CNCC paleontology dig: Bones abundant throughout nearby areas

Twenty-seven Colorado Northwestern Community College instructors, students and county residents joined for a tour of the CNCC dinosaur dig south of Rangely on Saturday as a field trip to show the residents the progress being made on the dig for a large dinosaur well hidden in a canyon. Several large rib bones and upper leg bones have been exposed in the two to three weeks the dig has been going on, and CNCC is using the dig as an educational opportunity. To the left, in red, is CNCC science instructor Liz Johnson, who is also a certified paleontologist, who must be on site for this kind of dig.

Boost for Food Bank…

On May 20, Leana Cox, right, of Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Rangely Campus, the advisor for the campus Phi Theta Kappa chapter, organized a food drive. The efforts were “not too shabby,” Cox said. Chris Brasfield, left, who runs the Rangely Food Bank, was delighted. She said the food bank is in dire need of canned goods and that if PTK had not collected the food, she had no idea what the bank would have had available to hand out in the past week. Cox said she was glad for the effort and very proud of the way the students chipped in. PTK is the national honor society for two-year colleges in the United States.

CNCC Graduation 2015…

Colorado Northwestern Community College President Russell George opened the 2015 CNCC commencement ceremony. Terri Wilczek also spoke to the students about the importance of scholarships and what they mean.

Signed…

Raul Lopez, a senior at Meeker High School, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the Colorado Northwestern Community College Spartans next year after turning in an outstanding year playing for the MHS Cowboys. The MHS point guard led the Cowboys with most points scored and most assists, and he was named player of the year in the NW League. Lopez will also play in all-state games in June. From left to right are MHS assistant coach Matt Dupire, Lopez and head basketball coach Klark Kindler.

New and returning options for College for Kids and Reach Your Peak courses at Rangely CNCC

RANGELY I Whether your elementary school student loves to play in the clay or your middle schooler favors applied math and heights, Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) has something for students of all ages this summer.

CNCC campus takes notice of the Holocaust, other world genocides

Colorado Northwestern Community College’s annual Holocaust Awareness Week included lectures on the circumstances that led up to and perpetuated the Holocaust and resistance to it, along with discussions about the Rwandan and Cambodian genocides. One flag in the Field of Flags in front of the McLaughlin Building represented 5,000 lives lost, with each color representing a different ethnic, social or political group.

RANGELY I In the rush and hurry of everyday life, it can be easy to forget. Only rarely do most of us think about the millions of Jewish people and millions more who, for their ethnicity, religion or politics, died as part of a mass genocide initiated by Germany’s Nazi regime between 1933 and 1945.

CNCC gearing up for increase in ‘Reach Your Peak’ camp offerings

RANGELY I If earning college scholarship money, finding a career path and inspiring lifelong interests sound like good ways to fill your kids’ time this summer, Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) can help.

Gardening classes set for CNCC—Meeker

MEEKER I If you can’t wait to dig in the dirt, Rocky Mountain Gardening is the class for you. Dianne Wall will be teaching a series of three classes beginning April 13-27 at the CNCC Meeker Center, located at 345 Sixth St. There are two possible times for the classes, either 9 to 11 a.m. […]

New Craig campus CNCC VP treated to Meeker tour

MEEKER I Janell Oberlander is the new vice-president of the Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) Craig Campus.

CNCC students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa

CNCC President Russell George congratulates Amy Griffin, the new president of the incoming PTK.

RANGELY I March 31 was a special day for 26 CNCC freshman students on the Rangely campus. The 26 students were inducted to Phi Theta Kappa, the Beta Epsilon Tau Chapter, which is the Chapter for CNCC Rangely campus only.

Not your average buck…

Deer are a common sight on the Colorado Northwest Community College campus in Rangely, and sometimes some animals are a little more recognizable than others. This atypical mule deer buck has been hanging around the CNCC campus for at least four years, and recently he made his annual spring appearance.

New rangers…

CNCC’s National Park Ranger Academy held its spring 2015 graduation on the college’s Rangely campus on April 3. The Academy at CNCC is one of only seven in the United States—all are law enforcement programs. The spring 2015 graduates are: (front row) David Elliott, Destiny Gardea, Richard Gonzales, Alexander Knaak, Daniel Dodd; (middle row) Jeff Castillo, Jeff Cummings, Robert Stetler, Katelyn Mahoney, Chais Saunders, Joe Kissner; (back row) David Grissom, Scott Simmerman, Tim Zimmerman, Gregory Agar, Nick Johnson-Moyneur and Richard Reagan.