Craig education briefs: Education association to host school board forum Tuesday |

Craig education briefs: Education association to host school board forum Tuesday

The Moffat County Education Association will host a school board forum at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Moffat County High School auditorium.

Candidates running for a seat on the Moffat County Board of Education will answer questions from MCEA. The public will also have the opportunity to raise questions.

Learning Chronicles offers tips, news in higher education

A new section launched by Colorado Northwestern Community College and the Craig Daily Press highlights news in the higher education world, including helpful tips, college news, college loans, CNCC programs and more.

Dubbed The Learning Chronicles, the section appears in the Daily Press the first Saturday of each month. Do you have higher education news you’d like to see published in the newspaper? Send all submissions to Managing Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley at or call her at 970-875-1790.

Wine tasting to benefit CNCC Foundation scholarships

The Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation will host Uncorked, an evening of wine tasting, hors d’oevres, entertainment and live and silent auctions, from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Clarion Inn & Suites.

Proceeds will benefit CNCC Foundation scholarships.

Tickets are $35 per person or $60 per couple, and are available at CNCC or the Craig Chamber of Commerce.

Study shows that driver education reduces risk to young drivers

Research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reveals that teens that don’t participate in a driver education program are involved in more crashes and receive more traffic convictions compared to their peers that participated in driver education, according to a press release from AAA Colorado.

AAA Colorado and the AAA Foundation have developed comprehensive resources to help teens stay safe on the road including, a state-specific website to help parents navigate the learning-to-drive process.

For questions or to enroll, see Zack Allen or Heather Higgins at the MCSD administration building at 775 Yampa Ave, or reach Allen at 970-826-6343 or email at

Craig Middle School to host #BetterMeYV photo gallery

The photo gallery currently on display at Moffat County High School will move to Craig Middle School next week. The gallery features photos chosen from the BetterMeYV youth healthy living campaign.

BetterMeYV is a social media campaign encouraging local middle and high school students to share photos of themselves and their friends being active and setting a positive example in our communities. Students post their photos to Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #bettermeyv.

The project is a joint effort of Grand Futures Prevention Coalition and the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association. The gallery will move to various locations throughout Craig during the summer. For more information about Bettermeyv, go to http://www.bettermyv.com or call Cassandra Vigil at Grand Futures, 970-824-5752. or call Cassandra Vigil at Grand Futures, 970-824-5752. or call Cassandra Vigil at Grand Futures, 970-824-5752.

Sandrock Elementary launches app

Sandrock Elementary School recently launched its new free smartphone app, compatible with both Apple and Android phones.

The app features a calendar, push notifications, news, infinite campus, absence forms and more, making it easier for parents to stay in touch with the school.

Teachers and school staff are working to reach their goal to get 300 downloads for the new app.

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