Sasha Nelson

Education/Health Care Reporter

Email: snelson@craigdailypress.com Call: 970-875-1794

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What does it mean? CNCC president responds to questions on impact of restructuring

To meet the challenge of declining local revenues, Colorado Northwestern Community College is restructuring. We asked college President Ron Granger what changes will mean for staff, hiring process and programs in the second part of a three part question and answer series.

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Buy local at Moffat County High School FFA project auction on Friday

The agricultural building at the high school was filled with activity on Monday as students put finishing touches to tables, benches, sheds, welded art and projects that will be on auction Friday.

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Craig nurse received one of 12 top honors on Saturday

Colorado’s nurses gathered in Denver on Saturday to celebrate 57 Nightingale Luminaries and from those, honor 12 with a Nightingale award — Colorado’s top nursing honor.

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Craig welcome sign receives temporary addition

For a short time last week the welcome sign on the east side of Craig invited people to Craig “America.”

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How does it work? A primer on Colorado Northwestern Community College finances

The community college is in the process of restructuring to address a $1.3 million loss of local revenue. News of the restructure followed reports that the college had to dip into roughly $500,000 from cash reserves last year and was placed under a temporary hiring freeze by the Colorado Community College System to allow the new President time to examine the budget. President Granger intends to present the 2017-18 budget to the college board at the monthly meeting on May 15. We caught-up with him, asking questions to help the community better understand the college's finances.

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New women’s health wing opens as Craig experiences baby boom

The baby business is booming and a newly renovated women’s health clinic is expected to make care more convenient than ever.

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L.O.V.E.M.I. thrift store in downtown Craig is closing May 31

The drawbacks of owning and operating a retail store include being tied to store hours, and one small business owner in Craig is closing her doors to provide herself with the freedom to travel.

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Students raise money for Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center at Mother’s Day Bazaar

Two young entrepreneurs in Craig created a club to raise money for worthy causes.

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Inspirational nurse lights the way for Moffat County seniors, nursing students

Tending to wounded warriors by the light of an oil lamp, English nurse Florence Nightingale in the mid-1800s became the foundation for modern nursing, and Colorado’s highest award for nurses carries her name.

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Mural symbolizing resilience gifted to Craig by area youth, nonprofits

A bugling elk, soaring bird of prey, a mountain range and trees carved with inspiring words are images all rooted in the idea of rising above life’s challenges and bring a new splash of color in a mural painted downtown this week.

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Storage sheds, tables, benches, chairs and racks made from horseshoes are among the many items made by MCHS students for this year's FFA Auction, which begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday in the high school gym. Pictured are Payton Voloshin, left, and Makayla Martinez.

The Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District Board of Control meets monthly with CNCC President Ron Granger. The board is elected by Moffat County voters and oversees the oversee the distribution of the local mil levy dollars that allows district students to attend CNCC with free or reduced tuition.

The new Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical Clinic wing is open at Memorial Regional Health at The Memorial Hospital. Pictured Kaylee Barnes welcomes patients arriving through the new entrance on the far east side of the facility located at 750 Hospital Loop.

Kathy Fagan was recognized as one of the Western Slope's top nurses receiving a 2017 Colorado Nurses Foundation Luminary Award, and on Saturday she will attend a gala event where she is one of 60 nominees for one of 12 Nightingale Awards — Colorado's highest recognition for nurses.

The young citizens of Craig, with support from Rise Above Colorado and area nonprofits, gifted the city with a new mural completed on Thursday on the south side of 576 Yampa Ave.

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