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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Grant money to give Woodland Park School a makeover

    Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    A parent-driven charge to reduce the amount of scrapes and bruises their kids were coming home with is trumpeting victory. By the time school starts in August, a large dirt and rock lot that abuts Gateway Elementary School's playground in Woodland Park School District RE-2 will be a...

  • Former UCCS chancellor 'integral' to early growth

    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    Donald Schwartz, former chancellor of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, died July 4 in Colorado Springs. He was 86. Schwartz accepted the job as the university's second chancellor in January 1978, after earlier that month turning down an offer to become president at the...

  • Credit union starts new scholarship for college students

    Published: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    The Credit Union of Colorado Foundation is seeking applicants for a new college scholarship. The credit union will provide $5,000 annual scholarships for up to four years to six students. Colorado residents enrolled in or scheduled to enter an accredited college or university as an...

  • Scholarship competition challenges kids to create the helicopter of the future

    Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    Kids, ages 9-16, who have a great idea for how a helicopter of the future should be designed, can enter a competition to win a $1,000 scholarship. Contestants will design a helicopter that addresses the potential challenges of 2050 and plan for how their "Helicopters of the Future"...

  • Governor appoints new board members for Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

    Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper recently announced three appointments to the board of trustees for the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, which is located in Colorado Springs. Members advise and consult with the Commissioner of Education regarding the management of the...

  • Scenic overlook near Victor had huge bump in visitors in June

    Updated: Sun, Jul 6, 2014

    A tourist attraction a few miles outside Victor provides what many visitors believe is an unparalleled view worth its weight in gold. Others say it's a tarnished sight. Whatever the opinion, traffic more than doubled in June over last year at American Eagles Scenic Overlook. "It's...

  • Student garden is growing at Galileo School

    Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    Summer students at the Galileo School of Math and Science got to play Jack and the Beanstalk recently. As they read "Seedfolks," a children's novel about an urban garden that sprouted from an empty lot, students acted out some of the scenes - in their school's garden. Following...

  • 'Diggers' TV stars share tips for finding treasure in Colorado

    Updated: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    The path to an old outhouse, the ground beneath a clothesline, a clump of big trees or an odd ring of mushrooms in a yard may not seem like the best places to find buried treasure. But take it from the pros, Ringy and K.G.: Such locations can be gold mines. At least for amateur metal...

  • Flying W makes another step toward recovery with annual concert

    Updated: Sun, Jun 29, 2014

    Wistful memories hung on like a sideways bareback rider for 350 people who gathered at the Flying W Ranch Saturday evening to hear their favorite Western songs in a setting that looks both familiar and unfamiliar. "I've only lived here 10 years, and every single person that ever came...

  • Losing house to Waldo Canyon fire inspired girl's book

    Updated: Sun, Jun 29, 2014

    A few months after Lily Rottenborn's house burned down with her best buddy, Hospital Bear, inside, Lily's teacher asked students to write about their experiences during the Waldo Canyon fire. Of the 27 students in Mrs. Tuttle's second-grade class at Chipeta Elementary School in the...