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Education Briefs

Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale is hosting a community open house beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, for parents and future students to learn more about the opportunities available at the school.

Current RFHS students, parents, teachers and administrators will be available to answer questions and give their perspectives. For more information, call Debbie at 963-1348.

Six area glass artists will have their creative talents on display in “Glass Art Menagerie,” an exhibit that runs through Jan. 25 at the Colorado Mountain College Gallery, 831 Grand Ave. The exhibit features local glass artists Spencer Crouch, Mary Matchel, Shannon Muse, Charlie Pace, David Powers and Kathy Steckel. The Colorado Mountain College Gallery, operated by the college’s ArtShare program, is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 947-8367 or go to

Colorado Mountain College now offers a 10-week “Green Building Through the LEED Rating System” course. The course gives a broad and technical foundation in green building through the lens of the LEED for New Construction Rating System and is a great first step in pursuing or updating LEED professional credentials. All the major LEED categories will be reviewed, with a specific focus on integrated design and the financial costs and benefits of green building.

While appropriate for anyone in the building construction or design industry, it is also open to anyone looking for a career change.

Instructor Ashley Muse, M.A., has taught a similar course for Boston Architectural College’s Sustainability Institute certificate program.

At the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Boulder office, Muse was a sustainable design consultant and served as the primary consultant for over 20 LEED projects including the new visitor centers in Lassen Volcanic and Denali National Parks, the first federally funded LEED Platinum Rated buildings. Locally, she consulted for the Aspen Institute’s new LEED Gold Doerr-Hosier Center.

This noncredit class will be held Thursday evenings, 6-9 p.m., Jan. 20 through Mar. 31 at the Colorado Mountain College Lappala Center in Carbondale (690 Colorado Ave.).

For more information, please call Muse at (303) 877-3235. To register, please call CMC at 963-2172.

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