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Carol McGraw

Education Reporter

  • State teams with nonprofit to provide backpacks with supplies for 1,680 Colorado students

    Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    When a student is homeless, owning a backpack for books can be beyond reach. With that in mind, the Colorado Department of Education and Feed the Children provided 1,680 backpacks for kids in need. Feed the Children, an international nonprofit organization, also provided pallets of...

  • Choking game death has spurred Calhan mother's outreach

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Space monkey, blackout, gasp, airplaning, California high, funky chicken, purple hazing, scarf game. Martha Garnett, a Calhan mother, didn't know about the choking game or any of those slang words associated with it, until her 15-year-old daughter Kimi died. Now, she wants to warn...

  • UCCS continues to grow with record-setting enrollment

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has shattered another enrollment record. Preliminary figures for the fall semester, which began Monday, show that 11,199 students are enrolled. That's 601 more students than last year's record 10,598 enrollees. "We have a happening...

  • Todd Martz remembered as an inspiring force of personality and love

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Everyone at Wooglin's Deli has a Todd Martz story, and it usually goes something like this: Customer enters the restaurant. Todd, a 42-year-old busboy, is usually standing near the cash register and calls out: "Hi, how ya doing? What are you gettin'?" Or maybe "How's your mom?...

  • Colorado State Fair's livestock auction bittersweet for youth

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Some might call Jammer a cash cow. After all, the 1,200-pound steer fetched $4,250 at the Junior Livestock Sale on Tuesday at the Colorado State Fair. But he meant much more than dollar signs to Sierra Churchill, who has spent virtually all her free time with the steer since...

  • Former cop's new Colorado brownie company takes off on marijuana theme

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Greg Morrison was in law enforcement 37 years - as detective, assistant sheriff and police chief. Now he's got a new profession: owner of Totally High Country Brownies Inc. His products include Mary Jane Plain, Cheeba Creme Brulee, Acapulco Gold Almond, and Alice B. Toklas Toffee....

  • Tap the soothing sounds of water for home

    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    What do you imagine when you think of fountains? Maybe the amazing 24-ton, four-
story silver loop Julie Penrose Fountain in America the Beautiful Park that is said to be a bridge between earth and sky? It may be inspirational. But alas, it won't fit on your patio. The sound of...

  • Hickenlooper among those who will bid on 4-H, FFA animals at State Fair

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Children and the community will be winners when Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and a contingent of civic leaders from Colorado Springs, Denver and Pueblo gather at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday to bid on livestock. Vickie Drew, who is helping organize the local competitors from...

  • Wildflower students having fun on the playground they helped pay for

    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    The 506 students at Wildflower Elementary School are very proud of their new $27,000 playground. They ought to be. They paid for it themselves. For two years, Wildflower students brought in pennies and quarters and dollar bills to fill their Pennies for Playground jugs. They...

  • School memorabilia on display Saturday in Manitou Springs

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    School memorabilia from as far back as 1872 will be on display Saturday at Manitou Springs Elementary School. The free public Heritage Hall Tour is sponsored by the Manitou Springs Heritage Center. In 1997 the Heritage Center received an endowment to keep up the collection housed...