More Carol Mcgraw Articles

Carol McGraw

Education Reporter

  • Dumb Friends League offers free pet adoptions on Veterans Day

    Updated: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    Military service women and men can get a free pet on Tuesday thanks to the Dumb Friends League of Denver. The Veterans Day adoption special "is a way to give back to those who have served and continue to serve our country," officials said in an email Thursday. "Our veterans are...

  • Hazardous waste facility doubles as ballot drop-off site

    Updated: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    It's the ultimate in patriotic multi-tasking. Turn in your election ballot and do your civic duty by getting rid of household hazardous waste at the same time. That's what people have been doing at the polling center at the county Hazardous Waste Facility. Some voters might think...

  • Stormwater measure causes issues for Black Forest voters

    Updated: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    Blame it on the Stormwater ballot question 1B, which is awash in verbiage. The wording fills two pages on the touch-screen voting machines, which has confused a few people. They get a computer message telling them they haven't voted on that question. To, they have to follow the...

  • 5 things to know on Election Day, including the El Paso County homeless vote

    Updated: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    Election Day is here with big races all around: 1. El Paso County has 427,000 registered voters: 174,831 Republicans, 91,449 Democrats and 154,201 unaffiliated. 2. People who are homeless can vote by giving an address of an area where they spend time. "They have lot of latitude as...

  • And the winner thus far is ... not El Paso County

    Updated: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    The early election results are in - and Jefferson County leads El Paso County by 17,000 votes. True, these aren't the tallies that most voters care about, but there's been a long-standing race between El Paso County - the state's most populous county - and Jefferson, No. 3 in...

  • Do you know these 12 things about the flu?

    Published: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    Flu season has been taking a back seat to all the news about Ebola. But it is flu season - which goes from October to March - and the virus is no sloucher, killing up to 49,000 people in bad years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here's a true-or-false...

  • Pumpkin-loving pigs are hungry for Halloween leftovers

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    Porkchop, Hamlet and Cowboy love pumpkins. They chomp them down like pigs. That's because they are pigs. And, pretty please, they want your left over Halloween jack-o'-lanterns. It's all for the good of the environment. Really. It's sort of their version of civic duty to gobble...

  • Special cat reunited with family after being missing for years

    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Sometimes it pays to have a big head. That's the case for Sheldon, anyway. The brown tiger cat is home after three years of adventure somewhere. It all started in 2011, when Sheldon ended up in the shelter of the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region. The 4-month-old kitten was...

  • Colorado Springs library is ahead of the tech curve

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    Remember the days when your neighborhood librarian believed silence was golden, and their domain was filled with shushes, books and walls full of card catalogs? If you haven't been in a library since you were a kid or have been hunched over your computer at home because you imagine...

  • Costumed critters can be fun but make sure outfits are safe

    Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    Horrors! If anything is scary about Halloween, it is this: Consumers spend more than $330 million each year on costumes - for their pets. That's more than one-quarter of the amount spent on costumes for children, according to the National Retail Federation. But you have to admit,...