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4 months 2 weeks ago

Mom pleads for help solving daughter's murder

COLORADO SPRINGS - The mother of a murdered college student hopes someone will come forward with information that could lead to the arrest of her daughter's killer. Police found the body of 20-year-old Angelina Sicola in her Stetson Hills apartment one year ago today. The Palmer Ridge High School graduate...

1 year 3 months ago

Schools spent $700K in failed lawsuit

DENVER - A legal battle over education funding that dragged on for nearly a decade is finally over. The Colorado Supreme Court struck down a lawsuit Tuesday designed to force lawmakers into spending more on K-12 education. In the 4-2 ruling on Lobato v Colorado , the justices ruled...

1 year 5 months ago

NRA Day controversy highlights political divide

COLORADO SPRINGS - El Paso County Commissioners will vote this week whether to declare Thursday as Friends of the National Rifle Association Day . The resolution of appreciation is entirely symbolic. "They're fabulous community partners," said commissioner Peggy Littleton, who doesn't mind people knowing that she carries a concealed...

2 years 7 months ago

Bill seeks protections for job seekers

It's the ultimate Catch 22 for the unemployed; not having a job lowers your credit score, but that lower score also makes you less attractive as a job applicant. Democrats in state legislature want to empower job seekers by creating restrictions on how and when employers can use credit reports...

2 years 10 months ago

Education cuts hitting home

Classroom in Colorado Springs School District 11 will be empty next week as employees take their two mandatory furlough days this year. Glen Gustafson, D11's chief financial office, says all of the furloughs are happening during Thanksgiving week to minimize the impact on the community. "We know that this...

3 years 3 days ago

UCCS enrollment tops 9,300

A record setting 9,321 students have enrolled at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs this fall, the most in the school's 46 year history. A September 9 campus census showed 429 more students enrolled this year compared to last. Nearly half of that increase (196 students) comes from...

3 years 4 days ago

9-11 memorials join Air Force and UCCS

A piece of steel, once surrounded by concrete and glass high above the New York skyline now stands watch over Colorado Springs. The artifact is part of a permanent memorial dedicated Monday morning at the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station. Our community remains closely tied to the events September...

3 years 3 weeks ago

UCCS goes global

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is taking big steps in getting students ready to work in a global market place. The school was recently awarded the At Home in the World Initiative from American Council on Education. The program was created to promote diversity in education and...

3 years 4 months ago

On wildlife accidents and road kill permits

Earlier I posted a story about Cyndi Walker who was hit by a bear last night as she was driving home from work along Austin Bluffs Parkway. A spokesperson for the Colorado Spring Police Department says drivers should report all traffic accidents involving wildlife even in situations like Cyndi's where...

4 years 1 day ago

Cool Science Festival this Saturday

"Exploding Soda and Flying Potatoes"--sound fun? If so, the Colorado Springs Cool Science Festival is for you! Free activities meant to engage your mind, regardless of your age, are on tap.Nationally-known science expert Steve Spangler will do his entertaining experiments at 10 am at University of Colorado at Colorado...

4 years 4 weeks ago

Renovated UCCS Science Building Ready for Use

A $17.1 million renovation to the science building at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is complete and ready for use when students begin the Fall 2010 Semester on Monday. The renovated building has been renamed Centennial Hall to avoid confusion with the Science and Engineering Building, which...

4 years 3 months ago

UCCS graduation today - traffic impacts

More than 1,100 students will receive degrees today from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. The graduation ceremony will be held at the Colorado Springs World Arena at 11 am. Traffic will be impacted in the area from around 10 am. UCCS will award 18 doctoral degrees,...

4 years 3 months ago

UCCS commencement speaker renowned humanitarian

Author Greg Mortenson will receive an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs at its commencement ceremony Friday. The Bozeman, Mont., humanitarian co-founded the Central Asia Institute, whose mission is establishing community-supported education, especially for girls, in remote Pakistan and Afghanistan. Mortenson also...

4 years 4 months ago

Scientists, business students and dead guy glue

The story behind the Business Revitalization and Innovation Competition and its inaugural winner brings together an unlikely cast of characters. Sponsored by the El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization, the contest is designed to help small, local businesses to re-invent themselves and to provide networking opportunities to UCCS...

4 years 7 months ago

Ditching moon mission could cost Colorado

President Obama has scrapped NASA's $100 billion plan to return astronauts to the moon. Around $9 billion has already been spent on the Constellation Project, much of it through aerospace companies whose research and development branches are based in Colorado. The Orion Crew Vehicle, a modern day equivalent...

4 years 7 months ago

New gym, new distinction

The gym at UCCS has long suffered the lamentable distinction of being the smallest among all schools in the Rocky mountain Athletics Conference. But all that changes this Friday when the university officially opens their new events center, on campus. The $9 million 27,000 square foot arena can...

4 years 7 months ago

Emphasis on ethics

In the wake of all of the large corporate scandals that have grabbed headlines recently there's a greater demand for business ethics education at colleges and universities. On Tuesday, the Daniels Fund announced via teleconference the creation of a $7.5 million grant to be divided among six western colleges...

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