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Local high school graduates win Kiwanis Club scholarships worth $10,000

Local college waives registration fees for donations of school supplies
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 12 hr ago

The Institute of Business and Medical Careers, 6805 Corporate Drive, is waiving registration fees for two week for any new student who donates school...

Superintendents to get the scoop at annual convention
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 15 hr ago

“Overwhelming demand” for this week’s 47th annual superintendents’ convention led the Colorado Association of School Executives to close the waiting...

Donations from CC alumni increase to $42.2 million in FY 2016
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Jul 19, 2016

Over the past year, Colorado College alumni dug deep in their pockets to donate money to their alma mater.

The private, liberal arts college...

Here's your chance to be a Girl Scout for a day, during 100th anniversary celebration
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Everybody can be a Girl Scout for the day when Girl Scouts of Colorado kicks off its centennial celebration July 23.

The organization has been...

Nonprofit that helps juvenile offenders has new director
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Jul 13, 2016

Morgan Mote is the new executive director of Colorado Springs Teen Court. She replaces Debbie English, who helped found the organization in 1994 and...

$1 million donation to UCCS art gallery will fund new programs
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Jul 7, 2016

The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation has donated $1 million to the Galleries of Contemporary Art at the University of Colorado at Colorado...

Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids is back in Colorado with hands-on outdoors learning
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Jul 7, 2016

The seventh annual Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids in Colorado will be held July 15 at Quail Mountain Recreation Area, near Granite, between Leadville and...

Cancer claims life of college president, former Colorado legislator Bill Armstrong
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Jul 6, 2016

Former U.S. Congressman and state legislator Bill Armstrong, president of Colorado Christian University in Lakiewood, died Tuesday, after a five-year...

Applications being accepted for Wounded Warrior scholarships to CTU
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Jul 6, 2016

Colorado Technical University is accepting applications through July 31 for its Wounded Warrior Scholarship program for wounded service members,...

Five new trustees appointed to Colorado College board
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Jul 5, 2016

Colorado College's board of trustees appointed five new members at a June 18 meeting in Colorado Springs. They are: Amy Shackelford Louis, Kishen...

Here's a chance to see hot rods for free at CSU-Pueblo
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Jun 22, 2016

Can’t get to the Nats this weekend?

Here’s a chance to see more than 90 hot rods for free, in advance of the 32nd annual Rocky Mountain Street...

Colorado Springs School grad earns Boettcher scholarship
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Jun 22, 2016

Michael A. Gohde, who graduated from the Colorado Springs School in May, has accepted an offer of a Boettcher Foundation Scholarship and will attend...

Mike Miles appointed to Colorado League of Charter Schools' board
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Jun 20, 2016

The Colorado League of Charter Schools has appointed Mike Miles to serve on its board of directors.

Miles, an education reform leader, is the...

Colorado educator begins role as head of National Science Teachers Association
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Jun 20, 2016

Mary Gromko, a long time science educator from Colorado, on June 1 began her one-year term as president of the National Science Teachers Association...

Local student selected as a delegate to Congress of Future Medical Leaders
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Jun 20, 2016

This weekend will be busy for Kimberly Tyson, who will be a senior in the fall at Colorado Springs Christian School. She’s been selected as a...

Petitions for TABOR override to be circulated Saturday
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Jun 17, 2016

Great Education Colorado Action will be holding petition signing events Saturday across the state, including in Colorado Springs, for a Nov. 8...

Colorado Springs student wins Miss Colorado Teen title
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Serene Singh, a 2015 Rampart High School graduate who now attends the University of Colorado at Boulder as a Boettcher Scholar, recently was crowned...

Elementary school gets donations from diners
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Jun 9, 2016

C.B. & Potts Restaurant recently donated $474.69 to Prairie Winds Elementary School in Lewis-Palmer School District 38 in Monument, through its...

New interactive website calculates student ROI from colleges in Colorado
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Jun 9, 2016

The Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry on Thursday launched an interactive website that provides students with information about the...

Survey: Doctoral degrees matter to millennials
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Jun 2, 2016

Doctoral degrees matter to millennials, according to a recent survey from the by Harris Poll, which was commissioned by University of Phoenix School...

Great Sand Dunes to hold Junior Ranger Day on Saturday
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Jun 1, 2016

Great Sand Dunes will host its annual Junior Ranger Day 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 4.

The event is free and will be held at the Great Sand...

College students of certain majors more likely to vote than their peers
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, May 31, 2016

College students of certain majors more likely to vote than others, according to a Tufts University study of voting patterns released Tuesday.


Air Force recruiter confirms Falcon High School feat is rare
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, May 27, 2016

Yes, it is unusual, an Air Force Academy recruiter confirms.

Six seniors who will graduate from Falcon High School on Saturday have received...

School district earns performance excellence award
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, May 24, 2016


Falcon School District 49 earned the Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence Foothills Award at the 2015 RMPEx Quest for Excellence...

Three area teams to compete at Destination Imagination Global Finals
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, May 24, 2016

Three Pikes Peak region school teams are among the 57 teams from Colorado that will compete in the Destination Imagination Global Finals 2016 event,...

CC students have personality, survey says
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, May 18, 2016

Colorado College has been named one of the best small colleges for ENFP (Extraversion, Intuition, Feeling and Perception) personality types in recent...

Colorado Springs rocketry team performs well at nationals
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, May 17, 2016

Six middle school students from The Vanguard School, a charter school in Cheyenne Mountain School District 12, were among the 100 teams nationwide to...

YMCA needs lifeguards for summer around Colorado Springs
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, May 17, 2016

The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region is seeking to fill 50 to 65 lifeguard jobs to watch swimmers at its indoor and outdoor swimming pools this summer...

D-11 teachers vote on proposed new contract
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, May 16, 2016

Voting on a tentative contract agreement for compensation and terms for next school year for teachers in Colorado Springs School District 11 closes...

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.”