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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Longtime Teller County gallery owner is shutting down, but cultural mission remains

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    The man who many say has been the voice of the Woodland Park art community for nearly two decades has 
decided to call it quits. Seven Arrows Gallery, which Ralph Holloway opened in 2008, is closing Friday. Since 1997, when he and his wife, Darlene, moved from the Dallas-Fort Worth...

  • Fruits of Colorado College students' labor available to public

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Each year, Colorado College students become urban farmers. For an entire year of their undergraduate studies, starting in March, a group of students plans, budgets, plants, maintains and harvests produce for the school cafeteria - and they get paid to do it. This year, there's a new...

  • 'Schoolpool' program gives Colorado Springs-area students another option for getting to campus

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Parents who already are dreading the bottleneck congestion that occurs at student drop-off and pick-up areas may want to familiarize themselves with the phrases "bike train" and "walking school bus." Colorado Springs' Mountain Metropolitan Transit offers a free "schoolpool" program...

  • D-49 charter school will not be tied to bond issue

    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    The application for a proposed charter high school in Falcon School District 49 gained approval from the district's board of education Tuesday night, but it will not be tied to voter approval of a November bond issue. The measure passed on a 4-1 vote, with board members Tammy Harold,...

  • D-49 school board to discuss application for charter high school

    Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    The application for a charter high school that would open in 2016 in a building funded by a November bond proposal is up for approval Tuesday night at a special meeting of Falcon School District 49’s board. If board members accept the application, Trail Ridge Academy High School’s...

  • Changes are taming chaos at Colorado Springs youth detention facility, officials say

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    A combination of factors created dangerous conditions inside Spring Creek Youth Services Center in recent years, Division of Youth Corrections officials said last week. But a month after embarking on an aggressive plan to remedy the difficulties, officials say they have made...

  • Youth Corrections officials acknowledge problems at Colorado Springs center, take steps to change

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Division of Youth Corrections officials acknowledged Thursday a gamut of problems at Spring Creek Youth Services Center while outlining steps they have begun taking to improve safety of staff and treatment of juveniles. Data provided to local lawmakers by Youth Corrections this week...

  • U.S. Highway 24 closures subject of meeting between CDOT, business leaders

    Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Everybody agrees: Safety first. Nobody wants to see a repeat of last summer's tragedy, when a Teller County man died in flash flooding that also destroyed homes and damaged vehicles caught in the violent, debris-laden waters running off the Waldo Canyon burn scar. But it's been a...

  • Colorado Springs D-11 selected to help develop ways to meet new graduation guidelines for 'next generation learning'

    Published: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    Along with mastering shoelace tying, kindergartners who do activities like Skype with students in a classroom in another country, exchange emails and figure out their similarities and differences will be more ready for college or the workforce after graduating from high school. At...

  • Outdoor shooting range set to open in August in Teller County

    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    The nation's sixth highest-ranking county for gun ownership is getting an outdoor shooting range. Long overdue, says Craig Chellis, past president of the Teller County Shooting Society. "Teller County is prime for a gun range, and it's been a long time in coming," he said. "We have...