Colorado Mountain College election down to one seat
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Although three seats are formally up for grabs on the Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees this fall, only one seat is actually being contested in the November general election.
Jay Rickstrew, a resident of Rifle, is challenging incumbent Mary Ellen Denomy of Parachute, who works as an accountant for the energy industry.
The two will be competing to represent District 3 in the six-county CMC college district. District 3 covers the area within the boundaries of the Garfield School District Re-2 and the Garfield County School District 16, in western Garfield County.
The CMC district board has seven at-large seats, to which directors are elected by all the voters of the overall college district. Trustee duties include hiring and evaluating the college president, approving the college budget, certifying the mill levy, establishing college goals and monitoring the progress of the college, according to a statement issued by the college.
The two other districts that were to be included are not subject to challenges, meaning incumbents Glenn Davis, a banker in Avon and president of the board, and architect Charles Cunniffe, who was appointed this year to fill a vacancy, will be running unopposed.
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