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Magic at any age: How to throw a Harry Potter party on the cheap
Magic at any age: How to throw a Harry Potter party on the cheap

By: Kate Shefte - 0 3 hr ago

Harry Potter parties are for wannabe witches and wizards of any age.

Those are dueling words, but I stand by them.

Whether you're 5 or...

Students to launch 50-foot-tall rocket at Fort Carson
Students to launch 50-foot-tall rocket at Fort Carson

By: Jake Allen - 0 Tue, Jul 19, 2016

Students will have the chance to launch the world's tallest future heavy rocket at Fort Carson next week.

The United Launch Alliance's annual...

Report: More Colorado families choosing charter schools; performance is mixed
Report: More Colorado families choosing charter schools; performance is mixed

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Jul 19, 2016

Some findings of a report the Colorado Department of Education released Friday on the state of the state's 226 charter schools may be surprising;...

Applications accepted to be appointed to Colorado Springs school district board
Applications accepted to be appointed to Colorado Springs school district board

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Jul 19, 2016

Any registered voter who lives in the boundaries of Colorado Springs School District 11 can apply to become a candidate for appointment to the open...

Fort Collins author published in Modern Love deals with unexpected response
Fort Collins author published in Modern Love deals with unexpected response

By: Cassie Heeke - 0 Mon, Jul 18, 2016

In late May, The New York Times published an essay by Fort Collins author Laura Pritchett. Afterward, a torrent of emails flooded her inbox:...

Nonprofit that helps juvenile offenders has new director
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...

3rd Annual Colorado Springs St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway
3rd Annual Colorado Springs St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway

By: - 0 Thu, Jul 7, 2016

For the third year in a row, St. Jude is giving away a brand new house to one lucky winner in the Pikes Peak region.  The St. Jude Dream Home...

YMCA program helps kids from the south side of Colorado Springs learn to swim for free
YMCA program helps kids from the south side of Colorado Springs learn to swim for free

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, Jul 7, 2016

As a single mom, Fountain resident Jessica Opps provides for her three kids, but there isn't always extra money for costly summer activities.

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$17.5M charter school for grades 6 to 12 to break ground in Banning Lewis Ranch
$17.5M charter school for grades 6 to 12 to break ground in Banning Lewis Ranch

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Jul 6, 2016

Construction will start next week on a $17.5 million charter school, the Banning Lewis Preparatory Academy, in a large master-planned community in...

Colorado educator begins role as head of National Science Teachers Association
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...

Colorado Springs campers offer tips for treating dad to outdoor meals on his special day
Colorado Springs campers offer tips for treating dad to outdoor meals on his special day

By: Teresa Farney - 0 Sun, Jun 19, 2016

Step away from the grill this Father's Day and head to the great outdoors for a little hiking, fishing or general hanging out - and good eatin'. Prep...

List: Where to cool off as summer heats up around Colorado Springs
List: Where to cool off as summer heats up around Colorado Springs

By: Kelsey Kendall - 0 Fri, Jun 17, 2016

In the Colorado Springs area, there are many options when it comes to escaping the summer heat this summer. Here are some public pools to take the...

Reports of the skinny jean's death have been greatly exaggerated
Reports of the skinny jean's death have been greatly exaggerated

By: - 0 Mon, Jun 13, 2016

Sorry, haters. Skinny jeans aren't going away soon.

Figure-hugging denim has been a staple of women's wardrobes since the mid-2000s. Even as...

Wet and wild event is returning to Colorado Springs
Wet and wild event is returning to Colorado Springs

By: - 0 Mon, Jun 6, 2016

The hilly roads of Colorado Springs are good for more than scenic drives; they make the city an ideal spot for a 1,000-foot waterslide.

On...

Local Children’s Museum Exhibit Teaches Kids About Responsible Choices
Local Children’s Museum Exhibit Teaches Kids About Responsible Choices

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 3, 2016


Pikes Peak Children’s Museum exhibit inspires eco-friendly superheroes. Opens June 1, 2016.


Pikes Peak Children’s Museum is...

12 free and inexpensive museums around Colorado Springs
12 free and inexpensive museums around Colorado Springs

By: Ernestas Tyminas - 0 Thu, May 26, 2016

If you are looking for history and culture, make sure to take a look at these museums in and around Colorado Springs. The list includes 6 free...

Education commissioner resigns only four months into job
Education commissioner resigns only four months into job

By: - 0 Fri, May 20, 2016

DENVER — Colorado Education Commissioner Richard Crandall has submitted his resignation after only four months on the job.

Crandall, a former...

Colorado kindergartner suspended for bubble gun
Colorado kindergartner suspended for bubble gun

By: - 0 Fri, May 20, 2016

One mom got a phone call that burst her bubble. She learned her 5-year-old daughter was being suspended for the day for bringing a bubble gun to...

El Paso County Sheriff announces scholarship winner
El Paso County Sheriff announces scholarship winner

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Fri, May 20, 2016

El Paso County resident Jorge Moreno is one 31 winners of a $500 statewide scholarship awarded to high school and college students that helps pay for...

Vision for charter schools helped develop them into Pikes Peak region top performers
Vision for charter schools helped develop them into Pikes Peak region top performers

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, May 4, 2016

Deborah Cole's crystal ball was working perfectly two decades ago, when she became one of the early crusaders of the charter school movement.

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Program provides free bowling for kids all summer

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, May 4, 2016

Kids will be able to bowl for free this summer at The Summit at Interstate 25 and Interquest Parkway.

The program provides kids 15 and younger...

Fountain-Fort Carson coaches question D-8's demand for feeder programs
Fountain-Fort Carson coaches question D-8's demand for feeder programs

By: Scott Kaniewski - 0 Tue, May 3, 2016

When the new school administration in District 8 recently announced sweeping changes to school policy, including making all coaches at Fountain-Fort...

9-month-old boy dies after becoming unresponsive at Florence day care
9-month-old boy dies after becoming unresponsive at Florence day care

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Mon, May 2, 2016

A 9-month-old boy died Friday morning after he became unresponsive at an in-home day care center in Florence, the Fremont County Sheriff's Office...

Air Force officer accused of sexual exploitation was arrested in Colorado Springs adult entertainment store
Air Force officer accused of sexual exploitation was arrested in Colorado Springs adult entertainment store

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Thu, Apr 28, 2016

An Air Force officer approached a woman shopping at a Colorado Springs mall earlier this month and asked her to pose nude for his modeling website,...

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