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Gallery: Moffat County High School Barnyard Day

February 22, 2018 — The Moffat County High School chapter of Future Farmers of America offered all the fun of the farm during Barnyard Day Thursday at MCHS. As part of National FFA Week, high school students guided kindergartners from Craig elementary schools through the ins and outs of

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Craig Middle School students raise about $3K for Leukemia/ Lymphoma Society

February 22, 2018 — Craig Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society recently led an effort to raise funds for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.  Students presented to the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade classes to explain what leukemia lymphoma is and why students should donate. Students then participated in “Penny Wars”

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Craig school children learn origin of Presidents’ Day

February 22, 2018 — CRAIG — From the bonnet on her head to the stockings covering her toes, Debbie McLain was dressed in the style of a colonial woman for presentations about Presidents' Day, held at the Moffat County Christian Academy and Boys & Girls Clubs on Thursday. "The holiday

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It’s National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

February 22, 2018 — CRAIG — Local Girl Scout Troops will be setting up cookie booths at City Market and Walmart in Craig Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24 and 25, to sell boxes of yummy goodness and benefit the organization. The Girl Scout Cookie drive teaches girls entrepreneurial skills and gives

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Sunset Elementary School teacher got start at age 3

February 22, 2018 — CRAIG — The desire to teach was ignited very early in the life of a veteran fourth-grade teacher at Sunset Elementary School. "When I started preschool, at age 3, I became infatuated with the whole teaching world. All I ever asked Santa for was school stuff

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Restoration of one-room schoolhouse near Meeker wins state accolades

February 22, 2018 — MEEKER — It's difficult to imagine students riding horses, uphill both ways, to reach their tiny one-room schoolhouses. Now, students in Northwest Colorado won't have to imagine, thanks to an award-winning work performed by a dedicated group of preservationists near Meeker. On Jan. 31, the

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New writing competition, scholarship for Yampa Valley high school seniors

February 21, 2018 — A new writing competition and scholarship are being offered to high school seniors living in Routt and Moffat counties. The Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition — presenter of the annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival — is sponsoring a new writing contest and asking seniors to submit

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Build a pool for Craig committee holds first community meeting

February 20, 2018 — CRAIG — In response to news that the high school swimming pool would be closed by August, a small group of Craig residents have started a campaign to build a new pool for Craig. The stakes are high. For some, the loss of the pool

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School boundaries again top list of action items for Moffat County School District Board of Education

February 18, 2018 — CRAIG — When it meets later in the week, the Moffat County School District Board of Education is expected to take action to approve school attendance boundaries for the 2018-19 school year and amend a letter of credit. The regular monthly board of education work session

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Report finds Moffat County Youth low risk of dropout, high risk for mental health issues, binge drinking

February 15, 2018 — CRAIG — A report released Feb. 9 by Communities that Care is expected to help the community come together and better support Moffat County youth. "Moffat County students report having many opportunities for pro-social engagement — anything that is a positive activity, such as sports,

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Need help paying for college? Check out these local scholarships with due dates in February, March

February 15, 2018 — Editor's Note: Scholarship listings are compiled from information provided by Moffat County High School and other organizations. Unless other instructions are provided, visit MCHS Counselor Paula Duzik or call her at 970-824-7036 for more information and applications. Due in February • Feb. 23 — County Sheriffs

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5 new and ongoing educational opportunities in Craig

February 15, 2018 — Workshop helps adolescents make healthy decisions Building a Healthy You is a free educational series designed help pre-teens gain the knowledge and confidence to make good choices for their health and well-being. The five-part series for middle school students begins with a session for parents,

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Moffat County’s Future Business Leaders of America team to send 15 to state competition

February 15, 2018 — CRAIG — Another record has been set by Moffat County High School's Future Business Leaders of America. "We had 21 students attend districts, and 15 qualified for state in Vail in April," said FBLA/DECA advisor Krista Schenck. This is up from 11 qualifiers sent to

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Sandrock Elementary teacher serves children and her community

February 14, 2018 — CRAIG  — When not in the classroom, one Sandrock Elementary School teacher can be found engaged in community service work. Kristi Shepherd was born and raised in Craig, where she has taught at the elementary level for 16 years. It's important to Shepherd to also

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Leaky pool at Moffat County High School to close at end of spring swim season

February 8, 2018 — CRAIG — During the same week the Moffat County High School girls swim team headed to state championships, the Moffat County School District Board of Directors learned that the MCHS pool will close in August. "We are losing 350 to 450 gallons of water per

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Moffat County School District superintendent among 170 supporting school finance reform

February 8, 2018 — CRAIG — When public school superintendents gathered in Denver on Wednesday to show support for the reform of the school finance formula, Moffat County School District Superintendent David Ulrich was among them. "Colorado superintendents have helped to create a proposal to modernize school finance with

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The Big Wig Professional Development Program begins Tuesday at CNCC

February 8, 2018 — CRAIG — Colorado Northwestern Community College faculty and staff, with the help of local elected officials and nonprofit and business leaders, are holding a professional development series — The Big Wig. The series will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the following days.

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Honors continue to roll-in for Moffat County High School students

February 8, 2018 — CRAIG — Several Moffat County High School students have been taking many, and in some cases, all their classes at Colorado Northwestern Community College and have earned a 3.5 or higher grade point average during the fall semester. Students earning CNCC academic honors include AJ Barber,

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Discharged fire extinguisher, burnt butter braid sends Craig Fire/Rescue to high school

February 7, 2018 — CRAIG — A fire extinguisher was discharged inside Moffat County High School a little before 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Students were evacuated into the parking lots. “We treated it just like a fire drill when the alarm went off,” said Principal Kyle York. Craig Fire Rescue

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Craig schoolteacher a collector of quotable quotes

February 7, 2018 — CRAIG — A career in education helped East Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Josiah Grubbs discover work that would make life better for himself and others. Initially, Grubbs found himself working at a job he hated, and it helped him learn what he loves and make

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