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Craig hosts DECA district conference

Colorado Northwestern Community College was teeming Monday with teenagers in suits, ties and pant suits who were dressing the part for the DECA district conference.

Craig education briefs for Dec. 5, 2015: CNCC wins scholarship money from state program

The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative approved $1.3 million in scholarships to be distributed to public universities and colleges throughout the state, and to be matched in full by local partners such as county governments, institutions of higher education or workforce organizations.

Free parenting class promises happier home life plus free dinner, childcare

Spare time is hard to come by for most parents, but the Incredible Years program could actually give more time to parents than it takes.

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Moffat County's new school board sorts old tensions, establishes protocol, goals

Four recently elected Moffat County School District Board of Education members joined three existing members Monday for a board retreat to define the new board’s goals, protocols and direction.

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Craig education briefs for Nov. 27, 2015: Parenting class offers tools, free dinner, free childcare

Connections 4 Kids is offering a free Incredible Years parenting class to parents of preschool-age kids, kindergarteners and first-graders, featuring tools to support the social, emotional and academic development of their child.

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Craig Middle School food drive breaks records, restocks food bank shelves

Just as Moffat County’s Interfaith Food Bank shelves were beginning to look rather bare, Craig Middle School students came to the rescue with a monumentally successful “Feed Moffat County” food drive.

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Moffat County students embrace flavors, spirit, history of Thanksgiving

Tuesday was full of the Thanksgiving spirit in Moffat County schools, as many of them marked the occasion with special activities to teach kids about the history of the holiday.

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Moffat County High School's Selena Hernandez to make leap to college track

Senior to compete for University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

Moffat County High School senior Selena Hernandez sees her favorite sport as an ideal metaphor for persistence when the going gets tough. Though she has yet to clear every obstacle of her high school career, she’s nearing a finish line that will also serve as the starting line for something even bigger and better. Hernandez signed her letter of intent Monday to run track for University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, competing in hurdles and relays.

Craig education briefs for Nov. 21, 2015: MCHS presents Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.

The Moffat County High School Theatre Department's production of Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. wraps up a series of performances Saturday, and other Northwest Colorado education news.

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Forget Me Not: The power of intertwining generations

Something powerful happens when you put high school students together with senior citizens. Students become more aware of a generation often forgotten, and elders feel overwhelming gratefulness of their presence.

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Skyrocketing health insurance costs compound Moffat County School District budget woes

Both Moffat County School District and its employees will be footing much higher health insurance bills in 2016 than in 2015. How that burden will be shared between employer and employee was the topic of much discussion at Thursday’s Board of Education meeting and work session.

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CNCC Board of Control welcomes Carwile, discusses programs, broadband funds

The Colorado Northwestern Community College Board of Control began its monthly meeting Monday by swearing in newly elected board members Terry Carwile and incumbents Mike Anson and Zack Allen.

Moffat County Board of Education agenda for Thursday meeting

Moffat County Board of Education agenda.

Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 14, 2015: BCA pool results — Week 7

BCA Pool League is several months into its seventh season at The Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way. After seven weeks of action, The Untouchables with team captain Jean Haskins lead the 9-ball league, and in 8-ball, Roy Butler’s Get-R-Done have the best scores.

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Moffat County High School’s ‘Aladdin, Jr.’ to dazzle, delight audiences

Performances for musical take place next week

If there’s one thing to learn from the Moffat County High School theater program’s upcoming stage spectacular, it’s that big things come in itty-bitty packages, so prepare for magic, comedy, romance and all you can possibly imagine contained within the MCHS auditorium. The curtain goes up next week for the MCHS theater program’s fall musical, “Aladdin, Jr.” The adaptation of the Disney film premieres Thursday night as MCHS and Craig Middle School thespians prepare to enchant the crowd.