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Graduates from Battle Mountain, Eagle Valley, Red Canyon high schools will attend Colorado Mountain College this fall By Carrie Click EDWARDS – Three local high school students might not have been able to go to college if not for a financial boost from Alpine Bank. With that help, all three are college-bound. Now...

Rifle, Edwards educators recognized for teaching excellence By Carrie Click Dr. Jennifer Wing at Edwards campus graduation ceremony held at the Vilar Center in Beaver Creek on May 6. Wing teaches English, composition and literature, received Edwards and the collegewide full-time Faculty of the Year. Photo David...

Combined, Breckenridge and Spring Valley graduate nearly 50 nursing students with associate or bachelor’s degrees By Carrie Click Tim Putz was one of four students from Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in nursing this year. Putz traveled to Spring Valley near Glenwood...

From left, Mikayla Curtis, Nikki Maline and Bailey Matthews have all landed jobs using the knowledge they gained from studying sustainability at CMC in Edwards. Photo Ed Kosmicki Students in CMC’s sustainability program graduate to successful careers By Carrie Click Nikki Maline arrived in Eagle County from Nebraska...

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...