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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • An ecosystem (and food) can be created 
with the right mix of water, plants and fish

    Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    new wave of gardening is rippling across the United States, and it's setting a new record for the farm-to-table trend. In about 20 minutes, freshwater fish and produce can go from swimming around and hanging on the vine to being a delicious meal on a plate. "You can't get any...

  • Cripple Creek library, school district at odds over proposed move

    Published: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    A confusing tiff between the public library in Cripple Creek and its landlord, the local school district, remains unresolved after failed mediation attempts by lawyers. A library district board meeting Wednesday night also did not produce a solution for the months-long conflict that...

  • Victor residents pass the hat for historic building damaged in fire

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    One week after a fire nearly destroyed the Western Federation of Miners Union Hall in Victor, the small mountain town is rallying to raise money to help the owner restore the damaged piece of history. A firefighters' bucket brigade will kick off a benefit at 10 a.m. Saturday at the...

  • 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...