CMC ENROLLS NEARLY 150 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
Colorado Mountain College is seeing a large number of students taking advantage of in-state tuition rates for immigrants without legal residence. CMC which has nine campuses across western Colorado, including in Steamboat, had 148 students who are immigrants who grew up in Colorado. That’s more than the University of Colorado, which has roughly 43 students across its three Front Range campuses. The Metropolitan State University of Denver has 348 students enrolled under the law. Metro State has offered in-state tuition to undocumented students since 2012. CMC vice president Lin Stickler says the school has recruited students by placing ads in Spanish-language newspapers and sending recruiters to high schools looking for eligible students.
KRAI/55 COUNTRY HOLIDAY DRIVE LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY
The KRAI and 55 Country Holiday Drive is less than a week away. The annual drive benefits Advocates Crisis Support Services, The Interfaith Food Bank of Craig, Christmas for Kids and Christmas for seniors. For two straight days, radio station staff and volunteers will stand outside the Centennial Mall in Craig taking donations on non-perishable food, new and unwrapped toys, gifts for seniors, and cash. 100 percent of all donations stay in Moffat County. The Holiday Drive is December 5th and 6th from 6 to 6 both days. For more information, click the Holiday Drive button above.
HUCKABEE SHOW TO END NEXT MONTH
Mike Huckabee will host his final radio show on December 12th, ending the former Arkansas governor’s foray into daily talk radio that began in April 2012. “The Mike Huckabee Show” currently airs from 10 to noon on 55 Country and more than 200 other stations nationwide. Huckabee said he accomplished his mission to develop a show that “focused on civil discourse on complicated topics as well as human events and stories from the entertainment world.” He thanked the affiliates, listeners and advertisers. 55 Country Owner and General Manager, Frank Hanel, expressed his disappointment that The Mike Huckabee Show was ending. But indicated he is already considering possible replacements for the program. Hanel stated that “if the community wants political and current event talk programming to continue on the station, there are a number of terrific options”, and encouraged listeners to weigh in with their comments and suggestions, and what they would like to hear on 55 Country.
CYBER MONDAY EXPECTED TO BE LARGER THAN BLACK FRIDAY
American’s are expected to make Cyber Monday 2013 the largest ever and the U.S. Postal Service is ready to deliver on those online purchases. The Postal Service will handle more than 420 million packages this holiday season, an increase of more than 12 percent over last year. Typically viewed as the ceremonial kickoff to the online holiday shopping season, Cyber Monday represents one of the few billion-dollar online spending days of the year and for the first time, according to American Express, more people will shop online on Cyber Monday than in brick-and-mortar stores on Black Friday. According to market research company Forrester, 167 million shoppers will take to the Web to buy presents, gadgets, and goods this holiday season, spending an average of $472 for the holiday season. Last year, the US saw $68.4 billion in sales and the year before it was $59.5 billion.