CMC 50th Anniversary Campus Celebrations

Because of you – the theme for CMC’s 50th anniversary year – the college continues to evolve, thrive and reinvest where we all live and play. Starting this month and continuing over the next year, we will celebrate five decades of serving our communities – and we invite you to join us.

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Thanks to our 50th Anniversary sponsors for supporting our celebrations...

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Holy Cross Energy Logo

Morgridge Family Foundation logo

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Reminisce: A Tribute to 50 Years of Art

A survey of artwork by CMC Western Region's faculty and staff, past and present.

Art Reception following CMC 50th Anniversary Program and Celebration.

Watch Video of the Aspen Event...

CMC Aspen Map

Art exhibit opens January 16, 2017 and runs through May 9, 2017.

50th Celebration / Aspen

DATE:  April 7, 2017

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INFORMATION: Call 970-925-7740



Welcome Back To School and Reunion

CMC Open House at both Breckenridge and Dillon sites, followed by 50th Anniversary Celebration and Reunion at the Breckenridge campus.

CMC Dillon: 10am - 12 noon Back to School / Fall Registration and Multi-Cultural 50th Birthday Celebration, including cake, showcasing cultural diversity.

Join us for some birthday cake and see what makes Summit's Dillon campus unique and how we've grown over the years. Families welcome! Take a campus tour, see the lake views and surrounding beauty, and learn about our international/ cross-cultural programs. Be sure to stop at the Farmer's Market before heading to Summit's Breckenridge campus for their 1 - 3pm Open House and faculty showcase.

CMC Dillon Map

CMC Breckenridge:  1 - 3pm Open House, campus tours, and faculty showcases including culinary demonstrations by Chef Ian Buchanan.

Come learn about one of the few apprentice-based culinary programs in the country where students learn from award-winning chefs and work in five-star restaurants “on property” at Keystone Resort, and our many other programs, degrees and certificates.

5 - 9pm 50th Anniversary evening reception and celebration to include invitees’ stories of CMC Summit’s past, present and future followed by hors d’oeuvres, music and dancing.

CMC Breckenridge Map

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50th Celebration / Breckenridge & Dillon

DATE:  August 25, 2017

TIME: Dillon campus 10am - 12 noon
Breckenridge campus 1-3pm, 5-9pm

CMC Dillon
333 Fiedler Avenue
Dillon, CO 80435

CMC Breckenridge
107 Denison Placer Road
Breckenridge, CO 80424


INFORMATION: Call 970-453-6757 / Breckenridge
970-468-5989 / Dillon




Celebration with Jazz

Join us for the CMC 50th Anniversary with a Jazz Ensemble Reception followed by a program celebrating the history of CMC in Chaffee County.

CMC Buena Vista Map

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50th Celebration / Chaffee County

DATE: June 13, 2017

TIME: To Be Announced

CMC Buena Vista
27900 County Road 319
Buena Vista, CO 81211


INFORMATION: Call 719-395-8419




Uncle Jimmy’s Pig Roast and Carnival

CMC 50th Anniversary celebration followed by a Pig Roast luncheon and carnival. Pig donated by Uncle Jimmy & family (aka the Nieslanik Family).

  • 9:30am — Dedication of Dr. Carter Jackson’s memorial tree (meet at the Vet Tech farm parking lot)
  • 9:30-10:30am — Check-in: Student Services, Spring Valley Center. Light refreshments and pastries served.
  • 10am - 10:30 am — Welcome Reception (Summit Student Center)
  • 10:30am - 11:45am — 50th Anniversary Program (Summit Student Center Gymnasium)
  • 11:45am - 2pm — Uncle Jimmy's Pig Roast & Carnival (Dining Hall and Center Lawn)

Friends of CMC, graduates, students, former and current staff, faculty and children are invited.

Attend our family-friendly event that will be filled with carnival events, face painting, a magic show, campus tours, storytelling with Radio CMC and more!

Parking is available in the Calaway Building Lot, Soccer Field Lots and behind the Summit Student Center and Quigley Library.

Please RSVP!

CMC Spring Valley Map

50th Celebration / Glenwood Springs, Spring Valley, Carbondale

DATE:  April 28, 2017

TIME: 9:30am - 2pm

CMC Spring Valley at Glenwood Springs
3000 County Road 114
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601


INFORMATION: Call 970-945-7481




50 Years of Historical Treasures

Get decked out in 60s-70s clothes and join us for a celebratory reception. Enjoy heavy hors d’ oeuvres and a DJ spinning groovy tunes while perusing displays of 50 years of CMC history. CMC Leadville archives and plans for organizing, preserving and providing online access for years to come will be exhibited.

1:30 - 3:30pm – 50th Anniversary 50hm (5k) races. Skate Ski, Fat Bike Race, Snowshoe Race
1:30pm- Skate Ski 5km Race
2:15pm- Fat Bike 5 km Race
3:00pm- Snowshoe 5 km Race

Race Flyer

3 - 4pm – Campus Tours, Art Exhibit

4-5pm – Reception, hors d’oeuvres, DJ spinning 1967 tunes, view archives and speak with presenters

5-6:15pm – 50th Anniversary Program

6:15-7pm – Dessert Reception

CMC Leadville Map

50th Celebration / Leadville

DATE: March 21, 2017

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INFORMATION: Call 719-486-4206


50th Celebration / Rifle

DATE: April 21, 2017

TIME: 6:30 – 9pm

CMC Rifle
3695 Airport Road
Rifle, CO 81650


INFORMATION: Call 970-625-1871



Fine Art Show

Join us for a special Art Opening Reception during our Annual Fine Art Show and a 50th Anniversary program and dessert celebration. Enjoy beautiful hors d’oeuvres and beverages, music and conversation, and connect with old friends and new while perusing a wide variety of fine art created by our diverse artist community here in Garfield County.

  • 6:30 – 7:30pm - Welcome Reception and Art Opening
  • 7:30 - 8:30pm - 50th Anniversary Program and Celebration
  • 8:30 – 9pm - 50th Anniversary Cake and Reception

Colorado Mountain College Rifle has invited artists living within Garfield County to enter works in all media (2- and 3-dimensional) in our spring juried fine art exhibit. Prizes will be awarded: 1st - $250; 2nd - $150; 3rd - $50.  Awards will be announced the night of the opening reception.

The Rifle Fine Art Show will run through May 7.

Rifle Event Flyer

CMC Rifle Map

Download the Rifle Campus Slideshow (.ppsx)


50th Celebration / Steamboat Springs

DATE: February 11, 2017

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INFORMATION: Call 970-870-4423

Steamboat Springs

Winter Carnival

Join us at the Neas Family Student/Community Dining Center for a Welcome Reception and Program from 4:30 – 6:30 pm followed by the Winter Carnival Night Extravaganza and Fireworks.

Heavy appetizers and refreshments will be served.

In partnership with the Winter Carnival, event buttons will be available for a suggested donation of $10 at check in.

See Parking Map for campus parking information. Additional guest parking is available just down the hill at the Community Center, located at 1605 Lincoln Avenue. A shuttle bus will run from the Community Center to the campus beginning at 4:15 pm and continuing throughout the evening.

Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival

Photo by Couloir Images, Rory B. Clow Photography.



Dance With Us Through the Decades

CMC 50th Anniversary celebration followed by Dancing Through the Decades with popular music from each decade.

  • 5 - 10pm
  • 5 - 6:30pm - Wine and Cheese Reception
  • 6:30 - 8pm - 50th Anniversary Program
  • 8 - 10pm - Dance party featuring popular music from each decade.

CMC Vail Valley at Edwards Map

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50th Celebration / Vail Valley at Edwards

DATE: September 8, 2017

TIME: 5-10pm

CMC Vail Valley at Edwards
150 Miller Ranch Road
Edwards, CO 81632


INFORMATION: Call 970-569-2900



Community Celebrations

To thank our communities for their long-standing partnership, Colorado Mountain College will also be participating in the following local festivals and events.  Look for a CMC presence at each event and join us to enjoy some refreshing beverages and various giveaways.

May 05

Festival Las Americas

May 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jun 16

Strawberry Days

June 16 - June 18
Aug 04

Boom Days

August 4 - August 6