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.


Master carver Ron Eye has completed these three sculptures for Colorado Northwestern Community College, including a petroglyph wall and a flowering bench (below) and a signature Spartan (above). The sculptures resulted from collaborations between CNCC employees and students and will be placed around campus as part of a larger effort

CNCC loses Craig campus VP

RBC I Last week, Gene Bilodeau, vice president of the Craig campus of Colorado Northwest Community College announced that he has accepted the appointment as executive director for the University Center in Rapid City, S.D.

Noted woodcarver revs up saw for CNCC sculptures

Ron Eye, a master carver from Vernal, Utah, commissioned to create three sculptures for Colorado Northwestern Community College, uses a Stihl chainsaw to coax a Spartan from the stump of a Chinese elm tree. Eye, who completed a 16-foot sculpture for Meeker’s Highlands Cemetery last week, swept June’s “Whittle the Wood Rendezvous” in Craig, winning first place in the judge’s, artist’s and people’s choice categories.

RANGELY I At first glance, master wood carver Ron Eye looks like just another guy wearing hunter-orange camo chaps and wielding a chainsaw.

Fall festival…


Colorado Northwestern Community College LeaderTrek learning community students organized a Fall Festival for children at Rangely’s Elks Park on Saturday.

Local CNCC fall class opportunities

MEEKER I There are still fall classes open for registration through Colorado Northwest Community College community education in Meeker.

Broadband meeting eyes possibilities

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Broadband Telecommunications Summit, held Tuesday at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely, attracted a variety of broadband technical experts, service providers, local, county and state officials, chambers of commerce, health care providers, community organizations, college officials, business owners and county residents as well as individuals sharing by teleconference.

CNCC offers online classes in Meeker

MEEKER I There are still several fall classes open for registration through Colorado Northwest Community College community education.