Concert honors land donor |

Concert honors land donor

This week’s Jim Calaway Honors Series concert pays tribute to land donor and Colorado Mountain College Foundation Board member Bob Howard. Howard has offered the college nearly 13 acres for a new campus in Rifle’s rapidly expanding industrial and shopping area near the Garfield County airport. Howard had developed River Valley Ranch in Carbondale and was ready to invest in Rifle when real estate broker Chris Leverich asked Howard to partner in purchasing 300 acres.The band Hired Hands performs an encore Thursday and Friday, Jan. 20-21, at the Spring Valley Campus. Those who attend Jan. 20 can join the after-concert reception in Howard’s honor.Hired Hands vocalist Don Richmond will speak to local musicians about his new book, “Getting Your Music Past the Fear,” Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Steve’s Guitar in Carbondale. “The book was written for musicians who feel held back by fears such as stage fright or fear exposing themselves emotionally in songs and performances,” Richmond said. Call CE arts director Alice Beauchamp at 947-8367 for more information or tickets.Renelle Lott writes a CMC column for the Post Independent. If you have questions, please call the CMC Public Info Office, 947-8363.

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