• Special Easter egg hunt gives Colorado Springs kids a 'normal' experience

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    For one glorious hour Wednesday afternoon, it didn't matter that 6-year-old Maliha Ramirez can't see. She got to run around and hunt for hidden Easter eggs, just like other children around the world will do this week. "Yay!" Maliha yelled, as she located an egg, snatched it up and...

  • Broncos' Peyton Manning to speak at Colorado Springs school event

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Following in the footsteps of former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will headline this year's major fundraising event for the Colorado Springs Christian Schools. Manning will speak and answer questions at the...

  • UCCS deal with Ent will elevate arts in Colorado Springs

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    A contract signed Tuesday means a long-awaited visual and performing arts center is a go, and the revitalized North Nevada Avenue corridor will gain another destination. Officials from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Ent Federal Credit Union put their signatures on...

  • Widefield High hosts fundraiser to help local 4-year-old with cancer

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com --
    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The Widefield High School Student Cabinet will host a 5K run/walk April 19 to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Proceeds will benefit Shamariah, a 4-year-old Colorado Springs girl who has a rare kidney cancer. Shamariah's wish is to meet Minnie Mouse. The event will be...

  • UCCS ranks third for best education value in state

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs ranked third in the state for getting the best bang for your buck among public universities in a recent study from SmartAsset, a financial data and technology company. Value rankings were determined by studying scholarships and grants,...

  • Two Colorado Springs students among top finishers in state geography bee

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Two local middle school students were among the top finishers in the 2015 Colorado National Geographic State Bee. Evelyn Bodini, a seventh grader from Challenger Middle School in Academy School District 20, tied for fifth place. Ryan Blake, an eighth grader from D-20's Discovery...

  • Best and Brightest 2015: Applications available for graduating seniors

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    The Gazette is looking for smart, self-motivated high school seniors who are involved in the community to honor in this year's Best and Brightest program. Now in its 24th year, The Gazette's Best and Brightest program will recognize 20 graduating seniors. The ideal applicant will...

  • 15 Colorado Springs-area high school seniors named Daniels Scholars

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Fifteen high school seniors from Colorado Springs are among the 239 students selected as 2015 Daniels Scholars. The program provides scholarships to any accredited nonprofit college or university in the United States and covers expenses that remain after all other scholarships and...

  • Rampart High School's Winter Guard team has all the right moves

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    The battle scars on Josh Lahman's bedroom ceiling speak to his dedication to his sport. Sabers, wooden rifles and large flags have left dents from repeatedly being thrown in the air. "You don't learn to toss effectively on the first day. It takes years of hitting the ceiling in your...

  • Young 9-1-1 heroes honored by El Paso County Sheriff

    BY ERIC SINGER eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Two children were recognized on Friday by El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder with 9-1-1 Hero Awards. On Feb. 6, 11-year-old Rachel Reyes called 9-1-1 because her mother was choking in their home. She had the presence of mind to stay on the line for 12 minutes and give dispatchers...

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