Announcement Date: 08/16/1970

aerial photo of the initial construction at the Spring Valley campus in 1967
Leadville and Spring Valley (Glenwood Springs), representing the largest population areas, were selected as the two campus locations.

photo - Soring Valley land donors
Spring Valley ranchers and landowners Jim Quigley, Dan and Ellen Quigley, Jim and Sharon Nieslanik, Esther and Raymond Hopkins, Kathleen Hopkins, Jackie and Peter Cabrinha, Bob Peckham, Sam Campbell and Georges H. Dapples, William E. Foster, Bruce Dixson, and Luke Anthony donated 588 acres for the West Campus.

Yampa Valley College built Willett, Bogue, and Monson Halls on Woodchuck Hill, west of Steamboat Springs. The name was changed to Colorado Alpine College.