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Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Sponsors | 0 comments

Colorado Mountain College Celebrates 50 Years

Colorado Mountain College Celebrates 50 Years

50 years ago the National Association of Junior Colleges was contacted about the idea of starting a junior college in our Colorado mountain towns. Two original campuses were built simultaneously in Glenwood Springs and Leadville with modular buildings transported from Denver. Colorado Mountain College Classes opened on October 2, 1967. Within five years, classes were also offered in Aspen, Rifle, Salida, Eagle and Summit County.   Today, there are 11 locations serving 20,000 students each year. Colorado Mountain College offers programs from ESL and GED to bachelor’s degrees. In addition, CMC partner’s with local school districts through the Mountain Futures Fund, securing private and public funding to ensure that every local high school student can have the opportunity for a college education. Celebrations will be held throughout the year.    Sidestep high tuition and crowded, impersonal classes. At Colorado Mountain College, you’ll thrive with personalized attention in beautiful mountain communities, earning in-demand degrees. And with the most affordable bachelor’s degree in Colorado CMC will set you up to do...

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Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Homes and Realty, Sponsors | 0 comments

Location-Neutral Workers Impact on Steamboat Springs Economy

Location-Neutral Workers Impact on Steamboat Springs Economy

In just about any Colorado mountain town you’ll hear “location-neutral” as the primary buzzword when it comes to employment and workforce. It seems that more and more people are leaving the bright lights of the big city in favor of the lifestyle that comes with living in the Rockies. In Steamboat Springs, the portion of the local workforce that could choose to work from anywhere and has decided to call Steamboat home accounts for over 10% of labor. Yampa Valley Data Partners, an independent research group, reports that approximately 1,600 workers hold jobs considered location-neutral. This population contributes nearly $54 million annual income which is more than the aggregate payroll of our entire hospitality sector. Some of the business-minded folks you’ll find in this category work professions including graphic and website design, financial and investment advisors, software tech, sales and freelance writers. These people influence and network with others living well outside of our county’s borders but choose Steamboat as their base of operations. This makes a strong argument...

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Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Gear, Sponsors | 0 comments

Rhino Rack Master Fit Cargo Box Gets You There

Rhino Rack Master Fit Cargo Box Gets You There

Road trips are a highlight of every holiday period, but excitement can quickly turn to anguish before you even leave home. The harsh realization that there just isn’t enough room to take everything you need is a dreadful one. Fortunately, with the Rhino-Rack Master Fit Cargo Box these feelings will never have to resurface again.   The Rhino-Rack Master Fit Cargo Box has a hefty interior that allows for 116 or 145 gallons additional space and the sleek, aerodynamic design reduces wind drag while driving for an extra smooth ride. Built from tough and durable impact resistant materials, this handy storage unit has a proven and tested 165lb Off-Road load rating and will protect your belongings from all kinds of weather while you’re on or off road.   Rhino’s unique Master Fit Technology means you can quickly and safely fit the Cargo Box to your vehicle by using a revolutionary “Twist to Tighten & Press to Lock” clamping system. Rhino have also made the Cargo Box with a dual...

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Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Arts, Events, MTN Town Magazine, Sponsors | 0 comments

BreckCreate: Breckenridge Creative Arts

BreckCreate: Breckenridge Creative Arts

At a time when the arts struggle for funding in major cities, town and schools across America the Town of Breckenridge has impressively stepped up to make all disciplines a vital part of the community with BreckCreate: Breckenridge Creative Arts. Established in 2014, Breckenridge Creative Arts was developed by the Town to support and promote arts, culture, and creative experiences throughout Breckenridge. The nonprofit organization is responsible for the successful management of a series of programs, facilities, and partnerships that collectively bring to life the cultural corridor in the heart of downtown Breckenridge. Breckenridge Creative Arts, also dubbed BreckCreate (kind of like RecCreate), or BCA, is headed by arts and festival veteran Robb Woulfe who moved to Breckenridge following a long and successful career as the Executive and Artistic Director of the internationally lauded Ann Arbor Summer Festival. As President and CEO of BreckCreate, he envisions the initiative as “making Breckenridge a world-leading creative destination.” Towards that purpose, Breckenridge Creative Arts has three main responsibilities, according to Woulfe. The first...

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Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in Events, Skiing & Snowboarding, Sponsors, Wellness & Yoga | 0 comments

Know Before You Go – Avalanche Awareness Program

Know Before You Go – Avalanche Awareness Program

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center and the Utah Avalanche Center reached a HUGE milestone this week with Know Before You Go. This week the two organizations are officially launching the new Know Before You Go avalanche awareness program intended for distribution across North America.  This is a very ambitious program and involved many dozens of supporters and contributors.  Aaron Carlson,Executive Director of Friends of CAICsaid “We are exhausted but very proud of the results. Our goal is to reach an estimated 300,000 backcountry users this winter across North America and to deliver the message that they can get out in the snow, have fun, and come home alive by following some simple guidelines”.   Avalanches kill on average 39 people each year in North America. Hundreds more are injured. Avalanche awareness and education are key for backcountry users to have fun and stay alive. The KBYG program was developed in 2004 to raise avalanche awareness among inexperienced backcountry users, particularly those in junior high and high school. Since then nearly 200,000...

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Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 in Events, Sponsors | 0 comments

Loveland Ski Area Opens October 29, 2015

Loveland Ski Area Opens October 29, 2015

Hooray! The Colorado ski season begins with Loveland Ski Area opening for the 2015-2016 season on Thursday, October 29. We have been pretty excited to see the weather swing from a Fall to Winter in the past few days as everyone became concerned about the temperatures. “The warm fall weather delayed the start of snowmaking this year, but Mother Nature finally came through,” said Rob Goodell, director of business operations. “A winter storm delivered 17.5 inches of natural snow last week and brought the cold temperatures our snowmakers had been waiting for. They have done an incredible job getting the mountain ready for the first skiers and riders of the season.” Lift 1 will run from 9:00am until 4:00pm on Thursday and will provide skiers and riders with access to one top-to-bottom run covered from tree-to-tree with an 18 inch base. The trails Catwalk, Mambo and Home Run make up this Opening Day run which is over a mile long and nearly 1,000 vertical feet. “We will continue to make snow on the...

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