Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Science experiment gives Colorado Springs students a unique lesson

    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    What happens to a grape when it travels to the edge of space and back? Jacob Wilson, a student in Misty Garland's advanced eighth-grade science class at Jenkins Middle School, thought it might explode. Or turn into a raisin, said Jacob's science partner, Kevin Beaudin. "I wanted to...

  • Pedestrian killed in Walmart parking lot ID'd; police say vehicle was stolen

    Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Jenny M. Carrillo, the 66-year-old woman who died after being hit in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Fountain Monday, was struck by a woman driving a vehicle she stole from her parents, according to an arrest affidavit. Fountain police records show Rebecca Jeanette Champigny, 27, took the...

  • Wanted suspect turns himself in to Colorado Springs police

    Updated: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    A man wanted by police on suspicion of being involved with a felony assault that occurred at the Finish Line Lounge in February turned himself into Colorado Springs Police early Wednesday morning. Felipe DeHerrera, 27, turned himself in at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. Police had circulated...

  • K-9 police dog bites suspect during arrest

    Published: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    A man Colorado Springs Police suspect of being involved with a sexual assault on a child was bitten by a K-9 police dog while officers tried to arrest him Tuesday night. Orlando Mendez, 21, was taken to Memorial Hospital, treated for injuries and taken to jail on suspicion of sexual...

  • Red Cross Hometown Hero: UCCS chancellor vision for campus, community earns award

    Updated: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    "Lifelong cheerleader" would have been a fitting caption under Pam Shockley-Zalabak's senior picture in her high school yearbook. The chancellor of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has been a tireless champion, a strong supporter and what many call a visionary leader of...

  • USAFA Cadet STEM Club on the move

    Published: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    The Air Force Academy Cadet STEM Club will spend Thursday at Pueblo's Central High School doing demonstrations in the fields of aeronautical engineering, astronautics, mechanical engineering, physics, civil engineering and electrical engineering. The purpose: to encourage and excite...

  • Colorado College receives unusual donation

    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Alumni and other people connected to Colorado College have donated to the school ground water rights beneath a large parcel of land southeast of Castle Rock, officials announced Monday. Officials hope the donation will become liquid gold for the private, nonprofit, liberal arts...

  • Many spring break options for Pikes Peak region kids

    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Next week is spring break for all local public schools and most private schools in the Pikes Peak region. While some families plan annual vacations around their children's time off, others look for staycation choices. There are several opportunities, from daylong camps at community...

  • Prom dresses for $10? Sunday fundraising event in Colorado Springs makes it possible

    Updated: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    Teen girls headed to prom or women in need of an evening dress can score a pre-worn one for 10 bucks on Sunday and help homeless youths, to boot. The $10 Prom Dress Expo takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at The Hotel Elegante Conference and Event Center, 2886 S. Circle Drive....

  • School in Falcon D-49 gets new name, direction

    Published: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Falcon School District 49's board of education approved at a meeting Thursday night a name change and redirection for one of its schools. Falcon Virtual Academy, a K-12 blended-learning school, will become known as Springs Studio for Academic Excellence. The name change has been in...

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