Events at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs

Guest Speaker: Dr. Fran Bagenal @ CMC in Steamboat Springs, Allbright Family Auditorium
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Earlier this month, New Horizons was awakened from hibernation to prepare for its July 14 encounter with Pluto. In February, its primary science mission will begin, as Pluto looms ever larger in its sights. By May, New Horizons’ cameras will be sending back images of Pluto that surpass those of our best eye in the sky, the Hubble Space Telescope.

On July 14, New Horizons will skim only 8,500 miles above Pluto’s surface, traveling at a speed of over 8 miles per second. Pluto, a faint dot in earthbound telescopes, will become a world in full detail on our TV screens. Earth’s first emissary to Pluto will have arrived, carrying onboard a small vial of the cremated remains of the Kansas farm boy who first spotted Pluto 85 years ago.

The Colorado Mountain College SKY Club is very pleased to host Dr. Fran Bagenal, an astrophysical and planetary scientist from the University of Colorado and a scientist working closely on NASA’s New Horizons mission, for a free public program at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Allbright Family Auditorium.

Dr. Bagenal will present an overview of the New Horizons mission and a preview of what we hope to learn when it arrives this summer. A drawing for door prizes and, weather permitting, telescopic observing of the moon and Jupiter will follow the program. Everyone is welcomed to attend.

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

Success Steps Workshop

Professional development series for the working entrepreneur.

 “Human Resource Basics for Entrepreneurs”

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.