Moffat County High School will again host the reading program One Book, One MCHS. This year’s selection is “The Book Thief.”
Yampa Valley Electric Association again is accepting applications for its annual all-expenses-paid trip to the nation's capital for upcoming high school juniors and seniors, but no students have yet to apply.
Concerned Parents of Moffat County School District held its first public meeting Thursday afternoon in the commons area of Centennial Mall.
Looking back on the past year, the staff of the Craig Daily Press has compiled the following list of some of the top stories of 2013 for Craig and Moffat County. Some topics are ongoing, some have had effects on state and national levels, but all have been significant to Northwest Colorado.
The recent resignation of a Moffat County School District educator has a number of local parents up in arms.
As part of the Rotary Club of Craig’s Book Buddies program, local second-graders received hordes of new books last week, those they could keep for their very own. The people providing these items were also on hand to assist children in the full literary experience.
Hayden High School English students got to conduct a Skype interview with the author of the book they had spent weeks working on before winter break.
Vicki Haddan may have only started in her current position with the Moffat County School District earlier this spring, but with her level of familiarity with local education scene, stepping into the job was a breeze.
Earlier this month, past employees of East gathered to remember the life of former boss Jim Covalt, who passed away Nov. 26.
The Moffat County High School performing arts program recently cast its spring play, a stage version of the Dr. Seuss story “The Cat in the Hat,” and though the rehearsal schedule won’t begin until students return from winter break in January, the community can lend a hand in making the show a great one.
The music program of Moffat County High School hosted its Winter Concert Tuesday, with the Symphonic and Jazz Bands performing a number of compositions for the audience’s listening pleasure.
Moffat County High School’s Student Council is hoping to turn something negative into a positive. Starting Wednesday morning, the students and staff of MCHS began a project involving a banner intended for the people of Centennial’s Arapahoe High School following the shooting that occurred there on Dec. 13, in which one student was critically injured and the gunman — also a student — committed suicide.
Craig said goodbye to a prominent community leader on Tuesday. Gene Bilodeau, vice president of Community College of Northwest College and city councilman, accepted a new position in Rapid City, South Dakota, as the executive director of their University Center. He and his wife will be making the drive north Saturday, he said.
Superintendent survey available online through Dec. 31
The Moffat County School District currently offers a survey available to people within the community to weigh in on the hiring process of the replacement for Superintendent Joe Petrone.
Colorado was the scene of yet another school shooting on Friday, and the librarian targeted used to teach in Craig. A student gunmen, Karl Pierson, came into Arapahoe High School in Littleton with a shotgun, demanding one teacher present himself: Tracy Murphy. Pierson shot a 17-year-old student, Claire Esther Davis before turning the gun on himself, taking his own life. Davis is in a coma, according to The Denver Post.