CNCC Board approves proposed budget
Craig — The Colorado Northwest Community College Board of Control members at the Craig Campus approved a 2016-17 proposed budget of $1,467,087 of “total budgeted revenues,” as CNCC Controller Scott Rust explained.
The proposed budget passed unopposed during the board’s regular monthly meeting at the college.
“At this point we’re not budgeting any dip into the reserves,” Rust said.
The proposed budget allots $45,850 for the salary of a soccer coach, in line with a plan developed earlier to add soccer to the CNCC Craig Campus.
“The planned way to grow is to bring a soccer component in,” said Roger Ficken, vice president of business for CNCC.
President Russell George described the significance of the vote during the meeting.
“This is the last decision made on next year’s budget,” he said. “We think this is the linchpin for completing a balanced budget.”
George said the proposed budget is to be presented on June 9 to the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education.
4:19 a.m. On the 900 block of Industrial Avenue, police in Craig responded to a state parks related incident. Craig police said someone was looking around a business with flashlights, but police found the business secure and no crime had been committed.