Events at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs

Human Resource Basics for Entrepreneurs @ CMC in Steamboat Springs, Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center, SB 127
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Human Resource Basics for Entrepreneurs

Success Steps Workshop: Professional development series for the working entrepreneur

Many entrepreneurs take a casual approach to good human resource practices placing themselves at legal and business risk.  Hiring and administering a small group of employees usually falls under the owner and does not take a lot of work but must be done right. Learn about fundamental processes, HR resources and what laws are applicable to your company.


January 28th, 2015/6:00 to 7:30 pm

Colorado Mountain College, Entrepreneurship Ctr, Room 127

$15 fee. Register at 870-4491


Topics that will be covered during this program include:

  • Hiring and termination best practices
  • Orientation and training concepts
  • Important policies to put on paper
  • Performance evaluations, Why and how.
  • Legal issues. What laws apply to your business
  • Where to find resources and HR tools online


Who Should Plan on Attending?

If you handle human resource issues for your company on a part time basis and would like to learn more about how to handle these responsibilities better, check this program out

The program will be led by Randy Rudasics, Manager of the CMC Small Business Resource Center and SCORE volunteer.  A former employment services company President and Manager at Hewlett Packard, Randy has good training and experience in HR issues to share with you.


The Success Steps Luncheon Series is held each month on topics of interest to local businesses and entrepreneurs in Yampa Valley.  All seminars begin at 6:00 pm and will be held at Colorado Mountain College in collaboration with Yampa Valley SCORE and Steamboat Springs Economic Development Council..

Colorado Mountain College Alumni Hall of Fame @ CMC in Steamboat Springs, Allbright Family Auditorium
Feb 7 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

During Winter Carnival weekend, the public is invited to Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs to honor the seven individuals being inducted into the CMC Alumni Hall of Fame. The event is free of charge.  RSVP required, please contact Crystal Schiller at 970-947-8561 or

The following honorees will be acknowledged at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 7, at Colorado Mountain College’s Allbright Family Auditorium at the Steamboat Springs campus.

  • Brian Allen – Colorado Alpine College alumnus (1969)
  • Yesenia Arreola – Spring Valley alumna (2007)
  • George Bagwell – retired faculty, honorary member
  • David Delaplane – co-founder, honorary member
  • Amy Jackson – Breckenridge alumna (1999)
  • George Jardine – Spring Valley alumnus (1974)
  • Janice Kauvar – Spring Valley alumna (1976).

After the ceremony, warm beverages and light refreshments will be served while attendees enjoy the prime viewing area from the Neas Family Student/Community Dining Center during Winter Carnival’s Night Extravaganza, which features fireworks and the famed Lighted Man on Howelson Hill.

Lively Arts Series Presents: A Literary Reading by Doug Anderson @ CMC in Steamboat Springs, Allbright Auditorium
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Please join us for an evening of fine arts and fun as we welcome Doug Anderson to the Steamboat Springs campus.

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Anderson served as a Navy Corpsman with a Marine Corps infantry unit during the Vietnam War, after which he attended the University of Arizona and studied acting.

As a former Navy corpsman, he was inspired to write of his time in Vietnam, though his work then and since covers many contemporary issues and concerns, as well as deeply personal material.  Anderson has written three books of poems, “Bamboo Bridge,” “The Moon Reflected Fire”, which won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and “Blues for Unemployed Secret Police,” which received a grant from the Eric Matthieu King Fund of the Academy of American Poets. In addition to his memoir, “Keep Your Head Down: Vietnam, The Sixties, and a Journey of Self-Discovery,” Anderson has also written film scripts, fiction and criticism. His book of poems, Horse Medicine, will be released in April 2015 and he is currently working on a novel about human trafficking.

Anderson earned a PhD from the University of Connecticut. He has received various awards for his work, including the Virginia Quarterly Review Poets & Writers, Inc., the Massachusetts Artists Foundation and the MacDowell Colony.  He has also taught at Mount Wachusett Community College, Emerson College and at the William Joiner Center of the University of Massachusetts.

Seminars at Steamboat @ CMC in Steamboat Springs, Allbright Family Auditorium
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Seminars at Steamboat and Colorado Mountain College Present:

How should the U.S. Respond?

Saturday, March 28, 2015
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Colorado Mountain College, Allbright Family Auditorium

This first-ever workshop is also Seminars’ first winter program.  It will feature Diana Negroponte of the Wilson Center, Washington, DC, who has written and lectured extensively on Mexico and Central America.  Dr. Negroponte’s presentation will lead directly into a series of small group workshops, where participants discuss import issues involved in the relationship between the United States, Mexico and Central America.
A separate course on U.S. – Latin American Relations offered by Colorado Mountain College social and behavioral sciences professor, Bob Gumbrecht will be held in conjunction with the program.  Those registered for the class, which meets each Wednesday evening (5:30-8:20 PM), 2/25/15 – 4/18/15, will participate in the workshop and presentation.

Registration will open on February 15th at
Friends of the Seminars who would like to pre-register for Diana Negroponte’s presentation or the full three-hour program may notify Seminars’ Program Administrator, Debbie Metscher at:  Their registration will be confirmed by email.


Guest Speaker Randall Amster: Peace Ecology @ CMC in Steamboat Springs, Allbright Family Auditorium
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This evening’s presentation will focus on interrelationships between peace/violence and sustainability/unsustainability.  In his new book, Peace Ecology (2015), Randall effectively argues that peace and justice are at the core of sustainability work.

Randall Amster is the Director of the Program on Justice and Peace at Georgetown University, Executive Director of the Peace and Justice Studies Association, and incoming editor of Contemporary Justice Review.  He is a prominent activist who has worked on issues of homelessness, discrimination, war/violence and sustainability.