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El Paso County suicide rate to be focus of Newsweek article

Homecoming Weekend starts for UCCS, CC
By: - 0 Thu, Oct 13, 2016

The hometown college and university kicked off Homecoming Weekend on Thursday.

At the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, clubs...

Middle school teachers sought for life science field test
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Oct 12, 2016

Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, a Colorado Springs-based center for science education research and development, is seeking 45 middle school...

Vote online to help local teacher win an aquaponics greenhouse
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Oct 6, 2016

Christopher Marro, a teacher at Sierra High School in Colorado Springs, is a finalist in the running to win a $100,000 grant that would go towards...

High school students to get free Internet access off campus
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Oct 6, 2016

Nearly 1,100 Harrison and Sierra High School students will get free off-campus Internet access from a Sprint grant Harrison School District 2 has...

Comments about UCCS sought for accreditation renewal
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Sep 29, 2016

In preparation for a November visit from the Higher Learning Commission, a regional higher education accrediting agency, the University of Colorado...

Mitchell High football game to honor military
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Sep 28, 2016

It’s Military Appreciation Night Thursday at Mitchell High School’s home football game against Cheyenne Mountain High at Garry Berry Stadium, 2115...

Two Colorado Springs schools receive grants to boost healthy programs
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Sep 26, 2016

Two Harrison School District 2 elementary schools, Turman and Centennial, have received an Action for Healthy Kids Game On grant for this school...

Air Force Academy a popular choice for students
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Sep 26, 2016

The United States Air Force Academy vaulted from 33nd place to second on an annual ranking using data students submitted on their top choices of...

'Genius Award' goes to another local graduate, for the second year
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Sep 22, 2016

Another Colorado College graduate has won the "genius award," the second in two years.

Anne Basting, who earned a bachelor's degree in English...

Taco Bell 'giving mas' to arts education
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Sep 20, 2016

The Colorado Springs Conservatory has received a $3,000 grant from the Taco Bell Foundation for arts education and other programs that will benefit...

Colorado Springs science education center hires new scientist
By: - 0 Mon, Sep 19, 2016

Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, a Colorado Springs-based national center for research and development in science education, has named Joseph...

Liberty grad wins grand prize in essay contest
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Sep 19, 2016

Alyssa Bragg, who graduated from Liberty High School in May, won the grand prize in the Baptist Joint Committee's Religious Liberty Essay...

Colorado Springs student performed on 'America's Got Talent' finale
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Sep 15, 2016

If you caught last night’s grand finale of "America’s Got Talent," you saw a local student perform.

Rebekah Miller, a junior at The Classical...

Diet soda sales could return to Colorado high schools next fall
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Sep 14, 2016


Sales of diet soda could be returning to Colorado high schools.

Local school districts throughout the state will be able to decide what...

Local student wins Pinnacol scholarship
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Sep 6, 2016

Abby Geertsema of Colorado Springs and now a student at the University of Northern Colorado, is one of 109 Colorado students to receive a Pinnacol...

Academic Decathlon opens registration to school teams
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Sep 6, 2016

Let the games begin.

The annual Colorado Academic Decathlon, a unique scholastic team competition that tests knowledge and skills and prepares...

Registration opens for Putt for the Pirates 40th event
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Aug 30, 2016


Online school to host local open house on Thursday
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Colorado Connections Academy will host an open house for families at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Antlers Hilton hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave. An outreach...

Three local teachers honored as most influential in high-achieving student's lives
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Aug 16, 2016

Three Colorado Springs-area teachers were among the 42 from around the state to be honored Friday for their impact on this year’s Boettcher...

Back-to-school safety: Watch for kids on streets
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Aug 11, 2016

More school districts start classes next week, and that means more kids on the roads.

American Medical Response, the ambulance company that...

School business official wins prestigious national award
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Mark Wilsey, facilities and operations officer for Harrison School District 2, is one of three recipients nationwide of the annual Distinguished...

UCCS hires new vice chancellor
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Aug 9, 2016

An experienced student affairs administrator currently at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, will be the next vice chancellor for student success...

Local college waives registration fees for donations of school supplies
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Jul 25, 2016

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 Mon, Jul 25, 2016

“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...

Local high school graduates win Kiwanis Club scholarships worth $10,000
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Jul 14, 2016

The Pikes Peak Kiwanis Club has awarded two scholarships of $10,000 each through the Jack Agee Memorial Scholarship fund.

Oralia Cruz-...

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...

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.”