The Reel Awards showcases four homegrown Colorado films
Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat will host The Reel Awards tonight at the Allbright Family Auditorium, from 6:30-10 p.m. The event showcases films from Yampa Valley and national filmmakers and includes screenings of Way of Life from Bent and Broken, A Dreamy Place from Martin Clay, The Infamous from Phase Media and Bumming Colorado Ski Country from Kent Gunnufson.
A short discussion on backcountry safety follows the screenings. All proceeds benefit the Backcountry Club, which educates members on safe travel in the backcountry. Get pumped for the season, and get safe, all while supporting a great cause. General Admission: $10
Musical comedy revue scheduled at CMC’s Spring Valley campus theatre
In rehearsals for “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” are, left to right, Wendy Tennis and Paige Ulmer (in front) and Jarrod Majkut, Jimmy Coates and David Collier. CMC Theatre presents the off-Broadway surprise hit Dec. 5-14 at the college’s Spring Valley campus. Photo Scot Gerdes
Colorado Mountain College Theatre’s production of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” tackles some of life’s toughest questions: How do you find love? How do you keep it alive? And what the heck do you do with it after a certain age?
“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” played for 12 years in New York and remains one of the longest-running shows in Colorado theater history. For two weekends only the surprise-hit, musical comedy revue will take the stage at the New Space Theatre on the Spring Valley campus of Colorado Mountain College. Performances are Dec. 5-7 and 12-14 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 2 p.m.
The stellar show invites the audience to ride love’s roller coaster with a variety Read more
Free concert at Colorado Mountain College in Rifle Friday, Nov. 22
Katie Glassman and Snapshot – left to right Charlie Mertens, Greg Schochet, Glassman and Eric Moon – will bring their unique take on Western swing to Colorado Mountain College in Rifle in a free concert Friday, Nov. 22.
RIFLE – Katie Glassman fuses soulful fiddling with a sparkling voice to span a range of genres from Western swing to vintage jazz and bluegrass. She and her band, Snapshot, will perform at the Clough Auditorium on the CMC-Rifle campus on Friday, Nov. 22.
“I think of myself as being from a different era,” said Glassman of her mixed Americana musical style. “I’ve always loved music with a nostalgic edge.”
The Denver native began playing fiddle at the age of 9. Inspired by old-time Texas music, she learned by ear and honed her skills at late-night jam sessions and countless competitions across the country. Her most recent wins include the Walnut Valley old-time fiddle national championship in Winfield, Kan., and the Rocky Grass competition in Read more
CMC professional photography students share their skills
Colorado Mountain College photography students will be shooting family portraits for free during the school’s fifth annual participation in the Help-Portrait program, which will take place at the Basalt Middle School cafeteria on Nov. 22, from 5-8 p.m.
The professional photography program at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs-Spring Valley is once again participating in the worldwide Help-Portrait movement. Students, alumni, faculty and staff will provide free portraits to area families on Friday, Nov. 22, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Basalt Middle School, 51 School Street in Basalt.
The event will transform the Basalt Middle School cafeteria into several fully equipped digital photography studios, including printers. Portraits will be printed and delivered that Read more
Colorado Mountain College’s sustainability-minded communities offer our sustainability students incredible access to explore sustainability in many forms. On Saturday, Nov. 9, CMC students took part in the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s Green Building Tour. Article first published in the Steamboat Today.
Colorado Mountain College student Caroline Jordan examines a chair inside Ron Davies’ home during Sunday’s Green Building Tour in Clark. Just about everything inside Davies’ home, down to the chairs and countertops, were designed with energy efficiency and sustainability in mind. Photo: Ben Ingersoll.
Ron Davies shows off the insert in his living room wall that shows spectators exactly what is insulating his house. Davies’ custom-built Clark home is a straw bale design, meaning 100 percent natural straw lines his stucco walls.
Instead, you’d find stacks of compressed straw bales, like the floor of a farmer’s barn.
About a mile down the street from Davies’ home, you’d find an even more unconventional approach to a home’s framework. Inside Kathleen Titus’ walls are approximately 1,000 tires with Read more
Awarded the Silver Prize at the Nevada International Film Festival, “Veterans Day 11-11-11” will be shown in the New Space Theatre at the Spring Valley campus of Colorado Mountain College at 4 p.m. on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
The film was created and edited by a team of reporters and photojournalists, including CMC assistant professor of professional photography Suzanne Popovich Chandler, and it has aired on PBS nationally and locally.
Veterans, active military personnel, students and members of the community are invited to the free event, which will include a facilitated discussion with Col. Dick Merritt. Current and prospective students who are veterans or active-duty military are especially welcome to attend. Viewing and remarks will begin at 4 p.m., and snacks will be provided.
For more information, email Chandler at email@example.com.
Colorado Mountain College clean energy efforts awarded
At the 2013 Garfield Clean Energy Innovation Awards, a recent Colorado Mountain College graduate and a staff member each snagged special “Clean Energy Innovation” awards.
Rob Morrison ’13 (Bachelor of Arts in sustainability studies), who has also earned an associate degree at CMC, was praised for his leadership and demonstration of the tenets of sustainability.
“Rob stands out among his fellow students for his dedication to sustainability and energy efficiency, for his leadership skills, and for his curiosity in exploring policy and technical issues related to sustainability,” said interim President Dr. Charles Dassance at the awards ceremony.
In a nomination letter, CMC instructional chair Adrian Fielder wrote, “Rather than reacting to individual pieces of information presented by a situation or by other people, Rob waits until he can perceive the underlying systems that tie those elements together, and he is careful not to jump to conclusions along the way. He is able to find common Read more
A frightening cast of characters takes over the bus during Screamboat 2013. The haunted house event is created annually by CMC Steamboat Springs students & staff as a fundraiser for CMC’s Sky Club. Photo by John F. Russell, Steamboat Today. Click for a full gallery of Russell’s wonderful photos from the event. Happy Halloween to our students, staff and faculty. Celebrate responsibly!
CMC in Steamboat Springs and Yampa Valley Score host business challenge
This article was printed in the Steamboat Today. By Michael Schrantz.
Caroline Lalive presents her vision for Inspired Life Network, which would facilitate women’s empowerment seminars, to the judges of the 2013 Business Plan Competition hosted by Colorado Mountain College and Yampa Valley SCORE. Photo: John F. Russell.
Steamboat Springs — By Tuesday afternoon, eight individuals or groups had gone before the judges in the 2013 Business Plan Competition hosted by Colorado Mountain College and Yampa Valley SCORE. The competition is sponsored by the city of Steamboat Springs and Wells Fargo Bank, and the city is contributing $15,000 in prize money. The winner walks away with $10,000, and second place will get $5,000. Each of the competitors spent an hour in front of the judges, and their plans are listed below:
Inspired Life Network
Hal Levin, Caroline Lalive and Sarah Coleman
The Inspired Life Network would facilitate women’s empowerment seminars in the Steamboat area and worldwide. Caroline Lalive wrote in an for full article