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Carol McGraw

Education Reporter

  • Air Force Academy parachute team takes national championship

    Updated: Tue, Jan 7, 2014

    They certainly weren't winging it. It took a lot of expertise for the Wings of Blue to win this year's National Collegiate Parachute Competition. The Air Force Academy parachute team won 33 medals and the championship last week in Lake Wells, Fla., the academy announced in a...

  • Zoo's orphaned mountain lion gets knee surgery

    Updated: Sat, Jan 4, 2014

    Tocho, a mountain lion who resides at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo had five hours of knee surgery recently. Bet you can't guess what is helping him heal. Calvin Klein's Obsession for Men. The zookeepers are placing that scent and some others on boxes and paper bags in his hospital...

  • Colorado Springs couple passionate about crazy quilts

    Updated: Fri, Jan 3, 2014

    llen and Patty Brown are crazy about crazy quilts. The Colorado Springs couple read about them, attend classes on them, display them in their home and in museum shows, and occasionally travel thousands of miles to find them or make heart-stopping bids online for those they covet...

  • Colorado Springs' family-friendly Noon Year's Eve party draws a crowd

    Updated: Tue, Dec 31, 2013

    It wasn't Times Square, but to hundreds of kids and parents at the U.S. Olympic Center on Tuesday it was an exhilarating way to bring in the New Year, albeit 12 hours early. The Noon Year's Eve event had all the festive trappings of the holiday - entertainment, face painting,...

  • Tutors sought for Colorado Springs' Children's Literacy Center

    Updated: Tue, Dec 31, 2013

    Would you like to help kids read? The Children's Literacy Center is looking for tutors ages 14 years old and up. The volunteers will tutor one child for an hour twice a week for three months. The next sessions begin Feb. 2. For more information call 471-8672, or visit...

  • Denver district offers two unique programs for aspiring teachers

    Updated: Fri, Dec 27, 2013

    Angela Dueber wanted to be a school teacher. But the graduate of Rampart High School and the Colorado State University business school was working in the marketing field and wasn't sure how to make the change. Then she heard about the unique program in Denver Public Schools called...

  • A regal Father Christmas delights other Colorado Springs shoppers

    Updated: Tue, Dec 24, 2013

    The customers at Books For You on Eighth Street were all snuggled in the stacks recently, when to everyone's wondering eyes should appear ... no, not a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer. Nevertheless they knew in a moment it was St. Nick. But this Santa wasn't wearing one of...

  • New board member appointed in Lewis-Palmer School District 38

    Published: Fri, Dec 20, 2013

    Sherri Hawkins, a former teacher and coach, has been appointed to a two-year term on the the Lewis-Palmer School District 38 school board. She will serve District 1, which encompasses part of Monument and adjacent unincorporated areas in the northwest area of the school district....

  • New center at UCCS will give seniors one-stop shopping for medical care

    Published: Fri, Dec 20, 2013

    Picture what often happens when an elderly patient isn't doing well. She goes to her primary care physician, who suggests that besides medical care, she needs physical therapy, nutrition education, counseling, maybe even a neuro-psychological assessment. The scramble to get all this...

  • Breakfast program fills kids' tummies, improves test scores, boosts attention spans

    Published: Mon, Dec 9, 2013

    It is 8 a.m. at Calhan Elementary School and the students are in their classrooms, completing what teachers say is the most important part of the day. This is not math or reading, but a lesson in healthy eating. "I like these. They're good. It makes you healthy," 5-year-old Tommy...

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