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For the second year, Garfield County Board of Commissioners authorized the Colorado Mountain College Foundation to apply on the county’s behalf for $75,000 in scholarship funds.

The state’s Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative, or COSI, provides scholarship funds for 501c3 nonprofit organizations to administer. Each such nonprofit must be authorized by a county partner to apply for the funds, and then the nonprofit pledges to provide matching funds.

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Colorado Mountain College joined 165 other colleges and universities across the country in signing a letter of support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. 

DACA applies to people who were brought in to the United States as children or babies when their parents entered illegally. The program gives them protection from deportation and the ability to work and study in the U.S. legally.

 

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Wednesday, Dr. Edith Eva Eger speaks at Colorado Mountain College about healing from trauma.

Dr. Eger is a survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp and is one of a dwindling number of Holocaust survivors alive today. 

 She was a teenager in Hungary in 1944 when Nazi soldiers broke into the home she shared with her sister Magda and their parents and took them to Auschwitz in Poland.  

Her book “The Choice: Embrace the Possible,” tells her story of recovery and forgiveness.

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Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron will step into a new role as vice president of Colorado Mountain College (CMC), and dean of the Aspen and Carbondale campuses.

Skadron previously worked for CMC as an instructor and marketing consultant, before entering politics.

He says he's looking forward to making CMC more visible in Aspen. 

"I think there's so much potential to become a really significant pillar of the Aspen community," he said. 

 

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Colorado Mountain College (CMC) is hosting six graduations over the next several days, for its students from Aspen to Rifle.

The graduates have earned bachelor’s and associate’s degrees; some are ready to become nurses and police officers.


In the era of online job applications and a website for almost every business, a vacation photo you cropped your family out of might not cut it as your LinkedIn profile picture. On a recent day at the Colorado Workforce Center in Glenwood Springs, photography students from Colorado Mountain College offered professional headshots.

 


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This fall, Colorado Mountain College is asking voters to approve a measure that would help stabilize its funding.

 

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A new exhibit opening Wednesday at Colorado Mountain College’s Aspen campus looks back at 30 years of photography by Derek Johnston.

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“About Face: Portraiture for the 21st Century” is a new photography exhibit at Colorado Mountain College’s Aspen campus. It invites the audience to think about how phones affect our engagement with others.

CMC Braces For Lower Enrollment

Jul 3, 2018
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Colorado Mountain College (CMC) is bracing for flat, or even declining enrollment this coming school year. A strong economy is to blame.

Alpine Bank has awarded scholarships to 13 graduating high school seniors, headed to Colorado Mountain College in the fall.

CMC's new financing option a 'win-win-win'

May 30, 2018
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Last week, Governor Hickenlooper signed a bill into law, allowing places like Colorado Mountain College (CMC) to sell or lease their property to pay for things like new buildings, or student housing.

Club 20 to discuss Gallagher, TABOR

Mar 29, 2018

Club 20 is an organization of counties, communities, tribes and businesses in Western Colorado. At their quarterly meeting in Grand Junction on Saturday, discussion will center on the Gallagher Amendment and the Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR), and how these laws affect the Western Slope.

CMC to return nearly $665,000 to Caerus, Encana

Mar 20, 2018
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Colorado Mountain College has to give money back to two oil and gas companies that overpaid their taxes.

Week in the Arts: February 26, 2017

Feb 25, 2018

 

On Monday, SIRO A: A Techno Circus will perform at the Wheeler Opera House starting at 6:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday and Wednesday, the Banff Mountain Film Festival will make a two-day stop at the Wheeler. Screenings start at 7 p.m.

 

Also on Tuesday, singer-songwriter Miguel will perform at the Belly Up. That show starts at 9 p.m.

 

Week in the Arts: February 19, 2018

Feb 19, 2018

On Tuesday, there will be a book talk and signing with novelist Christina Baker Kline starting at 6 pm at Paepcke Auditorium as part of Aspen Words Winter Words series.

 

Wednesday at the Aspen Chapel Gallery, STILL/LIFE, a mixed media show, opens starting at 5 pm.

 

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Last week, Colorado Mountain College announced plans to change tuition costs next year. The majority of students will pay more, but some will pay less.

CMC cuts tuition for some, raises it for others

Feb 12, 2018
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Colorado Mountain College (CMC) is lowering tuition for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree, but is raising it for students in associate-level courses.

Week in the Arts: February 12, 2018

Feb 11, 2018

 

Monday and Tuesday the Take Ten Festival from Theater Masters continues its run at the Aspen Black Box Theatre. Those shows start at 7:30 p.m.

 

Week in the Arts: Jan. 22, 2018

Jan 22, 2018

 

Tonight at 5, Colorado Mountain College in Aspen presents a reception for the group exhibition “Open Book: The Book as Object and Image,” featuring work from over 30 artists.

 

Tuesday, there will be an author talk and book signing with 2017 U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith at Paepcke Auditorium at 6. She is the second speaker in this season’s Aspen Words lineup.

 

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The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” is taking place this weekend. It’s an annual opportunity for students to share the stage with professional dancers. It also serves as a holiday reunion for recurring members of the company’s cast.

Week in the Arts: Dec. 4, 2017

Dec 4, 2017

Welcome to a new winter week in the Roaring Fork Valley!

Tuesday in Snowmass Village, furniture maker and sculptor Andy Buck will give a visiting critic lecture beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center.

The season opener for Sopris Theatre Company at Colorado Mountain College is Tom Stoppard’s play “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead.” It starts Friday.

Colorado Mountain College (CMC) wants to make up for diminishing revenue by tinkering with property taxes. Voters have the final say this November.

Graphic: Aspen Art Museum

On Thursday, the Aspen Art Museum will host The Great Debate, a forum where presenters will confront one of the most fundamental questions of contemporary art.

Voter’s within Colorado Mountain College’s (CMC) tax district will be asked to weigh in on the institution’s finances this fall.

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Glenwood Springs resident Carrie Hauser has been appointed by the governor to serve on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission.

Week in the Arts - June 19, 2017

Jun 18, 2017

Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley!

 

 

Aspen Words’ Summer Words program kicked off yesterday, with a Reader’s Retreat with Viking Penguins Executive Director Carole DeSanti and panel discussions starting today and running through Friday. For more details, visit aspenwords.org.

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New graduates from Colorado Mountain College (CMC) received their diplomas this weekend. Commencement ceremonies were held on both Friday and Saturday.

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The Sopris Theatre Company’s production of “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” kicks off a two-week run today at Colorado Mountain College.

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