More Carol McGraw Articles

  • College student of the year says education was her escape

    By carol mcgraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    The announcement sat in a pile of mail for more than a week. When Chanel A. Green finally opened the letter, she was more than surprised. She had been named student of the year by the Colorado Association of Career Colleges and Schools, besting 10 other students for the title. "I...

  • Brilliance shines from state's 'intellectual hub:' Colorado Springs, according to ranking

    By carol mcgraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    We are intellectual smarties, high on the list of most educated cities. And we can lord it over Denver. Or maybe just throw some Socratic dialogue its way. Colorado Springs is ranked 8th in the nation among "intellectual hubs," out of 50 of the largest metro areas studied by...

  • If 'Fluffy' won't do, check out these bizarre cat names

    By Carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    California-based Veterinary Pet Insurance has just released its annual ranking of the most bizarre cat names in its database. Here are the top 5: l. Snuggle Butt Le Lee 2 Count Flufferton 3. Katy Purry 4. Walter Croncat 5.

  • State teams with nonprofit to provide backpacks with supplies for 1,680 Colorado students

    By Carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    When a student is homeless, owning a backpack for books can be beyond reach. With that in mind, the Colorado Department of Education and Feed the Children provided 1,680 backpacks for kids in need. Feed the Children, an international nonprofit organization, also provided pallets of...

  • Choking game death has spurred Calhan mother's outreach

    BY CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Space monkey, blackout, gasp, airplaning, California high, funky chicken, purple hazing, scarf game. Martha Garnett, a Calhan mother, didn't know about the choking game or any of those slang words associated with it, until her 15-year-old daughter Kimi died. Now, she wants to warn...

  • UCCS continues to grow with record-setting enrollment

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has shattered another enrollment record. Preliminary figures for the fall semester, which began Monday, show that 11,199 students are enrolled. That's 601 more students than last year's record 10,598 enrollees. "We have a happening...

  • Todd Martz remembered as an inspiring force of personality and love

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Everyone at Wooglin's Deli has a Todd Martz story, and it usually goes something like this: Customer enters the restaurant. Todd, a 42-year-old busboy, is usually standing near the cash register and calls out: "Hi, how ya doing? What are you gettin'?" Or maybe "How's your mom?...

  • Colorado State Fair's livestock auction bittersweet for youth

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Some might call Jammer a cash cow. After all, the 1,200-pound steer fetched $4,250 at the Junior Livestock Sale on Tuesday at the Colorado State Fair. But he meant much more than dollar signs to Sierra Churchill, who has spent virtually all her free time with the steer since...

  • Former cop's new Colorado brownie company takes off on marijuana theme

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Greg Morrison was in law enforcement 37 years - as detective, assistant sheriff and police chief. Now he's got a new profession: owner of Totally High Country Brownies Inc. His products include Mary Jane Plain, Cheeba Creme Brulee, Acapulco Gold Almond, and Alice B. Toklas Toffee....

  • Tap the soothing sounds of water for home

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    What do you imagine when you think of fountains? Maybe the amazing 24-ton, four-
story silver loop Julie Penrose Fountain in America the Beautiful Park that is said to be a bridge between earth and sky? It may be inspirational. But alas, it won't fit on your patio. The sound of...

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