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Cerro Coso Community College

News: Public Information Office

Natalie Dorrell

Contact Information

Natalie Dorrell
(760) 384-6260
Public Information Office
Cerro Coso Community College
3000 College Heights Blvd.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
Phone: (760) 384-6260

Media Contact Guidelines

All initiated news stories must be communicated through the Cerro Coso Public Information Officer. It is inappropriate to contact the media directly to initiate any story about your program, team, students, player or self. The appropriate process for initiating a media request is outlined below:

  1. If the event or story is particularly time sensitive, factor this into the timeline for submitting your request. While there are no guarantees about response from the various media outlets, please make note in the request if there is a particular timeline or sense urgency for your request and the Public Information Officer will make every effort to assist you.
  2. Submit the Publicity Request to the Public Information Officer, Natalie Dorrell.
  3. Natalie will follow up according to the contact information provided on the form. If you have any questions, please contact her at

The Public Information Office needs at least three, preferably four weeks notice. Most publicity is time-sensitive. Some of our service area newspapers publish only once weekly. Daily newspapers may only publish College information on a limited basis, given available space in the paper. Currently, the Public Information Office distributes news information to 17 service area newspapers, 10 radio stations, and 3 Cable Channels.


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