School’s in – for summer

College class, college issues. In their TRIO Upward Bound social sciences class, from left, April Hurtado, who attends Coal Ridge High School, and Piper Vasquez from Rifle High School discuss how biased viewpoints can create inaccurate stereotyping. In June the two students took part in the Upward Bound Summer Academy, a college-preparatory program at Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley. Photo Carrie Click

High school students in TRIO Upward Bound give college life a try

Alpine Bank awards students with Latino/Hispanic scholarships to CMC

Alpine Bank Chairman Bob Young, front center, surrounded by 2018 Alpine Bank Latino/Hispanic Scholarship recipients. Each student will receive a scholarship to cover tuition, fees and books for two years at Colorado Mountain College. Alpine Bank Scholars are from left, front row, Lilian Mixco, Young, Aneth Carmona; second row, Lindsy Vega Munoz, Rose Mehus, Bianca Ruiz, Alexia Vasquez, Saray Gonzalez; back row, Abraham Avila, Anthony Rodriguez-Moore and Stephanie Garcia Avitia. Not pictured: Iris Esparza, Jessica Rios, Gabriela Fuentes. Photo Phil Dunn

Thirteen high school graduates to attend Colorado Mountain College this fall

Aspen native, English and arts admirer among CMC grads

Yessica Morano Cervantes, who has been attending Colorado Mountain College Aspen, was among the students walking to receive associate degrees in one of three graduation ceremonies held at CMC Spring Valley May 5. Morano Cervantes received an Associate of Arts. Photo Charles Engelbert

Juggling classes and work, refining English skills among challenges overcome

College and high school at the same time?

  This column by Jenny Boone, CMC Rifle CEPA coordinator, was published in the March 29 Rifle Citizen Telegram.  By Jenny Boone At this time of year, many high school students are looking forward to a summer break and are focused on finishing up high school classes. For seniors, many are planning to start college… Continue reading College and high school at the same time?

A night of Americana music comes to CMC Rifle

From left, Natalie Spears, Ellie Barber and Mark Zoller of the trio Pearl & Wood will perform a free community concert on April 6 at Colorado Mountain College Rifle. The band hails from the Roaring Fork Valley and plays a mix of Americana tunes and contemporary originals. Photo Renee Ramge Photography

Carbondale’s Pearl & Wood to give free community concert April 6

Free youth outdoor leadership week offered at CMC Leadville

First Ascent Youth Leadership combines outdoor challenges with a unique leadership curriculum. At a 2016 First Ascent team-building exercise at Colorado Mountain College Leadville’s ropes course, students balance on two-by-fours. Maggie Friemel, in pink T-shirt, and Spencer Ellsperman, far right, attempt to position a third board for the team to stand on. This year, students will attend the youth leadership program July 8-13. Applications are due in April. Photo Matt Lit

First Ascent accepting applications until April 13 for July program

Rifle ready for its college reunion – and everybody’s invited

The CMC Rifle Fine Art Show featuring works from photography to sculpture to painting and more, all by Garfield County artists, will open on April 21 at 6:30 p.m. The exhibit opening is part of Colorado Mountain College's 50th anniversary celebration held the same evening. Photo Scot Gerdes

Colorado Mountain College celebrates 50th anniversary with Fine Art Show It’s part reunion, part birthday party and open to everyone. Colorado Mountain College Rifle is celebrating two milestones this year: the college’s 50th anniversary and the 10-year anniversary of the opening of CMC Rifle at the Airport Road location. To celebrate, CMC Rifle will open… Continue reading Rifle ready for its college reunion – and everybody’s invited