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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.

Angela Mitchell and her son, Riess, 7, fight through deep snow to drag their Christmas tree to their car on Rampart Range Road Wednesday, December 2, 2015. The Pikes Peak Ranger District began selling Christmas Tree permits on Monday and permits may be purchaseed for $10 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cutting area just northeast of Woodland Park on Rampart Range Road about 3 miles from Woodland Park Middle School. Permits can also be purchased 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the east parking lot of Woodland Park Middle School. Mitchell said this is the 14th year she's cut her own tree in the Pike National Forest. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Eleven-year-old Jesse Nordstrom (cq) helps his dad, Jim, drag their freshly cut tree through the snow to Rampart Range Road Wednesday, December 1, 2004. Along for the day in the snow is the family dog, Keeva. The Pikes Peak Ranger District began selling tree permits November 29 and will continue to sell them through December 15. Permits are $10.00 per tree.Permits to cut trees
Diane Garduno. (Photo courtesy of her Twitter account.)
Ashley Scott, 7, builds donation boxes, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at the Green Leaf Rockrimmon apartments. Scott will distribute the boxes to business and will give the collected gifts to the homeless. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Pima Medical Institute's new location is visible from Interstate 25. Photo by Debbie Kelley
Doherty High School's Navy JROTC poses with this year's Thanksgiving food collection to benefit Springs Rescue Mission. Courtesy photo.
Julie Snyder, who has run the community events and activities held at Aspen Valley Ranch for the past decade, has been removed from her position as ranch manager (Photo courtesy of Facebook)