New section highlights higher education |

New section highlights higher education

Noelle Leavitt Riley
Noelle Leavitt Riley

A college education is the foundation to a solid future in any given field, and anyone who graduated with a higher education degree knows they’ve gained more than just a diploma.

They’ve gained friendships, life skills, determination to accomplish something big and — more than anything — a broader knowledge base.

That’s why the Craig Daily Press is thrilled to introduce The Learning Chronicles, which is a new section featuring higher education news that will publish the first Saturday each month.

The section is a collaboration between the Daily Press and Colorado Northwestern Community College, and both entities are excited to partner for the benefit of our readers.

The Learning Chronicles will boast news about how to get a college degree, why it’s important and how to start the higher education process. It also will help readers navigate the procedure of applying for student loans, which is often a daunting task.

Additionally, we aim to give those who are unsure about going to college a better understanding of their choices as it pertains to two-year or four-year colleges. We will also examine how to navigate a tuition buy-down program and educate the community on how much a college education costs.

For those interested specifically in what’s happening at CNCC, we’ll outline various programs, events and highlights that the college brings to Craig and Moffat County.

In today’s publication, you’ll find The Learning Chronicles on pages 22, 23 and 24.

I received my bachelor’s degree in journalism from Metropolitan State University in Denver, and my college experience was second to none. I hope The Learning Chronicles will bring hope and insight into the wonderful ways college can enhance lives.

The Daily Press staff hopes our new section will be beneficial to the community. If you have any news ideas, questions or concerns, please call me directly at 970-875-1790 or email

Feel free to stop by the newsroom anytime — my door is always open.

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