Briefs for Feb. 6, 2012: CNCC offering financial aid assistance

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A free seminar about college financial aid is scheduled for 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday in room 115 of the academic building on Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus, 2801 W. Ninth St.

College Goal Sunday, which will take place on a Saturday in Craig, is designed to give students assistance on how to pay for college, the college reported in a news release.

Topics covered during the event include how to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which must be completed for a student to receive any kind of financial aid, including grants, work study, student loans and many scholarships, according to the release.

Students and their families should bring their 2011 federal tax records to complete the FAFSA.

For more information, contact Tresa England at 970-675-3285 or tresa.england@cncc.edu, or call 824-1101.

CNCC Louisiana trip deadline extended

The deadline to make reservations for a Colorado Northwestern Community College trip to Louisiana has been extended to Tuesday.

The trip, which is part of the college’s community education program, is scheduled to take place from April 10 through 14.

The tour includes visits to New Orleans, Lafayette and Vermilionville and is designed to help participants learn about Cajun culture, food, and history.

For more information, contact Mary Morris at 824-1135 or mary.morris@cncc.edu.

Sage grouse open house set for Tuesday

The Bureau of Land Management’s Little Snake Field Office, 455 Emerson St., in Craig, will host an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday to address greater sage grouse in Routt National Forest.

The meeting, which will be hosted in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service, is designed to inform the public about greater sage grouse planning efforts and gather comments related to sage grouse conservation measures.

Comments could be included in a possible revision of the Routt National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan, the Forest Service reported in a news release.

For more information, call Melissa Martin at 307-745-2371.

St. Valentine’s Day Dance on Saturday

A St. Valentine’s Day Dance will take place from 7:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Maybell Elementary School, 30 Haynes Ave.

The event features a silent auction and live music. The John Wayne Band will perform from 7:30 to 9 p.m., followed by The Blue Rooster Band from 9 p.m. to midnight.

Admission costs $10 per person or $12 per couple.

Refreshments will be available by donation. Proceeds from the event will benefit technology upgrades at the school.

For more information, call Bill Ronis at 272-3266.

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