal from the district’s Interest Based Strategies team, a mill levy override discussion and a “collaborative conversation regarding (the) administrative (budget) recommendation.”

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Craig Sports Briefs for April 20, 2016: Moffat County JV track takes wins at Fruita Monument meet

The Moffat County High School junior varsity track and field teams took numerous victories last week during a Wednesday meet in Grand Junction, hosted by Fruita Monument.

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Family excels in two languages in Moffat County School District

Four children flourish at their studies, learning English, working to preserve Spanish

“He didn´t want to stay in school,” said Nestor’s father, Rogelio Arellano. “The first day that she took him to kindergarten, he was like, ‘Don’t leave me! Don’t leave me!’

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Craig teen Austin Niehus will appear on a TLC show this Wednesday

Documentary depicts Austin's meeting with a girl who, like Austin, has Goldenhar's Syndrome

Austin will appear Wednesday in a series called Two in a Million on the TLC cable network, after TLC representatives got in touch with him via social media. Locally, Wednesday’s show will air at 8 p.m.

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Moffat County students find consistent dance spot in Craig

After two years at Centennial Mall, Just Dance provides a creative home for hundreds of students

Jeni Giedd has been running the studio a long enough time to see students she taught as toddlers take the helm as dance instructors themselves.

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Education Briefs: CHSAA holds art competition

The student's name and school will appear as credit on the front cover of the book. Two winners will be selected by the CHSAA staff, and each will receive $250.

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CNCC men’s rodeo gains regional honors, berths for national competition

Moffat County High School athletes go at it in Golden

The Colorado Northwestern Community College rodeo men’s and women’s teams recently competed the end of their season, and many of the Spartans are on their way to the College National Finals Rodeo. The CNCC men were named the Rocky Mountain Region Reserve Champion team following the season finale at Colorado Mesa University’s Maverick Stampede this past weekend.

Scholarship Happenings for Craig and Moffat County

Scholarship listings for students.

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Our View: We need to rally for our school district by supporting a mill levy

Where is the rally for our school district and our children’s education?

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Morris Ververs accepts Moffat County School District's offer for independent contractor post

Ververs will be in Craig Thursday for the school board meeting

“He’s looking forward to the challenge,” Darrell Camilletti said.

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Moffat County Board of Education budget work session focuses on strengthening communication

The school board plans to hold a meeting at 4 p.m. on Thursday to continue budget work

“The district doesn’t know really where the board is headed with cuts,” Amy Ward said. “And so what we have are a lot of people going, ‘I don’t know if I’m secure here.’”