The University of Colorado has been investing big to modernize and keep the Boulder campus competitive. The 66,000-square-foot Roser ATLAS Center includes research labs, a hacker lab, virtual-reality and audio labs and the two-story, 2,700-square-foot Black Box Experimental Studio, a flexible, technologically enhanced performance space that supports 360- degree HD projection. The $31 million building opened in 2006. About $20.7 million in construction costs was covered by student fees.(Doug Conarroe, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Colorado’s universities are catering to out-of-state students. Is their public mission at risk?

The current ratio of of in-state to out-of-state students today is about 60-40 at University of Colorado Boulder, an analysis finds. And it may soon flip.

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Deep mountain snow raised Lake Mead, Lake Powell water lines. But for the first time, supply cuts loom downstream.

The Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan inked this spring is triggering “a new era” of mandatory cuts for Arizona and Nevada

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Colorado commission votes 8-1 to adopt zero-emissions vehicle mandate after three-day hearing

Colorado's adoption of ZEV rule means more electric vehicles will be on sale in the state. Commissioner Tom Gonzales voting against the rule.