Announcement Date: 08/16/1970

photo - scan of the original ballot to create the CMC district
On November 2, 1965, the voters of five counties approved the formation of the college district by more than a 2-to-1 margin. The large size of the district was based on the requirements of the State of Colorado. The junior college plan was unanimously approved by the State Board of Education.

photo - Harold Koonce
In 1965, Governing Committee member Harold Koonce from Eagle proposed that the new school be called “Colorado Mountain College.” The name was adopted immediately and unanimously.