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Central location for CMC

With regards to CMC’s future location or locations, I offer some thoughts on this subject.First, I have only used a community college after obtaining my degrees, so I don’t use CMC very often. However, I believe it is an extremely important element in our community.Second, I applaud the towns of Dillon, Silverthorne and Breckenridge for their willingness to help CMC find a future location to consolidate the campuses. Higher level education in Summit County is a very important piece of our community that benefits a large cross section of our residents.Since many CMC students probably use the Summit Stage to attend classes and the students come from all around the county, I truly believe a central location in Frisco is ideal. It would also benefit high school students taking college level classes.Perhaps the county has land near the new hospital, or, as mentioned in the Sept. 1 SDN article, CMC can reuse the present Summit Medical Center. However, the Summit Medical Center may not offer adequate expansion in future years. Both are on the rec path. The other location near the Frisco transit transfer center is also a good location.I live in Wildernest. If the CMC campus was in Frisco, I’d be more likely to sign up for a class. Sorry, but I already go to Breckenridge at least once a week and I get tired of driving to Breckenridge. I’m sure CMC students on the north side of the county feel the same way.Having attended three different universities, I can say that a consolidated, central location is the ideal solution for the students. With this, the student population would expand and CMC might get more lecturers from around the county. It also allows students to linger at school to use school resources rather than spend time running off to another class on the other end of the county.I’m not sure Dillon is considered a central location for people in Breckenridge, so Frisco is a better choice. Then again, Keystone residents might think Dillon is a better choice.Yes, it may come down to the best deal that CMC can get for land. I’m sure the county could swap land for the building in Breckenridge. I know this is a hard decision facing the CMC board of trustees. I wish to thank the CMC officials for taking the time to think this through and research all possibilities. I am one county residents who appreciates your efforts, whatever the outcome.


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