Carol McGraw

Education Reporter

  • 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,...

  • Crosses for Losses pooch has own cross to bear

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Deja Boogie Ann Davis shakes her head and off flies her froufrou pink headband - the one with the white daisies on it. But her rhinestone-studded collar stays in place, drawing attention to what a pretty girl she is. Actually, she prefers her pink spiky collar and regularly begs for...

  • Jogger who died after he was hit by SUV in Falcon identified

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    The jogger who died after being struck Saturday by an SUV in Falcon has been identified as Michael Copote, 38, of Falcon, the Colorado State Patrol said Tuesday in a release. The State Patrol said Copote was jogging with his back to approaching traffic on the east side of Eastonville...

  • New Black Forest News owners learning as they go - and loving it

    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Who in the world purchased a newspaper because of a chicken coop? Ron and Cindy Richardson did. The Richardsons are the new owners of the weekly Black Forest News and Palmer Divide Pioneer. He's in construction. She's a former school teacher. They've been journalists since August,...