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John Bolton, Moffat County High School band director, gets a surprise visit from his wife and daughters Tuesday during his second-hour jazz band class at MCHS. Bolton’s family was at the school to congratulate him for being named the 2009-10 Craig Daily Press Teacher of the Year. The newspaper’s Editorial Board chose Bolton from a field of 23 teachers who were nominated for the award.

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MCHS band teacher named 2009-10 Craig Daily Press Teacher of the Year

When a young John Bolton found himself floundering in the rough waters of adolescence, it was band class that came to his rescue. “It was a lifeboat for me as a kid,” Bolton said. “And it’s not that my home life was so horrible as I see with the kids today who have to deal with some really difficult situations.

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