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Grant helps Hayden School District improve

Thanks to a grant from a local foundation, the Hayden School District has a multi-year plan to raise test scores and improve learning in the district.

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Moffat County School District updates its holiday schedule

Students and teachers take next week off for Thanksgiving and this year’s holiday vacation schedule is new so students, teachers and parents are urged to review the school calendar.

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Moffat County High School’s ‘Willy Wonka’ a sweet sensation of a show

A night out at the theater is rarely a wasted evening, but the Moffat County High School drama program intends to make admission to its latest show truly a golden ticket. “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka” unveils a world of magic and merriment this week with performances at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and shows at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at MCHS. Tickets are $7 apiece.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 16, 2016: Craig Trap Club hosting weekly fun shoots

Craig Trap Club will host a weekly fun shoot event for shotgun shooters from 6 p.m. until dark each Thursday through December at its headquarters at US Highway 40 and Moffat County Road 64. Games include singles, doubles, handicap, Annie Oakley and more and will feature five to 25 rounds per night.

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Jimmy Westlake: Sea monster rising

Wedged in between the bright star Fomalhaut to the south and the glittering Pleiades star cluster to the east is the huge, lumbering constellation of Cetus, the Sea Monster.

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Clean audit for Moffat County School District

Day-to-day budget ends in the black, total liabilities in the red

A clean audit was given to the Moffat County School District by independent auditors and helped to answer the big question — is the school district budget in the black or in the red? The answer is both.

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Craig elementary school students voted for Trump as the 2016 election offers lessons for all ages

Nationally, kids picked Hillary Clinton for the next president of the United States, but in line with the nation's adults, local Ridgeview Elementary school students voted to elect Donald Trump.

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Craig Elks hosting Hoop Shoot Dec. 3

Free throw contest winners can go as far as national level

With enough practice, focus and desire to do what it takes to be the best, the possibilities for young athletes to achieve something great are endless. And, it all starts in their local gym. The Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest takes place in on Craig Dec. 3 at Sandrock Elementary School, 201 E. Ninth St.

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Moffat County High School hosts Veteran’s Day ceremony Friday

Moffat County High School will have a special schedule Friday to accommodate its Veteran’s Day program. The day starts normally at 8 a.m. with the assembly at 9 a.m. in the MCHS auditorium, 900 Finley Lane. The assembly will include recognition of local veterans, among other honors, and will conclude with a Color Guard presentation either on the football field or in the auditorium, depending on weather.

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Moffat County High School students elect to get involved

Students range from first-time voters to election judges

The first experience casting a real ballot is one that sets the tone for many Americans as they get involved in politics, and regardless of the outcome of the biggest Tuesday of 2016, the young adults of Moffat County High School will be sure to remember it. MCHS students got a taste of national democracy as those 18 and older were able to vote for the first time.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 9, 2016: Moffat County alum breaks swim records

Moffat County High School graduate Eryn Leonard recently broke multiple pool records as part of the Colorado Mesa University women’s swimming team during an Oct. 28 dual meet against Alamosa’s Adams State University. Leonard set an Adams pool record at a time of 59.59 seconds in the 100 butterfly race, an event in which she holds CMU’s school record at 55.70, set last season.

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Jimmy Westlake: Here comes a super-duper moon

Once a year, the monthly full moon nearly coincides with the moon’s monthly perigee, producing what has become known as a "super moon."

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Craig residents sample CNCC classes at Taste of Education

School on a Saturday can be a tough sell, but those hungry for knowledge had their appetites sated this weekend at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Taste of Education. Providing a peek at 15 courses, the event welcomed several dozen community members who were interested in learning more about CNCC’s curriculum, including subjects such as QuickBooks training, art, writing and the United States Constitution.

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Weekend Roundup: Learn a little, have some laughs, find support

After a high-energy October, November starts to slow down a bit for Northwest Colorado, but there’s still plenty in store this weekend.