Opera auditions open to Craig, Steamboat performers

The Yampa Valley Opera Troupe is holding auditions for its fall 2015 school touring production of Thomas Pasatieri’s “The Goose Girl.” The production is open to performers in both Craig and Steamboat Springs.

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CNCC concurrent enrollment program for high school students could face changes

Colorado Northwestern Community College Moffat County Board of Control discussed the budget and possible changes to its concurrent enrollment program for Moffat County High School students at its monthly meeting Monday night.

Craig Sports Briefs for April 18, 2015: Moffat County Youth Wrestling tourney goes this weekend

Moffat County Youth Wrestling’s Levi Weber Memorial Peewee Tournament takes place all day Saturday at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane. Weigh-ins start at 6:30 a.m. and matches beginning at 9 a.m. for kids under age 8. Older kids, ages 14 and younger, will commence at 1 p.m.

From Pipi's Pasture: Remembering the teacher’s house

Last week’s column was a recollection of what it was like to be a country school teacher. In the column I wrote that my sisters and I attended the Morapos School through the eighth grade and then attended high school in Craig. I goofed. Our sister Darlene attended seven grades at Morapos and then went to eighth-grade at the Craig high school. When I talked to her a few days ago, Darlene explained that having country school kids attend eighth-grade in Craig was a sort of “trend” in those days. It was intended as a sort of transition before starting high school.

Craig education briefs for April 18, 2015: Sandrock Elementary launches app

Sandrock Elementary School recently launched its new free smartphone app, compatible with both Apple and Android phones.

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Moffat County High School’s Lauren Samuelson to run track, cross country for Metro State

It’s a good thing Moffat County High School’s Lauren Samuelson enjoys running because she’ll doing a lot of it at the next stage of her athletic career. Lauren signed a letter of intent Wednesday to don the blue and red of the Roadrunners for both track and cross country at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of April 13, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County High School FACS program benefits from donations

Teacher: Contributions an ‘investment’ in youth

The disciplines that encompass Family and Consumer Science — otherwise known as home economics — are ones that involve a lot of care and attention to detail. When students of this subject receive such qualities for their education, they’ll be able to put that back into their projects. The Moffat County High School FACS program has been hard at work all year, but thanks to a number of generous folks, that effort is put to use on better equipment and materials.

Young Life dessert banquet scheduled for Sunday

Bear River Young Life will host its annual banquet at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. The youth ministry organization hosts the event each year to update people in the area on the impact positive influences have on local teens and adolescents.

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Moffat County High School strengthened by $2,000 AmeriGas funding

Like many educational institutions, Moffat County High School has been hard-pressed to fund some of their programs, but some of that financial burden has been lifted off their shoulders — two pennies at a time. AmeriGas Propane provided MCHS with a $2,000 check Thursday afternoon as part of the business’s School Days program, which rewards enrolled schools based on gas receipts collected from community members.

Moffat County Scholarship Bulletin for April 6, 2015

Scholarship Bulletin features scholarships from the Moffat County High School website and submitted by other organizations. Does your organization or school have scholarships available for students? Send scholarship information to Daily Press education reporter Lauren Blair at or 970-875-1794.

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Craig natives screen short at Vail Film Festival

Movie a long-term project for Brendan Beachman, Alex Conner

The short film “Intersection” was among the many entrants in the 2015 Vail Film Festival, showing March 29. Though it may not have received any prizes, the world premiere of the movie represented a long road of blood, sweat and tears for Brendan Beachman, Alex Conner and all who were involved with them in the process.

Craig Sports Briefs for April 4, 2015: CNCC rodeo at home this weekend after Utah competitions

The Colorado Northwestern Community College rodeo program will host the third annual Spartan Showdown Rodeo Saturday morning at 10 a.m. and in the evening at 7 p.m. after a kick-off Friday.