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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Wit, wisdom of Carl Sandburg to be on display in Colorado Springs

    Published: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    It was billed as "the big event of the year" when in 1929, Carl Sandburg, "the poet of the people," came to Colorado Springs to present one of his multimedia recitals. It lived up to the high expectations of fans of the man considered America's most famous living poet at the time....

  • Tutor Holly Tracy has been helping Colorado Springs adults learn to read for 25 years

    Published: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    It's not that adults who can't read and write are unintelligent or unwilling. They're bright enough and motivated enough to figure out how to get by in today's high-tech society without those particular skills - in itself a big accomplishment. "They're very smart. They know how to...

  • Colorado Springs teen barters rare Lego for set of wheels

    Published: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    A few months ago, 15-year-old Wes Crockett had no idea where a wacky idea he had for a school project would lead. The ending couldn't have turned out better. Last week, a local charity, Crosses for Losses, got something it needed: an ambulance. On Tuesday, Wes got something he really...

  • Free literacy festival designed to inspire and enhance the love of reading for all ages

    Published: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    A free, interactive community event designed to inspire and enhance the love of reading for all ages will be held Saturday at Centennial Hall on the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs campus. The multi-cultural literacy festival, called "Minds, Spines and Rhymes: Reading for...

  • Workshop at Cheyenne Mountain High School will focus on bragging as an art form

    Published: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    Bragging about yourself can sound silly or conceited. But when it's done right, it becomes an art, says Peggy Klaus. "Usually people think of 'brag' as a four-letter word, but to brag well is absolutely essential in terms of competing and succeeding in the world today," she said in a...

  • Man allegedly lights grass on fire, arrested in arson, child abuse

    Updated: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    Intentionally lit paper thrown on the ground by an adult who lives at 3510 Lenoso Terrace ignited a fire outside the home Saturday afternoon, according to Colorado Springs police. The fire burned a small 150-square-foot patch of dry grass before the Colorado Springs Fire Department...

  • Colorado Springs police end five-hour standoff with tear gas

    Updated: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    A five-hour standoff in response to a domestic violence call to Colorado Springs police on Friday ended with officers using tear gas to arrest 45-year-old Ronald Wyckoff. The incident happened at a hotel on Rusina Road, near Interstate 25 and Garden of the Gods Road. Police were...

  • A united front: Black Forest residents urged to view fire mitigation as civic duty

    Updated: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    Fire doesn't care about property lines or homeowners association boundaries. Flames are indiscriminate. Equal opportunity, you might say. That's why the Black Forest Fire/Rescue Protection District is attacking fire safety and mitigation in a different way this season. Instead of...

  • Weather service issues red flag warning for Sunday

    Published: Sat, Mar 29, 2014

    Fire danger will be high Sunday for Colorado Springs and surrounding areas, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. A combination of gusty winds, low humidity and dry fuels means fire could start and spread easily, according to the...

  • Ways to conquer chaos and clutter

    Published: Sat, Mar 29, 2014

    etting rid of your stuff is like shedding extra weight. It takes work, commitment and ongoing maintenance, but once you've seen the results, professional organizers say you'll want to make the new lifestyle permanent. Of course, exercising is hard and so is exorcising your inner...

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