This article appeared in the Glenwood Post Independent. By Jessica Cabe. Robert Spano conducts the Aspen Festival Orchestra in Beethoven’s Ninth in the Benedict Music Tent. Courtesy of the Aspen Music Festival and School. Glenwood Springs has been named the No. 1 small city in the nation in the first-ever “Arts...

 This CMC Corner Column appeared in the Glenwood Post Independent. By Suzanne W. Kirch. Community colleges are, “an American invention, designed to give people a second chance,” according to Charles “Chick” Dassance, former interim president at Colorado Mountain College. The Adult Learning Lab in Glenwood...

[Glenwood Springs, CO] – The weekend of Nov. 21-23, entrepreneurs and creative minds are invited to Colorado Mountain College’s Glenwood Center for Startup Weekend Western Colorado. This event will provide not only inspiration, but the resources required for building and launching a viable, scalable...

Garry Zabel, professor emeritus of geology at Colorado Mountain College stands by one of the educational signs he helped to create for Glenwood Adventure Park. The newly installed panels are a joint project of the college and the park owners, Steve and Jeannie Beckley. Photo Beth Zukowski The view from the deck at...

Colorado Mountain College’s new EMS Mobile Classroom was recently the subject of a dedication ceremony at the college’s campus in Rifle, attended by members of Colorado River Fire Rescue and EMS faculty. The classroom, which Colorado River Fire Rescue had formerly used as an ambulance in western Garfield County,...

CMC in Glenwood Springs hosts CU Boulder Science Discovery workshop for young Western Slope students. This article appeared in the Glenwood Post Independent. By Will Grandbois. Christopher Mullen / Post Independent Eric Carpenter explains the muscle wire station at the 21st Century Materials lab at the CU Science...

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

Exhibit opens at CMC ArtShare Gallery Oct. 11 When Janet Nelson started looking for sculptures to include in her upcoming show at the CMC ArtShare Gallery, she was drawn to her more unusual pieces. “Tropical Fish,” a wire sculpture from Janet Nelson, is part of an exhibit on display Oct. 4-Jan. 2 at the CMC...

Time is running out for students to complete current test Gina Waller, lead instructor at Colorado Mountain College’s Learning Lab in Glenwood Springs, helps students prepare to take their GED test. By Kristin Carlson Paty Cruz is working hard to complete her general equivalency diploma before the existing test is...

At 52, man receives diploma, improves job prospects John Baker received his GED diploma during Colorado Mountain College’s graduation ceremony last year. Photo by Consuelo Cota By Beth Zukowski Had he not earned his GED last year, John Baker says, “I’d still be looking for work.” In 2010, Baker was unemployed....