Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Book drive to benefit needy children

    Published: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    Along with feeding the tummies of hungry kids this summer, Colorado Springs School District 11 also wants to provide nourishment for their minds. The district is holding a community book drive and will distribute books collected to children who eat at free summer lunch sites D-11...

  • Colorado Springs student uses 3-D printer to improve tortoise's life

    Updated: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    Cleopatra the tortoise soon will be all the rage at Canyon Critters, a reptile and wolf rescue in unincorporated Boulder County. A prosthetic shell is on its way. Roger Henry, a student at Colorado Technical University in Colorado Springs, created the device using cutting-edge...

  • Air Force Academy superintendent wants to have conversations about 'uncomfortable' topic

    Updated: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    Sexual assault is tough to talk about, says Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, superintendent of the Air Force Academy. But that's what she's doing. She's talking to cadets, and she's talking in public. Her goal is to erase rape and other nonconsensual sexual behavior from the slate of...

  • State board of education official will be next head of Fountain-Fort Carson school district

    Updated: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    A Colorado Department of Education official will become the next superintendent at Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8. Keith Owen, who is finishing his fourth year as deputy commissioner at the CDE in Denver, will take over July 1. Owen, 45, is a Colorado native who grew up in...

  • Special Easter egg hunt gives Colorado Springs kids a 'normal' experience

    Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    For one glorious hour Wednesday afternoon, it didn't matter that 6-year-old Maliha Ramirez can't see. She got to run around and hunt for hidden Easter eggs, just like other children around the world will do this week. "Yay!" Maliha yelled, as she located an egg, snatched it up and...

  • Broncos' Peyton Manning to speak at Colorado Springs event

    Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    Following in the footsteps of former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will headline this year's major fundraising event for the Colorado Springs Christian Schools. Manning will speak and answer questions at the...

  • UCCS deal with Ent will elevate arts in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    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: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    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: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    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: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    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...

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