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  • Upward Bound Summer Academy Students Connect with Local Ecology

    Upward Bound student and Ecosystem Science Field Experience Lab Field Technician make observations on water quality in a Leadville stream.

    High School students in the CMC Upward Bound Summer Academy learn about local ecology with the Ecosystem Science Field Experience Lab This summer, Ecosystem Science Field Experience Lab (ESFEL) field technicians had the opportunity to mentor local youth through the Upward Bound Summer Academy.  This symbiotic program has created new opportunities for both Upward Bound […]

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  • Know Before You Go: Climbing Colorado 14ers

    CMC Leadville student Skyler Winter at the summit of Mount Yale

    Know Before You Go: Climbing Colorado 14ers Climbing a 14er has become a right of passage for many intermediate and experienced Colorado hikers. The feeling of accomplishment when you’ve reached the summit after hiking uphill for many miles is an incredible reward. With that reward comes plenty of risks that should be considered before embarking […]

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  • Student Field Technicians Dig into Local Environmental Projects

    Ethan and Max are training with Brad Johnson from Johnson Environmental Consulting to learn about redox monitoring techniques.

    Ecosystem Science Field Experience Lab (ESFEL) Student Field Technicians Dig into Local Environmental Projects The Ecosystem Science Field Experience Lab (ESFEL) connects course-work with real-world projects through internship opportunities for current students and program graduates. Through hands-on experience, interns will be prepared for a seasonal entry-level position with non-profit, private and governmental organizations. This year’s […]

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  • Reeling in Female Fly Fishing Guide Scholarships

    Heather Ritchie fly fishing guide student at Twin Lakes

    Reeling in Female Fly Fishing Guide Scholarships Fly fishers in the Upper Arkansas River Valley may have noticed a new group of anglers in town. They’re all students enrolled in the Professional Fly Fishing Guide program at Colorado Mountain College Leadville, a four-week intensive certification program dedicated to training the next generation of fly fishing […]

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  • Susanna Spaulding to Retire after 24-year Career at CMC

    Susanna Spaulding, Akron Aspens

    For twenty-four years, Susanna Spaulding, Professor of Business and Entrepreneurship at Colorado Mountain College, has helped shape the entrepreneurial culture in the Arkansas River Valley. She has been a valuable member of the college and community and is retiring June 2021, leaving a legacy of lifelong learning in Leadville and Chaffee County. Celebrating a Fulfilling […]

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  • Students participate in the 2021 Wright Collegiate Challenge

    Students in the CMC Photography club observe and photograph the night sky

    Outdoor students to present Dark Sky solution to San Luis Valley Great Outdoors for the 2021 Wright Collegiate Challenge Designed to promote out-of-the-box ideas and entrepreneurial thinking, the Wright Collegiate Challenge requires students to address current issues within the outdoor recreation industry. The 12-week challenge connects Colorado college students with businesses, nonprofits and civic organizations […]

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  • CMC Leadville Graduation on May 7, 2021

    Colorado Mountain College Leadville is proud to present the class of 2021 at an in-person graduation ceremony held on campus on May 7, 2021. To ensure the health and safety of all graduates, their supporters, campus faculty and staff, and the surrounding community, we have made significant changes to the traditional graduation ceremony. If you […]

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  • Financial Aid Opportunities at CMC Leadville

    CMC student and Financial Aid Specialist talk in library between rows of books

    Get help paying for college with financial aid opportunities at Colorado Mountain College Affordable education is a top priority for Colorado Mountain College Leadville students. Even with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state of Colorado, we understand that finances can be an intimidating barrier for education. CMC is committed to making college […]