Russell George announces resignation as CNCC president

Russell George

RBC I After five years as president of Colorado Northwestern Community College and more than two additional decades of service to the State of Colorado, Russell George is retiring—sometime within the next year.

Rangely Crab Crack a success…

Joyce Rankin, left, a member of the Colorado Board of Education, and Bob Rankin, center, a member of the Colorado House of Representatives, speak with former legislator Russell George, now president of Colorado Northwestern Community College, at the Rangely Chamber of Commerce's annual Crab Crack and award dinner on Saturday.



A contractor working on the Rangely campus of Colorado Northwestern Community College recently ran into a light pole, wiping it out and exposing hot wires. John Bottleberg thought the problem was taken care of until the administration was notified that the smoldering wires were still smoking. Bottleberg called Tony McPhail, then, when they had trouble […]

CNCC aids food bank…


René Harden of Rangely coordinated the project, then connected with Leana Cox, president of Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two-year colleges, at Colorado Northwestern Community College. Cox got the PTK members to run the concession stand at CNCC and to make popcorn. The deal was that if someone brought in a non-perishable food […]

Ice tower…


The ice tower that is built annually on the Colorado Northwestern Community College campus in Rangely is slowly approaching its summit as the water and cold temperatures combine to make the solid ice. The tower is studied for weather’s effect on ice making, but when it is complete, the outdoor leadership classes use it for […]

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.