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Pikes Peak region school districts ramp up recruiting for February
Pikes Peak region school districts ramp up recruiting for February "choice" month

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 17 hr ago

A dancing dinosaur waving to motorists near the school, yard signs, radio ads, open houses and social media pushes are some of the tactics organizers...

Students nationwide are planning walkouts to protest gun laws
Students nationwide are planning walkouts to protest gun laws

By: - 0 18 hr ago

Students across the country say they are planning to walk out of schools in protest in the aftermath of the shooting this week in South Florida. The...

Attendance down, security up at Springs-area schools in wake of Florida attack, rumors of threats
Attendance down, security up at Springs-area schools in wake of Florida attack, rumors of threats

By: Liz Forster - 0 Fri, Feb 16, 2018

After threats of violence to Harrison High School surfaced on social media, attendance was lower than usual Friday but the halls remained calm, school...

Citing threats, Colorado Springs high school increases security, postpones pep rally
Citing threats, Colorado Springs high school increases security, postpones pep rally

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Threats of violence have forced Harrison High School to postpone a pep assembly and increase security Friday, the school's principal said. "In the...

Superintendent of Colorado Springs' largest school district to retire
Superintendent of Colorado Springs' largest school district to retire

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Closing eight schools was one of Nicholas Gledich's first tasks when he became superintendent of Colorado Springs School District 11 midway through...

Colorado Springs student art show inspirational to others struggling with suicidal thoughts, depression
Colorado Springs student art show inspirational to others struggling with suicidal thoughts, depression

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Eighteen-year-old Charity Schooley has been working on overcoming depression for several years. "I try to remember that high school isn't about...

After Sandy Hook, more than 400 people have been shot in over 200 school shootings
After Sandy Hook, more than 400 people have been shot in over 200 school shootings

By: - 0 Thu, Feb 15, 2018

When a gunman killed 20 first graders and six adults with an assault rifle at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, it rattled Newtown, Conn., and...

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Colorado needs 1,200 more certified foster parents
Colorado needs 1,200 more certified foster parents

By: - 0 Wed, Oct 25, 2017

Colorado is facing a major shortage of foster parents, with a new analysis finding the state needs 1,200 more foster families within the next two...

Pikes Pick: Donate your musical instrument to kids who can't afford them
Pikes Pick: Donate your musical instrument to kids who can't afford them

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Mar 14, 2017

Don't toot your horn or bang your drums anymore? Bringing Music to Life Instrument Drive (bringingmusictolife.org) collects band instruments for kids...

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Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Monday, February 19
Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Monday, February 19

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Here's a look at what's going on Monday in the Colorado Springs area:

Colorado Springs area military events starting Feb. 18, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Yesterday

Military-related events in and around Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs area literary events starting Feb. 18, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Yesterday

Book signings, readings and other literary events in and around Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs area nonprofit community events starting Feb. 18, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Yesterday

Nonprofit community events in and around Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs area business events starting Feb. 18, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Yesterday

Seminars, networking opportunities and other business-related events in and around Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting Feb. 17, 2018
Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting Feb. 17, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Yesterday

Home and garden events in and around Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Sunday, February 18
Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Sunday, February 18

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Here's a look at what's going on Sunday in the Colorado Springs area:      FESTIVALS Through Sunday: Ice Festival — Ice...

Ten reasons you need to see the Switchbacks

Wed, Aug 10, 2016 - 9:19 AM 0

Flying high in third place in the Western Conference standings, the Switchbacks are facing a tough challenge with just five regular season...

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