Chautauqua show revives past, brings Black History Month to life

Scholar-actor Charles Everett Pace speaks as abolitionist Frederick Douglass as part of the Black History Live Tour at Colorado Northwestern Community College on Feb. 24.

RANGELY I As he spoke, there were moments I forgot he wasn’t Civil War-era abolitionist Frederick Douglass. It shouldn’t have been hard to remember. The modern-day camera resting comfortably in my hands, the iPhone app recording his words should have been reminder enough. There were anachronisms, too, like the wireless microphone he held and the […]

CNCC paleontology experiences to get off the ground with summer classes

RANGELY I Since it is situated adjacent to Dinosaur National Monument and surrounded by the Dinosaur Diamond Scenic Byway, the fact that the area around Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) is proving rich in fossils should come as no surprise.

Mule deer at school…

While the students at Colorado Northwestern Community College were away from campus over the long winter break, several mule deer turned up on the Rangely campus for some peaceful grazing on the campus lawn and nearby brush. Above, the mother shows her two fawns where to find some good grazing, undisturbed by a few folks passing by on campus.

CNCC campus in Craig now a federal fossil repository

From left to right: BLM Colorado Paleontologist Harley Armstrong, Colorado Northwestern Community College President Russell George and BLM Colorado State Director Ruth Welch finalize a memorandum of understanding, creating a federal fossil repository at CNCC’s Craig campus.

RANGELY I On Feb. 3, Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) President Russell George and paleontologist Elizabeth “Liz” Johnson, together with Ruth Welch, the Colorado state director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), signed an agreement to officially make the CNCC Craig Campus a federal fossil repository.

Crab Crack…

The Rangely Chamber of Commerce winner for Rangely Non-Profit of the Year was presented to New Eden Pregnancy Care Services, represented by Melissa Norman. Tickets were sold out for the event, and the Weiss Conference Center at Colorado Northwestern Community College was packed.

Rector Building artwork…

The artwork signifying that the Rector Building is a building of science is now in place. The DNA molecule sculpture, which spans from corner to corner on one wall of the Rector Science Building is a multi-colored long coiled double helix that resembles a spiral staircase. Peggy Rector said the model represents science and the Rector Building is all about science. She said she is pleased with the sculpture and believes that all who pass by will know what the building stands for.

CNCC classes in Meeker open for registration

MEEKER I Colorado Northwestern Community College’s spring community education classes, which start in early January, are open for registration. Spring schedules were mailed in mid-December to area residents. Several for-credit as well as special interest community education classes are now available.

CNCC Horse Show Team…


The Colorado Northwestern Community College horse show team has had a good season so far, and competition will resume in February. Members are, from left to right: Kathryn Costales, dean of instruction Judy Allred, Tasha Gibson, Ripley Bellio, Catalina Laguera, Amber Parmley and coach Stacey Bailey.

Pitching clinic…


The Colorado Northwestern Community College Spartans softball team hosted a pitching clinic for 18 young ladies from Meeker Dec. 5. Coach Briana Williams from Meeker reached out to CNCC’s coaches for some help with pitching. The beginning of this school year was Meeker High School’s first year with junior varsity softball, and MHS received word […]

CNCC Craig campus names new vice president

RBC I Janell Oberlander from Rapid City, S.D., has officially accepted the position of CNCC Craig Campus vice president. She accepted the position when she spoke to CNCC President Russell George on Wednesday.

Law enforcement graduates…


Colorado Northwestern Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Academy held its fall National Park Service graduation ceremony on Friday in the Colorado Room on the CNCC Rangely Campus.

Several members of CNCC equine team place in Montana competition

Pictured are members of the Colorado Northwestern Community College Equine Team, which competed Nov. 5 in Montana. From left to right are: equine team instructor and IHSA coach Stacey Bailey, team members Tasha Gibson, Catalina Lagüera, Kelsey Priestley, Amber Parmley and Kathryn Costales, and equine instructor and equine program director Dustin Davis.

RANGELY I On Nov. 5, the Colorado Northwestern Community College Horse Show Team traveled to Billings, Mont., to compete Saturday and Sunday in an IHSA Horse Show hosted by Rocky Mountain College, showing well and placing several members within the top 10.