As a former student of Colorado Mountain College, state Sen. Dan Gibbs wants to see the institution flourish and grow. His recently introduced bill proposes to do just that, by allowing its numerous campuses to provide four-year degrees. “You should be able to live where you study and study where you live. College is a foundation for life,” Gibbs tells the Sky-Hi Daily News. According to Gibbs, Colorado’s mountain communities are under-served regarding higher education: CMC’s service spans a 12,000 square-mile radius with seven campuses spread throughout the region.