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  • Retired teachers put 'good intentions' to work in gift for Waldo Canyon fire victim

    By Carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Jane Neff calls them "good intentions" - all those pieced blocks and tops that quilters hope to finish someday, but never do. Most of such craft work disappears into closets never to be seen again until they end up in a garage sale or maybe an antique store. Neff, a retired teacher,...

  • Summer Heat Academy gives girls a chance to build confidence, learn about fire service

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Before she began to perform CPR, Skylar Sypher looked at her sister Taylor for guidance. The two were motioning back at forth to each other, communicating what Skylar needed to do to correctly administer the procedure. Then, the 18-year-old started pumping on a dummy's chest,...

  • Air Force Academy training flight lands off course

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    No injuries were reported after a T-53A aircraft conducting flight training operations landed off course Wednesday on Air Force Academy grounds. Academy spokesman Warthen Meade said the aircraft landed about 9 a.m. on the north part of the military installation near Interstate 25 with...

  • D-49 charter school will not be tied to bond issue

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    The application for a proposed charter high school in Falcon School District 49 gained approval from the district's board of education Tuesday night, but it will not be tied to voter approval of a November bond issue. The measure passed on a 4-1 vote, with board members Tammy Harold,...

  • Basic cadets begin long stay at Jack’s Valley

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    More than 1,200 basic cadets from the Air Force Academy, led by their cadet cadre, started 11 days of training at Jack's Valley on Monday. The basic cadets will be doing various drills and team-building exercises during one of the most physically demanding parts of their summer...

  • 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...

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