Lindsey Thomson earns collegewide recognition

Edwards adjunct Faculty of Year named awardee for all CMC campuses

Lindsey Thomson celebrates with class

Lindsey Thomson (center), Colorado Mountain College’s adjunct Faculty of the Year for both the campus in Edwards and the college as a whole, celebrates with her students and a few surprise guests after the award announcement made by college president Dr. Carrie Hauser during Thomson’s class recently. Photo Kristin Anderson.

On a recent Wednesday night, Colorado Mountain College President Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser, along with several faculty and staff, burst into adjunct instructor Lindsey Thomson’s classroom in Edwards to surprise her with an announcement: She has been honored as adjunct Faculty of the Year for all of the college’s 11 locations in north-central Colorado.Thomson, who teaches English as a second language and GED classes, was stunned, but her students and colleagues Read more

CMC Theatre’s ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’ pulls out all stops

Raucous musical comedy combines vaudeville antics with Broadway song, dance

1536669_10152329659669311_1618592392_nColorado Mountain College Theatre’s production of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” capitalizes on all of vaudeville’s most beloved gags: zany one-liners, bad puns, physical humor and slapstick comedy. The result is an extravaganza of hilarity that makes fun of one of the world’s most ridiculous experiments – human civilization.

The original production of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” starring Zero Mostel, opened on Broadway in 1962 and was nominated for eight Tony Awards. Stephen Sondheim composed the music and lyrics for the book created by Bert Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. The show has enjoyed two successful Broadway revivals, including the Tony-winning production that earned Nathan Lane a Read more

‘Big Water, Little Boats’ author Tom Martin coming to Colorado Mountain College

Tom Martin

Author Tom Martin will appear at CMC locations in Carbondale (April 10) and Breckenridge (April 12) to talk about his book, “Big Water, Little Boats.” The Carbondale appearance will also feature a panel discussion about the Colorado Water Plan.

CMC in Carbondale and Breckenridge to host free talks

Tom Martin, author of “Big Water, Little Boats,” a history of river-running on the Colorado River from the 1940s and ’50s, will speak at two April appearances at Colorado Mountain College.

The free, 45-minute program features original photographs from various Grand Canyon river trips over several decades, including Boulder Narrows at 126,000 cubic feet per second in 1957. The presentation tells how Moulty Fulmer happened upon the McKenzie River hull design of today’s Pacific Northwest boats, and how he used that design to build his boat the Gem, Grand Canyon’s first decked dory.

Martin will also touch on the building of a full-sized replica of the Gem and taking the replica through the Grand Canyon. He will show photo rematching of original pictures from the 1940s and 1950s river Read more

GarCo Sewing Works stitches lives back together

This article was published in the Post Independent. By Amy Hadden Marsh.

Screen capture of Garfield Sewing Works websiteGarCo Sewing Works celebrates its second anniversary this month. Founded with the goal of lifting single mothers out of welfare by teaching skills and providing work, the organization has helped 11 women so far find meaningful employment.

The women, referred by Garfield County’s Department of Human Services or Colorado Mountain College’s work/study program, work as nurses’ aides, administrative assistants, and in early childhood education. “They are wage-earners and support their families,” crowed Beth Shaw, dean of Business and Industry at Colorado Mountain College and co-founder of GarCo Sewing Read more

Princeton Review founder to speak about technology in education

image001[Edwards] – On Tuesday, April 8, The Princeton Review founder and lifelong education entrepreneur John Katzman will speak at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards. Doors to the event open at 5 p.m., the talk begins at 5:30 p.m. and a VIP cocktail reception with Katzman will follow immediately afterwards.

The presentation, entitled “Gradually, then Suddenly: Disruption in Higher Ed,” will focus on the impacts, both pro and con, of technology in the field of education. Katzman’s entire career has focused on an out-of-the-box approach to education, pushing the boundaries of how we teach and how we learn. His innovative ideas have led him to found three companies. Read more

CMC Ski & Snowboard Business students hone their skills in the backcountry

CMC class travels to Wyoming to boost their skills

A class of prospective guides taking part in Colorado Mountain College’s Professional Ski & Snowboard Guide Certificate program caught sunset recently during a ski tour at Wyoming’s Three Rivers Ranch. The program introduces students to guiding techniques, risk management, Snow Cat and Heli-Skiing operations  and small business skills. Check out CMC’s upcoming Summer 2014 class schedules online next week for great outdoor summer classes!

Intro to Ski Guiding students practiced their skills recently at Three Rivers Ranch in Savery Wyoming. Photo: Bingman/Osteen.

Intro to Ski Guiding students practiced their skills recently at Three Rivers Ranch in Savery Wyoming. Photo: Bingman/Osteen.

Cambodian Relief Fund presentation at CMC Breckenridge Friday

This article was printed in the Summit Daily News. By Jessica Smith.

Engine 633 was donated to Prey Nup, Cambodia in 2005. The engine formerly was owned by Red, White & Blue Fire District.

Engine 633 was donated to Prey Nup, Cambodia in 2005. The engine formerly was owned by Red, White & Blue Fire District.

Summit County charitable fund supports Cambodian fire stations

Engine 633 leaks oil. However, the firefighters who use it aren’t complaining — they’re just grateful they have one. As a small fire station in Prey Nup, Cambodia, and the only fire response team for miles around, they have to make do with every piece of equipment they have.

A donation after retiring from service with the Red, White and Blue Fire District, the engine traveled to Cambodia eight years ago thanks to the Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund.

Since 2005, Summit resident Douglas Mendel has worked to raise money and gather donations to keep the engine running and to help out several other Cambodian fire stations. This Friday, April 4, he will give a presentation at the Colorado Mountain College campus in Breckenridge, showing photos and videos Read more

One Book, One Valley author event at CMC in Edwards tonight

Reprinted from an April 2, 2014 Vail Daily News staff report

Photo of author Greg Childs, by Ace Kvale.

Thursday at 6 p.m. at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards, author Craig Childs will appear live for a book presentation, Q&A and a book signing. Photo: Ace Kvale.

EDWARDS — This year’s One Book, One Valley book selection, “Finders Keepers,” by Craig Childs, brings together this community through The Bookworm of Edwards and local libraries, local readers and book clubs.

Thursday at 6 p.m. at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards, author Craig Childs will appear live for a book presentation, Q&A and a book signing. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of The Bookworm of Edwards.

“Finders Keepers” was selected as the 2014 One Book, One Valley title for its appeal across age and gender lines as well as for its high literary merit. The Read more

Battle Mountain’s ProStart team making another national title run

CMC Culinary Assistant Heather Weems helps guide high school culinary students to success

This article appeared in the Vail Daily. By Randy Wyrick.

Melissa Bosworth cuts up a pineapple to place into round, metal shapers that keep the pineapple upside down cake circular for plating.

Melissa Bosworth cuts up a pineapple to place into round, metal shapers that keep the pineapple upside down cake circular for plating. Photo: Anthony Thornton/Vail Daily.

EDWARDS – Melissa Bosworth is about 5 feet 5 inches tall, but she knows how it must feel to slam dunk to beat Duke at the buzzer.

Bosworth is part of Battle Mountain High School’s state champion ProStart culinary team, along with Lucas Kern, Slaten Forbes, Armin Sandoval and Jenn Rascon. Read more

Rail Jam 2014

The final for Colorado Mountain College Ski Area Operations degree students may just be one of the hippest exams in the country. Instead of multiple choice questions and final term papers, students get to design terrain park features and market a festive ski and snowboard event. The result? CMC Leadville’s 10th Annual Rail Jam, captured by Brent Neumeier.

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