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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Local elementary school takes top honor in physical activity challenge

    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Chinook Trail Elementary in Academy School District 20 won the top prize of $2,150 in the Kaiser Permanente Fire Up Your Feet Fall Challenge, which ended Oct. 31. More than 5,400 students, family members, school staff and teachers at 135 schools across Colorado participated to win...

  • Sierra High administrator gets top award

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    An assistant principal at Sierra High School in Harrison School District 2 has won the state's top award for her position. Angela Prochnow has been named the 2015 Colorado Assistant Principal of the Year by the Colorado Association of School Executives. She has worked in the field of...

  • Colorado Springs restaurant celebrating Thanksgiving by serving up free meals


    No family or friends around for Thanksgiving, or can't afford to make a holiday dinner? The north location of Amanda's Fonda is preparing to fill in as surrogate chef and host this year. Normally closed on Thanksgiving, Amanda's Fonda at 8050 N. Academy Blvd. will open its doors from...

  • Divine Redeemer Junior Booster Club gets kudos

    Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Mayor Steve Bach is presenting the Spirit of the Springs Award to Divine Redeemer Catholic School Junior Booster Club 11:30 a.m. Monday at the City Administration Building. The eighth grade Junior Booster Club members work together to organize fundraiser projects for the school and...

  • How to get Santa to reply to your kid's letter, with a North Pole postmark

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. The Postal Service can help parents prove it when Santa replies to a child’s letter to Santa — complete with a North Pole postmark. Here are the steps for children to get a letter back from Santa: Have your child write a letter to Santa and...

  • CU alum bequeaths $6 million to Boulder campus

    Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    An estate gift of just over $6 million from a music-loving economics alumnus will create three major new endowments benefiting the Department of Economics and the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder, the university announced Monday. Funding from the gift will endow...

  • Colorado Springs police officer breaks up fight between high school girls

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Two teenage girls at Coronado High School were arrested on fighting charges after one of them allegedly hit an officer who was trying to break up their fight, Colorado Springs police said. Colorado Springs police said the school resource officer also hit one of the girls in the...

  • UCCS professor earns university system's highest award

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    When you're stuck in traffic and, like every other 21st-century driver, want to ram your car into the person in front of you, think Stone Age. The 4 percent of Neanderthal genetic throwback thought to linger in human makeup is responsible for such desires, academician Tom Wynn says....

  • Green Mountain Falls Town Hall is up but not quite running

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    The small town of Green Mountain Falls held a grand opening for its newly constructed Town Hall last Saturday, declaring it was open for business. But it hasn't been business as usual. The office phones haven't worked. The Internet service hasn't worked. Cellphone coverage has been...

  • It's time to put those butts out

    Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Thursday is the 39th annual Great American Smokeout and some local high school students have joined forces with El Paso County Health to educate others about the harmful effects of tobacco. At Palmer High School in Colorado Springs School District 11, the Students Working Against...