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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Scenic overlook near Victor had huge bump in visitors in June

    Updated: Sun, Jul 6, 2014

    A tourist attraction a few miles outside Victor provides what many visitors believe is an unparalleled view worth its weight in gold. Others say it's a tarnished sight. Whatever the opinion, traffic more than doubled in June over last year at American Eagles Scenic Overlook. "It's...

  • Student garden is growing at Galileo School

    Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    Summer students at the Galileo School of Math and Science got to play Jack and the Beanstalk recently. As they read "Seedfolks," a children's novel about an urban garden that sprouted from an empty lot, students acted out some of the scenes - in their school's garden. Following...

  • 'Diggers' TV stars share tips for finding treasure in Colorado

    Updated: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    The path to an old outhouse, the ground beneath a clothesline, a clump of big trees or an odd ring of mushrooms in a yard may not seem like the best places to find buried treasure. But take it from the pros, Ringy and K.G.: Such locations can be gold mines. At least for amateur metal...

  • Flying W makes another step toward recovery with annual concert

    Updated: Sun, Jun 29, 2014

    Wistful memories hung on like a sideways bareback rider for 350 people who gathered at the Flying W Ranch Saturday evening to hear their favorite Western songs in a setting that looks both familiar and unfamiliar. "I've only lived here 10 years, and every single person that ever came...

  • Losing house to Waldo Canyon fire inspired girl's book

    Updated: Sun, Jun 29, 2014

    A few months after Lily Rottenborn's house burned down with her best buddy, Hospital Bear, inside, Lily's teacher asked students to write about their experiences during the Waldo Canyon fire. Of the 27 students in Mrs. Tuttle's second-grade class at Chipeta Elementary School in the...

  • Sand Creek students out to change world

    Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    They rocked, and now it's time to roll. Students in Todd Matia's Engineering Design and Development class at Sand Creek High School have been super busy for the past year. Last summer, 20-30 students worked on a project that would win them a $9,900 grant from a Massachusetts...

  • Study: Most college presidents don’t want guns on campus

    Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    An overwhelming majority of college and university presidents want to keep their campuses gun free, according to a new study from Ball State University. The survey, titled “University Presidents’ Perceptions and Practice Regarding the Carrying of Concealed Handguns on College Campuses,”...

  • No more fumbling: Kindergartners can quickly grasp the art of shoe tying

    Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    The popularity of Velcro shoes and parents’ lack of time have resulted in a consequence: children are falling behind in learning how to tie their own shoes. A former teacher, Eileen Sloan, believes she has come up with a solution. She’s created a shoe-tying tool to help kids learn this...

  • 'Suspicious' package found at the Air Force Academy; all clear given

    Updated: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    A package identified as "suspicious" on the Air Force Academy grounds Tuesday morning was quickly determined to not contain hazardous materials, according to spokesman Lt. Col. Brus Vidal. A call to the academy's first responder team came about 8:52 a.m. The package was found near...

  • El Paso County high school grad earns rare honor

    Updated: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    A 2014 high school graduate from Edison School District 54JT has pulled off a trifecta in Zonta Club winnings, an accomplishment a local student has never before achieved. Audra Burke brought home top honors and top dollars from competitions at local, multistate and international...

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