Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Biofuel Co-op eager to provide alternative fuel in Pikes Peak region

    Updated: Fri, May 8, 2015

    An idea that's been puttering along for several years has gained enough momentum to generate excitement among local alternative fuel supporters. Members of Colorado Springs Biofuel Co-op, a group that formed in 2013 to increase public awareness and availability of homegrown organic...

  • Three Colorado Springs D-11 school to add restorative justice programs

    Updated: Thu, May 7, 2015

    A mid-year budget appropriation of $52,000 for the discipline office in Colorado Springs School District 11 will pay for three more schools to learn the principles of restorative justice - the idea that misbehavior is not only about the wrongdoing, but also about repairing the harm...

  • Gatherings in Pikes Peak region planned for National Day of Prayer

    Updated: Wed, May 6, 2015

    Millions of Americans are expected to hold hands, fall to their knees or close their eyes for a moment to pray for the "seven centers of influence" on Thursday, the 64th annual National Day of Prayer. Participants will ask for "God's continued blessings" and direction for what has...

  • Survey: Teen pregnancy still an important problem; Wednesday is 'National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy'

    Updated: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Wednesday is the 14th annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, and despite historic declines, 82 percent of adults say teen pregnancy remains an important problem, compared to other social and economic problems in their community, according to a new survey released by The...

  • Teacher Appreciation Week brings deals on school supplies at Staples

    Updated: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Colorado Springs Staples stores are observing Teacher Appreciation Week with exclusive discounts on classroom supplies now through Saturday. Every Staples store is offering 40 percent back in “rewards” on school supplies for Teacher Rewards members. The offer is 35 percent more in...

  • Colorado Springs school 'family' celebrates old charm, new attitudes

    Updated: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Narrow hallways, no air conditioning, heavy oak doors and winding staircases may not seem like ideal features for a modern middle school. But the 90-year-old architecture at North Middle School near downtown Colorado Springs is what two longtime employees like most about the...

  • 'Solidarity With Baltimore' event set for Sunday night at Colorado College

    Updated: Sun, May 3, 2015

    "Solidarity With Baltimore - Open Mike Justice" will be held 7-8 p.m. Sunday at the labyrinth outside of Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave., on the Colorado College campus. Activists, poets, spoken word artists, faith leaders and all who seek justice for Freddie Gray and others...

  • Blogger questions money school district spent on new logo

    Updated: Sat, May 2, 2015

    David Kelley, a local blogger and parent in Academy School District 20, read a recent story in The Gazette about advanced graphics art students at Pine Creek High competing to design a logo for the Rocky Mountain Wind Symphony. “I thought, ‘How cool is that.’ Then I found out that...

  • Police search for four teens involved in auto theft and road rage

    Updated: Sat, May 2, 2015

    Four teenagers stole a car late Friday night and used it in a road rage incident early Saturday morning, according to Colorado Springs police. A 23-year-old man called police shortly after 2 a.m. to report that his vehicle had been hit during a case of road rage at the intersection of...

  • Armed man steals pharmaceutical drugs

    Updated: Sat, May 2, 2015

    A man with a gun stole drugs from the TLC Pharmacy at 555 E. Costilla St. Saturday morning, Colorado Springs Police said. The suspect entered the store around 11:30 a.m., showed employees and customers that he had a gun and ordered everyone into the back room, according to police....

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