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

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

Lauren Blair

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.

There will be a large college fair held at Aspen High School in Aspen on Oct. 5. Over 250 schools will be attending and several informative workshops will be offered as well. Contact Paula Duzik at MCHS for more information.

Applications for free or reduced school fees due Friday

Households that qualify for free or reduced meals may also qualify for free or reduced book fees, class fees, sport and athletic fees and drivers education fees. In order to be considered for free or reduced fees, an approved meal application form must be on file prior to Friday. Qualification for free or reduced sports and athletic fees must be identified before participation in any sport, and fees will not be waived after the sport or athletic program has begun.

Households whose circumstances change during the school year may apply anytime during the school year, however fees for programs will not be waived prior to the date of approval on the application form.

Contact Karma Willbanks in the Food Service Department at 970-824-2160 to request an application.

Colorado Northwestern Community College to host Foundation Dinner

Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation will host a fundraiser dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 at the college. The "Opening Doors" dinner and auction — part silent and part live auction — will feature donated items from local businesses, individuals and artists. Entertainment will be provided by local musician Anthony Premaine and food will be catered by Mountain Meats.

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Funds raised by the event will be matched dollar for dollar and will help provide scholarships. Tickets cost $30 per person or $100 for a table of four.

Call the CNCC front desk at 824-1101 for information or to reserve tickets.

Colorado Children's Campaign to present on Kids Count report

A representative from the Colorado Children's Campaign will visit Moffat County to present the 2014 “Kids Count in Colorado!” report from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Sept 23 at the Clarion Inn. The event is co-sponsored by Connections 4 Kids and will include breakfast.

"'KIDS COUNT in Colorado!' is an annual publication of the Children's Campaign, providing state- and county-level data on child well-being factors including child health, education and economic status," said the Colorado Children's Campaign event invitation.

The data provided in the report is used by lawmakers, community leaders and child advocates to inform policy decisions and community discussions on issues impacting kids, according to the invitation.

All are welcome. RSVP to Betsy Overton at 970-824-1081 or boverton@moffatcounty.net by Friday.

Study shows that driver education reduces risk to young drivers

New 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 TeenDriving.AAA.com, a state-specific website to help parents navigate the learning-to-drive process.