CMC expands science education program, nearly doubles enrollment Teachers at the Chevron Summer Science Institute at Colorado Mountain College in Rifle, June 2014. Photo Ed Kosmicki While many of their students were enjoying summer break this past June, more than 40 regional elementary and middle school teachers were...

This article first appeared in the Post Independent. By Heidi Rice Former Garfield County Commissioner Trési Houpt, left, and keynote speaker Dr. Patty Limerick chat during a break at CMC’s Community Conversations seminar at the Western Garfield County Campus on Saturday afternoon. Photo: Heidi Rice. RIFLE — Health,...

By Carrie Click It’s not easy to pigeonhole Patty Limerick. She’s a tough Western woman and a Yale graduate. She’s known as being energetically funny, and she’s highly educated too, proving that the two aren’t mutually exclusive. Best of all, Dr. Limerick takes a balanced, academic look at tough issues,...

Colorado Mountain College in Rifle, in partnership with the El Pomar Foundation, held a summer camp for middle school students last week to help spark their interest in future careers. Students at the Rifle camp, titled “Crazy Scientist Week,” explored biofuels and natural gas, green chemistry, social equity and health...

CMC in Rifle offers instruction for staying safe on the job Robin Haney is the energy industry training coordinator at Colorado Mountain College in Rifle. Photo Ed Kosmicki College is not just a place where newly graduated high school seniors go to earn an academic degree. Sometimes, college can offer educational...

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,...

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...