LEADVILLE – Don Hix – Colorado Mountain College pioneer, leader and visionary – died in 1983 at age 60, though his significant guiding influence continues to make an indelible impact on the college.
On Oct. 23, dozens of people attended a dedication of the Don Hix Memorial Gazebo, a large, wood-and-steel, open-air gazebo at CMC’s campus in Leadville. The gazebo sits in place of the former Storm King building, though the circular dome that was part of the old library has continued on the form of the new structure.
“There were lots of ‘pod’ buildings here back in the day,” said Don’s son, Bruce Hix. “They were either octagons or polygons. This building is a reminder.”
The crowd that gathered to honor Don Hix was filled with members of the Hix family, and numerous friends and colleagues, many of whom had worked with him at CMC during his 14 years at the college, first as chief financial officer, and then as Read more