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,...

CMC-Lake County High School partnership provides instruction, college credit – and a start on potential welding careers. By Carrie Click. Berlie Mascarenez, a Lake County High School junior, said he hopes to take what he’s learned in his CMC welding class and apply it to underwater welding in the Navy. Photo ©...

Functional pottery by Lisa Ellena, part of an exhibit of the artist’s work at the CMC ArtShare Gallery beginning Jan. 8. To begin the new year, ceramist Lisa Ellena will fill the CMC ArtShare Gallery in downtown Glenwood Springs with her functional and sometimes surreal ceramic and encaustic work. An opening reception...

Dr. Kimberly Harding was named full-time Faculty of the Year for online learning at Colorado Mountain College. She also teaches at the college’s residential campus at Spring Valley. By Carrie Click. Educators Dr. Kimberly Harding and Erin Donovan have been named 2015 full-time and adjunct, respectively, Faculty of...

CMC students took first steps in ESL classes After taking ESL classes at CMC in Aspen, Zakarya Sidibe became a U.S. citizen in the fall of 2015. Photo Ed Kosmicki ASPEN – Learning to speak and write English at Colorado Mountain College was not enough for Zakarya Sidibe or Elizabeth María Ford. Both immigrants to...