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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

Debbie Kelley has written about nearly every topic at The Gazette, from religion and business to the energy industry, health care and home and garden. She currently specializes in education issues.

Friday,  July 27, 2001-photo by Jerilee Bennett-Tickets for the new Powerball lottery are set to go on sale on August 2, with the first drawing on Aug. 4.  The Conoco gas station on Uintah St. has their new Powerball signs in place, but won't be ready to sell tickets until later in August. Jan Martin works behind the counter on Friday afternoon.
The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's drawing is an estimated $510 million. Gazette file photo by Jerilee Bennett.
Students made higher gains in English language arts than in math and science, statewide and among the Pikes Peak region's 17 public school districts. (The Gazette file)
Students at Adams Elementary in Colorado Springs School District 11 returned to class Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. (Via Twitter, @Adams_11 and @CSSD11)
About a month ago, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Officer Benjamin Meier found an injured golden eagle on the ground 20 ft. from Hwy. 24 near Divide in a rainstorm. After a month of convalescing at the Colorado Raptor Center in Pueblo, the female golden eagle was returned to the wild on Double Eagle Ranch near where she was found in Divide on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. The bird flies from the crate on its way to freedom. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
An arrest warrant for bank robbery has been issued for Dennis Flowers, 66, who is suspected of walking into ENT Federal Credit Union in Rye Wednesday morning and handing a note to a teller demanding money. Photo courtesy Pueblo County Sheriff's Office.
The 2017 teacher of the year winner was Palmer High School's Sean Wybrant, shown here hugging two of his three daughters after a ceremony at the school. Candidates for the 2018 award from the Pikes Peak region are Renee Motter, English teacher and head forensics, speech and debate coach at Air Academy High School in Academy School District 20; Wendy Murphy, a second-grade teacher at Woodmen Hills Elementary School in Falcon School District 49; and Christina Randle, a first-grade teacher at Soaring Eagles Elementary School in Harrison School District 2. Gazette file photo.