Our snowboarding trip to Steamboat Springs Colorado.
College on the hill: Celebrating the history of Colorado Mountain College Steamboat Springs
#Steamboat Springs — Today, the Colorado Mountain College Steamboat Springs campus is abuzz with activity and largely successful — with students pursuing associates and bachelor's degrees in fields such as ski business and sustainability studies
Colorado Lakes and Reservoirs
The San Luis Valley is a study in contrasts, evident in the 7,000-foot elevation gain from the low-lying valley floor to 14,345-foot Blanca Peak. The Great Sand Dunes are reminiscent of the Sahara Desert. Fourteen-thousand-foot peaks, the spire-like Crestone Needle and its neighbor Crestone Peak, pride of the Sangre de Cristo ("Blood of Christ") Range, are the natural landmarks for the valley's eastern boundary. At the northern end of the area are the Valley View Hot Springs which harness some of the steaming water that pours from the ground. In Crested Butte, trails set out into the Maroon Bells/Snowmass Wilderness from the vicinity of Gothic and Schofield Pass. Short day hikes into the alpine meadows are one option. Or, those seeking a longer experience can hike the 13 miles over...
Today, the Colorado Mountain College Steamboat Springs campus is abuzz with activity and largely successful — with students pursuing associates and bachelor’s degrees in fields such as ski business and sustainability studies, local residents... But Steamboat’s first and only college was not always the picture of success. Tough times in the 1970s saw the campus shuttered, with books tossed in dumpsters and students saying goodbye to the hopes of earning their degrees near the base of a ski mountain in rural Colorado. The story of Steamboat’s campus is one of perseverance and includes a community willing to fight and fund a college in Steamboat Springs. This year, Colorado Mountain College celebrates 50 years as a college system in Colorado, and the Steamboat Springs campus recognizes its own 50th year as a campus and 36th year as a part of CMC. George Tolles remembers meeting Lucile Bogue while the two were teachers at The Lowell Whiteman School in Strawberry Park in the 1950s. “We became friends,” said Tolles, who still lives in Steamboat today. Years later, while traveling as a foreign service officer in the U. S. State Department, Tolles heard from Bogue, who was in the early stages of beginning a college in Steamboat. “I received a telegraph from Lucy Bogue, and she said, ‘Guess what, George. I’ve started a college in Steamboat Springs. As Bogue recounts in her 1987 book “Miracle on a Mountain,” 11 students gathered at the Methodist Church for the first day of classes in September 1962. “The community felt very warm and close that afternoon,” Bogue said, “like a big family that... The school aimed to be a four-year college, with an emphasis on international relations. The first students came from across the country, and as far away as Kenya and Argentina. There was no campus and no dorms, so students stayed with Bogue in exchange for shoveling snow or with other host families in town, Tolles recalled. By the second year, the campus had grown to 26 full-time students, and 60 more community members were registered for classes. Bogue served initially as college president, but as the school grew and other responsibilities took more of her time, the college’s board brought in new administrators to run the expanding college. Alumnus Charlie Eckstrom remembers arriving in Steamboat Springs in 1964 as a transfer student from Menlo College in California. “There was a core group of six or eight professors that just made it wonderful for young people to come and learn and find themselves,” Eckstrom said. The college moved into its permanent home on Woodchuck Hill in 1966, constructing three buildings — Monson, Willett and Bogue, named in Lucile Bogue’s honor — that served as a combination of dorm rooms, faculty offices and classrooms. “It was kind of exciting,” Tolles said. “We couldn’t believe that it was actually a campus. A campus in limbo. Despite steady enrollment, in 1969, Colorado Alpine College folded, and the school was purchased by United States International University, a San Diego-based college operator. USIU in 1975 chose to shutter the school, leaving the Steamboat Springs campus in limbo. Tolles, who taught classes in world history, politics and German, remembers that teachers taught through the end of the year, before students began to leave and dumpsters were filled with books. “It collapsed,” Tolles said. During the next five years, the campus served various purposes, including as housing for visiting skiers and as an outreach center for Colorado Northwestern Community College. In 1978, after hearing that USIU planned to sell the college and land to a commercial developer to be used for apartments, community members banded together to regain local control of the campus. Steamboat Chamber President Bill Hill worked with early college founders and coal mining company Energy Fuels to form the nonprofit Yampa Valley Foundation — a group that worked to regain control by purchasing back the debt-ridden campus from USIU. “It was clear that Steamboat Springs did not want to lose the Alpine Campus,” Hill wrote in a memoir called “Born Again: The College Too Tough to Die. Members of the foundation’s original board of directors included Energy Fuels President Jack Eatherton, Alpine.
Baby Huey's Famous Boat Grub (brown sugar, rice, oil, onions, pork chops, cheddar cheese)
Lighten-Up Whatever Floats Your Boat Brownies #32204 (applesauce, eggs, flour, salt, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract)
Steam Prawns With Angelica Sinensis Recipe (salt, wine, shrimp, water, shrimp)
Chile Colorado Meatballs (beef bouillon granules, water, cider vinegar, cocoa powder, cumin, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, meatballs, salt, hot sauce, tomato sauce)
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