Joey BunchJoey BunchApril 13, 20173min276
While not the most shocking news in politics this week, an endorsement in Colorado Springs could prove significant to who becomes the region’s next regent on the University of Colorado’s governing board. Republican Kyle Hybl, the current District 5 seat holder, threw his support behind El Paso County attorney Chance Hill. Hybl is term-limited after two six-year […]

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Associated PressAssociated PressMarch 20, 20178min379

Firefighters made progress Sunday in battling a small wildfire that forced people to flee hundreds of homes in the mountains just outside downtown Boulder, Colorado, and authorities said they believe the blaze may have been human-caused. Light winds pushed the flames in the wooded area a couple of miles west of Pearl Street, the shopping and dining hub in the heart of the university city. Crews contained roughly half of the fire that had burned just over 60 acres, but officials worried that stronger gusts that could fan the flames might develop overnight.


Brian HeubergerBrian HeubergerJanuary 12, 201721min538

Having won a hard-fought 2016 Democratic primary race for the open seat on the University of Colorado Board of Regents and then cruising uncontested in the general election, 1st Congressional District Regent Jack Kroll, D-Denver, says he is ready to fight the important battles facing the university. Not long before his, 4th Congressional District Regent Sue Sharkey and At-Large Regent Heidi Ganahl's swearing-in on Jan. 6, Kroll spoke to The Colorado Statesman about his vision for CU and the many issues that are currently challenging the state's higher education system. As is so often the starting point in conversations about higher education in Colorado, Kroll discussed the public funding dilemma.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinNovember 15, 20164min371

International student enrollment continues to climb at Colorado higher education institutions, according to data released by the Institute of International Education. The five percent increase suggests Colorado is gaining traction among students looking for a high-quality higher education experience abroad, according to a news release from StudyColorado, a state initiative to encourage and promote international student enrollment at 24 higher education institutions in the state.


Michael McGradyMichael McGradyMay 21, 20167min732

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed legislation on the steps of the El Pomar Center Friday at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. At a bill signing ceremony crowded with state legislators and other high ranking officals, he jotted his signature on an act establishing Colorado’s formal push to become a national leader in cybersecurity. House Bill 16-1453 establishes the National Cyber Intelligence Center (NCIC) on the campus of UCCS, a university certified by the U.S. National Security Administration and Department for Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence. NCIC is intended to occupy an old manufacturing facility located in the northwest portion of Colorado Springs. Currently, the facility is owned by the university and is used as a storage warehouse for the campus.