Lauren Blair

Education & Health Care Reporter

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Craig education briefs for Sept. 20, 2014: CNCC receives visit from the Colorado Community College System board

Seven members from the Colorado Community College System board visited both of Colorado Northwestern Community College’s campuses Monday in Rangely and Craig. The annual visit included a tour of each campus highlighting new developments and featured programs at the college.

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Great turnout, weather make Yahoo Golf Tournament a success

Perfect weather set the stage for a great day Saturday for participants of the Yahoo Golf Tournament and Ball Drop at Yampa Valley Golf Course. At least 42 teams signed up for the event, which was organized by and benefited the Craig Kiwanis Club and Boys and Girls Club of Northwest Colorado.

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The great cholesterol debate

Could cholesterol actually be good for you? And could high cholesterol make you healthier and happier?

Free and reduced price meal program makes sure kids get fed

School is back in session, which means not only classrooms but school lunchrooms are abuzz with activity. For some families who struggle to make ends meet, this part of their child’s day is made a little easier with Moffat County School District’s free and reduced price meal program.

Craig education briefs for Sept. 13, 2014: Area college fairs to provide information on colleges

Moffat County High School will host the Colorado Council College Fair from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Students who attend can speak to college representatives and gather information on more than 40 colleges that will be attending.

Craig health briefs for Sept. 13, 2014: Time to check your child’s vaccine record

Several adolescent vaccines are given in a series, which if not finished leaves your child incompletely protected.

TMH event in Craig to educate about concussion treatment, prevention

On Friday morning, TMH will hold a presentation on concussions hosted by Karen McAvoy, a doctor of psychology and director of the Center for Concussion with Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children.

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Craig second-graders take in Meeker Classic this week

Sheep, sheepdogs and their handlers put on a show for Craig’s second-graders this week at the Meeker Classic. Students from all four elementary schools made the trip to Meeker on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to take in the sheepdog championship trials and learn from artisans at the food and craft festival.

Grant funds to support early childhood learning in Craig

Connections 4 Kids, the early childhood council serving Moffat and Rio Blanco counties, received the third installment of a grant last month from the Colorado Department of Human Services as part of the federally funded Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Fund.

Craig Education Briefs Sept. 6, 2014: Book signing with local author at story-time Thursday

Children’s book author Darlene Suter of Hamilton will visit the Moffat County Public Library for a book signing during story-time at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Suter is the author of “P.D. Cooper and his Rocky Mountain Adventures,” based on her English Sheepdog, P.D. Cooper.

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Sunset Elementary students Starr Bays, 7, Hannah Kilpatrick, 7, and Hannah Caperton, 7, get some exercise on a beautiful, sunny afternoon Thursday with a game of tag on the Sunset playground.

Sally Beauchamp leads kids through a game of Simon Says Thursday morning at Moffat County Library's storytime.

Rick Johnson, plant manager for Tri-State Generation & Transmission’s Craig Station, speaks to nearly 600 people Wednesday night about the EPA's proposed Clean Energy Plan.

Annie Stehlin and Karen Bunk, of the Inter-Faith Food Bank, accept a donation from Craig Association of Realtors outgoing board President Mike LeWarne at the annual installation luncheon Wednesday. The association gifted the food bank with more than $300 in cash donations as well as two large boxes of nonperishable food items. The group has selected the food bank as its yearly community service project and will collect food items at its monthly meetings for the next year. The Realtors also swore in the 2014-15 board of directors, including new President Vicki Burns, President Elect Sari Cobb, Secretary and Treasurer Vicki Gutierrez and directors Beth Postemski, Dorina Fredrickson, Pam Horn, Frank Kawcak and Yvonne Gustin.

The Bank of Colorado in Craig set up a new display — a bear from Whittle the Wood — in front of its building on Yampa Avenue.

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