Carol McGraw

Education Reporter

  • Colorado Springs couple want new home for trophy head named Headlight

    Updated: Mon, Jan 5, 2015

    Dr. Rocky White is on the horns of a dilemma. If he gets rid of Headlight, he will be a bit sad. If he doesn't, Headlight will ruin the French Provincial and modern ambiance that his wife, Debbie, is trying to achieve in the living room of their new Colorado Springs home....

  • Parents Challenge back to work trying to improve options for Colorado Springs students

    Updated: Mon, Jan 5, 2015

    After a two-year break to reorganize, educational empowerment nonprofit Parents Challenge is running at full speed - planning two January events for parents and educators and taking applications for programs that offer scholarships and grants. The mission of Colorado Springs-based...

  • Blood donors can be a lifesaver to dogs, too

    Updated: Mon, Jan 5, 2015

    Monk and Shiloh are blood hounds. Actually, they are gigantic goofy Newfoundlands who help save the lives of other dogs by giving blood. Their Colorado Springs owner, Herb Culbertson, takes them to HemoSolutions every couple of months, where the dogs each donate a pint of blood -...

  • Colorado Springs cotillion remains relevant 65 years after Broadmoor start

    Updated: Thu, Jan 1, 2015

    When 15-year-old Lacy Mason has lunch at school, there is sometimes very little face-to-face conversation because her friends are texting, Googling or watching movies on their electronic devices. "I'll say, 'Hey guys, let's put them away and talk.'" Sometimes it works, sometimes it...

  • Colorado Springs quilting guild boasts three decades of creativity

    Updated: Tue, Dec 30, 2014

    Janie Williams grew up in a quilting family, learning "by osmosis" from her mother and two grandmothers. She created 
 her first quilt when she was 11, using scraps from their clothing. When she moved to Colorado Springs, she joined a group of eight women who met in each...

  • Open house brings Christmas joy to Hanover students

    Updated: Tue, Dec 23, 2014

    There are Christmas open houses and then there is Cathie Salmon-Wolff's Christmas open house. The Hanover School District 28 board member has opened her home during each of the past seven Decembers to all students at Prairie Heights Elementary School. The visits are spread out over...

  • Let the sun shine: Colorado Springs Utilities adding solar capacity

    Updated: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    A ray of sunshine came out of the Colorado Springs Utilities Board meeting this week as the panel OK'd two projects that will add 20 megawatts of solar power and credits to the area's energy portfolio. "It's very exciting," John Romero, Utilities general manager of energy...

  • Having pets in classroom remains tradition for Colorado Springs school

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Draco won't have to fight traffic and airport lines Friday like the millions heading out on holiday. Instead, the bearded dragon will be wrapped in a warm beige towel and stuffed into a blue bag for the short ride to Palmer Elementary School teacher Laura Wirsig's home. It's a...

  • Colorado Springs charter school becoming property owner

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    A charter high school in Colorado Springs and two others affiliated with Colorado Early Colleges are purchasing their buildings with a $17.3 million loan in a transaction expected to be completed Thursday. Colorado Early Colleges administrator Keith King said in a news release Monday...

  • Tips on what to do Saturday - 12-13-14 won't be back for a while

    Updated: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    Pay very, very close attention to the calendar Saturday. It's the last date in this century when the month, day, and year are sequential: 12-13-14. You need to enjoy it some way - a wedding maybe, or have a baby or a party - because the next one isn't until 01-02-03 - 89 years from...

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