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Education Briefs: Many government offices closed on Monday

News updates on Labor day closures, school lunch applications, the start of pre-school, new CNCC scholarship program, start of preschool and more.

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Weekend Roundup: A labor of leisure

With the approach of Labor Day, plans are already being made for some to make the most of an extended weekend, but if you haven’t already charted out your plans for the following days, Northwest Colorado has some options.

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Accounting questioned regarding Moffat County School District's budget

Community asking questions about the sudden $800k surplus from last year’s budget

Instead of ending with a deficit, Moffat County School District reported an $800,000 surplus to the school board during their August meeting and that has people wondering. “I was dumbfounded when I learned about it. That’s a huge amount of money no matter the size of the business. How did you guys fandangle $800,000 at the eleventh hour?” said Chris Thome, who is a parent that participated in the community stakeholder process held earlier this year.

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Moffat County High School classes are back in action Monday

The halls of Moffat County High School were humming Monday morning as students gathered to start a new a school year.

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Craig Middle School students off to an exciting start

Students will miss summer, but look forward to friends and school food

School children grades six to eight who started the 2016-17 school year at Craig Middle School will miss summer yet they look forward to new friends, favorite coaches and items on the school lunch menu.

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Jimmy Westlake: Explore the Northern Cross

Just go outside around 9:30 p.m. and look straight up. There’s the Summer Triangle, right overhead.

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Sandrock Elementary School pilots school supplies program

Staff at Sandrock give parents a break; buying general school supplies from area merchants

Parents of children going to Sandrock Elementary School have one less item to complete on their back to school task list. Instead of hunting around town in a sort of school supply treasure hunt to acquire everything on a list of required supplies, Principal Kamisha Siminoe and her staff have done the shopping for parents. For $20, less if the student qualifies for reduced or free school lunch, students will receive supplies needed to carry them through the school year.

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Education Briefs: First day of elementary school is Tuesday

Moffat County School District back to school week.

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Moffat County School District finds $800k surplus in budget

First raise in 3 years for Moffat County teachers, staff and administrators

Moffat County School District revealed Thursday that there’s an $800,000 surplus in the district’s budget. The news prompted the school board to approve raises for teachers, staff and administrators for the first time in three years.

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Weekend Roundup: Ducks, bikes and cowboys — a winning combination

This weekend in Northwest Colorado holds many opportunities to support some worthy causes. And, better still, you can have fun doing it!

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Moffat County soccer sets goals for Random Acts of Kindness

Clean-up of elementary school property among volunteer projects

With less than one week left before their schedule starts, Moffat County High School boys soccer is looking to get in all the practice time they can before the season opener. However, their coaches want players to be no less ready to jump into action off the field too.

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Education Briefs: Love in the Name of Christ hosts free annual Back-to-School Fair Saturday

A summary of many back-to-school events and end of summer activities.

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Colorado's lieutenant governor and community college system president visit Craig

Craig's college impresses officials with its art, facilities and innovative programs

Colorado Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne traveled to Northwest Colorado Wednesday on her statewide tour of state facilities. It was her 95th day on the job as lieutenant governor.

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Moffat County test scores lower than in 2015, Rangely scores rise by 6 to 12 percent

Moffat County School District student performance lags behind the previous years’ averages in science and social studies. Performance is also behind state averages according to test results released by the Colorado Department of Education earlier this month. Results released included scores on the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) in science and social studies, the PSAT and ACT standardized tests.

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CNCC welcomes new leadership at board meeting Monday

President Ronald Granger says college is not in 'a dire situation' with finances

Excitement was the word of the day at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Craig as the college welcomed back teaching faculty and officially greeted the new President, Ronald Granger. “We are so excited about being involved in both communities and campuses. We researched and talked with people who’d grown-up here. There are so many opportunities between the campuses and the services that we can offer to students,” said Granger.