Register for CNCC January classes

MEEKER I Community education classes starting at Colorado Northwestern Community College are now open for spring class registration.

CNCC retirees…


On Monday, Wayne and Jan Heilmann as well as Ellis Johnson retired from CNCC after many years of service. The CNCC maintenance department initially decided to throw a retirement party for the Heilmanns as they learned that Ellis Johnson, the CNCC chief flight instructor was also retiring at the end of the year. The retirement […]

National Park Ranger Academy names grads

The Colorado Northwestern Community College National Park Ranger Academy held its fall graduation ceremony on Nov. 13. Graduates are, back row from left: Lucas Box, Shane Barton, George Menze, David Engel and Eric Meier; middle row from  left; Kyle Mackay, Daniel Kukura, Jason Apgar and Cory Bennett; and front row from left: Eric Brocaille, William Bartz, Brian Steidle, and Allison Bishop.

RANGELY I The Colorado Northwestern Community College’s National Park Ranger Academy held its fall graduation ceremony on Nov. 13.

CNCC women’s basketball team off to impressive 7-2 start

RANGELY I The Colorado Northwestern Community College women’s basketball team completed a 2-0 sweep the weekend before Thanksgiving in the CNCC Classic, increasing their season record to 7-2 overall this season.

Cold for a cause…


There were roughly 160 persons on hand on Nov. 14 to watch 38 people jump into an icy Kenney Reservoir to raise funds for Western Colorado Special Olympics. It was the first-ever Western Colorado Polar Plunge into the 39-degree water at the reservoir, according to organizer Norian James, a sports medicine caregiver for Colorado Northwestern […]

Craig energy meeting attracts White House advisor

RBC I While the region’s path to economic prosperity might not be exactly clear, one thing is: The path must be forged together. That message was the focus of the Economic Diversification Roundtable on Wednesday at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus. Craig-Moffat Economic Development Partnership (CMEDP) hosted the event, which included key players in […]

Flag football…


The Denver Broncos had a bye week on Oct. 25 so some of the guys on the Colorado Northwestern Community College campus in Rangely took the game into their own hands and spent the mostly sunny afternoon playing some flag football.

Spartan Volleyball…


Janany Yulilis (2) and Miranda Miller (10), members of the Colorado Northwestern Community College Spartan volleyball team, worked the net as a well-oiled team against Eastern Utah on Oct. 22, pulling out a win against the visitors.

CNCC hosts Global Awareness Week with variety of offerings

Global Awareness Poster 11 copy

RANGELY I International perspectives can come from anywhere, even a rural community college in Rangely. From Nov. 2-5, Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) invites the surrounding communities to attend Global Awareness Week on the CNCC Rangely Campus in the Rector Arts & Science Building—Rangely Community Lecture Hall.

Rangely horsewoman excels at Billings vs. six other colleges

Tasha Gibson

RANGELY I A horsewoman from Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely excelled in her horsemanship skills over the weekend as she placed in six events in three different horse shows over Saturday and Sunday in Billings, Mont. She also took two top honors competing as a one-person team.

Bucks rule…

This big buck controls the campus this year, and that is understandable. But his little sidekick on Oct. 8 is the interesting one. He has been coming to the campus for about five years. He has a rack on one side and, if you look closely, you will see a spike on the left side.

Eight chosen for Colorado Opportunity scholarships

In the back row, from left to right, are: Jennifer Holloway, director of student support, Craig; Robyn Wilson, director of advising, Rangely; and COSI recipient Taylor Hagar (Craig). Middle row, from left: Candra Robie, advising and program specialist, Rangely; and COSI recipients Rosaleina Ochoa (Craig), Becky Powell (Rangely), Molly Scruggs (Craig), and Kayla Sandoval (Rangely). Front row, COSI recipients, Cassidy Holmes (Craig), Paige Dowker (Craig) and Jazmin Damazo-Mendoza (Rangely).

RANGELY I This year, eight new students were awarded the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) scholarship to attend Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC). The students will be on the Craig and Rangely campuses exploring a variety of degrees including arts and sciences, cosmetology, pre-nursing, and pre-dental hygiene.