Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • UCCS deal with Ent will elevate arts in Colorado Springs

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    A contract signed Tuesday means a long-awaited visual and performing arts center is a go, and the revitalized North Nevada Avenue corridor will gain another destination. Officials from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Ent Federal Credit Union put their signatures on...

  • Mail damaged in Colorado Springs when postal truck caught fire to be delivered this week

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Colorado Springs residents whose mail was caught up in a fire that destroyed a delivery truck Saturday will receive their damaged mail with letters of explanation this week from the U.S. Postal Service, spokesman David Rupert said Tuesday. Mail intended for residents in four eastern...

  • Traffic stop in Colorado Springs sends three to jail on old warrants

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    A driver stopped for speeding on North Academy Boulevard late Monday night in Colorado Springs had a warrant out for his arrest, as did two of his three passengers. Colorado Springs Police also found two weapons and illegal drugs in the vehicle. The driver, James Casey Lowe,20, was...

  • Colorado Springs woman jailed after stabbing boyfriend, hitting him with vehicle

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    A woman who allegedly assaulted her boyfriend during a domestic dispute on Monday afternoon was arrested early Tuesday. Faith Grimes, 23, was arguing with her boyfriend Monday at 431 E. Willamette St., when she allegedly stabbed him in both legs with a kitchen knife, according to...

  • Widefield High hosts fundraiser to help local 4-year-old with cancer

    Yesterday

    The Widefield High School Student Cabinet will host a 5K run/walk April 19 to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Proceeds will benefit Shamariah, a 4-year-old Colorado Springs girl who has a rare kidney cancer. Shamariah's wish is to meet Minnie Mouse. The event will be...

  • UCCS ranks third for best education value in state

    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs ranked third in the state for getting the best bang for your buck among public universities in a recent study from SmartAsset, a financial data and technology company. Value rankings were determined by studying scholarships and grants,...

  • Two Colorado Springs students among top finishers in state geography bee

    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Two local middle school students were among the top finishers in the 2015 Colorado National Geographic State Bee. Evelyn Bodini, a seventh grader from Challenger Middle School in Academy School District 20, tied for fifth place. Ryan Blake, an eighth grader from D-20's Discovery...

  • 15 Colorado Springs-area high school seniors named Daniels Scholars

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Fifteen high school seniors from Colorado Springs are among the 239 students selected as 2015 Daniels Scholars. The program provides scholarships to any accredited nonprofit college or university in the United States and covers expenses that remain after all other scholarships and...

  • Spring fever means it's time to scratch that gardening itch

    Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Mary Jane Ray's hands were quivering, and her nose twitched like a rabbit's. She almost could feel and smell the damp, fertile earth awakening from its winter nap. When spring fever hits, look out. Although Ray is longing to reconnect with the loam that's calling, it's too early to...

  • Rampart High School's Winter Guard team has all the right moves

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    The battle scars on Josh Lahman's bedroom ceiling speak to his dedication to his sport. Sabers, wooden rifles and large flags have left dents from repeatedly being thrown in the air. "You don't learn to toss effectively on the first day. It takes years of hitting the ceiling in your...

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