Education Briefs: Colorado Lt. Governor to visit Craig Aug. 17 |

Education Briefs: Colorado Lt. Governor to visit Craig Aug. 17

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

On Aug. 17, Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne will visit Craig as a part of a statewide facilities tour. At 2:45 p.m. she will be joined by Colorado Community College System President Nancy J. McCallin at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus for a community round table discussion on career and technical educations programs. Then at 4:30 p.m. she will tour Colowyo Mine.

CNCC’s Community Education fall schedule now available

The fall schedule for Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Community Education is now available at…/08/Fall2016CommunityEducationFinal.pdf…/08/Fall2016CommunityEducationFinal.pdf..…/08/Fall2016CommunityEducationFinal.pdf.

Course offerings include health and wellness, educational travel, dog training, studio art, cake decorating, sewing, firearm handling and safety, sports and recreation, music, computers and software and writing.

For more information, contact Director of Community Education Desiree Moore at 970-824-1135 or email

Moffat County High School registration coming up

Registration for the 2016-17 school year for Moffat County High School runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 16 to 19.

• Aug. 16, Seniors and new students

• Aug. 17, Juniors

• Aug. 18, Sophomores

• Aug. 19, Freshmen

If you cannot attend on your scheduled day, please contact the school at 824-7036 to make other arrangements.

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Moffat County Libraries offers summer reading to Craig residents

Moffat County Libraries is offering summer reading to children, teens and adults throughout the summer where participants can stop by the library and log what they’ve been reading. The library encourages Moffat County residents to increase their book roster by participating in the reading program, which ends Aug. 22.

Prizes are awarded to participants who complete certain levels of readings throughout the summer reading program. For more information, call 970-824-5116.

CPW offers free park access through Moffat County Library

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has given the Craig branch of Moffat County Library two backpacks with free park passes. Those who wish to check out the backpacks at the library are welcome to do so and enjoy a free day at a national park across Colorado. Those wanting to check out the backpacks must have a library card.

Binoculars, brochures and information also are in the backpack along with the national park pass. For more information, call 970-824-5116.

Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program accepting applications for next class

The Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program (CALP) is accepting applications from emerging leaders looking to further develop both their skills and their commitment to the future of Colorado’s agricultural and rural communities.

Participants in the program travel the state, learning about agriculture in every region, while also honing their personal leadership skills. As a culmination to the two-year program, the group also participates in an international trip to learn about agriculture in a foreign country and trade between that country and the U.S.

Sept. 30 is the deadline to apply for the next CALP class, which will consist of 12 seminars, running from February 2017 through February 2019.

More information and applications can be downloaded at http://www.coloagleaders.co, or Cathy Calderwood at or at 303-547-5963., or Cathy Calderwood at or at 303-547-5963., or Cathy Calderwood at or at 303-547-5963.

Summer meals program underway at two sites

The USDA-funded Summer Food Service Program has begun at Sandrock Elementary, where meals will be served at 11:30 a.m. from Monday through Friday through late August.

The meals program is also running locally from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, with a snack from 3:30 to 4 p.m. The program runs from Monday through Friday at both sites in the summer.

Children may eat for free, and there’s a small fee for adults. That applies to families who live in the area as well as those who are passing through.

Moffat County Libraries announce summer story themes

The Moffat County Libraries will have themes for Story Time at the Craig branch throughout the summer. The summertime schedule includes a gathering at 10 a.m. each Thursday through Aug. 18. Attendees are asked to come 10 minutes early and remain with their children during this time.

• Aug. 18 — Gymnastics

• Aug. 25 — Back to School

The Craig branch also includes a youth club for ages 8 and up that meets from 3 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday in the Craig branch. Participants are invited to do arts and crafts, and some topics will include table football, paper planes, “getting to know you,” eating healthy and DIY Rollercoasters.

The Moffat County Library Summer Reading Program has also begun for children and adults, and people are welcome to come to the library to sign up.

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