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Mrs. Paula Duzik
970 826-6610

Ms. Lara Sigmon
970 826-6611

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Did You Know?

Did You a section of short sentences and paragraphs that are sent to faculty and students weekly. These are designed to give you new information on "what's going on out there in the world."

Did You Know #1.....There is an on-line college fair that anyone can participate in. How rapidly the world is changing! Might even save some trips out of town. Register at

Did You Know #2....The skills required for the 10 fastest growing jobs in the new economy are taught at Colorado's community colleges. Those jobs are computer engineering, computer support specialists, systems analysts, data-base administrators, desktop publishing specialists, paralegals and legal assistants, personal care and home health aides, medical assistants, social and human service assistants and physicians' assistants.

Did You Know #3...Pueblo Community College has a new state of the art health sciences program with programs in: dental assisting, dental hygiene, surgical technologist, respiratory care specialist, radiologic technologist, psychiatric youth care worker, psychiatric technician, physical therapy assistant, ophthalmic technician, nursing and occupational therapy assistant.

Did You Know #4....The average expected lifetime earnings for a graduate with an AA degree is more than $1 million, about $250,000 more than an individual with a high school diploma.

Did You Know #5 ....CNCC in Rangely has a two year degree in Natural Resources that leads to a BS in Marine Science from Hawaii Pacific University......great place to spend the last two years in a degree program!!

Did You Know #6 ...Colorado Mountain College has three campus locations in our region. They have many programs that are two degrees or less and some that students might want to explore are: Ski and Snowboard Management, Culinary Arts, Nursing, Photography and Wilderness Studies (leads to a transfer program with CSU in Natural Resources).

Did You Know #7...Graduate with a 2 yr degree in Industrial Maintenance and earn $40,000 per year your first year of work! Industrial Maintenance technicians maintain and repair machinery in plants and factories. The curriculum integrates machining, welding, electronics and engineering.

Did You Know #8 ...Pueblo Community College has a new state of the art health sciences program with programs in: dental assisting, dental hygiene, surgical technologist, respiratory care specialist, radiologic technologist, psychiatric youth care worker, psychiatric technician, physical therapy assistant, ophthalmic technician, nursing and occupational therapy assistant.

Did You Know #9 ....that the University of Northern Colorado in Greely has a new index of 94 that means if you are below that index number and want to attend UNC you need to apply early and present supporting documents.

Did You Know #10....that Colorado Christian University offers a degree in Youth Ministries and many music areas?

Did You Know #11.....that Aims Community College in Greeley has 36 associate degree programs and 84 certificate programs that take less than two years to complete and have excellent job placements rates.

Did You Know #12...the Colorado Commission on Higher Education has an established index based on grade point average and test scores that determines automatic admission to all Colorado schools. It places students in colleges where the can be most successful. We have copies of the index in the Guidance office for anyone interested.

Did You Know #13....that Adams State College has received many awards for their "Excellence in Education" in music education and art education? Biology and Business are also strong programs at Adams.

Did You Know # 14...that the University of Southern Colorado has a BSN program (Bachelor of Nursing). USC suggests that high school students who want to prepare for this major complete the following courses: Biology (to get ready for other science courses at the college level), Mathematics, especially Algebra (nurses need to know how to set up equations and drug doses), Chemistry, and as many English courses as possible (clear writing, proper grammar and advanced vocabulary is necessary in doing patient reporting). Psychology and Foreign Languages are also suggested to prepare and understand how to work with people of all kinds.

Did You Know #15....the University of Southern Colorado has a Center for New Media which prepares students to become the new media specialists. Job tiles coming out of this program include: web designer/developer, interactive media programmer, nonlinear editor, project/production manager, interface designer, and global communications manager.

Did You Know #16...that Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff is now a member of the WUE program offering our students the chance to save $5000 per year if they attend!

Did You Know #17...that the Western Undergraduate Exchange Program (WUE) can offer a student the chance for several thousands of dollars in tuition savings? That many of our students go to out of state schools on this program? And that is is available in 14 participating western states???

Did You Know #18....The Department of Range land Ecosystem Science at CSU emphasizes studies of the world's range lands. They have a Range Ecology major which prepares students to manage the soil, vegetation and animal resources on range lands. The Range and Forest Management major provides the background to manage and administer range land and forest resources for U.S. and state agencies and private industries. For both of these majors students take electives in wildlife, recreation, remote sensing, geographic information systems, soils, animal science and watershed.

Senior Updates

5 hours ago

By Paula Duzik

November 19, 2019

Student updating scholarship opportunities continuously.   Log on to for several scholarship opportunities.  Updated regularly! offers several scholarships to seniors.  Log on to for opportunities.  Scholarships are added continually.

Check out the website College Covered to learn more about Financial Aid.  Log on at for more information

Imagine America Foundation is offering several scholarships to students attending a trade school.  Log on to for more information and an application

White Rose Scholarship Foundation is offering several scholarships to seniors.  Deadline is January 31st.  Log on to for more information and to log on.

Colorado Garden Foundation is offering a full-ride four year scholarship to students interested in the following fields:
  • Agriculture Business, Agriculture Education, Agronomy, Botany, Environmental Design, Environmental Horticulture, Floriculture, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture • Nursery & Landscape Management, Plant Biology, Plant Pathology / Science   

  • See Mrs. Duzik for an application.  Deadline is March 15th

Society of Mayflower Descendants is offering the Colorado Society of Mayflower Descendants Scholarship.  See Mrs. Duzik for an application.  Deadline is February 1st.

Counseling Resources

10 months ago

By Paula Duzik

Counseling Resources


Advocates Crisis Support Services
(970) 824-2400 

REPS (Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide)
(970) 846-8182

Crisis Intervention Team
(970) 824-9105 

Mind Springs Health
(970) 824-6541

SAFE 2 Tell

 National Suicide Hotline
1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

Poison Control



Mind Springs Health
(970) 824-6541
24/7 Crisis Line 1 888 207-4004

Craig Thornhill, LPC, 
Cheri Adams, LMFT
Peggy Sammons, LPC
Sandra Papp, LPC


A & S Counseling
(970) 826-2400

  Steven Walls, MA


Yampa Valley Psychotherapists
(970) 824-2557

  Gary Gurney, MA, LPC, CAC III
Michael Toothaker, CAC III
Kim Bair, LSW


Steamboat Springs Providers

Log on to the above site for a list of over 30 providers listing 
their experience, their area of expertise, and contact information.


Alcoholics Anonymous
 630 Green St
(970) 824-1793 ask for Bud


Support for teens with family
(970) 824-7320



Communities overcoming Meth Abuse 
(970) 824-2662



Support, advocacy, and education for 
teen victims of violence.
(970) 824-7320


Grand Futures
439 Breeze St, Ste. 100
(970) 824-5752

 Connections 4 Kids

601 Yampa, (970) 824-1081

Parenting supports, kinder ready, family nights


First Call 211

Info on clothing, food, rent,
shelter, support groups, etc. 
Dial 211


Moffat County United Way
"Getting Ahead" program

(970) 824-6222


Love, Inc 
(970) 826-4400

Interfaith Food Bank

517 Breeze St

(970) 824-7355

Church of Destiny

2218 Baker Dr

St Michael's Kitchen

678 School St

Food Bank of the Rockies

Boys and Girls Club

1324 E Hwy 40


Nutrition Education, Breastfeeding Support, Sup. Food Program

745 Russell, (970) 871-7653

Community Budget Center

555 Yampa Ave
(970) 824-7858


Columbine Subsidized Housing

(970) 824-8127


Department of Human Services

595 Breeze St services/default.htm
(970) 824-8282


Youth Services Department of Moffat County

Tara Wojtkiewicz
221 W Victory Way
(970) 824-9105



Memorial Hospital
750 Hospital Loop
(970) 824-9411


Visiting Nurses Association
745 Russell St
(970) 824-8233


Northwest Colorado Dental Coalition

485 Yampa Ave
(970) 824-1178


Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center

580 Green St
(970) 824-5204





Family Health Line



Yampa Valley AIDS Coalition

135 6th St  Steamboat Springs, CO  80477
(970) 879-1632



All Around Taxi

(970) 824-1177


Horizon’s Specialized Services
439 Breeze St
(970) 824-7804


Independent Living Center

483 Yampa Ave
(970) 826-0833



Colorado Northwestern Community College

Continuing education, GED prep
(970) 824-1101


BYU Online Courses
1800 914-8931


Colorado College info

Free Application for Federal Student Aid




Northwest Colorado Legal Services 

Ask a Lawyer

@ MC Courthouse Ste 300, Upstairs (30 min. appt)



Colorado Workforce Center

School to Work Alliance Program

480 Barclay
(970) 824-3246



Craig Police Department

800 W 1st St
(970) 824-8111

Craig Fire Department

419 Yampa Ave
(970) 824-5914