Colorado Mountain College’s sustainability-minded communities offer our sustainability students incredible access to explore sustainability in many forms. On Saturday, Nov. 9, CMC students took part in the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s Green Building Tour. Article first published in the Steamboat Today.
Colorado Mountain College student Caroline Jordan examines a chair inside Ron Davies’ home during Sunday’s Green Building Tour in Clark. Just about everything inside Davies’ home, down to the chairs and countertops, were designed with energy efficiency and sustainability in mind. Photo: Ben Ingersoll.
Ron Davies shows off the insert in his living room wall that shows spectators exactly what is insulating his house. Davies’ custom-built Clark home is a straw bale design, meaning 100 percent natural straw lines his stucco walls.
Instead, you’d find stacks of compressed straw bales, like the floor of a farmer’s barn.
About a mile down the street from Davies’ home, you’d find an even more unconventional approach to a home’s framework. Inside Kathleen Titus’ walls are approximately 1,000 tires with Read more
A frightening cast of characters takes over the bus during Screamboat 2013. The haunted house event is created annually by CMC Steamboat Springs students & staff as a fundraiser for CMC’s Sky Club. Photo by John F. Russell, Steamboat Today. Click for a full gallery of Russell’s wonderful photos from the event. Happy Halloween to our students, staff and faculty. Celebrate responsibly!
CMC in Steamboat Springs and Yampa Valley Score host business challenge
This article was printed in the Steamboat Today. By Michael Schrantz.
Caroline Lalive presents her vision for Inspired Life Network, which would facilitate women’s empowerment seminars, to the judges of the 2013 Business Plan Competition hosted by Colorado Mountain College and Yampa Valley SCORE. Photo: John F. Russell.
Steamboat Springs — By Tuesday afternoon, eight individuals or groups had gone before the judges in the 2013 Business Plan Competition hosted by Colorado Mountain College and Yampa Valley SCORE. The competition is sponsored by the city of Steamboat Springs and Wells Fargo Bank, and the city is contributing $15,000 in prize money. The winner walks away with $10,000, and second place will get $5,000. Each of the competitors spent an hour in front of the judges, and their plans are listed below:
Inspired Life Network
Hal Levin, Caroline Lalive and Sarah Coleman
The Inspired Life Network would facilitate women’s empowerment seminars in the Steamboat area and worldwide. Caroline Lalive wrote in an for full article
CMC sustainability studies student Ben Saheb has been focusing his lenses on inspiring stories of sustainable food and community in Steamboat Springs and the Yampa Valley. Catch episode 2 of his ‘Yampa Valley Roots’ series, first published in Ben’s blog Life in Ski Town U.S.A., below.
What do you get when you combine the CMC Culinary Program with the CMC Sustainability Program? You get one amazing CMC power duo. What do you get when you combine one amazing CMC power duo with local non profit organizations and local food suppliers? You get a local food revolution.
I was lucky enough to be part of an amazing collaborative event between some major players in the Steamboat community and this video sums up how CMC is already taking its new degrees to new frontiers. The following video is called “Yampa Valley Roots – Episode 2″ and its here to change the world.
Fasten your seat-belts.
CMC professor Jimmy Westlake captured this rare appearance of the northern lights in Colorado at Rabbit Ears Pass on March 17, 2013. Westlake will head to Alaska with 22 CMC students, faculty and staff on Thursday to view and study the northern lights in the Arctic Circle.
CMC professor Jimmy Westlake and 22 CMC students, faculty, and staff — all members of the CMC SKY Club — are embarking on a five-day Alaska Northern Lights Expedition. The trip commences Thursday and includes stops in Anchorage, Denali National Park, Delta Junction, and Fairbanks. Westlake hopes the group of CMC astronomy buffs will be able to “experience, photograph and study the northern lights up close and personal from their Arctic home.”
The northern lights make an occasional appearance in Colorado and regions further south. Follow the NASA-sponsored website www.spaceweather.com for aurora borealis forecasts and updates. Spectacular real time photos from sky watchers around the world can be found on the site’s photo gallery page. If weather and timing allow the Sky Club to catch some spectacular displays, Westlake promises to share more stunning photos with viewers upon the group’s return from Alaska. Stay tuned!
In case you missed this year’s Perseid meteor shower, you can experience it via CMC Steamboat Springs sustainability studies student – and exceptional filmmaker – Ben Saheb’s latest video. Take a few moments to enjoy this film, which beautiful captures the magic of Colorado’s night skies.
Terry Hunter receives award from national hotel and lodging association
Terry Hunter said the award was a team effort and credits the college’s resort management faculty (left to right): Deidre Saunders, Cho Tin Tun, Hunter, Kyleigh Lawler and Barbara Robinson.
The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AH&LEI) recently honored a Colorado Mountain College resort management professor as a leader in hospitality training and education.
Terry Hunter, CMC professor and director of the resort management program, is the 2013 recipient of the Anthony Marshall Award, which recognizes an individual who has made significant long-term contributions to the hospitality industry in educating future leaders.
“I am honored and appreciative to receive this award and will do my best to uphold the expectations of the people and organizations involved in selecting me,” said Hunter, who has taught at Colorado Mountain College for Read more
Alpine Bank Scholarships are helping 17 graduates of Western Slope high schools attend Colorado Mountain College next fall. We’ve been featuring all 17 scholarship recipients in eNews the past three weeks. Today’s Alpine Bank Scholar spotlight features Alexandra Lujano, a graduate of Steamboat Springs High School.
Alpine Bank awards CMC scholarship to local student
Alexandra Lujano received the 2013 Alpine Bank Latino/Hispanic Scholarship for Steamboat Springs High School. Photo Kate Lapides
Alexandra Lujano has always believed in giving back to her Steamboat Springs community. Between school and working she makes time to help everyone, from children and senior citizens to patients at her local hospital.
Lujano, a recent graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club of Steamboat Springs, the Grandkids Childcare Center, Yampa Valley Medical Center in the Day Surgery, Doak Walker Care Center and different events for the City of Steamboat Springs, while maintaining a 3.4 GPA. As her senior year approached, the dedicated student said she needed help with the cost of college.
“I believe by giving back to your community, the community at some point will always give back,” Lujano wrote in her successful application for the Alpine Bank Latino/Hispanic Scholarship.
Lujano recently learned she received the Alpine Bank scholarship to cover costs to attend Colorado Mountain College in the fall. The Steamboat Springs student is Read more
This article first appeared in the Steamboat Pilot. By Luke Graham.
Scot Gerdes, the photo lab technician at the Colorado Mountain College at the Roaring Fork Campus in Glenwood Springs, hangs a photograph as part of the George and Pattie Stranahan photography collection. The opening reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 8p.m, Friday, June 28 and will feature 28 black and white museum-quality images from renowned photographers such as Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Andre Kertesz and Edward Weston. Photo: John F. Russell.
Steamboat Springs — George Stranahan has lived a life set for the screen of Hollywood or the pen of Charles Dickens.
He founded Flying Dog Brewery, Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey, the Aspen Center for Physics, Woody Creek Tavern and rubbed elbows with Hunter S. Thompson.
All along the way, he challenged authority, questioned the norm and embraced the unusual.
“He truly is a renaissance man,” said Alice Beauchamp, the director of Read more
Public reception for museum-quality photography collection June 28
“Frida Kahlo,” a photographic portrait of the Mexican artist by Lola Alvarez Bravo, is one of 28 vintage black-and-white photographs from the George and Patti Stranahan Collection that will be on display June 28-Aug. 28 at the college’s campus in Steamboat Springs.
Photography aficionados, whether amateur or professional, should find something that stokes their creative juices when they view 28 black-and-white, museum-quality photos on the walls of Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs.
A free opening reception for the public is set for Friday, June 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the CMC campus in Steamboat Springs. The photos will be displayed in the front entrance lobby of the campus’s new academic center building, where they’ll be on view through Aug. 28.
The photos, taken from 1926 to 1997, are the work of such renowned photographers as Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Andrè Kertèsz and Milton Greene. The exhibit is part of a collection of 81 museum-quality photographs donated to the college by philanthropists and Carbondale Read more