Craig education briefs for Jan. 31, 2015: Moffat County High School seeks receipts for fundraiser |

Craig education briefs for Jan. 31, 2015: Moffat County High School seeks receipts for fundraiser

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

— Local residents can help with the issue of school funding as Moffat County High School raises money in the weeks to come.

MCHS is participating in the AmeriGas School Days Program, and people can bring in their receipts from propane to join in the effort. For every gallon of gas accounted for, the company will donate two cents to the school in question.

The tally adds up fast, and last May, AmeriGas awarded nearly $2,000 to MCHS.

Receipts can be turned in at the school to Stephanie Ahlstrom, athletics secretary.

For more information, call 970-824-7036 or 970-824-4221.

Connections 4 Kids to host fourth annual children’s art show in February

Connections 4 Kids, the early childhood council of Moffat and Rio Blanco counties, is hosting its fourth annual Cherish the Little Things children’s art show Feb. 12 to 14, according to a press release from the organization.

The show will feature more than 300 pieces of art created by Moffat County youths in preschool through high school. The show will be open to the public from 3 to 6 p.m. Feb. 12; 2 to 6 p.m. Feb. 13; and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 14, including during downtown Craig’s annual ArtWalk from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 14, at The Center of Craig located at 601 Yampa Ave.

At the art show, community members may vote by their monetary donations on their favorite pieces among 20 finalists in preschool through fifth grade. The top vote-getter will be featured on the cover of the 2014-2015 Connections 4 Kids calendar, which will feature important dates, activities and ideas for families and will be distributed throughout Moffat County. The next top 12 vote-getters will each be placed on their own month, while the seven runners-up will be featured in a tiled fashion on the final month of the school year calendar.

Prints of the 20 finalist art pieces, on high-quality 11-x-17-inch paper, will be available for sale for $15 each. Ornaments, which double as tabletop art, featuring miniature versions of the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 finalist pieces on small easels will be for sale for $5 each.

Sponsorship opportunities for Cherish the Little Things children’s art show are still available at the $500, $350 and $150 levels. Proceeds from art show sponsorships, finalist voting, prints and ornaments will support Connections 4 Kids’ projects in its four areas of focus: health; early learning; social, emotional and mental health; and family support and parent education.

To sponsor Cherish the Little Things art show or for more information, call Betsy Overton at 970-824-1081.

Monday is deadline for three college scholarships

The deadlines for three scholarships being offered from three organizations is Monday, so those who need something to do over the weekend have an opportunity to fill out applications and write letters for free money.

• Rocky Mountain Section of the Society of Women Engineers

Amount: $1,000 to $10,000

Deadline: Feb. 2

The Rocky Mountain Section of the Society of Women Engineers is offering several scholarships to senior girls who are entering any type of engineering, computer or engineering technology post-secondary program. Awards range from $1,000 to $10,000. Log on to for an application.

• BBB/ Rotary Club Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: Feb. 2

The Better Business Bureau Center for Character Ethics and the Rotary Clubs are offering a $5,000 scholarship juniors and seniors in Northern Colorado and Wyoming. An essay is required. Log on for more information and an application.

• Colorado Association of Career Colleges and Schools

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Feb. 2

Colorado Association of Career Colleges and Schools is offering two $1,000 scholarships to students enrolling in a Colorado Career School. For the application, visit

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