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Free tuition increases fall enrollment at Colorado Northwestern Community College

September 19, 2018 — CRAIG — Enrollment at Colorado Northwestern Community College has increased. Across CNCC’s two campuses, FTE — full-time equivalent, the measure used to determine how much per-student funding the state will provide — is up 3.1 percent from the prior year, according to fall semester student census

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Moffat County commissioners briefed on Amendment 73 by superintendent

September 18, 2018 — CRAIG — Moffat County School District Superintendent Dave Ulrich gave the Moffat County Board of County Commissioners a presentation about Amendment 73 during the body’s regular meeting, held Tuesday, Sept. 18. Ulrich said Amendment 73, if approved by voters, will help fund Colorado schools by

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Celebration of the U.S. Constitution underway in Craig

September 17, 2018 — CRAIG — Bells rang out at noon Monday on the corner of Victory Way and Craig to mark the beginning of Constitution Week. School children and teachers joined members of the Augusta Walihan Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in ringing bells of

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Property decisions feature on agenda for Moffat County College District Board meeting Monday

September 16, 2018 — CRAIG — A request to support the “conveyance” of real property for Memorial Regional Health will be considered when the Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District Board of Control meets. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 in room 255 CNCC Academic Services

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Guest teacher orientation set for Sept. 25 in Craig

September 16, 2018 — CRAIG — Guest teachers are being hired by Moffat County School District with an orientation to commence Tuesday, Sept. 25. “We strive to attract the best guest teachers for our kids and do our best to stay competitive with our incentive and pay,” according to

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Moffat County FFA feeds members, grows numbers with barbecue

September 13, 2018 — Members of Moffat County High School’s chapter of Future Farmers of America were sowing the seeds for another good year Tuesday at Loudy-Simpson Park with a back-to-school barbecue. The event served as a welcome back for returning members, parents and alumni, as well as a

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Connection key for Teacher of the Year finalist from Craig

September 13, 2018 — CRAIG — Creating meaningful connections is the key to a more peaceful future, according to Sunset Elementary School kindergarten teacher Amy Jones. Jones is one of six teachers nominated to become Colorado's Teacher of the Year, with the sole finalist to be announced by Nov.

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Craig Press invites public to let Sun Shine In

September 13, 2018 — CRAIG — The Craig Press invites the community to “Let The Sun Shine,” a workshop about government transparency, which will offer the opportunity to learn about Colorado’s Sunshine Laws and the Colorado Open Records Act. The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Monday,

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Free, reduced lunch program available to students through Moffat County School District

September 13, 2018 — CRAIG —  Free and reduced-price meals are available for qualified children attending Moffat County School District schools. Applications for free and reduced-price school meals, instructions, and an informational letter to households are available at the front office of all schools and at the administration building.

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Drone program coming to Colorado Northwest Community College

September 12, 2018 — CRAIG — A new drone program has taken flight. Enrollment is open for an introduction to drones program, which will get underway at Colorado Northwestern Community College on Oct. 15 and ending in Mid-December. AVT 160 – Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems — is a hybrid

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Joyce Rankin: Students continue to improve

September 11, 2018 — School is underway, and a highlight of the August State Board of Education meeting was to review students' achievement measures from last year and assess how teachers might move forward this year. Preliminary results from the 2018 assessments were revealed to the public in August.

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Moffat County students exceed state averages

September 10, 2018 — CRAIG — For the first time since the start of Colorado Measures of Academic Success, students in the Moffat County School District have exceeded state averages for student performance. Colorado's standardized testing measures student performance through status scores — how a child was rated on

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Seatbelt challenge encourages Craig kids to buckle up

September 10, 2018 — CRAIG — Treats, not tickets, were handed out during a recent seat belt challenge to encourage Craig kids to buckle up. Coupons for a free ice cream cone from Bear Coal Soda Foundation were handed out to all high school students wearing their seat belts

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Working the bugs out at the Early Childhood Center in Craig

September 6, 2018 — CRAIG — Students, parents, teachers, and staff are "bugging out" at the new location of the Moffat County Early Childhood Center. Almost 190 preschool students, age 3 and 4, started classes Tuesday, Sept. 9. Public preschool classrooms moved from each of Craig's three elementary schools

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Eagle’s Nest Preschool turns 12 years old

September 5, 2018 — CRAIG — After lots of prayer, the little private Christian preschool began with a goal of becoming a place of love and learning; 12 years later, Eagle’s Nest Preschool is still going strong. "This is my happy place. The children bring so much joy in

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Redistricting proposal to appear on November ballot after Moffat County School Board certification

September 5, 2018 — CRAIG — Voters will decide two issues important to Moffat County public school educators when they go to the polls in November. Language for Moffat County School District RE:1 Referred Measure 4A was certified by the Moffat County School District Board of Education during its

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National Awards Program Seeking Colorado’s Top Youth Volunteers Of 2019

September 4, 2018 — DENVER, Sept. 4, 2018  — Today through November 6, 2018, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is looking for Colorado's top youth volunteers of the year. Students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply for 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards if they have made

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Goal Academy opens new Craig location

August 29, 2018 — CRAIG — Gladiators have moved into downtown Craig. Gladiators are the mascot of GOAL Academy High School, a Colorado public high school that offers students a flexible learning environment through a mix of online courses and face-to-face interaction at learning sites. The Northwest Colorado site

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Moffat County graduate Elias Peroulis earns Mike Rowe scholarship

August 29, 2018 — A recent monetary award meant a lot for one Moffat County High School graduate, though the lifetime of hard work he’s put in leading up to it has been enough satisfaction on its own. Elias Peroulis was one of 182 students across the nation named

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$150K grant for youth opioid prevention awarded to Grand Futures Prevention Coalition

August 29, 2018 — CRAIG — New resources are available for Northwest Colorado communities working to prevent prescription drug abuse. According to the 2015 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey results, 14.8 percent of youth age 12 to 18 in Grand, Moffat, and Routt counties have taken a prescription pill without a

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