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Santa visits Ridgeview Elementary School, inspires food drive

December 16, 2018 — CRAIG —  Santa Claus made a special visit to Ridgeview Elementary School on Thursday, Dec. 13. Each child had the opportunity to speak with the jolly old elf and receive a candy cane, while Janelle Husband, local award-winning photographer, snapped pictures. Santa has been visiting the

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Student housing, property top action items on Moffat County College District Board agenda for Monday, Dec. 17

December 16, 2018 — CRAIG — A counter proposal for student housing and the sale of two properties will be considered for action when the Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District Board of Control meets Monday, Dec. 17. The meeting is expected to begin with an executive session pursuant

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Former bookworm Amber Snow helps Moffat County’s homeschool students hit the books

December 14, 2018 — CRAIG — As a student, Amber Snow, who teaches sign languages, dance, and reading/math enrichment at Moffat County Shared School, wasn’t your typical bookworm.  This district’s Shared School is a program designed to support families who choose to educate their children at home. “I always

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Under the Dome: Is K-12 financing fair to anyone?

December 13, 2018 — Amendment 73 failed at the ballot in November, despite a massive effort by administrators, teachers, and their supporters to increase school funding. Through the state budget, I've consistently supported more K12 funding and, specifically, higher pay for teachers, but I opposed the tax structure proposed

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Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District Board to certify mill levy via email meeting

December 12, 2018 — CRAIG — The need to certify the Mill Levy for 2019 before the deadline has prompted the Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District Board to schedule an email meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13. The only item on the e-meeting agenda is the mill levy certification.

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Stay cool in Craig at Sunset Elementary’s Winter Wonderland Festival

December 12, 2018 — Sunset Elementary School, 800 W. Seventh St., hosts its Winter Wonderland Community Festival from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14. The seasonal carnival event features a full list of family activities, including face-painting, cake walk, gingerbread house-building, book bingo, apple-bobbing and more. The evening

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Across the Street: What is accountability?

December 11, 2018 — At its November meeting, the State Board of Education considered the consequences of the failed performance of Adams 14 school district and two Pueblo middle schools. By law, the board is required to intervene after five years on the "accountability clock." In 2018, the district

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Moffat County School Board meets Thursday, Dec. 13, for final time in 2018

December 10, 2018 — CRAIG  — The last regular meeting of the calendar year for Moffat County School District’s Board of Education is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13. The five members of the board are expected to certify the school district mill levy for 2019. Also on

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Moffat County Early Childhood Center hosting winter clothing exchange for preschool children

December 10, 2018 — CRAIG — A lack of warm clothing can be difficult for children during winter, but educators hope to undo that problem and help kids bundle up. Moffat County Early Childhood Center is asking for parents who have gently used clothing for preschool-aged children to consider

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Playtime is learning time under guidance of Moffat County preschool teacher Karen Torres

December 7, 2018 — CRAIG — People who step into Karen Torres’ full-day preschool class at the Early Childhood Center are likely to see children learning through play, which Torres uses to teach her students in fun and engaging ways. “I've been in early childhood since 2008. I started

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David Ulrich: December’s Moffat County School District snippets

December 6, 2018 — As we move into the Christmas holiday break, I thought it would be good to update the community on the district's progress on a couple of items. First, as a reminder, the last day for students is Friday, Dec. 21. Students return on Tuesday, Jan.

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High on life: Videos showcase Craig Middle School students’ drug-free dedication for Red Ribbon Week

December 6, 2018 — CRAIG — Young filmmakers were honored Monday, Dec. 3, at a luncheon attended by law enforcement, school leaders, parents, and community members in the boardroom of the Moffat County School District Administration Building. The videos they screened represented the best films produced by students at

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Moffat County High School DECA to send 15 to state

December 5, 2018 — CRAIG — About 100 students gathered at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig Campus on Monday, Dec. 3, for the 2018 DECA district competition.  “DECA participants participate in a variety of marketing based events, made up of a 100-question multiple choice test and business role-play scenarios with a

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Moffat County School District seeking 2 new board members

December 3, 2018 — CRAIG — Two people are being sought to fill vacancies on the Moffat County School District Board of Education. The school board met Thursday, Nov. 29, and accepted the resignation of Vice President Lee Atkin. Atkin announced his intention earlier in the week to step

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Sunset Elementary is where the sun shines for hometown teacher Brooke Hankins

November 30, 2018 — CRAIG —  When it came to choosing where to launch her career, one Moffat County elementary school teacher knew there’s no place like home. “Moffat County and Sunset are my home,” said Brooke Hankins, who teaches second-grade at Sunset Elementary School. “This is where I grew up and went

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Moffat County School District Board of Education expected to declare 2 vacancies at meeting Thursday

November 26, 2018 — CRAIG — Two vacancies are expected to be declared on the Moffat County School District Board of Education when the board meets Thursday, Nov. 29. The board is expected to accept the resignation of Vice President Lee Atkin, who is stepping down to better support his

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Moffat County School Board member resigns, leaving 2 open seats

November 26, 2018 — CRAIG — The Moffat County School District Board of Directors will soon need two new members. When it meets on Thursday, Nov. 29, the school board will formally accept the resignation of Vice President of the Board Lee Atkin, who is stepping down to better

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Across the Street: Is cursive really a curse?

November 26, 2018 — Cursive writing is defined as a style of penmanship in which some characters are written and joined together in a flowing manner. It is generally used to allow an individual to write faster. I distinctly remember practicing penmanship in sixth grade from my teacher, Mrs.

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Design process underway for new Hayden school

November 23, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Hayden School District is getting closer to a blueprint for its new pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade campus. Consisting of 19 community members and educators, the Design Advisory Group has been meeting since July. They've gathered input from administrators, board members, teachers, students and

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Rural living prompts 2 new vice presidents to choose Colorado Northwestern Community College

November 23, 2018 — CRAIG — Two new vice presidents were welcomed to Colorado Northwestern Community College on Nov. 12, and after spending their first week in orientation and training, both were on the Craig Campus for the Moffat County Affiliated Junior College Board Meeting on Monday, Nov. 19.

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