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Matt Hamilton resigns from Roaring Fork school board
Matt Hamilton resigns from Roaring Fork school board

May 20, 2019

Matt Hamilton of Carbondale is resigning from his seat on the Roaring Fork Schools Board of Education months before his term ends to take a job in Denver. Hamilton, currently the director of corporate sustainability...



CMC Aspen campus expansion could include student dorms
CMC Aspen campus expansion could include student dorms

May 16, 2019

Colorado Mountain College officials are considering expanding their Aspen campus to include housing for as many as 175 students and a new hospitality and culinary program, Aspen’s dean said Wednesday. And while the effort to...



Q&A: Carbondale Middle School Principal Jennifer Lamont
Q&A: Carbondale Middle School Principal Jennifer Lamont

May 15, 2019

Continuing our interviews with Roaring Fork Schools principals, Jennifer Lamont, principal of Carbondale Middle School, shared her thoughts on engaging parents, the award-winning programs at CMS, and what students need to remember when it’s hard...



Vet-tech instructor Jeff Myers earns CMC faculty of year
Vet-tech instructor Jeff Myers earns CMC faculty of year

May 11, 2019

Jeff Myers, D.V.M., is the central figure of the veterinary technology program at Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley. And, for 2018-19, he is CMC’s college-wide full-time Faculty of the Year recipient. Each year, students, faculty...


Roaring Fork High ranks low in district staff survey
Roaring Fork High ranks low in district staff survey

May 9, 2019

Teachers and staff in the Roaring Fork School District view their schools positively overall, according to a survey conducted in March, with one notable exception. Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale received the lowest scores...


CMC Rifle grads push hard, ‘try for something better’
CMC Rifle grads push hard, ‘try for something better’

May 8, 2019

Colorado Mountain College Rifle was the setting for two graduation ceremonies during the first week of May. On Friday, May 3, the campus hosted its first commencement ceremony this spring, at which the college awarded...



Garfield County Bike to School Day set for May 14
Garfield County Bike to School Day set for May 14

May 8, 2019

Several Garfield County schools will be celebrating Bike to School Day together, as drivers should be ready to share the roads next Tuesday. Garfield County Clean Energy Economy for the Region energy consultant Brandon Jones...



Spreading the word on safe driving strategies for youth
Spreading the word on safe driving strategies for youth

May 6, 2019

The Eagle River Youth Coalition (ERYC) has been hard at work to establish safe driving strategies for local youth. Hillary Higgins, safe driving coordinator, has been busy meeting with community members and policymakers to keep...



Sustainability in everything Julia Farwell does
Sustainability in everything Julia Farwell does

May 4, 2019

SPRING VALLEY — When it comes to sustainability, there may not be another Colorado Mountain College student who has done more to make a difference than Julia Farwell. Her five-year journey ended with a Bachelor...



CMC Spring Valley to host three commencement ceremonies
CMC Spring Valley to host three commencement ceremonies

May 2, 2019

Colorado Mountain College at Spring Valley will celebrate 2018-19 graduates Saturday, honoring graduates of multiple degree programs from several area campuses. The pinning ceremony for graduates of the nursing school will begin at 8:30 a.m....


Glenwood High’s “Mamma Mia” a finalist in four awards
Glenwood High’s “Mamma Mia” a finalist in four awards

May 2, 2019

The Glenwood Springs High School theater production “Mamma Mia” has been nominated for four awards in the Denver Center’s Bobby G Musical Theater Awards this year. The Bobby G awards “are the high school equivalent...


19 graduate from CMC’s law enforcement academy
19 graduate from CMC’s law enforcement academy

May 2, 2019

Colorado Mountain College’s Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy celebrated 19 graduates Thursday. Each wore a law enforcement uniform instead of a cap and gown. As the graduates listened to commencement speaker Jack Cauley, Castle Rock...