Students celebrate success at CMC Rifle campus graduation [RIFLE, Colo.] – Ida Vasquez attended high school as a teenager but didn’t finish. For 25 years she longed to return to school and earn her general equivalency diploma, or GED, but four kids and a full-time job made her goal seem like an impossible...

Chef Matt Maier refines palates, expands horizons of local high school students Rifle High School senior and Colorado Mountain College culinary student Kirsten Tuazon, center, earns dual credit while preparing for a future in the culinary arts. She and other concurrent enrollment culinary students cater community...

Three historic educational bills passed by the Johnson administration, which created what are now known as the TRIO programs, are still opening doors for students locally and nationwide. Colorado Mountain College is helping students via TRIO programs at five of its campus locations. Our public information staff...

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...

Colorado Mountain College, the cities of Aspen and Glenwood Springs, and the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) will all be installing new electric vehicle charging stations in the coming year. CMC received a grant that will allow the college to install five more charging stations to its central...

CMC adjunct Nick Harris researches ground-breaking energy technology This article was published in the March 2, 2014 Aspen Daily News. By Nelson Harvey. Nick Harris, an assistant instructor and biofuels researcher at CMC in Rifle, rotates a test tube of bacteria inside an anaerobic chamber at the school’s lab....

Design Training Center opens in Rifle This article first appeared in the Citizen Telegram. By Beth Shaw and Jill Ziemann GarCo Sewing Works, a new enterprise from Colorado Mountain College’s Customized Business Services and Go2Work program, held its open house May 31 in Rifle. Shown here: Lynne Jammaron (GSW Board...

The J. Miller Band will take to the stage of the Clough Auditorium at Colorado Mountain College in Rifle on Friday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. The concert, the final in a series coordinated by CMC ArtShare and sponsored by Chevron and Grand River Health, is free and open to the public. Rooted in bluegrass, rock, honky-tonk,...

Chevron funds next installment of science training for K-8 teachers Corrie Harris (left), a Chevron engineer, and Scott Sandblom, an 8th-grade science teacher at Riverside Middle School, at last summer’s science institute for K-8 teachers at Colorado Mountain College. Chevron has just announced a $99,000 grant to...

Long-time CMC fitness instructor sets example for her students every day Studies on the importance of exercise abound. Just browse the Mayo Clinic online, WebMD, or the latest health articles in The New York Times. We all know exercise is good for our bodies and minds, but few relish the idea of actually doing it. Too...