The board of trustees for The Memorial Hospital took action at its regular monthly meeting Thursday night.
Every idea that challenged preconceived notions sounds unusual at first, but in a field that’s constantly altering, keeping an open mind to fresh thoughts is key. The nursing students of Colorado Northwestern Community College got the opportunity to show their medical aptitude earlier this week when they presented their findings on new or less well-known techniques to health professionals at The Memorial Hospital and Yampa Valley Medical Center in a format not unlike a science fair.
New state bill allows community colleges to expand
Recent legislation could have considerable benefits for certain educational institutions across Colorado, including those within Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties. On Feb. 27, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law Senate Bill 14-004, which authorizes community colleges in the state to offer bachelor of applied science degrees. This would allow schools to feature four-year career technical programs in many fields.
A trying experience like air travel is not meant for the impatient. The people who can’t help but tear into a bag of peanuts seconds after finding their seats are exactly the crowd the makers of “Non-Stop” had in mind as their audience, but it may be the folks with the greater attention span who will enjoy it more.
The Moffat County School District hosted a meeting Monday night at its administration building to address, among other things, the use of Common Core Standards in the region’s schools. Zack Allen, integration liaison for MCSD and South Routt School District, and parent Kindra Jazwick collaborated to put together the discussion.
The 68th annual Craig Kiwanis Club play took place this weekend, and if you weren’t there, you’ll have to wait until next year to find out what the hype was all about. The two-night performance is something that, as loyal fans know, is kept within the confines of the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.
Cholesterol levels are far from just a grown-up matter, and Northwest Colorado medical professionals hope to emphasize that parents should keep their child’s readings in mind.
Literacy coordinator given $1,000 check in Friday ceremony
Tiffany Trevenen received the Peabody Energy Leaders in Education Award for her work as the literacy coordinator for East, as well as her years of service to Moffat County School District.
The Moffat County School District Board of Education took action at its regular monthly meeting Thursday night.
FBLA to attend competition in Vail in April
The DECA team of MCHS attended the state tournament from Feb. 22 to 25 in Colorado Springs, competing in numerous events.
There may be some new elements to Northwest Colorado’s Connections 4 Kids, but even with differences in leadership and location, it’s still holding true to the same mission.
The Community Budget Center, formed in 1980, functions as a nonprofit business, offering a store’s worth of donated merchandise for the casual shopper as well as a little something extra for those who could use some aid of the monetary kind.
Growing up in a small town can often instill boredom in young people, and this lack of activities can likewise lead to drug use among teens. That’s something the organization Grand Futures Prevention Coalition hopes to alleviate. Grand Futures focuses on combating substance abuse in the youth of Northwest Colorado by providing alternatives to and education about using materials that are harmful to their health.
The time is nigh for the red carpet crowd as the 86th annual Academy Awards approaches, promising a night of glitz and glamour for folks in love with a little golden man named Oscar.
Come one, come all to the Moffat County High School production of “The Cat in the Hat.” The Dr. Seuss story will come alive with performances Thursday and Friday night and two Saturday matinees.
The best people to tell you what to expect in a new school are the ones who were enrolled there most recently. An activities fair Tuesday afternoon at Craig Middle School gave eighth grade students a glimpse of all the opportunities that will be available to them this coming fall as they matriculate as freshmen at Moffat County High School.
An incident in Grand Junction earlier this month involving the arrest of Craig police officer Eric Montes has resulted in the termination of Montes’ employment from the Craig Police Department, according to a press release issued by the law enforcement agency Monday afternoon.
Brent Curtice was named the replacement for outgoing superintendent Joe Petrone Monday night during a special meeting of the MCSD Board of Education.
The Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center will host an open house event at 6 p.m. Thursday at its new office space at 25 W. Victory Way. The purpose is to provide anyone interested with more details about the types of services offered there, Executive Director Katie Grobe said.
Team will host Coal Ridge Tuesday as playoffs start
A Friday loss to Coal Ridge was a blow against the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team, but the results of the following day made that easier to take. The Bulldogs won their final regular season game, 51-43, hosting the Grand Valley Cardinals Saturday.
Team to play Cedaredge on Tuesday
The MCHS boys varsity team suffered a 57-53 defeat at the hands of visiting Grand Valley in its last game of the regular season. After a close first half that ended with the score tied at 25, the Bulldogs lost control as the Cardinals ran roughshod, keeping the lead until the game’s end.
Two slots still available; deadline to register March 1
As part of its annual series of trips to Europe, Colorado Northwestern Community College will be helping the people of the area make their vacation dreams come true. More accurately, vacación, as the destination for this year is Spain’s Catalonia region, where participants will tour the cities of Barcelona and Girona.
Your Health: Study finds the availability of primary care doctors in Northwest Colorado is higher than in other rural areas
Northwest Colorado residents have more primary care doctors to choose from than do residents in most other rural parts of the state. The Yampa Valley also is better equipped to handle a projected rise in Medicaid patients in the coming years because of the impacts of the Affordable Care Act. That's according to a new study from the Colorado Health Institute that examined the inventory of primary doctors statewide. But there is room for improvement.
As part of National FFA Week, the members of the local chapter of the National FFA Organization took some time this week to impart their wisdom to the kindergarten students of Craig. The Wednesday event Barnyard Day let younger students get a look at the various activities that go along with working on a farm, including taking care of the furry and feathered denizens that reside in such a place.
Not every film about the subject of art is as fascinating as the art itself. If the man who painted “The Last Supper” were remembered solely for the misfire that was “The Da Vinci Code,” the Louvre certainly would have far fewer patrons gathered around his most famous works. Even so, the modern-day efforts to preserve the accomplishments of the past are worth looking at in a movie like “The Monuments Men.”
John Voehl is an Abraham Lincoln re-enactor who recently visited Craig for multiple performances in the guise of the 16th president of the United States. His presentations were sponsored by Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Student Government and Student Activities Board.
Barbecue event for top readers scheduled for May 9
The current stamp count for the Passport to Reading program for local fourth and fifth grade book lovers is 2,663. Each stamp represents a book read by a student collected in a special mock passport that details their individual journey across the many genres of literature. With about 350 kids spread across the four local elementary schools, the goal for this, the second year of the program, is to reach 7,000 stamps total, 20 stamps per student, the requisite number of genre entries for a child to attain in order to attend the celebratory barbecue near the end of the school year.
Interviews conducted this week with 3 job candidates
The members of the Moffat County School District Board of Education will have a lot to talk about as they move into the final phase of selecting and hiring a new superintendent. The board will convene for an executive session Friday morning to discuss the results of this week’s interviews with the top three candidates for the job — Brent Curtice, Jinger Haberer, Gregory Fromm — all of whom went through numerous meetings in the past several days.
The students of Moffat County High School got into the spirit of kindness and philanthropy the past few days with Have a Heart Week. Sponsored by the MCHS Key Club, the weeklong event was a chance for teens to learn the benefits of thinking of others.
Valentine’s Day is upon us again, and what would the middle of February be without a few selections at the local bijou to provide people with a good date night? Whether you and your significant other are planning to step out on the town or snuggle up at home with a DVD, there are plentiful films to be enjoyed for whatever your liking, many of which have come out within the last year.
Connections 4 Kids broke its own record with a tally of $10,050 brought in during the three-day show that featured more than 300 pieces of art from students around Moffat County.
This week, the Moffat County School Board of Education will be conducting interviews with the three finalists of its superintendent search to replace Joe Petrone.
Moffat County High School’s CenterStage choir continues to take orders for singing valentines this week, and they will keep doing so until almost the last minute. The deadline to book one of these performances available to community members is at least one day in advance, whether you’re planning to serenade the special people in your life on Thursday or Valentine’s Day itself.
One of the biggest troublemakers ever imagined soon will be unleashing his own special brand of mischief. The Moffat County High School theater department will perform the children’s play “The Cat in the Hat,” based on the picture book by Dr. Seuss, from Feb. 27 to March 1.
It was last July when Craig practice Kinder Family Clinic first began offering services at a satellite office in Baggs, Wyo. More than a half-year later, the newer site — which replaced the Noyes Clinic that closed in March 2012 — continues to thrive with medical services as well as a new addition.
At its regular monthly meeting Thursday night, the Board of Trustees for The Memorial Hospital took action on a number of items.
As fun as they may be, three-day weekends usually aren’t life-changing events for most people. Then again, the story of “Labor Day” involves far more than just a time to sleep late and eat hot dogs at the annual neighborhood block party.
Senate Bill 14-136 is intended to push back the implementation of Common Core State Standards in Colorado schools to the 2015-16 school year in order to study its effects. Under the terms of the bill, schools would continue to use the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) for one more year instead of testing from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).
A bill regarding the purchase of tobacco products was introduced this week in the Colorado General Assembly. The legislation, House Bill 14-1263, proposes changing the state’s minimum age for buying tobacco from 18 to 21.
The Memorial Hospital saw a new face starting Jan. 27, as John Rossfeld came to Craig to serve as the medical facility’s interim chief executive officer.
Enjoy a treat for your eyes as well as your ears, nose and tongue with multiple events this week, including the third annual Cherish the Little Things art show and downtown Craig’s 19th annual Art Walk and 8th annual Taste of Chocolate.
The market beef weigh-in took place Sunday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds, as youths from around the county brought in their bovine charges to be evaluated for competition later this year, such as the Moffat County and State Fairs.
The American Heart Association is sponsoring the national effort Go Red For Women during this month, notably with the incentive of National Wear Red Day on Feb. 7. Wearing clothing of ruby, crimson, scarlet or any other shade of red can show your support for good heart health in women.
Moffat County United Way hosted a meeting Thursday at the Moffat County School District administration building to discuss the need for public transportation within Craig. United Way’s Executive Director Corrie Ponikvar and Community Impact Coordinator Amanda Arnold said they have had several such meetings recently to get the wheels rolling on the discussion, this time bringing together members of city and county government, as well as members of service organizations and community members who have been involved with transporting people around town in various capacities.
Moffat County budget solid for current year, but cuts loom
Meeker School District was able to breathe a sigh of relief this past week with the recent announcement that the state Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee would be assisting the educational entity during its time of fiscal emergency.
The second-grade classes at Sandrock Elementary School hosted an Economics Carnival on Thursday afternoon. The event was a way for students to show what they had learned in classes from teachers Shawn Steele and Alli LeWarne about all that is involved in economics.
Watching a man of average build skirmish with someone the size of William “Refrigerator” Perry should have an element of surprise to it, but when you’re asking yourself repeatedly, “Haven’t I seen this before?” that kind of ruins the experience. Such is the problem with “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.”
Earlier this month, teachers from Ridgeview Elementary School took 20 students ranging from third to fifth grade on a special field trip focused on ecology and outdoor science. Traveling to Granby’s Snow Mountain Ranch with YMCA of the Rockies, kids were given the chance to participate in numerous indoor and outdoor activities while learning also about nature.
Waving Hands Review seeks materials, deadline Feb. 15
Colorado Northwestern Community College is seeking submissions for its sixth annual publication of the arts magazine “Waving Hands Review.” The publication is open to all types of creative expression from residents of Northwest Colorado.
Sunset Elementary School hosted a day of dance performances Thursday, with students from kindergarten through fifth grade displaying their fancy footwork in the school gym.