December 2013 – February 2014

Deep Trouble: Ocean impacts of Climate Change @ CMC - Breckenridge
Dec 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Last Chance on Earth to See a Dying Wonder

The spectacular Coral Reefs are victims of climate change. Some of the most amazing reefs have already disappeared.

Chuck Dayton a retired environmental lawyer sailed across the central Pacific Ocean this summer, visiting islands we dream of as paradise, only to be hit hard with the realization that we are one of the last generations who will experience the Earth as we now know it. Come listen to Chuck Dayton speak of his travels and discoveries of this precious ecosystem.

CMC Closed for Winter Break, 12/23/13-1/1/14
Dec 23 – Jan 1 all-day

CMC Summit campuses (Breckenridge & Dillon) are closed for the holiday break.
We will re-open on Thursday January 2, 2014 at 8am. We wish you a joyful and safe holiday season.

Ullr Fest Parade Float @ CMC - Breckenridge
Jan 9 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join faculty, staff and students on the CMC float for Ullr Fest!

Contact Robert Cartelli at 970-453-6757, ext. 2629 or for more information.

Babes in the Backcountry Film Festival @ CMC at Breckenridge
Jan 10 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Babes in the Backcountry Film Festival at CMC Breckenridge

J. Miller Bluegrass Band @ Rifle Campus Clough Auditorium
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
J. Miller Bluegrass Band @ Rifle Campus Clough Auditorium | Rifle | Colorado | United States

The J. Miller Band will take to the stage of the Clough Auditorium at Colorado Mountain College in Rifle on Friday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. The concert, the final in a series coordinated by CMC ArtShare and sponsored by Chevron and Grand River Health, is free and open to the public. – See more at:


Empty Hands, Open Arms @ CMC Breckenridge
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm


When acclaimed author Deni Béchard first learned of the last living bonobos—great apes that are, alongside the chimpanzee, our closest relatives in the animal kingdom—he was astonished. How could the world accept the extinction of this majestic species, along with the rainforest they call home?

As he looked more closely, Béchard discovered that one relatively small NGO, the Bonobo Conservation Initiative (BCI), has done more to save bonobos and their natural habitat than any number of far larger organizations. Based on extensive travels in the Congo and Rwanda, and hundreds of hours of interviews with conservationists all over the world, this book explores how BCI has been so successful, offering in the process a truly postcolonial model of conservation.

For a quick explanation of Deni’s account and point of view, check out this short video:

Summit Community Forum on Amendment 64 @ CMC Breckenridge Auditorium
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Get the facts on Amendment 64 from community experts on ski hill policy, renting, student expectations, and how local law enforcement are handling everything in a community discussion hosted by Colorado Mountain College and Healthy Futures Initiative!
Please note: This will be a discussion on Amendment 64 and what that means for our community members.

This will not be a legalization debate

The forum will include:
* Appetizers
* Question and Answer Session
* Hand outs of community resources
* Giveaways and Door Prizes

“Tibet: Murder in the Snow” film screening with Luis Benitez @ CMC Breckenridge
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Film screening of “Tibet: Murder in the Snow” and talk with Luis Benitez.

The Met Opera LIVE in HD – Rusalka by Dvorak
Feb 8 @ 10:55 am – 2:55 pm

Please join us with the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD at the CMC Eileen and Paul Finkel Auditorium in Breckenridge 107 Denison Placer Road, Saturday at 10:55 am for Rusalka. Tickets are $10 for students, $16 for seniors and $20 for adults. For more information and to purchase tickets please follow the link below.

College Goal Sunday @ CMC Rifle Campus
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Students and parents can get free help filling out the application for federal student aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is required for all students who plan to pay for college with the help of; grants, scholarships, work study and student loans. Bring the student’s and parent’s 2013 taxes or W-2′s and the student’s social security number. Be eligible for prizes! Thousands of dollars in Scholarships awarded each year to College Goal Sunday participants!