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11th Annual Cloud City Rail Jam March 28th

CMC Leadville hosts annual Rail Jam event at new location

Photo of CMC Rail Jam signStudents and terrain park enthusiasts will be excited to learn that this year’s Rail Jam event will be in a brand new location: The backyard freestyle terrain park. The backyard freestyle terrain park at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville is located directly behind the Mountain View Residence Hall, with views of Mt Elbert and Mt Massive, the two highest peaks in Colorado.

The 11th Annual Cloud City Rail Jam is an event entirely put on by the Ski Area Operations Event Management Class, as part of their Read more

Justice Snow’s, CMC hold storytelling show

This article aired on Aspen Public Radio

Writ-Large-Logo-SmallStanding on stage and telling a very personal story can take nerves of steel. Tonight, more than a handful of locals are giving it a try. The event is similar to the radio show The Moth. It’s part of a new local series by Justice Snow’s and Colorado Mountain College’s Isaacson School for New Media. Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher has this story.

On a quiet afternoon in Aspen at Justice Snow’s, a small group waits for a microphone and speakers to get set up. David Cook is here. He’s co-owner of local TV station Aspen 82.

“I’m at Justice Snow’s for our final dress rehearsal for the Writ Large performance,” says Cook.

Like The Moth, people here will tell a personal story in front of a crowd. Cook is used to being in the spotlight. He participated in the Aspen Cares benefit fashion show this past weekend. That meant being “literally in underwear on stage, dancing around, which is very exposing and sort of outside of my comfort zone. Whereas this is quite personal,” Cook continues, “in that it’s a story about me and my life, and my family, that I’ve never click for full transcript and link to audio

Justice Snow’s and CMC Partner on “Writ Large” Storytelling Series on March 25th

Fllyer for Writ Large event at Justice Snow's in Aspen.Justice Snow’s continues the Writ Large live storytelling series in the Parlor on Wednesday, March 25th at 7:00 p.m. Storytellers include Matt Haslett, David Cook, Sean Tamisiea, Shere Coleman, Alecia Evans and Brian Tinker. This is a free event but guests are encouraged to RSVP to 429-8192 as limited seating is available.

Writ Large is a unique collaboration between Justice Snow’s Restaurant and Bar and the Isaacson School for New Media at Colorado Mountain College. The program gives students a chance to participate in non-fiction storytelling, learning about storycraft techniques and applying them in performances in front of a live audience. The event features six stories running Read more

World renowned environmentalist, author to speak at CMC in Edwards March 11

Photo of author Maude Barlow.

International best-selling author Maude Barlow will speak about the global water crisis at a free event at CMC in Edwards on March 11. The event is part of the Women in Philanthropy Distinguished Lecture Series. Photo: Wolfgang Schmidt.

As part of the Women in Philanthropy Distinguished Lecture Series, international best-selling author Maude Barlow will speak about the global water crisis and the solutions needed to avoid a worldwide water shortage. The free talk will take place on the evening of March 11 at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards.

Barlow’s lecture, “Blue Future: A Marshall Plan to Protect Water and People Forever,” is also the title of the final book in a trilogy she has written about recognizing water as a human right instead of a privately held commodity.

The author of 17 books, Barlow is the recipient of 12 honorary degrees and many awards, among them the 2009 Planet in Focus Eco Hero Award, and Read more

Poetry Slam goes multilingual this year

Flyer for CMC Breckenridge's annual Poetry SlamA beloved Summit County literary tradition is less than a month away, so it’s time for local poets to prepare for Colorado Mountain College’s eighth annual Poetry Slam on March 26.

The slam gives local poets a venue to present their works (either memorized or read) to fellow poetry aficionados. The rules are minimal:
– The poem must be your own.
– The poem must be three minutes or less in length.
– Presenting poets are not allowed any props except for a folder.
– Poems must be presented solo – no group pieces or music.

This year, poems in Spanish are encouraged – or any language, though all poems must be translated to English. And if you’d like Read more

Student photography on display at CMC ArtShare Gallery

Poster for CMC student photography showThe CMC ArtShare Gallery in downtown Glenwood Springs is hosting an exhibit of wide-ranging photographic works by Colorado Mountain College professional photography students March 6-April 28.

Because the college’s professional photography program encourages its students to develop their own ways of seeing, the show’s common denominator is the high quality of the photographic explorations in each image.

The photos range from award winners in the College Photographer of the Year competition; to journalistic, commercial and art prints; to unusual portraits and reflections on the human spirit. The college’s professional photography program is under the umbrella of CMC’s Isaacson School for New Media.

The exhibit will be on display through April 28 at the CMC ArtShare Gallery at 802 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. An opening reception is set for Friday, March 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

The CMC ArtShare Gallery winter hours are weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 947-8367 or visit cmcartshare.com.

Students invited to CMC’s Next Generation College Day on March 7

Colorado Mountain College in Leadville is hosting a free conference for regional middle and high school students and their families preparing for college and future careers. The Next Generation College Day on Saturday, March 7, will be held at the college’s Leadville campus and is open to students in grades 6-12 from Chaffee, Lake, Summit and Eagle counties. Participating students will receive a free T-shirt, and lunch is provided.

During the day, counselors and representatives from a variety of Colorado colleges and local organizations, including CMC alumnus William Mundo who now attends the University of Colorado – Denver School of Medicine, will provide information about high school and college success, college preparation, financial aid and scholarships, and more.

The event, showcasing not only CMC but also other Colorado colleges, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Climax Molybdenum Leadership Center at CMC in Leadville, 901 S. Highway 24. Spanish translation will be provided. Students can register for the conference through their school counselors or contact Jan Krueger at Colorado Mountain College at 719-486-4266, jkrueger@coloradomtn.edu.

Empty Bowls soon to be filled at Grand River’s Meals on Wheels event

CMC, Grand River Health form partnership for fundraising on March 11

empty bowls potter

On March 11, an “Empty Bowls” luncheon – where you can purchase a bowl (made by Colorado Mountain College-Rifle ceramics students) filled with soup (made by Colorado Mountain College-Rifle culinary arts students) – will raise funds for Grand River Meals on Wheels. The luncheon will be at the Grand River Café, at Grand River Health.

Two entities in the Rifle community are preparing to raise funds while providing students opportunities to use their artistic and culinary skills for a worthy cause.

Organizers are busy getting ready for the March for Meals “Empty Bowls” Lunch event on March 11 at the Grand River Café at Grand River Health. The fundraiser – which provides a handcrafted bowl to keep, soup to fill it, bread and beverages in exchange for a $20 donation – raises money for the Grand River Meals on Wheels program. It’s being coordinated by staff from Grand River Health, and faculty and students from Colorado Mountain College in Rifle (see breakout box).

The idea for the collaboration started with Michelle McCurdy, an Read more

Photojournalist, CMC instructor’s photo exhibit at Glenwood Springs Branch Library

"Pamela" by Colorado Mountain College instructor Klaus Kocher.

“Pamela” by Colorado Mountain College instructor Klaus Kocher.

Photographs by noted photojournalist Klaus Kocher are on exhibit at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library beginning Feb. 24. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 26 at the library.

Kocher, who is on the faculty of the Isaacson School for New Media at Colorado Mountain College, teaches photo history, composition, wet darkroom and photojournalism. His photos reflect his international upbringing. Born in Santiago, Chile, to his Swiss father and Dominican mother, he has lived in the United States, Costa Rica, Honduras, Germany and Mexico.

The Glenwood Springs Branch Library is at 815 Cooper Ave. and is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call the library at 945-5958 or go to gcpld.org for more information.

Just try not to have fun at upcoming Swing Je T’aime concert

Colorado Mountain College presents lively ‘community music’ Feb. 20. By Carrie Click

Swing Je T'aime is coming to CMC in Rifle. Photo Kendra Gaines

Swing Je T’aime is coming to CMC in Rifle. Photo Kendra Gaines

By this time, winter may be getting you down, but an upcoming live concert at Colorado Mountain College in Rifle is sure to pick up the spirits of even the most ornery among us. Not only that – the concert is free and Grand River Health is sponsoring a complementary post-concert reception.

Swing Je T’aime will perform in the Clough Auditorium at CMC’s campus in Rifle from 7 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 20.

Swing Je T’aime is a Denver-based group that features a six-piece band and female vocalist. If you like the music of the great gypsy jazz guitarist Django Read more