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  • D-49 school board to discuss application for charter high school

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com —
    Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    The application for a charter high school that would open in 2016 in a building funded by a November bond proposal is up for approval Tuesday night at a special meeting of Falcon School District 49’s board. If board members accept the application, Trail Ridge Academy High...

  • Air Force 'Football 101' draws little heat compared to similar CU program

    by Brent Briggeman brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Amanda Calhoun is thankful two words were left off the title of the educational evening she helps conduct for Air Force's football team. The program - geared toward women - is called "Football 101." The Aug. 1 event, in its fourth year, bills itself as a fun night of food and...

  • AF Cadets mark midway point of basic training with field day

    by Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Intense but friendly competition marked the halfway point through cadet basic training for freshman cadets at the Air Force Academy's annual field day July 11. More than 1,200 basic cadets led by their cadet cadre took to the athletic fields at the academy to compete for bragging...

  • Changes are taming chaos at Colorado Springs youth detention facility, officials say

    by debbie kelley and megan schrader THE GAZETTE -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    A combination of factors created dangerous conditions inside Spring Creek Youth Services Center in recent years, Division of Youth Corrections officials said last week. But a month after embarking on an aggressive plan to remedy the difficulties, officials say they have made...

  • Youth Corrections officials acknowledge problems at Colorado Springs center, take steps to change

    by MEGAN SCHRADER and debbie kelley The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Division of Youth Corrections officials acknowledged Thursday a gamut of problems at Spring Creek Youth Services Center while outlining steps they have begun taking to improve safety of staff and treatment of juveniles. Data provided to local lawmakers by Youth Corrections this week...

  • UCCS MPA program gets benchmark accreditation

    by carol mcgraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    The Master of Public Administration program at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has been independently accredited. The accreditation is for seven years, the longest possible time, Terry Schwartz, interim dean, said Thursday in an email announcement. The accrediting agency,...

  • UCCS Aging Center gets more than $500,000 in grants

    by jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Michael Kenny prefers to focus less on patients' lifespans than on their "healthspans." To do that, people need great food, fitness and mental health. "You've got that three-legged stool that if you address all those things, you're really promoting wellness," said Kenny, director...

  • Schools a haven for many unaccompanied minors

    Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — For tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S. border primarily from Central America, U.S. schools are one of the few government institutions where they are guaranteed services. While their cases are processed, most are released to family...

  • School officials try healthier cafeteria options

    Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and pre-sliced vegetable packets were on the menu Monday as school lunchroom managers from around the country sampled offerings in a hunt for fare that will meet stricter health mandates — without turning off sometimes-finicky...

  • The Country Life: 4-H extends beyond rural

    By Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Our kids, Ryan and Hope, grew up in the city, but they've always had a love for the land and for animals; a variety of critters - dogs, cats, parrots, rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens - were part of their childhood. Still, I sometimes wonder how different their lives might have been...

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