After a mild Saturday, temperatures to finish the weekend will be MUCH colder! A system to our west pushes into SE Colorado overnight. Snow showers will be possible by early Sunday morning across the I-25 corridor with a change to rain and snow showers through the afternoon. Accumulation should be minimal as most moisture looks to be light and temperatures will warm into the upper 30s and 40s through the afternoon, though areas in higher elevations could see 1-2". The main impact will be the cold along with winds gusting up to 40 mph at times. Click on the 'Weather' tab for more...
State higher education officials have approved a preliminary budget that says public colleges and universities in Colorado can raise tuition rates by no more than two-and-a-half percent for the 2006-07 school year.
But for the first time in several years, the budget proposal from the Colorado Commission on Higher Education also would increase state funding for colleges and universities.
Lawmakers now must approve the plan. It represents a 65 million dollar increase over last year's 500 (M) million dollar budget.
The additional money would cover costs outside the universities' control, like some salaries, utility costs and insurance, so that universities wouldn't have to raise tuition to pay those costs.