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  • Best and Brightest 2014: Divyanka Gupta, The Classical Academy

    ANSLEE WOLFE Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    This is the second of 20 profiles about The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2014. Volunteering at St. Francis Medical Center had become routine for Divyanka Gupta, but one weekend shift would change her. Gupta arrived at the hospital one Saturday morning and walked into...

  • 1,200 try to save D-49 third-grader's life: record turnout shocks family

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com
    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    A third bone marrow donor drive held last Saturday for a very ill third-grader at Falcon Virtual Academy produced the largest turnout of any drive in Colorado in at least five years, according to Bonfils Blood Center in Denver. Some 1,200 people showed up at the school during the...

  • Gov. Hickenlooper signs bill increasing Colorado budget reserves

    Associated Press
    Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado's rainy day fund will grow again with a bill signed into law by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper. The legislation increases the state's general fund reserves from 5 percent to 6.5 percent to $576.4 million. During the recession, the reserves dipped to about 2...

  • Best and Brightest: The Gazette's Class of 2014

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Twenty high school seniors from the Pikes Peak region have been named The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2014. Judged by a panel of 11 community members, the seniors were recognized for their academic achievements and contributions to their communities and schools. They also...

  • Best and Brightest 2014: Mark Estrada, Falcon High School

    by robin intemann Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    This is the first of 20 profiles about The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2014. Listening to others has always come easily to Mark Estrada, but after being in a painful situation of his own he realized it wasn't enough. "I used to be really, really shy," he said. "But when I...

  • 15 years later, Columbine shooting remembered

    Denver Post
    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Sunday marks the 15th year since the shooting at Columbine High School in which 12 students and a teacher were killed. Indigo columbine flowers were in bloom around the bases of 13 stone markers at the permanent Columbine Memorial in Littleton's Clement Park on Saturday, when about...

  • Air Force Academy prof's national TV interview can be viewed on Web

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    An Air Force Academy professor was scheduled to appear on national television (cable's C-SPAN3) on Saturday, talking about his favorite chapter in American history. Lt. Col. Grant Weller was filmed during a classroom lecture about the end of World War II and America's decision to...

  • Mentors to girls: 'Cool to be smart'

    by Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    They will do their best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, incredible at math and awesome at chemistry. That's how Air Force Academy cadets might update the Girl Scout Promise after an event this month to turn the Scouts toward the possibilities of science, technology,...

  • More Latino than white students admitted to UC

    LISA LEFF, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More Latino than white students in California have been offered admission to the state's premier public universities for the first time, officials said Friday, a milestone that reflects the diverse racial makeup of a state where Latino children represent a...

  • Injuries in Larimer County school bus accident

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    FORT COLLINS — A car rear-ended a school bus carrying nine children near Fort Collins early Friday, slightly injuring three children and the bus driver and critically injuring the lone person in the car, authorities said. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said the driver of...

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