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  • Teen drinking a timeless problem

    By Debbie Kelley, Andrea SINCLAIR and Maria St. Louis-sanchez The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    Two teens died, one was injured and a fourth faces charges of vehicular homicide. All were drinking before a Monument-area crash in the early morning hours on Labor Day. Last month, three teens were taken unconscious to hospitals from house parties in Fountain, and several adults...

  • Understanding new 'in-state' tuition ceiling on GI bill

    By Tom Philpott Military Update -
    Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    Perhaps the first thing veterans using GI Bill education benefits should understand about new "in-state tuition" protection that Congress approved last month is that it won't take effect for another year. The delay until the fall 2015 semester will give state-run colleges and...

  • Transgender girl wins bid for homecoming princess at Colorado Springs high school amid concerns

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Scarlett Lenh was officially crowned the 2014 homecoming princess for Sand Creek High School during Friday night's football game. Scarlett, however, is biologically a guy. She was born Andy Lenh and this school year started identifying as a female transgender. "It was really...

  • School open, but instruction not the priority Friday at Doherty High School after student death

    By Matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    The school day Friday at Doherty High School began with first-hour teachers reading a statement prepared by the district and tailored to sensitively inform students of events that led to the death of a 15-year-old boy on Thursday. "School will be open, but it is not business as...

  • Vice president of Woodland Park school board resigns

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    The vice president of the board of Woodland Park School District RE-2 resigned during this week's monthly meeting. Rob Hunt, a native of Colorado Springs who works as a family law attorney, said he has been on the board for nine years and felt it was time to leave. "There are new...

  • State teams with nonprofit to provide backpacks with supplies for 1,680 Colorado students

    By Carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    When a student is homeless, owning a backpack for books can be beyond reach. With that in mind, the Colorado Department of Education and Feed the Children provided 1,680 backpacks for kids in need. Feed the Children, an international nonprofit organization, also provided pallets of...

  • Colorado woman accused of aiming gun at kids over clarinet

    Associated Press
    Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    CLIFTON — A western Colorado woman is accused of pointing a rifle at several children in a neighboring backyard because she was upset that an 11-year-old boy was playing his clarinet outside. Mesa County sheriff's deputies believe 60-year-old Cheryl Ann Pifer of Clifton had been...

  • Public meeting on Sept. 22 will cover proposed boundary changes for Academy D-20

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Academy School District 20 will hold a public meeting Sept. 22 to review a change in attendance boundaries for Chinook Trail Elementary and Edith Wolford Elementary schools. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. in the administration building atrium, 1110 Chapel Hills Drive. The...

  • Choking game death has spurred Calhan mother's outreach

    BY CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Space monkey, blackout, gasp, airplaning, California high, funky chicken, purple hazing, scarf game. Martha Garnett, a Calhan mother, didn't know about the choking game or any of those slang words associated with it, until her 15-year-old daughter Kimi died. Now, she wants to warn...

  • Doherty High School student found dead, few details released

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    The death of a teenage boy at Doherty High School on Thursday prompted an emergency closing of the school and alarmed parents who were told to pick up their children immediately but given little information. The teen, whose body was found about 7:30 a.m., was a student at Doherty,...

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