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Craig Sports Briefs for April 9, 2016: CNCC rodeo has good results in home event

The Colorado Northwestern Community College rodeo teams will complete their season this weekend in Grand Junction at Colorado Mesa University’s Maverick Stampede. The Spartan men and women have clinched several berths for the national finals this summer and could gain more as the year concludes.

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Education Briefs: Moffat County Libraries seeks essays, drawings

The deadline for submission is Monday.

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Writing, moving, playing and fellowship mark Wellness Wednesdays

Wednesday's activities at The Journey at First Baptist are part of Northwest Colorado VNA's Aging Well programs — with help from CNCC

Nancy Loughran said group members inevitably share a great deal about their lives, trekking together through all sorts of powerful emotional territory.

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Craig Sports Briefs for April 6, 2016: Middle school wrestlers compete at state

Members of the Craig Middle School wrestling team spent the weekend in Denver at the National Western Event Center as part of the Middle School State Championships hosted by Rocky Mountain Nationals.

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Jimmy Westlake: Fires of Kilauea

This week, I am on the Big Island of Hawaii with 19 other members of the SKY Club, the student astronomy club at Colorado Mountain College.

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Scores of children come to Children's Health Fair in Moffat County School District

Developmental screenings mark key preparations before children enter preschool

About 120 children came to the two-day fair this year, according to Stephanie Davis, the district’s preschool director, allowing those children to get health and developmental screenings that they’ll need to enter preschool.

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Trish Snyder: Take part in childhood opportunities through Connections 4 Kids

My passion for early childhood education has consistently been a driving force in my life. As a stay-at-home mom for several years, this ambition remained strong and gave me incentive to pursue a job outside of the home. Starting as an aide at St. Mark’s Preschool, then moving on to being a teacher at Eagle’s Nest Preschool, I have found my “happy place.” Being in the classroom affords me the opportunity to have one-on-one interactions and learning experiences with preschool-age children.

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Education Briefs: CNCC to offer second season of field paleontology

The college is also planning more day experiences for children and community members.

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Sandrock Elementary School students look to Brazil for International Week

Pupils at Sandrock Elementary School contemplate aspects of Brazilian nature, culture

“It’s exposing the students to another culture,” said Sandrock Elementary School Principal Kamisha Siminoe, noting that International Week is an annual event at the school.

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Craig Sports Briefs for April 2, 2016: Deadlines approaching for Craig Parks & Rec baseball, softball, t-ball programs

Craig Parks & Recreation is seeking participants for the spring and summer sports of baseball, softball, coach pitch and t-ball.

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Poverty education program enriches lives for Moffat County residents

United Way graduates 12 from class, accepting applications for fall session

Moffat County United Way’s “Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World” honored 12 graduates Thursday night at the Center of Craig. Put on through United Way’s Community Impact Program, the class, part of the Bridges Out of Poverty initiative, includes 18 weeks of sessions for those seeking to improve their lives financially and otherwise for themselves and their families.

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Craig Sports Briefs for April 1, 2016: CNCC rodeo hosting home event in Rangely

The Colorado Northwestern Community College rodeo program recently competed at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, their results putting the Spartan men at second place in the Rocky Mountain Region and third in the nation. This weekend, the Spartans will host their home event, taking place at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Rangely’s Columbine Park.

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Moffat County School Board votes to release Superintendent Brent Curtice from responsibilities, beginning April 15

Board will seek an interim superintendent in the meantime; Board President Darrell Camilletti says move is not a reflection of Curtice's performance

“This motion and the passing of this motion was not an indictment of Brent’s performance,” said Board President Darrell Camilletti, noting that the decision represented the board’s plan “to move forward with the process.”

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CNCC students supply insight about housing plans on Craig campus

Wednesday's student forum is the latest step in the college's exploration of residence housing

“If you weren’t from here, what would attract you to come?” asked Director of Student Support Jennifer Holloway. “What would attract a student from Minneapolis or Seattle?”

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Middle schoolers plant cottonwood trees at Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge

Fifth and eighth-graders at Moffat County Middle School were treated to some “extracurricular” science activities last week on a service trip led by non-profit Conservation Colorado.