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CNCC discovers new fossil specimens at Sand Wash Basin

September 18, 2019

It was a cool early morning when the group of about 15 students and teachers met at CNCC’s Craig campus for a safety briefing before setting out into an area of BLM-managed land where bright green sediment has been exposed by years of wind, sun, and rain. The sediments could contain a dozen or more fossilized sea turtles and other creatures — pieces of which were visible on the ground within minutes of CNCC’s arrival Saturday.

GOAL Academy named Microsoft Showcase School

September 12, 2019

GOAL Academy High School has been selected by Microsoft as a Microsoft Showcase School for their "excellence in demonstrated student outcomes resulting from their commitment to educational transformation," according to a news release from the school.

CNCC paleontology program expands offerings at Craig campus

September 8, 2019

Dinosaur enthusiasts now have an official plan of study to pursue at Colorado Northwestern Community College. The current fall semester has marked the first term in which CNCC has offered an associate's of science degree with a paleontology plan of study, and the program has already started attracting students from all over the country.

Calvary Baptist featuring Family Fun Night Sept. 14

September 8, 2019

A free Family Fun Night starts at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at Calvary Baptist Church, 1050 Yampa Ave., complete with a cookout, games and a family movie. For more information, call 970-824-5222 or visit

David Ulrich: Positive academic achievement news

September 6, 2019

We have good news to start the school year and yet another reason to choose Moffat County School District! Our district earned the rating of Performance (Accredited) from the Colorado Department of Education for the 2018-19 school year! This is the third year in a row our students and staff have earned this rating!

Human Resource Council: Are you ready for a change?

August 30, 2019

As I get ready for my first Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World class, I am reminded of the strength and resilience of our fellow community members. I am reminded of how often we try to make changes in our lives, hoping the changes will work. And I am reminded of how important it is to support people as they strive for change in their lives.

State, local leaders convene to discuss CNCC’s Craig campus

August 30, 2019

There was plenty of brain power inside Colorado Northwestern Community College’s library Thursday, Aug. 29 as officials from across the Centennial State gathered for a community leader discussion. The discussion was organized, in part, by...

New teachers in Moffat County School District share their motivations

August 28, 2019

As the new school year starts in full swing, so too do Moffat County School District's new faculty and staff, who bring unique perspectives about their roles as educators. There are more than 20 new additions to MCSD professional staff with many coming from various parts of the country to offer their expertise from different education fields.