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Craig Middle School student’s 20Time project raises money for River Watch

Craig Middle School eight-grade student Kayce Pierce spent 20 percent of her time in science enrichment class on a photography project that has resulted in sales of roughly $850. Profits will go to benefit the school’s River Watch program.

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Moffat County Locals: Shannon Samuelson a ‘team player’ in educational experience

Even after seeing nearly three decades worth of students, Shannon Samuelson is still going strong when it comes to teaching within Moffat County School District.

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Shortest day of the year celebrated at The TANK in Rangely

The shortest day of the year was celebrated with caroling and an impromptu sound session Dec. 21 at The TANK Center for Sonic Arts in Rangely. “It is a celebration of the community and appreciation for our volunteers, in addition to the volunteer dinner next month,” said Mary-Ann Greanier, interim executive director and founding member of Friends of The TANK.

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Audit dings Moffat County High School for 27 items of concern

Comprehensive reports from the state facilities audit expected in late January

Moffat County School District underwent two audits this fall — an accessibility audit of the high school by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights and a comprehensive facilities audit by the Colorado Department of Education Division of Capitol Construction.

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Jimmy Westlake: An evening star for Christmas

On Christmas Eve, dazzling Venus will appear only 2 degrees from the star Gamma Capricorni, also known by the lovely name Nashira, which means “bringing good tidings.” What

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Education Briefs: Boys & Girls Club Holiday Play Days are Dec. 19 to Dec. 23

News and events in education.

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Moffat County School District sets slight increase in property taxes

The Moffat County School District Board of Education voted unanimously on Dec. 13 to use existing, voter approved measures, to increase the district mill levy by just over 1 mill and that will result in slightly higher property taxes.

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CNCC tightens belt as property tax revenues decrease

Steep declines in regional oil and gas production fuel financial adjustments

Colorado Northwestern Community College is estimated to receive millions less in revenues from property taxes next year. “We are anticipating a decrease of around 10 to11 percent in Moffat County. Rio Blanco is looking at 20 to 35 percent,” said CNCC President Ron Granger.

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Proposed student housing in Craig could cost up to $12 million

The conceptual design for student housing on the Colorado Northwestern Community College Craig campus was unveiled at a public meeting Wednesday.

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Moffat County School District seeks to improve student performance

Student achievement and growth scores from the 2015-16 school year were reviewed by Moffat County School District then used to develop a comprehensive plan to improve student performance. The plan was put into action in October. The four areas identified for targeted improvement this year included: changes to strategies for teaching reading, assessment training, on-going data dives, changes to the assessment schedule and new support for high school students taking SAT tests.

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Craig third graders learn about government and history

Students at East Elementary School are learning about government and history by creating their own communities with the help of local elected officials.

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Jimmy Westlake: The universe below

Six months later, during the late fall, we can gaze out of the bottom of the Milky Way to see what lies beneath our galaxy.

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Craig kids conquer the court in Elks Hoop Shoot

The gym was bustling Saturday at Sandrock Elementary School as future basketball stars were laying the foundation for years to come in the sport. Craig had its most sizable turnout in seven years during the weekend’s Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest for boys and girls ages 8 to 13. The morning included 42 kids total, well past years where attendance was in the 20s, which Frank Sadvar, Exalted Ruler for Lodge No. 1577 called “astronomical.”

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Maybell school has new principal and teacher

Maybell Elementary School has a new principal and a new teacher this year.