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Mark M: A Decade Sober

“It was 10 years ago today, that my life changed forever. On 12/18/07 I decided to get sober. It has been the hardest and best thing I’ve ever faced.  So, if you’re reading this I imagine you’ve impacted my life in a great way. I just wanted to thank you for the love and support over the years. This path in life has far exceeded any expectations that I could have ever had. I’m truly humbled by this incredible life that I am fortunate to live and learn from. Thanks everyone.” -Mark M. Mark M. was one of the first people I met when I came to Jaywalker Lodge.  I was nervous and uncertain of how to attain my next 24hours sober.  Mark shook my hand and said,  “lets take a walk.”  We walked around Carbondale, connecting on the life that we wanted and how abstinence was required but not sufficient….

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Recovery through Service – Independence Pass

Jaywalker Lodge staff, clients, and alumni spent time this week volunteering on Independence Pass.  Jaywalker Expedition Director, Lynn Sanson, organized yet another outing to help our outdoor community remove obsolete cable, poles, and phone lines; restoring visual serenity to a 10 mile strech on Independence Pass.  The Aspen Times details the service work and operation in the article linked below.  We are grateful for the opportunity to recover through service this week in one of the most serene spots in the Roaring Fork Valley!‘Eyesore’ wires will be removed from old telephone poles on Aspen’s Independence Pass

CMC offers new Bachelor’s Degrees

Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Mountain College (CMC) is offering two more bachelor’s degrees for the upcoming 2015 fall semester! CMC will be offering a bachelor’s degree in Leadership and Management as well as a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Elementary Education. This brings the total of bachelor’s degree programs to five. The three other programs include: Business Administration Nursing (BSN) Sustainability Studies To learn more about Colorado Mountain College and the degrees they offer please Click here.

Dr. Craig Farnum

Craig and wife sober living

The entire Jaywalker community would like to congratulate Craig Farnum, College Counselor at Colorado Mountain College, for his newest achievement.  We can now officially address him as Dr. Craig Farnum.  On 4/15/2105 Craig defended his dissertation and was officially awarded a doctoral degree as a Counselor Educator.  Craig’s dissertation demonstrated that using the Leader/Detractor Scale in education would improve a student’s learning and behavior.  His survey and findings proved the success of this instrument.  This Leader/Detractor Scale (L/D Scale) is used for collegiate athletes at St. Michael’s College in Vermont and for all classes taught by Craig’s mentor, Dave Landers, PhD.  Dave, author of I Wish He Had Taught Me To Shave, has been a fan of both Craig and the Jaywalker community for many years.  The L/D scale is used for students, employees, and clients to identify themselves as Leaders, Contributors, Participants, Observers or Detractors. In addition to writing…

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CMC Early Registration

Colorado Mountain College

Early registration at Colorado Mountain College is almost up. Early registration closes on April 17th for the fall 2015 semester. Call your academic adviser or meet with the Jaywalker Solutions staff to reserve your time to register! For more information on early registration please click here Donnie Hagenbart Admissions & Marketing Manager Jaywalker Lodge

Revised Ride CMC Schedule

Ride CMC – Spring 2015 Shuttle Schedule, Revised 2/23/15 RIDE CMC is a shuttle service operating Monday – Thursday between CMC-Spring Valley, Thunder River Market (RFTA connection), CMC-Glenwood and CMC-Carbondale providing free transportation to classes for students. CMC student ID required to ride (or photo ID plus your class schedule) For information call 947-8200 Morning Route (Mon-Thurs) CMC Spring Valley CMC Glenwood CMC Carbondale Thunder River Market CMC Glenwood CMC Spring Valley 7:30 7:45 7:55 8:05 8:30 8:45 9:00 9:05 9:30 9:45 9:55 10:30 10:45 11:00 11:15 11:50 12:05p 12:30p 12:55p Afternoon Route (Mon-Thurs) CMC Spring Valley Thunder River Market CMC Glenwood CMC Carbondale CMC Glenwood Thunder River Market CMC Spring Valley 3:00 3:15 3:30 3:55 4:10 4:20 4:30 4:45 5:00 5:20 5:35 5:40 5:45 6:20 6:40 6:50 M/W Only 9:25 9:45 10:05 10:20 10:30 T/Th Only 9:10 9:35 9:50 10:05 10:15 Stop locations (Look for RIDE CMC sign) CMC-Spring…

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Ride CMC Spring 2015

Ride CMC – Spring 2015 Shuttle Schedule RIDE CMC is a shuttle service operating Monday – Thursday between CMC-Spring Valley, Thunder River Market (RFTA connection), CMC-Glenwood and CMC-Carbondale providing free transportation to classes for students. CMC student ID required to ride (or photo ID plus your class schedule) For information call 947-8200 Morning Route (Mon-Thurs) CMC Spring Valley CMC Glenwood CMC Carbondale Thunder River Market CMC Glenwood CMC Spring Valley 7:30 7:45 7:55 8:05 8:30 8:45 9:00 9:05 9:30 9:45 9:55 10:30 10:45 11:00 11:15 11:50 12:05p 12:30p 12:55p Afternoon Route (Mon-Thurs) CMC Spring Valley Thunder River Market CMC Glenwood CMC Carbondale CMC Glenwood Thunder River Market CMC Spring Valley 3:00 3:15 3:30 3:55 4:10 4:20 4:30 4:45 5:00 5:20 5:35 5:40 5:45 6:00 6:20 6:35 9:10 9:35 9:50 10:05 10:15 Stop locations (Look for RIDE CMC sign) CMC-Spring Valley – front of Calaway Academic Building CMC-Glenwood – west side…

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Sober Semester

The Fall 2014 semester at Colorado Mountain College has come to an end here at Jaywalker.  What has been demonstrated each semester here at Jaywalker is that recovery and academic success go hand-in-hand.  Self-esteem improves dramatically with each successful credit earned and the joy of living is enhanced.  The men at Jaywalker are learning that they can be productive members of a college campus while living a sober life.   Congratulations on another great semester and we wish you the best of luck for next semester! To register for next semester please click here Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

USA Mental Health First Aid

The USA Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course continues to expand their training in order to address the needs of various demographics.  Mental Health First Aid is an in-person training that teaches you how to help people developing a mental illness or in a crisis.  Janet DeMars, one of our Jaywalker counselors, has recently completed certification in the Higher Education module of Mental Health First Aid.  In addition to the higher education designation, the MHFA organization also has modules that focus on veterans and the military, public safety, and those that live in a rural area.  The MHFA training is an 8-hour course and will be offered this spring semester at Colorado Mountain College on Wednesday nights at the Carbondale campus. Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

Avalanche Safety Tips

Winter is here and with it came feet of snow! However exciting this may be, there are some adherent risks involved with the amount of snow this early in the season. In order to have a safe and fun time in the back-country we must take precautions. Whether you are an avalanche novice or expert, the Recreation.gov site suggests the following rules when in avalanche terrain: Never travel alone. Allow only one person at a time to cross avalanche terrain while others wait in a safe location. Make sure everyone carries avalanche rescue gear and knows how to use it. Finally, look for recent avalanches, which indicate the snow is unstable. While these are some great things to remember, we could all benefit from the knowledge taught by professionals. Colorado Mountain College is offering courses next semester titled: Avalanche Awareness Level I and Avalanche Safety I. The goal of avalanche…

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