Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

Debbie Kelley has covered nearly every subject at The Gazette, including news, religion, business, real estate, the energy industry, health care, nonprofits, fashion, home and garden and county government. Her career also has encompassed writing greeting cards, speeches, annual reports, and technical trade and magazine articles. Her two kids have taught her a lot about education and life in general, including this kernel of wisdom, “Mom, not everything is a lesson.”

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STEM fair for military card ID holders slated for Saturday

By: Debbie Kelley

The 21st Space Wing at Peterson Air Force Base will host a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Peterson Air and Space Museum.

Admission is free and open to all...

Public hearing on fate of Bates Elementary, proposed apartments near UCCS postponed

By: Debbie Kelley

The public hearing on an appeal by Cragmor residents who want to stop construction of a 621-bedroom apartment complex in the old Bates Elementary School has been postponed until Sept. 8.

Colorado Springs...

Poll shows dissatisfaction with school testing and its links to teacher evaluations


A new poll shows a trend that's developed alongside education reform: Americans believe there's too much emphasis on standardized testing in public schools.

Opposition also is mounting to linking teacher...

Space Foundation's annual art contest for children opens


Student artists, ages 3 to 18 years, are invited to enter the Space Foundation's sixth annual International Student Art Contest.

Children may draw, paint or create a digital image for the contest theme "What...

Teller County tourism industry enjoying a rebound year


Each Friday through Sunday, a long line of traffic slithers like a satiated snake up and down Ute Pass.

What's the snag?

After three years of distressing declines, Teller County tourism seems to be...

Three local college students win scholarships

By: Debbie Kelley

Air Academy High School graduate Nicholas Sammons, Mesa Ridge High School alumnus Lauren Holmes and Michelle Ihlefeldt, a Colorado Springs single mother of five children, are three of the eight students from...

Colorado Springs residents want to stop development of student housing


Cragmor residents are banding together once again to fight City Hall.

A group of homeowners living near the former Katharine Lee Bates Elementary School at 702 Cragmor Road is trying to stop a 621-bedroom...

11-year-old Colorado Springs student has a plan for flood control


Eleven-year-old Nic MacLennan is familiar with the power of rushing water.

His family's backyard disappeared when Cheyenne Creek flooded nearly two years ago.

Nic was in the fourth grade and remembers...