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Jimmy Westlake: How Orwandil lost his toe

One of the sure signs that spring has arrived is the return of the Big Dipper to our early evening sky.

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Moffat County children's health fair to offer range of free screenings

Health fair slated for Thursday, Friday in Moffat County School District Administration Building

A children’s health fair featuring a wide assortment of free screenings is slated for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday and Friday in the Moffat County School District Administration Building.

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Combined efforts nourish students at Maybell Elementary School

Students in this one-classroom school learn from adults — and from each other

At Maybell Elementary School, students frequently work at the front table with Head Teacher Carol Kilmer, and others work on lessons throughout the classroom.

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Health Briefs: Children’s health fair scheduled

A children’s health fair is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 31 and April 1, by appointment only, in the Moffat County School District administration building, 775 Yampa Ave. The health fair will feature free developmental screenings for children from birth to 5 years old who are not yet in kindergarten.

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Education Briefs: Moffat County Libraries seek essays, drawings

The contest is arranged in four groups, according to age, with prizes for illustrations and essays.

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Moffat County’s Garrett Uptain ready to ride for Wyoming college rodeo

MCHS senior prepared to defend ranking as state’s top saddle bronc competitor

Garrett Uptain has had some wild times in the rodeo arena atop bucking horses and bulls, but now the sport he loves will be giving him a different kind of ride — a full ride scholarship. The Moffat County High School senior recently signed to compete as part of the Sheridan College rodeo team in Sheridan, Wyoming.

Scholarship Happenings for Craig and Moffat County

Scholarship listings for Craig and Moffat County students.

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Craig Sports Briefs for March 25, 2016: Moffat County golf plays through wind in Montrose

The Moffat County High School girls golf team posted a total score of 367 during a Tuesday tournament at Cobble Creek Golf Course in Montrose, placing seventh of eight teams.

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Groups deliver budget suggestions to Moffat County School Board

Suggestions build on work done during community stakeholder meetings

“If we don’t do anything this year,” Ridgeview Elementary School Principal Amber Clark said. “If we stay in salary freeze, if we do not do another round of iPads, if we do not fund anything for operations or anything for facilities — if we just don’t do anything — we are looking at a $600,000 deficit to meet our (retirement funding) needs and to meet our insurance needs.”

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Craig Sports Briefs for March 23, 2016: Craig Youth Hockey Association hosting annual spring meeting in April

Craig Youth Hockey Association is seeking coaches and board members for the 2016-17 season. The organization also encourages community members to attend its annual spring meeting, which will take place at 7 p.m. April 11 at the Moffat County School District administration building.

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Jimmy Westlake: An early Easter this year

Have you ever wondered why the date of Easter Sunday hops around like a bunny rabbit from year to year?

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School districts across the state feel the pull of the negative factor

Negative factor sparked decrease of $1.9 million dollars in Moffat County School District for 2015-16

“We were getting to the point where we couldn’t do business,” said Doug Tredway, superintendent of the Gunnison Watershed School District. “It was getting harder and harder to achieve our mission.”

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Students at East Elementary School envision the future through their choice of apparel

Future Day gives students a chance to imagine who they'd like to be later in life

Antonia Vasquez and her schoolmates at East Elementary School came to school on Friday dressed as people they’d like to be as they gaze into the future.

Scholarship Happenings for Craig and Moffat County

Scholarship listings for Craig and Moffat County students.

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Education Briefs: CNCC holds concurrent enrollment info session

High school students and family members received an introduction to concurrent enrollment classes Thursday evening at Colorado Northwestern Community College — and interested students can still seek out more information.