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4-H open house tonight at Moffat County Fairgrounds

January 15, 2019 — Moffat County’s 4-H group will continue to honor the long legacy of Moffat County’s farmers and ranchers tonight at the fairgrounds. The Moffat County Extension Office will be hosting an open house event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday for all families and friends

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From dean’s list to marching band, Moffat County grad Jeremy Looper excels at Wisconsin college

January 15, 2019 — CRAIG — Among the top of his class, Moffat County 2018 graduate Jeremy Looper made the dean's list at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater for the 2018 fall semester. He was one of 3,460 out of about 13,000 students enrolled at the university's Whitewater and

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Three Moffat County organizations receive funding from El Pomar Foundation

January 13, 2019 — CRAIG — Three local organizations received support after the El Pomar Foundation Board of Trustees approved a $200,000 allocation to 14 nonprofit organizations in the northwest region during the Foundation's September and December trustees meetings. Memorial Regional Health Foundation will receive $30,000 toward construction of its medical

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Avalanche training near Craig keeps crews ready

January 13, 2019 — CRAIG — Gathering their avalanche tools after a short gear check, a small band of about 15 snowmobilers revved their engines Saturday, Jan. 12, and set off into the miles of snowy trails surrounding Black Mountain, hoping to learn some valuable lessons. For more than

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Moffat County teacher assistant Carol Morton wholeheartedly devoted to students

January 11, 2019 — CRAIG — As a child, learning wasn’t easy for Carol Morton, which may explain why she brings such a big heart to her work as a teacher assistant for students in kindergarten through sixth grade at Maybell Elementary School. “If you can do what you

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Moffat County High School robotics team gearing up for Denver

January 9, 2019 — CRAIG — Some of Moffat County High School's smartest minds will be putting their heads together as robotics team number 7485 — the first ever to grace Craig's high school. "We are a rookie team," said Moffat County School District Superintendent David Ulrich on Saturday.

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Colorado legislators plan to overhaul education funding system critics say disproportionately benefits wealthy districts

January 6, 2019 — Colorado lawmakers who write the state budget say they have a plan to change how $8.6 billion is distributed for kindergarten through 12th grade, overhauling a system that critics say disproportionately sends state money to wealthy school districts while schools in poorer areas struggle. If

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Art runs in the family of Craig elementary school student Evan Lay

January 3, 2019 — CRAIG — Family and faith are two themes underlying the work of young artist Evan Lay. "It never matters what it looks like, as long as you have fun," said the up and coming artist. Evan is in fourth-grade at Sandrock Elementary School, and his

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‘Where’s all that marijuana money?’ — Colorado’s pot dollars help schools, but maybe not as much as you think

December 30, 2018 — A big part of the 2012 pitch to convince Colorado voters they should legalize recreational marijuana was that the tax money would fix their local schools. Five years after the first sale occurred on Jan. 1, 2014, that tax money has translated into $160 million

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Descriptive dialogue, innovative imagery: Craig Middle School 8th-grader’s winning essay examines writing tools

December 26, 2018 — CRAIG — Students at Craig Middle School were recently recognized for their efforts in writing poems and essays. CMS eighth-graders diligently worked on developing literary essays in which they had to identify themes in their favorite novels and short stories. Students also learned how to develop

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Wooden battlegrounds, funny baboon: Craig Middle School poets craft creative verse

December 26, 2018 — CRAIG — Students at Craig Middle School have been working rigorously on analyzing published poems, prose, and poets' purposes and inspiration, and they have applied their understanding by developing their own creative pieces of work. On Dec. 19, parents were invited to Literacy Night to

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5 minutes with Craig Police Department SROs: On winter break

December 25, 2018 — CRAIG — Moffat County School District School Resource Officers Ryan Fritz and Nathan Businger are on Winter Break, so for December’s “5 Minutes with the SROs,” the Craig Press thought it would be enlightening to get their take on some nagging holiday questions. Following are

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Sunset Elementary School’s box tops challenge ends with plenty of grins

December 25, 2018 — CRAIG — Local law enforcement were out in force at a Craig elementary schools the days before Christmas break. Officers were called about lunchtime Dec. 19 to investigate reports that Sunset Elementary School kindergartners had just won the box top challenge and were preparing for

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Moffat County Locals: Moffat County choir students raise their voices to rise to All-State level

December 21, 2018 — With a solid rhythm of practice and performance to prepare them, three Moffat County High School choir students sang their way to the big time. MCHS’s Owen Allen, Eliana Mack and Courtney Smith recently learned they would represent their school as part of the Colorado

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Diving deep into data, technology helps Craig instructional coach Bobbie Evenson improve student, teacher performance

December 21, 2018 — CRAIG — With an aptitude for coaching Craig Middle School Instructional Coach Bobbie Evenson helps teachers as they prepare students for a high tech world. A visitor to her office would find her “knee deep in tech resources, data, and piles of ideas to try or engaging

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Moffat County College District Board to sell land to Memorial Regional Health

December 20, 2018 — CRAIG — After almost a year of working through legal issues, the Moffat County Junior Affiliated College District Board voted on Monday, Dec. 17, to sell about four acres of land to Memorial Regional Health at fair market value. It was one of three property

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2018 youth winners for the Voice of Democracy Essay Contest

December 20, 2018 — CRAIG — Students have once again given voice to democracy by participating in a national audio-essay contest. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 and Auxiliary in Craig on Monday, Dec. 17, announced the 2018 youth winners for the Voice of Democracy Essay Contest. The

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Meeker cops take kids Christmas shopping in Craig

December 19, 2018 — CRAIG — Meeker Police Chief Phil Stubblefield and Officer Justin Yates recently enjoyed an evening with six Meeker students during “Shop with a Cop.” “A big thank you to Craig, Colorado Walmart, who gave Meeker Police $1,500 and supplied personnel to wrap the gifts and

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Lego robotics team demonstrates award-winning missions before Moffat County School Board

December 18, 2018 — CRAIG — An out-of-this-world presentation by the Craig Middle School Lego Robotics Teams on Thursday, Dec. 13, allowed students and coaches to demonstrate for members of the Moffat County School District Board of Education the skills that saw teams place first and second in their

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Ridgeview Elementary School students collect more than 2,000 pounds of food

December 18, 2018 — CRAIG — Students and their families tipped the scales by collecting more than 2,000 pounds of non-perishable food items during an annual holiday food drive at Ridgeview Elementary School. “Ridgeview students and families should be commended for their generous donations to assist needy families in our

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