August 30, 2013
Mrs. Nina Lawton poses with her fourth-grade students in fall 1963. This class went on to be the Moffat County High School graduating Class of 1972.
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As early as 1952 it was becoming apparent that the vintage 1921 Yampa School (today’s Moffat County School District administration building) could not meet the needs of the burgeoning post-war generation known as the “baby boomers.” In November of 1953, Craig residents passed a $290,000 bond issue to build a second elementary school and two months later construction began on the new Sunset School. The six-month contract deadline was easily met and the dedication was held just after Christmas of 1954.