Salida School District voters approved Ballot Question 5A yesterday paving the way for the district to join the Colorado Mountain College taxing district.
CMC will begin expanding the availability of low-cost college degrees, offer continuing education, tuition free concurrent enrollment for high school students, along with skilled trades and industry specific training.
In return, Salida School District property owners will pay more in property taxes; an additional $29 per $100,000 of assessed value for residential property and $116 per $100,000 for commercial property.
The vote was 2,798 or 60 percent in favor to 1,827 or 40 percent against.
In the Buena Vista School Board race, Jessica Crites defeated Nancy Best for the At Large two year term, 1,784 to 1.072.
And Stacey Moss won the District A seat, defeating Nathaniel Weeks 2,140 to 726.
One statewide question failed, the other passed, barely.
Proposition CC, which would have allowed the state to keep all the money it collects, doing away with TABOR refunds, failed 55 to 45 percent.
Proposition DD, legalizing sports betting and using the tax money on water projects, squeaked out a victory. The measure passed with 50.5 percent in favor and 49.5 percent against.