(This column was published in the October 26, 2017 edition of the Leadville Herald Democrat.) By Terresa Herbst You may be aware that Colorado Mountain College in Leadville offers such intriguing and in-demand programs as ski area operations and natural resource management. But did you know we also host Firefighter 1...

CMC employees spend day volunteering at Nathrop home construction project

From ski area operations to mining, college provides students with job-ready skills

Conference attendees fill CMC Leadville during the summer months.

It was well after midnight in November 1983 when a band of students committed their first infraction of the day – breaking and entering. Known as the Leadville Powder Guild, the group crept into the ski area operations shop at Colorado Mountain College Leadville. Their goal? To temporarily redecorate the yard of...

We have taken our 50th Anniversary celebration on the road…literally. Tour de CMC is a five-day, 260-mile bike ride through the Colorado Mountain College District. The bike route began at Steamboat Springs and includes stops in Edwards, Breckenridge, Leadville, Aspen, and Spring Valley. Riders have tackled the up and...

Chaffee County graduates tout college's benefits

There’s no question in Monica Sanchez’s mind that she chose the right college.

This slideshow requires JavaScript. Retro ruled when students, alumni, friends and current and former employees celebrated in style the 50th anniversary of Colorado Mountain College at the Leadville campus this spring. Groundbreaking on the hill just south of Leadville was in April 1967, and classes started in October...

Classes start May 22