By Carrie Click. Rosa Meraz, Daniela Santana earn side-by-side associate degrees at Spring Valley Rosa Meraz blows a kiss at CMC’s associate degree graduation ceremony on May 7. Meraz and her 19-year-old daughter, Daniela Santana, graduated together. Photo Ed Kosmicki When Rosa Meraz arrived in Colorado from Mexico 20...

By Carrie Click CMC Ski Area Operations graduate Chris Sutton with his dog Hank near his home in Eagle. Chris is now a battalion chief for the Eagle River Fire Protection District. Photo: Kate Lapides. Chris Sutton was lying flat on his back, apparently in a lot of pain. Hannah Gould was carefully assessing his...

Upward Bound student Sierra Jackson is a senior at Coal Ridge High School. As part of the Upward Bound college-prep program, she attends tutoring sessions in her school library every Wednesday afternoon. She said she likes the camaraderie of studying with other students who also want to go to college. Photo Kate...

Ski area operations alum Karen Gilliot runs snowcats in both hemispheres. By Carrie Click. This slideshow requires JavaScript. While Karen Bruce Gilliot was growing up in Belle Vernon, a little borough outside Pittsburgh, she skied at Seven Springs. It’s a Pennsylvania ski area that tops out at just less than 3,000...

Jennifer Penn works part time at the front desk at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville while going to school. She came from Denver to earn her associate degree in social work and will graduate in May. Photo Skip Lee Jennifer Penn endured hardships, now learning to help others overcome theirs By Carrie...

CMC ceramics, culinary students provide bowls, soup to benefit Meals on Wheels Following the resounding success of last year’s March for Meals “Empty Bowls” Luncheon, Colorado Mountain College ceramics students are making double the number of soup bowls for the March 2, 2016, event at Grand River Health’s...

Colorado Mountain College biology instructor travels to Germany to film lectures Dr. George Cornwall, a biology instructor at Colorado Mountain College in Aspen, recently traveled to Leipzig, Germany, to tape a series of science lectures for Lecturio, an online education corporation that’s expanding into U.S....

“Dorcas” is one of the images included in “A Thousand Smiles in Kenya,” an exhibit at CMC-Aspen by Roaring Fork Valley photojournalist Kate Lapides of her recent trip to Kenya with For the Good Period. Photo Kate Lapides For Kate Lapides, not all that occurs in Africa is about poverty and despair. On a trip...

Cassidy Willey, Kelly Ketzenbarger and Ciara Morrison, shown left to right, are actresses cast in Anton Chekhov’s “The Three Sisters,” in the play-within-a-play called “Anton in Show Business.” Sopris Theatre Company is producing this comedy that pokes fun at theatrical life, from Feb. 19 through 28 at...

In a classic scene from “The Miracle Worker,” from left, Emily Henley as Helen Keller and Kelly Ketzenbarger as Annie Sullivan have a breakthrough. Two encore performances of the award-winning play are being performed by Sopris Theatre Company, formerly known as CMC Theatre, at the Wheeler Opera House Feb. 5-6,...