Hair donations just one of many CNCC activities available

Colorado Northwestern Community College sophomore Alyssa Magalong, left, the 2013-2014 Miss Colorado Teen and The Pageant U.S. National Teen, grins with her hairstylist, Gina, in July after cutting off her ponytail for the Pantene Beautiful Lengths hair donation program. Magalong, CNCC LearningTrek students and the community education department are promoting a ponytail cutting event on March 20 to benefit women with cancer. There are a number of other classes/activities just picking up for the spring semester, just for education, some for community involvement and some for fun.

RANGELY I A hair donation drive to benefit women battling cancer is one of several community education course offerings at Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) this spring.

CNCC ice tower lays groundwork for winter outdoor activities

This 40-foot ice tower on the Colorado Northwestern Community College campus in Rangely is a teaching aid now and could be the springboard for a bigger project and more emphasis on outdoor programs on the college’s main campus.

RANGELY I Headed up the hill on College Drive, south of Highway 64 in Rangely, you don’t have to travel far to notice a huge monolith of ice on the right as you enter the campus of Colorado Northwestern Community College.

Deer on campus…


A deer on the Colorado Northwestern Community College’s campus in Rangely pauses in front of the large blue-and-orange tent near the school’s ice tower. The tent serves as a staging area for climbers and houses snow-making equipment.

CNCC Flight Team…


The Colorado Northwestern Community College flight team took second place behind the U.S. Air Force Academy at the National Intercollegiate Flight Association regionals last week at Embry Riddle University in Prescott, Ariz.

Registration for CNCC open

MEEKER I Registration is open for Spring 2014 classes at the Meeker office of Colorado Northwestern Community College.

CNCC spring registration open in Meeker

MEEKER I Registration is open for Spring 2014 classes at the Meeker office of Colorado Northwestern Community College.

Colorado Northwestern athletes give back to community

The Colorado Northwestern Community College’s women’s basketball team worked with honor society Phi Theta Kappa to collect five boxes of food at the basketball teams’ home games against the College of Eastern Utah on Jan. 25. The drive is part of CNCC athletic teams’ larger effort to create and participate in events that link students and the community.

RANGELY I While Colorado Northwestern Community College athletic teams use their experiences on the court, field or arena to hone skills and spur on improvement, the teams’ community efforts speak to a different kind of drive.

Rector Science Building Tour


On Friday, Rangely Mayor Frank Huitt, left, accompanies Colorado Northwest Community College President Russell George as he gives an update and tour of the renovation and expansion of the Rector Science Building on the Rangely campus.

Rangely man inducted into Sports Hall of Fame at Adams State

Paul Conrad, left, married his wife, Sharon, right, the same year his 1962 Adams State College Indians football team came back from a 20-0 halftime deficit to beat Northern Illinois University in the Mineral Bowl. The football team was inducted into the Adams State University Hall of Fame last fall, and this photo was taken at that induction.

RANGELY I Last fall, Adams State University inducted one of the most successful football teams in the school’s history into its Hall of Fame. Among the players honored was longtime Colorado Northwestern Community College baseball and basketball coach Paul Conrad, a middle linebacker for the Adams State College Indians from 1960 to 1962.

Couple new to staff at CNCC

Ryan and Robyn Wilson

RANGELY I Ryan and Robyn Wilson joined the staff of Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely in March. Ryan splits his time between instructional technology and teaching students in history and computer technology while Robyn is the advising and intervention specialist as well as a yoga instructor.

Remodeling of CNCC Rector Building is on schedule, budget

Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Rector Building has reached the midpoint of a 4,500-square-foot remodel and expansion project slated for completion by mid-March. The $3.8 million project moved forward with funds originally set aside for a wellness center.

RANGELY I Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Rector Building renovation, which includes a 120-seat lecture hall expansion, is on schedule and on budget, facilities director John Bottelberghe said last week. The Rector Sciences Building, with naming rights still up for grabs for the state-of-the-art lecture hall, is slated for a March 19 finish by Grand Junction […]

Governor to be in public forum Monday in Craig

RBC I The Northwest Colorado Community Forum public meeting Monday will feature Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on the Craig campus of Colorado Northwestern Community College, where he is “willing to lean in and listen” to rural Colorado, organizers said.