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Craig education briefs for June 13, 2015: Day camp highlights creative technology tools for kids

The DigiDog Day Camp will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 24 at Craig Middle School for students entering the second- through sixth-grade.

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Craig’s Steve Walls catches large mackinaw in Flaming Gorge

Walls lets 40-year-old fish go, urges fishers to catch and release

Craig resident Steve Walls has a good fishing story to tell, but he also has photographic proof of his catch. However, his snapshot won’t help any copycats accomplish the same feat of picking up a big mack. And, no, not the one from McDonald’s.

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Golfers, students win big with Moffat County Sheriff tourney

It was the usual suspects and then some in attendance at the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office tournament Saturday at Yampa Valley Golf Course as 16 teams of four hit the links to support scholarships for local students.

Craig education briefs for June 6, 2015: Boys & Girls Club offers summer youth choir

Education and kid-related happenings in Craig and Moffat County.

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School board removes iPads, other items from 2015-16 budget

Whether to approve funding in next year’s budget for iPads and one-to-one technology became a major topic of discussion at Thursday’s Moffat County School District Board of Education work session and public hearing.

5 lame excuses for not going to college

No matter how old you are, or what stage you’re in, it’s always good to consider college. It’s been said that, “If you’re not growing, you’re dying.” Here are the top five poor excuses for not considering college.

The Colorado community college system: 13 community colleges — 1 vision

When you apply for admission to a Colorado Community College, you’re opening a door to a spectrum of opportunities that might surprise you.

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CNCC dinosaur dig kicks off Monday near Rangely

A dinosaur by the name of Walter is about to see its first light of day in many millions of years. Walter is central to the launch of Colorado Northwestern Community College’s new paleontology program, which gets under way Monday with its first student dig.

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Wife, Mom, Grandma… and nurse: Michelle Hampton fulfills a dream

Ask Michelle Hampton if it’s possible for a grandmother to be successful in college and she’ll say, “Absolutely. You just need an amazing husband, four supportive kids, seven sweet grand kids — and you should go to CNCC.”

Once upon a time in Craig, America: The Craig Theatre

This monthly series features stories from memoir writers in Craig, Maybell and elsewhere in Northwest Colorado who attend Colorado Northwestern Community College. They are intended to reflect the region's fascinating history in the words of those who have lived it. Dedicated to the late Carol Jacobsen, who planted the seed.

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Inactivity leads to summer weight gain in children

Kids are finally enjoying their first taste of summer vacation, a time that conjures images of sunshine, outdoor fun and physical activity. However, recent research suggests that many children are actually becoming less active and unhealthier during the summer months compared to the school year.

Craig education briefs for May 30, 2015: Special school board meeting to be held Thursday

The Moffat County School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday at the MCSD Administration Building at 775 Yampa Ave.

From Pipi's Pasture: Memories triggered by sagebrush

Early this morning, when I was walking to the corral here at Pipi’s Pasture to do chores, I noticed the smell of the sagebrush that grows in a nearby field. I don’t usually notice the scent at all, but perhaps this morning was different because of all of the rain. Anyway, that smell triggered memories of the days when my siblings and I went to the Morapos School all those years ago.

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Moffat County school board discusses budget draft, board district changes

The Moffat County Board of Education discussed the 2015-16 budget at their monthly meeting Thursday and considered big decisions for the coming school year, including changes to the preschool programming, school calendar, Maybell School and redrawing Board of Education boundaries.

Moffat County Board of Education meeting agenda for Thursday

The Moffat County School District Board of Education will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday for a work session and at 6:45 p.m. for its regular monthly meeting at the MCSD administration building board room.