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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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Deborah Cole is a charter school consultant and is one of the founders of the Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy, now The Vanguard School. She poses in front of artwork at the James Irwin Charter Academy where she does consulting for the school. Monday, May 1, 2016. (photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
The increased usage has adversely impacted the environment and raised safety concerns at Paradise Cove, according to a proposed BLM business plan for the area. (The Gazette)
topping off
A topping off ceremony was held for the UCCS Ent Center for the Arts on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. The ceremony is held when the last beam of a structure is put into place during construction. A tree on the beam symbolizes good fortune in the centuries old Scandinavian tradition. The 92,000 sq. ft. building will include recital halls, art studios, art galleries, performance halls and other spaces used for the arts. The center is projected to be finished in January 2018. (photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
Harrison High School held a ceremony last week for its four winners: Audrey Tate, Karina Hernandez, Principal Cheri Martinez, Celine Maldonado, and Jonathan Jerry. Courtesy photo.
Deborah Cole is a charter school consultant and is one of the founders of the Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy, now The Vanguard School. She poses in front of artwork at the James Irwin Charter Academy where she does consulting for the school. Monday, May 1, 2016. (photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
Baron Baptiste, yoga teacher and personal growth leader, will be at UCCS on Thursday.