Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 28, 2015: Co-ed volleyball registration open

Craig Parks & Recreation’s fall co-ed volleyball season begins soon, with two leagues: competitive teams play Monday nights, semi-competitive Tuesdays. Sign-up is $200 per team and $20 per player, and the deadline to register is Sept. 4.

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Moffat County School District launches Shared School for homeschool students

Parents and students in Moffat County will see their educational options continue to grow this year with the start of the new Moffat County School District Shared School program.

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Jimmy Westlake: Cassiopeia ushers in autumn

One of the first star patterns to catch your eye in the late summer and early fall is a distinctive group of 5 bright stars in the northeastern sky that forms the shape of a letter “W.”

Early Childhood Center expands to full-day preschool options in Craig

New program slated to increase success in kindergarten and beyond

The new school year is quickly approaching and with it come some new changes to the district's Early Childhood Center.

Craig health briefs for Aug. 22, 2015: VNA back-to-school immunization clinic Thursday

Health announcements, news and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County healthcare providers.

Should Moffat County School District implement formal exit interviews?

With high teacher turnover and large numbers of students leaving the school district each year, some parents and teachers are asking why Moffat County School District does not do formal exit interviews with departing teachers and students.

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 22, 2015: CNCC rodeo gets ready for bull-riding event

The sixth annual Rangely Rockin’ Bulls gets going at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 at Rangely’s Columbine Park. Jed Moore, Colorado Northwestern Community College rodeo coach, describes the evening as the “most action-packed night” in Rio Blanco County. Tickets are $20 for the VIP treatment, $10 for general admission for adults, $5 for children and students and free to those under 3.

Craig education briefs for Aug. 22, 2015: CNCC welcomes community, new students with barbeque

Colorado Northwestern Community College opens its doors to students and community members Saturday for its annual orientation and free community barbeque.

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Moffat County grad grits teeth for final football season

Brady Conner coming up on senior year as tight end at Adams State University

Brady Conner has his eyes on the goal line, both on and off the field. Conner, a 2011 Moffat County High School graduate, will be embarking on his final football season this fall as he enters another season with the Grizzlies of Adams State University.

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Jimmy Westlake: Spot the two giants of summer

Two very large constellations, Ophiuchus, the Serpent Bearer, and Hercules, the Strong Man, take up a large chunk of our late summer sky. We see them standing head to head, high up in the southern sky as darkness falls.

Craig education briefs for Aug. 15, 2015: Love INC Back-to-School Fair is Saturday

Education briefs for Craig and Moffat County: Love in the Name of Christ of the Yampa Valley will host its annual Back-to-School Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Alice Pleasant Park on the 500 block of Yampa Avenue.

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 14, 2015: Cast, Blast and Twang starts Saturday at Wyman Museum

The Family Cast, Blast and Twang takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Wyman Living History Museum, sponsored by Colorado Parks & Wildlife, Northwest Colorado Outfitters Chapter, Safari Club International Yampa Valley Chapter and Brother’s Custom Processing.

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Moffat County alternative program moves onto high school campus

Moffat County School District’s alternative high school, known as the Youth Experiencing Success program, is making a move this year into the old wood shop classroom in the agriculture program’s building behind Moffat County High School.

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High turnover for Moffat County teachers; survey highlights lack of resources

Moffat County School District said farewell to approximately 25 percent of its teaching staff at the end of the 2014-15 school year. Of the 38 certified staff that left the district — meaning those with a teaching license — more than a quarter were retirees.

Jimmy Westlake: Exploring the constellation Perseus

With the annual Perseid meteor shower rising to its peak activity this week, it’s a good time to introduce you to the constellation that gives this delightful shower of shooting stars its name.