Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

Debbie Kelley has covered nearly every subject at The Gazette, including news, religion, business, real estate, the energy industry, health care, nonprofits, fashion, home and garden and county government. Her career also has encompassed writing greeting cards, speeches, annual reports, and technical trade and magazine articles. Her two kids have taught her a lot about education and life in general, including this kernel of wisdom, “Mom, not everything is a lesson.”

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GameCon V for middle and high school students set for Nov. 14

By: Debbie Kelley

Middle and high school students can get their game on during GameCon V, Nov. 14, at Rampart High School, 8250 Lexington Drive. Doors open at 8 a.m., and competition runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The cost is $8 if...

Four local schools to get restorative justice training

By: Debbie Kelley

Youth Transformation Center has received a $65,482 grant from the Russell Grinnell Memorial Trust to fund restorative justice training for four schools in Colorado Springs School District 11: Early College High...

Annual Ghouls & Stools dog-doo cleanup needs volunteers


It's time to put on a costume, pick up poop and compete for prizes during the annual Ghouls & Stools Day.

Volunteers are needed to help the Friends of Bear Creek Dog Park clean up the dog loop at Bear Creek...

Driver arrested after fatal Colorado Springs crash


Colorado Springs Police have arrested a 29-year-old woman who was driving a vehicle involved in a rollover crash early Thursday morning that killed 31-year-old Charles Lavandar III.

Raven Delong was arrested...

Colorado Springs police searching for convenience store robbery suspect


Colorado Springs Police are looking for a suspect who robbed the Circle K convenience store at 210 N. Academy Boulevard shortly after midnight Friday.

Police said the person had a weapon, demanded money from...

Manitou Springs school board candidate's withdrawal creates potential election rarity


Another election oddity has occurred in an El Paso County school board race.

Mortgage broker Aaron Salladay, a write-in candidate for Manitou Springs School District 14, has withdrawn from the...

Shortage of candidates? Not in rural El Paso County school district races


There's no rhyme or reason to it, but most rural public school districts in eastern El Paso County have enough candidates to hold school board elections on Nov. 3.

That's unusual. Districts around the state...

U.S. Senate candidate recommends a 'no' vote in Jeffco school board recall

By: Debbie Kelley

El Paso County Commissioner Darryl. Glenn, a Republican who’s running for a U.S. Senate seat in 2016, released a statement Wednesday saying he stands “strongly against Common Core” State Standards because “Common...