We are sorry to share that Wes Duran, CMC’s trustee from Lake County during 2007-2011, has passed away. His service to the college and its students was greatly appreciated, including as board treasurer.

Photo of former CMC trustee Wes Duran, Jeannie Ritter, and Mike Simon at CMC Leadville graduation ceremony in Leadville

At the April 30, 2010 graduation ceremony of Colorado Mountain College in Leadville, dignitaries and college administrators honored graduates earning associate degrees, certificates of occupational proficiency and GEDs. Congratulating a new graduate are, left to right, CMC Trustee Wes Duran, Colorado’s first lady Mrs. Jeannie Ritter and CMC vice president and Timberline Campus CEO, Mike Simon. Photo Ed Kosmicki

Duran was a resident of Twin Lakes and a retired 30-year officer of the U.S. Air Force. He brought to the college knowledge earned through his three business degrees, extensive financial and managerial experience, and a background in criminal and constitutional law. He was a director of Sangre de Cristo Electric Association, Inc., and an active member and past president of the Rotary Club of Buena Vista, Colo.

Photo of Lake County community members, including Wes Duran

Lake County community members such as (from left, back row) Wes Duran, Mike Simon, Bud Elliott, John Wells and Bob Hartzell, and (front row) Maryellen Thoren, Jack Saunders and Pat Chlouber are just part of the campaign cabinet supporting fundraising for the Climax Molybdenum Leadership Center at Colorado Mountain College’s Timberline Campus. Photo Steve Sunday

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