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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • 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...

  • More Colorado Springs-area students earning free college credit while still in high school

    Updated: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    More high school students are graduating with free college credit under their belts as a result of 2009 legislation, according to an annual report released Thursday. Compiled by the Colorado Department of Higher Education and the Colorado Department of Education, the report shows...

  • Manitou Springs Library reopens after being evacuated

    Published: Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    A ruptured 4-inch gas line caused the evacuation of some Manitou Springs residents, along with the Manitou Springs Library Wednesday afternoon. But it's back to business today. The public library at 701 Manitou Ave., opened at the normal time of 10 a.m. on Thursday. The evacuation...

  • No butts about it: Students learn tobacco risks during cigarette cleanup

    Updated: Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    Tuesday's scavenger hunt at two local community centers wasn't the typical hunt-and-grab affair. It was more of a focused frenzy. All 73 youngsters kept their eyes peeled for the same object - discarded cigarette butts - and everyone learned an important lesson. "They are icky,"...

  • UCCS opens food pantry to assist struggling students

    Published: Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    College students are hungry. And some don't have enough food to fill their bellies. After paying for tuition, rent, gas, books, computers, phones and other expenses, there's often not much left over. That's the situation for Heather, a junior at the University of Colorado at...

  • Colorado Springs-area teachers getting schooled on ways to challenge STEM students

    Updated: Sun, Mar 23, 2014

    If owls asked "why" instead of "who," Katie Poulsen's fourth graders would have sprouted feathers and swiveled their necks last Thursday, . "Why" was the operative word of the day in her classroom at Evans International Elementary School in Falcon District 49. "Why isn't the...

  • In-state undergrads face tuition hike at UCCS - but not as much as in the past

    Updated: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    In-state undergraduate students at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will have to pay more for tuition for the 2014-15 academic year, but it's the smallest increase in eight years. The news was announced Friday after the CU Board of Regents set next year's tuition rates...

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