Craig education briefs for Oct. 3, 2015: Bears Ears Patriots to host school board forum Thursday |

Craig education briefs for Oct. 3, 2015: Bears Ears Patriots to host school board forum Thursday

Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots will host a forum for Moffat County Board of Education candidates from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday the Colorado Northwestern Community College Bell Tower building in room 201.

CNCC Board of Trustees candidates are also invited to speak and answer questions from the public after the school board forum concludes.

CNCC film series showcases musicals

Colorado Northwestern Community College’s monthly film series continues this semester with a focus on musicals.

This month’s screening will be the Little Shop of Horrors and will show at 7 p.m. Friday in room 155. Movies are shown the second Friday of every month.

The series is hosted by David Johnson and Mary Karen Solomon and is free and open to the public.

Education association to host school board forum Oct. 13

The Moffat County Education Association, in collaboration with the Moffat County High School speech and debate team, will host a school board forum at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in the MCHS auditorium.

Candidates running for a seat on the Moffat County Board of Education will answer questions from MCEA.

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.

CNCC offers GED preparation course

Through a new grant, Colorado Northwestern Community College, the Colorado Department of Education, and the Colorado Workforce Center are working together to do whatever it takes to help people obtain their GED.

CNCC offers a pre-GED course to prepare participants for the GED test, which covers math, science, social studies, and language arts.

The GED is for an individual who still needs to earn their high school diploma. Enrollment is ongoing, with flexible scheduling and on-site tutors available five days per week, during both daytime and evening hours.

A fee of $25 is due at the start of the course and is refundable upon completion. Contact Melissa Dowd at 970-824-1152 for more information.

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

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