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Craig education briefs for Nov. 8, 2014: Sunset Elementary hosts fall festival

Sunset Elementary will host its second annual Fall Festival starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, featuring games, food and a fun run.

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Meat me in Kentucky

Future Farmers of America team represents Colorado at national competition

With a ranching legacy reaching back several generations, Moffat County knows meat. Three Moffat County High School students and one recent graduate represented the state of Colorado in meat judging at the Future Farmers of America national competition last week.

Our View: Take a bite out of CNCC's Taste of Education

Higher education is a phenomenally important part of progressing our intellectual depth, but the price tag often makes it difficult to sign up for classes. Yet here in Craig, we’re lucky — we have an affordable, state-of-the-art college that offers a variety of classes to those seeking to take the next step in furthering their education.

Sunset Elementary School to sing for Craig seniors, veterans

Sunset preschoolers will travel to Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab at 10 a.m. Wednesday to sing for residents of the facility.

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Something for everyone at CNCC's Taste of Education

Regardless of educational background, age, job or family obligations, Colorado Northwestern Community College is reaching out to show community members that education is for everyone. On Saturday, CNCC will host its second annual Taste of Education, inviting area residents of all stripes to sample its educational offerings.

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Craig preps costumes, makeup, parties for Halloween

Craig offers an abundance of Halloween activities for all ages, costumed or otherwise, from family fun early in the day to happenings later after the sun has gone down for the older crowd and perhaps a few kids willing to prove they aren’t scaredy-cats.

Craig education briefs for Nov. 1, 2014: Public input sought by Colorado Standards and Assessments Task Force

The Colorado Standards and Assessments Task Force will hold a series of roundtable discussions to gather public input on Colorado’s statewide assessment system, including an event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.

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Test results reveal strengths, weaknesses among Moffat County students

Moffat County schools weighed in with some above-average as well as some below-average scores on the new statewide science and social studies assessments.

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A few good men keep 20-year-old bus fleet on the road

With an aging bus fleet, a shortage of drivers, an unbelievably tight budget and barely enough buses to get students where they need to go, it’s a miracle that Moffat County School District’s Transportation Department functions as well as it does.

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Moffat County teachers and administrators raking in the awards statewide

Though Moffat County School District may have its battles to fight as it works to raise the bar for its students, Moffat County parents can rest assured that the people teaching their children are some of the best around.

Craig education briefs for Oct. 25, 2014: Boys & Girls Club to host Tuesday open house

Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. Highway 40, will host an open house from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. This is an event that invites community members to see what happens every day for kids who are part of the organization.

Mary Karen Solomon: CNCC's Craig campus offers plenty this fall and beyond

Fall is whizzing by at Colorado Northwestern Community College, with new opportunities to add color to your life. The first weekend in November brings a Taste of Education to Craig, a new film festival has begun, and plans are underway for our Spring Break 2015 trip.

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Women’s group to host Holiday Home Tour in Craig in early December

PEO seeks larger membership

‘Tis not the season just yet, but Craig residents can already begin thinking about getting involved with a good cause once the yuletide is upon them. The local branch of Philanthropic Educational Organization will host the Holiday Home Tour in early December, a Christmas-themed event that will take participants to a series of houses around town to take in a variety of lovely decorations and spread plenty of good cheer.

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Craig’s Catherine Compton struts her stuff as model, actress

By her own admission, it’s been “kind of a crazy path” for Catherine Compton, a 2007 Moffat County High School graduate, as she’s pursued an education and sought out a career in modeling and acting.

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Moffat County School District Board of Education meets Thursday

The Moffat County School District Board of Education will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the gymnasium at at East Elementary School, preceded by a work session at 4 p.m.