Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Olympic skater spends time with kids at Colorado Springs' downtown ice rink

    Updated: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    Tiandrea Rice isn't likely to forget her first time ice skating. She got pointers from a pro. Tiandrea, 11, scooted around the outdoor rink in Acacia Park Saturday with three-time Olympic figure skating medalist Rachael Flatt, who grew up in Colorado Springs and is home for the...

  • Heavy snow forecast for Colorado mountains - and a bit for Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    A powerful winter storm will hit Colorado's north-central mountains starting Sunday and continuing through Monday evening, making for prime skiing this holiday week. Remnants of the strong Pacific jet stream will make their way into the Pikes Peak region late Sunday. The National...

  • Colorado Springs salvage yard fire burns numerous vehicles

    Updated: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    A fire at an automotive salvage lot in south Colorado Springs burned 32 vehicles Saturday, according to Capt. Mark Parker of Stratmoor Hills Fire Department. Large plumes of smoke could be seen for miles in the sky as dusk fell. Stratmoor Hills Fire Department initially responded...

  • From UCCS to Microsoft: Alumnus shares his story of success with new grads

    Updated: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    Hard work, the ability to learn from his mistakes and sheer gumption led one of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' most notable graduates to become one of Bill Gates' right-hand employees at Microsoft. Students who graduated from UCCS on Friday have the same ability to...

  • Hairy fundraiser at Colorado College deemed a success

    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Colorado College raised nearly $1,000 to benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness during a “haircut-a-thon” Tuesday. Stylists from Veda Salon did 67 haircuts, at a suggested donation of $10 each, and raised $987. This is the third year for the campus to host the fundraiser,...

  • Manitou Springs students wear ribbons in support of Pakistan attack victims

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Many Manitou Springs High School students are showing their support for those affected by this week's brutal Taliban attack in Peshawar, Pakistan. The teens are wearing black ribbon around their arms and on their clothes Thursday and Friday, as a sign of solidarity with the Pakistani...

  • Former high school educator joins local school district board

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Gwynne Dawdy, a former high school counselor and coach, was appointed to the Woodland Park School District RE-2 board of education at the Dec. 10 meeting. Dawdy has lived in Woodland Park since April 1998 and worked as a counselor and coach at Woodland Park High School from 1999 to...

  • Pikes Peak region has several high schools ranked among Colorado's best

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Five local high schools get the gold star this year. Half of the state's top 10 public high schools - as ranked by Colorado School Grades, an online comparison site created by a coalition of 18 nonprofit organizations - are in the Pikes Peak region. Three are public charter schools...

  • Colorado Springs D-11 teacher to swap jobs for one year with Australian teacher

    Published: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    A Colorado Springs School District 11 teacher will swap jobs for one year with a teacher in Australia. Barry Lempert, a math teacher at Nikola Tesla Opportunity School, will participate in the ANZEE Australia Educator Exchange Program for the second semester of the 2014-15 school...

  • PPCC marketing and communication department wins awards

    Published: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    Pikes Peak Community College’s marketing and communication department recently was honored with seven awards for excellence in advertising and event promotion by The Council for Advancement and Support of Education. CASE has eight districts nationwide, and PPCC is part of the...

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