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Moffat County students show varied achievement levels with CMAS tests

District continuing to align with state's academic standards

Student test scores in science and social studies remained fairly flat overall for Moffat County School District this year compared to last, according to Colorado Measures of Academic Success testing data released this month.

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High hopes for Friends of Moffat County Education’s running event

Elevate Education 5K, Fun Run takes place during Balloon Festival

As hot air balloons soar, runners can likewise get their heart rates on the rise when Friends of Moffat County Education hosts the Elevate Education 5K and One-Mile Fun Run Aug. 1 at Loudy-Simpson Park as part of the Moffat County Balloon Festival.

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Bond revoked for vehicular homicide suspect

Logan Douglas Otis, 20, was booked into Moffat County Jail on Sunday for violating conditions of his bond.

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Patti Mosbey: Drama, heartache and joy in Sand Wash

It’s a cool summer evening, the air is fresh and we can see for miles. Banking up in the western sky is a beautiful sunset primed to shout with color as the sun moves behind the backlit clouds.

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Maybell School to re-open next year

School board makes long-term commitment to one-room schoolhouse

Despite a June 25 board decision to suspend Maybell School for another year, a wellspring of new momentum from Maybell parents and community members landed the question of the school’s future back in front of Moffat County School District Board of Education members Thursday evening.

DA says deadly force justified in officer involved shooting near Dinosaur

Moffat County's District Attorney finds deadly force was justified in the death of James Damon on March 9 near Dinosaur in Northwest Colorado.

Tri-State's financials attacked by WildEarth Guardians

In a recent column, John Horning, executive director of WildEarth of Guardians, made allegations about the finances of Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association – an energy cooperative the Guardians have become intimately associated with through a federal lawsuit.

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Yampa River waters a hot commodity

Northwest Colorado residents, legislators discuss future allocation

The debate is heating up as the first-ever Colorado Water Plan moves through a second-draft phase before it goes to the governor’s desk this December. Both legislators and members from the Colorado Water Conservation Board appointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper visited Craig Wednesday to present information on the plan and listen to public input.

Craig briefs: Monday morning crash results in horse fatality

A 32-year-old Steamboat Springs woman was cited with careless driving after a crash Monday morning near mile marker 13 on Routt County Road 179. According to the Colorado State Patrol, the woman was driving a truck towing a trailer containing four horses. Trooper Matt Normandin said the woman reached down to get her coffee and drove over a steep drop-off.

WildEarth Guardians' natural habitat is a courtroom

From 2010 to present, WildEarth Guardians have initiated a total of 152 cases in federal district courts and 55 in the Circuit Court of Appeals for a total of 207 cases. In 2010 alone they filed 61 claims — an average of about one per week.

A profile of Judge Jackson

Recently, Judge R. Brooke Jackson has been in the spotlight for his May ruling that threatened to stop work at Colowyo coal mine in Northwest Colorado.

7 Moffat County School Board, CNCC board seats up for election

This November, voters will have the opportunity to elect or re-elect more than a half-dozen board members impacting K-12 and higher education in Moffat County.

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Moffat County horse dies after being abused by an unknown party

$2,000 reward being offered for information on suspect

Gary Nichols said the death of Cricket the 16-year-old mare is the most abnormal case of animal neglect he has seen in his 15 years as an investigator for Moffat County Sheriff’s Office.

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Grand Futures offering movie nights, pool party

If you think there’s nothing for families to do in the coming weeks, you’re all wet. Grand Futures Prevention Coalition will host the Family Dive In Movie Wednesday evening at the Craig Pool Complex.

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Wyman Museum to host community Science Night Friday

The Wyman Living History Museum in Craig will host Science Night at the Museum from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Friday. Colorado Northwestern Community College staff will bring telescopes for viewing the moon, planets, stars and other objects in space.