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Small Craig troupe tests comic waters with new production

Group of six players in Craig ready to try performance based on "The Lucy Show"

Leann Dixon remembers growing up in South Carolina, the oldest of 11 children, putting on plays for her family in impressively makeshift surroundings. “We’d have all my family come and fill the living room,” she said. “And we’d even put a curtain up between the living room and the dining room.” Dixon and her family would also sew costumes, pushing the plays to a level of realism that doesn’t usually take shape in family performances. Now Dixon, who lives in Craig, is pouring some of that creativity into a tiny production called “A Comedy for Charity.” It’s based on the 1960s television program “The Lucy Show,” starring Lucille Ball, and it’s playing at 7 p.m. this Thursday through Saturday at East Elementary School.

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Moffat County High School FFA students reap range of benefits from state event

About 40 Moffat County High School Students participate in state FFA events

When 37 Moffat County High School students participated in Future Farmers of America Career Development Events on May 1 and 2, they practiced skills they may draw upon heavily if they enter an agricultural field — and even if they don’t.

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Author discuses 'The Disney Way' in Craig

Dream, believe, dare, do — that is “The Disney Way.” On Friday morning, Bill Capodagli, coauthor of a book by the same name, was at Colorado Northwestern Community College to speak on how the philosophy developed by Walt Disney can benefit business, government and the individual.

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David Ulrich accepts Moffat County superintendent's post

School District, interim superintendent, consider budget

“He’s excited about making the move here,” Board President Darrell Camilletti said.

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School board to offer David Ulrich superintendent's post

School board also approves preliminary budget proposal

“He was very well-prepared,” Darrell Camilletti said after the meeting. “He had done a lot of research on the community. He seemed to be extremely enthusiastic about the move and very well-qualified.”

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Moffat County students immerse themselves in the 1800s

Maybell and Ridgeview Elementary School students re-enact the rendezvous

“I like that sometimes if you trade a lot of little things, you can get a big thing,” said Alana McIntyre, a Maybell Elementary School fourth-grader.

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Moffat County superintendent candidates share thoughts at meet-and-greet

Board of Education's decision is expected during Thursday's meeting

The event, populated by about 30 people, fell a day before candidate interviews and two days before a school board meeting designed to choose the new superintendent.

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Jimmy Westlake: Hectostar — 100 Little Diamonds

In about an hour, “Hectostar” had written itself. Here it is. Enjoy.

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Craig Middle School students reflect on state event for National History Day

Eight CMS students competed at the state level in Denver

Gwen Doizaki, a seventh-grader at Craig Middle School, explored Gregor Mendel’s theories of genetics for her National History Day project.

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Bill would allow medical marijuana use in schools

A bill awaiting signature on Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk would allow young medical marijuana patients access to their prescribed medication while on school grounds or at school events.

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Greenhouse after-school program sparks adventure for Ridgeview Elementary students

Program is among several PAC-sponsored after-school sessions this school year

Mindy Baker, president of the Parent Advisory Council at Ridgeview, said the desire for a language class at the elementary-school level spurred the effort to create these after-school sessions.

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Education Briefs: Superintendent candidates to meet with public

Candidates for the superintendent's position will be available to meet people Monday evening before their round of interviews on Tuesday.

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Moffat County High School Band prepares innovative spring concert

Band will present a rendition of student Wes Atkin's 'When I'm With You'

Wyeth Krumrey will be one of more than 60 high school musicians performing at this year’s concert, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the high school auditorium.

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South Routt moving to 4-day school week

The South Routt School District plans to implement a four-day school week for the 2016-17 school year, following a vote last week by the Board of Education.

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Jimmy Westlake: See rare transit of Mercury Monday

For seven and a half hours on May 9, Mercury will slowly transit all the way across the face of the sun, although, we in Colorado won’t see the entire event.