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Colorado Mountain College is hosting information sessions to explain the curriculum and application process for bachelor’s degrees in business administration and sustainability studies.

Courses for both degrees will be offered in the spring semester. Classes start the week of Jan. 16. Applications and information are available online at or at any CMC location.

Information sessions are scheduled at the college’s locations in:

Carbondale, 690 Colorado Ave.: Dec. 7, 6-7 p.m.

Glenwood Springs, 1402 Blake Ave.: Dec. 5, 6-7 p.m.

Individual appointments can be made at the CMC campus in Rifle. All dates and times are subject to change. To find out more, call 1-800-621-8559 or go online to

The Glenwood Springs Eagles lodge is holding its Christmas Boutique and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. For $10, vendors can rent a table to sell their goods. Proceeds will benefit the Eagles’ Glenwood Springs High School Scholarship Fund.

The professional photography program at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs-Spring Valley is participating in the worldwide Help-Portrait movement. Local photographers will provide free portraits to area families in need on Friday, Dec. 2, from 3 to 7 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood Springs.

Students in the college’s portrait photography class, taught by associate professor Steven G. Smith, will handle all equipment and logistics, as well as learn from working with professional photographers.

Help-Portrait began in 2009 as a movement to provide free portraits to families who are struggling, disadvantaged or homeless. Over the past two years, more than 101,000 portraits have been given to families by 10,000 photographers and 12,000 volunteers. Help-Portrait is now a global phenomenon, with participants in more than a thousand locations in 54 countries.

This is the second year CMC photography students have participated. Last year in Carbondale, about 50 families received their portraits.

Contact Smith at 948-8228, 618-5584 or with any questions about the local photo sessions, or go to for more information.

Who wants to be the “face” of the Carbondale Facebook profile pic? Post your best winter-related picture to the Carbondale wall. A winner will be announced Dec. 1 and will be featured as the Carbondale, profile pic for the month of December. Remember, keep it clean. More information at: 970-963-1890 or

There’s no place like home for the holidays, and there’s no better place for holiday shopping either.

Chamber Checks are an easy way to ensure the gift you give is spent here in Glenwood Springs. Chamber checks are also perfect for employers to give as incentive rewards or Christmas bonuses. Just like regular checks, Chamber Checks can be cashed in at any restaurant, store or bank where checks are accepted – but only in Glenwood Springs.

There is no charge for Chamber Checks. They can be written dollar for dollar in any amount, and they are perfect for holiday gifts.

To purchase your checks, stop by the Glenwood Springs Chamber at 1102 Grand Ave. or call 945-6589 for more information.

Locals are invited to thank the most noteworthy fellow citizen of 2011 through the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association’s Citizen of the Year Award.

The award is intended to honor an individual (or in particular instances a married couple) who makes a substantial contribution to Glenwood Springs. As a result of the nominee’s efforts, the community receives notable benefits and becomes a better place to live and work.

All nominees should be involved in active civic participation in the areas of health or human services, education, recreation, arts or cultural improvements, economic development, or community based organizations that contribute to the quality of life in the community.

Nominations may be submitted by anyone in the community and are encouraged from all clubs and organizations. Nominees will be judged in all categories on the basis of community involvement and leadership. The winning citizen of 2011 will be announced at the chamber’s Annual Ball and Auction scheduled for Jan. 28, 2011.

Nomination forms are posted on the chamber website at glenwoodchamber. com/citizen-of-the-year-award and must be submitted by Dec. 1. For more information, call the chamber at (970) 945-6589.

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