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  • Wildflower students having fun on the playground they helped pay for

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

    The 506 students at Wildflower Elementary School are very proud of their new $27,000 playground. They ought to be. They paid for it themselves. For two years, Wildflower students brought in pennies and quarters and dollar bills to fill their Pennies for Playground jugs. They...

  • School memorabilia on display Saturday in Manitou Springs

    By Carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    School memorabilia from as far back as 1872 will be on display Saturday at Manitou Springs Elementary School. The free public Heritage Hall Tour is sponsored by the Manitou Springs Heritage Center. In 1997 the Heritage Center received an endowment to keep up the collection housed...

  • Colorado Springs children show support for Ferguson with music video

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Upset about the recent violence in Ferguson, Mo., after last week's police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old, three local home-schoolers turned a music lesson into their first recording and an important message for young and old alike. Jon Martinez's sons, 10-year-old Able,...

  • Parents urged to get kids vaccinated for meningitis

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    An Aurora-based nonprofit is reminding parents as they send their children back to school to get educated about the risks of acquiring meningitis and other dangerous diseases. The Colorado Academy of Family Physicians says vaccinations help children avoid most illness, including...

  • CC president, students take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Eric Singer, The Gazette
    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    There was a warm moment on the ice Tuesday afternoon at Colorado College's Honnen Ice Arena. Buckets of ice shavings from the Zamboni machine were mixed with water for a presidential water drop. CC President Jill Tiefenthaler was among a group of students who took the ALS Ice...

  • Exclusive: Falcon District 49 to ask voters to support bond, mill levy

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    The language is set for a $107.4 million bond issue and a mill levy override for voters in Falcon School District 49. The school board approved two questions in one swoop during a special meeting Monday night, on a 4-1 vote. Members Tammy Harold, David Moore, Marie LaVere-Wright...

  • UCCS shows off new parking garage with rooftop sports field

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Everyone's heard of park and ride. But park and punt? The unusual architectural twist of building a sports field on top of a parking garage is here, and after seeing it for the first time Monday, many were marveling about the concept. "I was amazed," said Maryanne Fisco, a club...

  • List: This Colorado city is the top college town in America

    Dalton Walker
    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Are you suprised Boulder is tops when it comes to college towns in America? Boulder was ranked first in the 50 best college town list by Best College Reviews. Fort Collins was ranked 14th and was the only other Colorado city on the list. Boulder beat out Ann Arbor, Mich., and...

  • Back-to-school safety top priority for Colorado Springs police

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Thousands of elementary school-aged children in Colorado Springs return to school Monday and police will try to keep them all safe as they cross streets, walk through intersections and ride school buses. Since last week, motorcycle officers have made school-zone safety their top...

  • Colorado Springs teachers admit to anxiety as rigorous new tests loom

    By DEBBIE KELLEY, CAROL MCGRAW 
and MARIA ST. LOUIS-SANCHEZ The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    It's the end of an era for educational policy in Colorado. Public school teachers and their students will be immersed in a new world of standardized testing, starting this academic year. As teachers pore over spring assessment results the Colorado Department of Education released...

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