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Conservation Colorado: The tightrope of public lands management

It’s not often when you find a conservationist seeking out the opportunity to defend a plan that proposes the drilling of over 15,000 oil and gas wells. But that is what I’m going to try to do.

Craig health briefs for April 25, 2015: Presentation highlights women’s health issues

Author and certified traditional naturopath Cammi Balleck will offer a free presentation for women titled "It’s not you, it’s your chemicals" from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Clarion Inn and Suites.

Craig Chamber’s Murder Mystery Dinner debuts May 2

The Craig Chamber of Commerce will host a Murder Mystery Dinner as presented by Talent Denver May 2 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

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Moffat County High School Student Council: Creating leaders that serve

High school student councils can often be either a glorified popularity contest or an easy resume-builder for overacheivers. But Moffat County High School Student Council is a group of students that know how to get things done and are learning to practice leadership in the spirit of service.

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Moffat County High School DECA/FBLA: Teaching real world skills to create leaders in business

Students often hear about the “real world” outside of school, but few organizations prepare them for it as well as Moffat County High School’s DECA and FBLA clubs.

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Meet Moffat County's mascot

Daily Press quizzes Bulldog about his role at the school district

The Craig Daily Press recently caught up with the Moffat County High School Bulldog mascot himself to discuss the sports and activities of the institution he loves.

Tiffany Lingo: Growing with Moffat County education

In Moffat County, my education was shaped firmly. My foundation was elementary school. In kindergarten, I remember learning the basics: phone number, address, days of the week. In first through fourth grade I learned multiplication, states and the famous "Planet Song." These things were arbitrary then, but it held my knowledge for what was to come. To this day, I remember "The Planet Song" and every multiple of seven.

Brent Curtice: Moffat County School District works to reach various goals

Moffat County School District is a district where there is a positive environment for learning, therefore creating a climate that is conducive to change.

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Moffat County elementary schools: Encouraging positive behavior

Gone are the days of rappings on the knuckles or writing things 100 times on the chalkboard. In our modern day, teachers have discovered that rewarding good behavior is more effective than simply punishing bad behavior.

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Moffat County Elementary Music Program: Learning through music and play

Music teachers new and old give Moffat County’s elementary students a playful introduction to the world of music. From drums to keyboards in Phyllis Reed’s class at Ridgeview Elementary School to guitars and singing in Julieann Matheson’s music class at Sandrock Elementary, kids develop a foundational knowledge in music while having fun.

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Moffat County High School makes beautiful music

Measure for measure, the music programs of Moffat County High School can make some high quality sounds.

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High school students get jump start with dual credit

A student soon to graduate from high school planning to move on to the next level of their education may be have some considerable transitions in store for them. Although, the shock of college life will be lessened for those who start it early.

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GOAL Academy offers online platform learning

When talking about education in Moffat County, it’s important to know that Moffat County School District is not the only educational institution available to students. GOAL Academy launched in Craig three years ago, offering high school students an alternative way to learn outside of the traditional classroom.

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Friends of Moffat County Education: Funding learning opportunities

Friends of Moffat County Education has an extremely important role in Craig’s educational community. It’s a nonprofit that obtains funds through grants, business donations and Moffat County United Way and turns around and puts that money back into the community’s hands.

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Craig veterans get answers to questions at town hall meeting

Fifty-six veterans and their family members showed up to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall in Craig Thursday night for a town hall meeting.