National Park Service training…

Members who attended the National Park Service Law Enforcement Training in West Virginia were: back row, left to right: Mark Cutler (NPS LETC), Tony Luongo (Temple University), Bill Overby (Skagit CC), Don Coleman (Southwestern CC), Rick Mossman (Colorado Northwestern Community College), Mitch Boudrot (Southwestern CC), Mark Maciha (Northern Arizona University), Brian Marvin (Santa Rosa JC), Jim Christensen (Vermillion CC), Pam Bell (Southwestern CC), Jill Hawk (NPS LETC). Seated: Left to right are: Dr. Vicki McGarvey (Temple University), Rebecca Roarty (Colorado Northwestern Community College), Charles Cuvelier (WASO-LESES), Curtis Dowdle (Southwestern CC), Chris Willard (Temple University) and Liz Dodson (NPS LETC).

Big buck…

A quick stop by the Colorado Northwestern Community College campus in Rangely on Saturday caught this large buck in velvet grabbing a quick bite of lunch. He didn’t seem to be too upset about having his picture taken.

SNHU signs agreement with state colleges, CNCC

RBC I Southern New Hampshire Univeristy (SNHU) recently signed an articulation agreement with the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), representing 13 community college campuses within the state, including Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely. The agreement provides CCCS graduates with a direct transition from their associate’s degree into a bachelor’s degree program at SNHU-College of […]

CNCC lab dedicated to Chevron

From left, Chevron Operations Supervisor Luke Allred, Chevron Community Engagement Specialist Carey Baird, Chevron Area Manager Greg Germani and CNCC President Russ George pose around one of Chevron’s first well sites in Rangely, the Raven A-1 pump jack, which was photographed and professionally prepared for display in the Rector Chevron Chemistry Lab on July 8.

RANGELY I CNCC President Russell George hosted several friends of the college and Chevron Area Manager Greg Germani on July 8 in the Rector Arts and Sciences Building for the formal dedication ceremony naming the Rector Chemistry Lab for Chevron.

Letter to the Editor: Let’s get Rangely’s dinosaurs back to Rangely

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to the citizens of Rangely and the surrounding area. In the past year, we at the Rangely Junior College District (Colorado Northwestern Community College) have had a particular situation in Rangely occur. That situation, quite frankly, was a find many months ago in Rangely (in Rio Blanco County).

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.


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.