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  • Hundreds of photos: Find your Colorado Springs-area high school, college gallery

    Graduation season is in full swing in the Colorado Springs area. The Gazette is photographing graduations for the Pikes Peak region's Class of 2015. You can see your school's photo gallery, order prints and share your own photos at gazette.com/graduation, presented by Presented by Phil Long Dealerships. Tag your photos #GazGrads on...

  • Study: High altitude may boost babies' risks for SIDS deaths

    CHICAGO — Lofty living may make babies vulnerable to sudden infant death syndrome, according to a Colorado study that found higher risks above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters). While the research shows that the SIDS rate in Colorado's tall mountains is very low, it's still two times greater than in the Denver area and other regions where the...

  • Free suicide prevention training offered for teens, parents

    Because of several recent teen suicides in Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention will host a free training on how teens and adults can help prevent suicides, 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at The Sanctuary Church, 1930 W. Colorado Ave. The public is invited to attend. Although there is no cost, reservations are requested at 573-4747, or email...

  • Video Game Haiku Review - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    Title: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Format: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Price: $59.99 Developer: CD Projekt Red Publisher: WB Games ESRB Rating:  M (Mature, 17+) The Grade: A Witcher 3 Haiku Review Geralt’s story ends Find Ciri (not that Siri) Wild Hunt are bad dudes What’s it all about: In the third game of the fantasy series...

  • Brainiacs from Colorado Springs middle school head to national Brain Bowl

    It's the brainiacs' turn. Five eighth-graders in the gifted and talented program at Challenger Middle School have become superheroes using the power of knowledge. The team won the state Optimist Brain Bowl championship for their grade level in March and on Friday fly to New Orleans for a national tournament. Challenger will be one of 28...

  • English, math tests for 3-11th graders will be shorter next school year

    Education commissioners and superintendents from 11 states and the District of Columbia, that are members of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, have agreed to shorten test time and consolidate testing of English language arts and math, starting next school year. Total test time will be reduced by about 90...

  • Recent youth suicides a 'terrifying situation' that must be addressed, El Paso County official says

    In what an official from the El Paso County Coroner's Office calls "a terrifying situation," two students from West Middle School committed suicide in the past few weeks. "It is a problem in our society that we don't properly deal with, and every effort should be made with prevention before it happens," Dr. Leon Kelly, deputy chief medical...

  • National Spelling Bee launches fantasy-style mobile app

    WASHINGTON — Fans of the Scripps National Spelling Bee will have a new way to follow the tongue-twisting action this year. The bee has launched a mobile app that will allow people to follow a group of spellers and earn points when they advance in the competition. Users can also earn points for correctly predicting words that come up...

  • They won! Special-needs prom duo capture students' hearts in Colorado Springs

    A new king and queen reign at Sierra High School. Seniors Johnny Daniel, who has cerebral palsy, and Paige Steffonich, who has Down syndrome, and were among the three guys and three girls vying for Prom King and Queen. The student body selected the winners at Saturday night's prom, and Johnny and Paige came out on top. "They won by a...

  • A first at UCCS: Student to graduate from college before high school

    From UCCS’ spokesman Tom Hutton comes this news: A Colorado Springs teen will earn a bachelor’s degree on Friday from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs – two weeks before he graduates from high school or passes his driver’s license exam. With what he calls "faith, trust and pixie dust," Jacob Reichard, 17, will graduate Friday...

  • Colorado school authorities back off survey changes

    DENVER — Colorado school officials backed off a plan Wednesday to change how the state asks kids about their sex lives and drug use in anonymous surveys. The decision came after health authorities pleaded to keep the survey intact to get the best data now that marijuana is legal for adults over 21. The state Board of Education voted...

  • Al Kaly Shrine Circus fuels vital mission with shows in Colorado Springs

    It's a Big Top for a big cause. When the Al Kaly Shrine Circus rolls into town this week, it will come packing three rings of thrills, including elephants and tigers - those perennial favorites of the animal world - along with human performers of all stripes. The fun fuels a vital mission, by supplementing the general fund of the Al Kaly...

  • Best and Brightest: See The Gazette's Class of 2015

    Twenty high school seniors from the Pikes Peak region have been named The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2015. Judged by a panel of 11 community members, the seniors were recognized for academic achievements and contributions to their communities and schools. They also were judged on their answers to three questions. Best and Brightest...

  • Lines that bind: Mom tattoos aren't what they used to be

    Used to be, if you wanted to honor someone important in your life by having ink permanently embedded in your dermal layer, the tattoo said something simple such as "I (heart) Mom." What it said about you? You're a guy; probably a sailor who smokes cigars and doesn't floss. Tattoos don't come with that kind of character and gender baggage...

  • Three Colorado Springs D-11 school to add restorative justice programs

    A mid-year budget appropriation of $52,000 for the discipline office in Colorado Springs School District 11 will pay for three more schools to learn the principles of restorative justice - the idea that misbehavior is not only about the wrongdoing, but also about repairing the harm caused to victims and the community. Some schools and...

  • Kids give mom a break from kitchen duty by making treats for her special day

    OK, junior cooks: It's time to head to the kitchen, grab an apron and whip up something in honor of the busy woman you love who takes such good care of you. It doesn't have to be a complicated recipe. Think of dishes that require five ingredients or less. Even better, how about starting with a recipe that uses only three ingredients? You...

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